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  • TOKYO, Nov 10- Japan's $2.6 trillion regional banking industry faces more pressure to consolidate under a government proposal to free one of its biggest rivals, state-controlled Japan Post Bank, to compete harder for deposits. The government is considering raising the deposit limit at the newly listed Japan Post Bank Co by up to half, people involved in the...

  • When KeyCorp said on Friday that it agreed to buy First Niagara Financial Group, shares of both banks dropped fell, with KeyCorp dropping 7 percent and First Niagara slipping nearly 1 percent. When New York Community Bancorp agreed to buy Astoria Financial Inc, the acquirer's shares fell 12 percent, and Astoria's shares fell 7.7 percent. After the KeyCorp and New...

  • Health of regional banks Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Health of regional banks

    RBS had spun off Citizens Financial Group in 2014, and recently announced it sold the reminder of its shares. Bruce Van Saun, Citizens Financial Group Chairman & CEO, weighs in.

  • KeyCorp to acquire First Niagara for $4.1 billion Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers

    KeyCorp on Friday announced plans to buy First Niagara Financial in a deal the company valued at $4.1 billion.

  • Lending growth at Australia's major banks is easing as the broader economy cools following the end of a mining investment boom.

  • Analyst: Banks could have nasty earnings season Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 8:54 AM ET
    Chase bank

    Big banks could face headwinds from fixed income trading and weak underwriting revenues in the third quarter, Barclays analyst Jason Goldberg says.

  • Dick Bove: Invest in regional banks Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Dick Bove:  Invest in regional banks

    Dick Bove, Rafferty Capital, provides a preview of this week's earnings for both regional and big banks.

  • What's driving bank consolidation? Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 7:37 AM ET
    What's driving bank consolidation?

    Kelly King, BB&T chairman & CEO, and former Wells Fargo CEO Dick Kovacevich discuss whether regulations are driving consolidation in banking.

  • BB&T CEO: Banking 20 years from now Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    BB&T CEO: Banking 20 years from now

    Kelly King, BB&T chairman & CEO, discusses the three areas of banking that will likely change in the future. And former Wells Fargo CEO Dick Kovacevich weighs in.

  • *Japan Post Bank unit is country's biggest deposit taker. TOKYO, Sept 9- Listing Japan Post Holdings Co and two units, the world's biggest initial public offering this year, will not just reap a windfall for public coffers but help Japan's government pursue an unstated aim: to shake up smaller regional banks that have resisted pressure to consolidate.

  • Under the radar: What to watch Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015 | 1:47 PM ET

    The "Halftime Report" traders tackle what's on the watch list for the second half.

  • Dodd-Frank's effect on community banks, in 3 charts Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    Bank customer teller transaction

    Data from the FDIC show that America’s smaller banks have been suffering for decades both in falling numbers and a declining share of total assets.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it reached a resolution with the Swiss regional bank Ersparniskasse Schaffhausen AG on possible tax-related criminal offenses. According to terms of the agreement, EKS will cooperate in any related criminal or civil proceedings, show implementation of controls to stop misconduct and pay...

  • TOKYO, June 23- Lawmakers from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party have proposed tripling deposit limits on Japan Post's banking unit to 30 million yen per account, as the state-owned group prepares to go public later this year. Similarly, even Japan Post President Taizo Nishimuro is skeptical, people familiar with the matter said, as the bank struggles to...

  • Financial stocks break out midyear on Fed Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    JPMorgan building in New York.

    Financial stocks are surging, thanks to the Fed's signals it is raising rates and recommendations by major Wall Street research shops.

  • June 8- The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on Monday launched a search for a "strategic thought leader" to replace current president Narayana Kocherlakota, who is returning to academia after years of failing to persuade colleagues in the U.S. central bank to support more accommodative monetary policy. Kocherlakota, a university professor before...

  • BB&T CEO: New world of banking Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    BB&T CEO: New world of banking

    Kelly King, BB&T chairman & CEO, discusses the banking giant's plans for expansion, and the overall health of lending and small business.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- First Tennessee Bank agreed to pay $212.5 million to resolve a case involving Federal Housing Administration- insured mortgage lending, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Benjamin Mizer of the Justice Department's Civil Division said First Tennessee's "reckless underwriting has resulted in significant losses of federal funds...

  • Will increase pay-out to shareholders: Nordea CEO Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 3:15 AM ET
    Will increase pay-out to shareholders: Nordea CEO

    Nordea CEO, Christian Clausen, says the lender is offering one of the highest dividend yields across European banks and will increase its pay-outs to shareholders this year.

  • How to profit in bank stocks when Fed rates rise Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    JPMorgan Chase headquarters building

    Bank stocks will move as interest rates rise, but how so is a complex question. Here are 9 keys to bank-stock profits as the Fed acts.