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  • *China's top five lenders to start reporting earnings next week. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Aug 18- Chinese banks are set to see a slowdown in lending growth in the second half of the year, having exhausted most of their annual credit quota, raising the specter of corporate defaults as financing costs climb further in the world's No.2 economy. Beijing's crackdown on...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 18- Hong Kong shares finished down on Friday, tracking weak global markets after the S&P 500 recorded its biggest percentage drop in three months on Thursday amid growing doubts over the Trump administration's ability to implement its economic agenda. The Hang Seng index fell 1.1 percent, to 27,047.57 points, while the China Enterprises Index...

  • *China's top five lenders to start reporting earnings next week. *ICBC, CCB, BoC to report H1 results on Aug 30, Agbank on Aug 29. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Aug 18- Chinese banks are set to see a slowdown in lending growth in the second half of the year, having exhausted most of their annual credit quota, raising the spectre of corporate defaults as financing costs climb further in...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives opening remarks at the Large-Bank Directors Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "Key Areas of Focus of Supervisory Reform" at the Large-Bank Directors...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives opening remarks at the Large-Bank Directors Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "Key Areas of Focus of Supervisory Reform" at the Large-Bank Directors...

  • Aug 17- Three U.S. pension funds sued six of the world's largest banks on Thursday, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JP Morgan Chase& Co, accusing them of conspiring to stifle competition in the more than $1 trillion stock lending market. The defendants include Bank of America Corp, Credit Suisse AG, Morgan Stanley, UBS AG, Goldman and JP Morgan.

  • A flag waves in front of the headquarters of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.

    Two lawyers appointed at the SEC have ties to major companies like Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo, that could complicate regulation.

  • KINSHASA, Aug 17- As Congo's government was soliciting urgent help from Western donors and the IMF last month to contain an economic crisis, the chairman of the state mining company brought an unusual guest to the prime minister's office. It was Raymond O'Leary, a vice president from Russia's second largest bank, state-owned VTB, to discuss a Eurobond aiming to...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 17- Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service said on Thursday it will order a unit of Alfa Bank, one of the country's largest lenders, to withdraw a research note on the Russian banking sector it published earlier this week. The deputy head of Russia's Antimonopoly Service, Andrei Kashevarov, said the watchdog was preparing a warning to Alfa Capital on...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.6 pct. LONDON, Aug 17- Banks wilting on the prospect of slower U.S. rate hikes dented Britain's major share index on Thursday, and Kingfisher also weighed after a weaker quarterly sales performance. The FTSE 100 fell 0.6 percent, breaking a three-day winning streak in the wake of European indexes, which edged back after a set of cautious minutes from...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.6 pct. LONDON, Aug 17- Banks wilting on the prospect of slower U.S. rate hikes dented Britain's major share index on Thursday, and Kingfisher also weighed after a weaker quarterly sales performance. The FTSE 100 fell 0.6 percent, breaking a three-day winning streak in the wake of European indexes, which edged back after a set of cautious minutes from...

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Euro zone government bond yields fell across the board on Thursday after published remarks from policymakers in both Europe and the United States suggested they were cautious about withdrawing monetary stimulus too quickly. European Central Bank policymakers worried about a possible overshoot in the euro when they met on July 20, minutes of...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- Heartland Bank of Little Rock Arkansas is "significantly undercapitalized" and must increase shares, sell itself or otherwise satisfy regulators, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday.

  • KINSHASA, Aug 17- As Congo's government was soliciting urgent help from Western donors and the IMF last month to contain an economic crisis, the chairman of the state mining company brought an unusual guest to the prime minister's office. It was Raymond O'Leary, a vice president from Russia's second largest bank, state-owned VTB, to discuss a Eurobond aiming to...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 17- A New Development Bank set up by the "BRICS" group of emerging economies plans to lend $1.5 billion to South Africa for infrastructure projects over the next eighteen months. The BRICS- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa- agreed to create the infrastructure-focussed lender in July 2014 as an alternative to the World Bank, launching it...

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Global stocks fell on Thursday as investors trimmed their exposure to riskier assets after central bank minutes revealed a wary take on the economic outlook from ratesetters on both sides of the Atlantic. The European Central Bank expressed caution about removing monetary stimulus too soon following a recent bounce in the euro, the record of...

  • European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi.

    European Central Bank policymakers worried about a possible overshoot in the euro when they met on July 20, minutes of the meeting showed on Thursday.

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