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October 27, 2014 ECB fails 25 banks in health check but problems largely solved

Source: Reuters

Roughly one in five of the euro zone's top lenders failed landmark health checks at the end of last year but most have since repaired their finances, the European Central Bank said on Sunday.

September 15, 2014 European Banks Get New Capital Hit From Accounting Rule

Source: Bloomberg

European banks already under pressure to strengthen capital ratios may have to hold off on distributing profit to shareholders because of new accounting rules on how loan losses are calculated

August 4, 2014 Banco Espirito Santo Junior Bonds Slide as Bailout Forces Losses

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

The Bank of Portugal will take control of Banco Espirito Santo’s assets and deposit-taking operations by transferring them to a new company, Novo Banco, into which it will inject money from its Resolution Fund (BRAEAIA), the...

July 30, 2014 BOE Targets Seven-Year Clawback on Banker Bonuses - video

Source: Bloombeg TV

Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny reports that the Bank of England has set a seven-year clawback rule on banker bonuses in an effort to reduce short-term risk-taking. He speaks on “The Pulse.”

July 22, 2014 Credit Suisse: $779M loss after U.S. settlement

Source: USA Today

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse reported more than $700 million in losses for the second quarter of 2014, which the company attributes to a $2.6 billion settlement with the United States for helping wealthy American clients...

June 30, 2014 US authorities 'picking' on European banks

Source: BBC News _ text/audio

There is an "obvious case" to suggest that US authorities are placing larger fines on European banks, Financial Services Club chair Chris Skinner has said. His comments came as it was reported BNP Paribas could be fined $8.9bn...

June 12, 2014 France’s Noyer Says BNP May Prompt Shift Away From Dollar

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer said the U.S. investigation into BNP Paribas SA (BNP)’s dealings with sanctioned nations may encourage companies to stop using dollars in international transactions.

June 11, 2014 German court ruling complicates future European bailouts

Deutsche Welle - Hewson said. Piotr Kaczynski of the îCenter for European Policy Studiesî agrees that the ruling will make the process of getting any such measures adopted in the future more cumbersome, but he also...

June 10, 2014 U.S. fine threatens BNP Paribas rating

CNN Money - LONDON (CNNMoney) A massive U.S. fine for sanctions busting could hit BNP Paribas' credit rating, îStandard and Poor'sî said Wednesday. The credit rating agency said it could cut the French bank's...

June 6, 2014 Draghi Unveils Historic Measures Against Deflation Threat

Source: Bloomberg

round of measures to help the European Central Bank’s record-low interest rates feed through to an economy threatened by deflation.

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