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February 25, 2014 HSBC plans to sidestep EU bonus cap revealedSource: FT.com
HSBC became the first bank to reveal how it plans to sidestep a new EU cap on bonuses, hiking the fixed pay of hundreds of senior executives even as its profit growth fell short of analysts’ expectations.
February 19, 2014 Fed Toughens Rules for Large Foreign BanksSource: ABC NEWS
The Federal Reserve will require the largest foreign banks operating in the United States to hold higher levels of capital reserves to protect against potential loan losses. The stricter regulations the Fed adopted Tuesday are...
February 6, 2014 Dutch Bankers Swear to God as Trust in Lenders SlumpsSource: Bloomberg
“I swear that I will do my utmost to preserve and enhance confidence in the financial-services industry. So help me God.” The oath, the first of its kind in Europe, became binding on board members of Dutch banks last month as...
February 4, 2014 ECB vice-president defends strength of its health check on banksSource: FT.com
The European Central Bank on Monday countered attacks on the credibility of its crucial health check of the eurozone’s biggest lenders, saying its clean-up operation would leave no doubts over the financial system and help boost...
January 28, 2014 Banks Influencing Europe Profits Most Ever After 38% Stock Gain
Businessweek - Even as bond yields in Italy (GBTPGR10) and Spain have retreated from record highs during the crisis, lendersâ bad loans in the euro-areaâs third- and fourth-largest economies have increased. Data this...
January 17, 2014 U.S. says Europe bank failure fund inadequate
Reuters - Lew said a deal struck in Europe last month to create a fund over the coming decade for dealing with future bank failures was important, but inadequate. "We don't think it's big enough. We don't think it's fast enough,"...
Yahoo! Finance - LONDON/NEW YORK, January 16, 2014 - Thomson Reuters, the world`s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the latest results of its proprietary TRust Index...
January 16, 2014 June: Pope Francis creates commission to reform the Vatican Bank
romereports.com - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî reports that 868 million people, 12.5 percent of world's population, suffers from hunger. Pope calls for unity, asks all Catholics to...
January 13, 2014 Europe In Green Following Weak U.S. Jobs Report, Banks Win Basel Leverage-Ratio Rule
Action Forex - European equities market kicked started Monday session in green territories, following a weaker-than-expected U.S. nonfarm data for December that increased speculation that the pace of stimulus tapering by the...
Source: NY Times
FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank is ready to take decisive action to keep Europe’s tentative recovery afloat, the bank’s president, Mario Draghi, said on Thursday after the bank left interest rates unchanged at a record...
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