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  • The bank, which primarily operates in Oklahoma and Texas, said on Wednesday it expects provision for credit losses for the fourth quarter to be $22.5 million, nearly four-times the midpoint of the $3.5 million- $8.5 million forecast earlier. RBC Capital Markets analyst Jon Arfstrom said BOK Financial will continue to face energy related pressure throughout...

  • ATLANTA, Jan 11- There may not be enough fresh data on inflation to support a second U.S. interest rate increase in January or March, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday in comments that help give shape to the Fed's possible rate path. Investors currently are split over whether the second rate hike will take place in March or April,...

  • ATLANTA, Jan 11- Global risks including a slowdown in China and continued low oil prices are now the chief risks to what is an otherwise promising outlook for the U.S. economy, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday. Lockhart told the Rotary Club of Atlanta he remains "mildly optimistic" that strong domestic consumption will help...

  • Here's how to play the ASEAN integration story Sunday, 3 Jan 2016 | 8:24 PM ET
    Here's how to play the ASEAN integration story

    Buying Southeast Asian regional banks would be a good way to get exposure to the ASEAN Economic Community, advises Michael Preiss, executive director at Taurus Wealth Advisors.

  • Pot credit union tussles with the Federal Reserve Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Marijuana buds at The Farm in Boulder, Colorado.

    The heat is on between a credit union catering to cannabis and the Federal Reserve, in a case heard by a Colorado court this week.

  • Regional bank stock picks Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Regional bank stock picks

    The Federal Reserve raised rates in 2015, so how can investors profit on regional bank stocks in the new year, with Anton Schutz, Mendon Capital Advisors.

  • CFR CEO: 2016 bank outlook Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    CFR CEO: 2016 bank outlook

    Dick Evans, chairman & CEO at Cullen/Frost Bankers, weighs in on how rising rates are likely to impact regional banks, oil prices and loans.

  • DUBAI/ TOKYO, Dec 14- Foreign banks are regaining lost ground in the Gulf's financial sector, stealing a march on local lenders as they grapple with job cuts and a liquidity squeeze caused by the plunging oil price. "The recent changes in liquidity and pricing have probably leveled the playing field more equally between the local and international banks," said...

  • NZ central bank's latest rate cut may be last one Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 8:10 PM ET

    New Zealand's central bank cut interest rates to match a record low, but the kiwi dollar climbed on expectations the easing cycle may be ending.

  • Regional bank bets in a rising rate environment

  • 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.