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  • Chinese banks are alarmed by a rising number of defaults among jewelry manufacturers, prompting them to review new gold lending more carefully.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 10- Neel Kashkari, who as a top U.S. Kashkari, who also ran a failed bid for California governor in 2014 and was previously an executive at Goldman Sachs and at bond fund Pimco, will take over from current chief Narayana Kocherlakota on Jan. 1. Named in People Magazine's "sexiest men alive" issue in 2008, Kashkari ran the government's $700 billion...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stress test results: Which banks will make the grade? Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Stress test results: Which banks will make the grade?

    Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on the implications of the Fed's stress test for banks and why he would buy a big bank stock versus a regional bank.

  • Euro will break below parity: Willis Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Euro will break below parity: Willis

    Ben Willis, Princeton Securities Group, talks about the concern for US stock market investors, interest rates, and why to look at regional banks.