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      Deutsche Bank reserves further €1bn for litigation

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      Caixabank profit rises sharply on lower bad loan costs

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      Weak exports weigh on South Korea GDP

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    9. October 23, 2014

      Do Europe’s banks need surgery?

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      October 23, 2014

      EU Summit: Renzi vs Barroso over EU's budget letter

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    11. October 23, 2014

      Bank of England sets out plans for failing lenders

      The Bank of England would fire a lender’s management over a weekend, impose losses on investors and freeze bond trading,...

    12. October 23, 2014

      The jingle that sounds the road to economic recovery

      This winter Patrick Honohan, the governor of Ireland’s central bank, will be listening out for “jingle mail”. It is...

    13. October 23, 2014

      All eyes on the ECB as stress tests loom

      It will be a delicate balancing act. On Sunday, the European Central Bank will unveil results from the health checks it has...

    14. October 23, 2014

      Record outflows from Europe-focused ETFs

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    15. October 23, 2014

      Volatility tests the nerve of dollar bulls

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    16. October 23, 2014

      Eurozone crisis fears re-emerge

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      October 23, 2014

      The ECB has good news for French households

      The European Central Bank is set to release the results of its latest stress tests on euro area banks this Sunday. Those...

    18. October 23, 2014

      Credit Suisse to make further cuts to investment bank

      Credit Suisse said that it would make further cuts to its investment banking division, as it beat expectations with its...

    19. October 22, 2014

      Long wait ahead for eurozone earnings growth

      Onwards we go, but not upwards. Call it moderation or stagnation, but the near future appears set to remain much like the...

    20. October 22, 2014

      UK regulator challenges EU ruling on bank allowances

      A senior UK banking regulator has said allowances for senior bank staff this year are likely to be paid, despite an EU...

    21. October 22, 2014

      HSH targeted by US distressed debt investors

      A group of US hedge funds is discussing plans to persuade German public sector bank HSH Nordbank to restructure its debt as...

    22. October 22, 2014

      RBS boosted by broker upgrade

      Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland reached their best level in eight sessions on Wednesday, helped by a broker upgrade. Bank...

    23. October 22, 2014

      Marshall’s postwar logic holds true in Ukraine today

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    24. October 22, 2014

      ‘Draghi put’ doubt places spotlight on Fed

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      October 22, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

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    26. October 22, 2014

      Stakes high for Europe’s bank stress tests

      As Europe is spooked by the spectre of deflation, never has it been more important to unclog Europe’s lending channels....

    27. October 21, 2014

      China bank funds buy stake in Mediobanca

      Funds affiliated with China’s central bank have bought a minority stake in Mediobanca, Italy’s pre-eminent investment bank,...

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      October 21, 2014

      Why would the ECB buy corporate bonds?

      Reuters is reporting that the European Central Bank might be willing to purchase corporate bonds as part of its €1 trillion...

    29. October 21, 2014

      Mob justice is a dangerous way to deal with bad businesses

      Big, bad companies are firmly in the sights of politicians. Last week UK Labour party leader Ed Miliband announced a...

    30. October 21, 2014

      Poland criticises eurozone banking union

      Poland’s central bank governor has criticised the eurozone’s new banking union, saying it would centralise powers to curb...

    31. October 21, 2014

      Brussels fines global banks €94m for their part in two cartels

      The European Commission has fined several global banks a combined €94m for participating in two distinct cartels involving...

    32. October 21, 2014

      EU leans on big banks to finance bailout fund

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    33. October 21, 2014

      A death in the boardroom

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    34. October 21, 2014

      European banks: light Sunday reading

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      October 21, 2014

      Tajikistan touts itself as new investment frontier

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    36. October 20, 2014

      ECB’s bond move whets appetite for QE

      News that the European Central Bank has begun its programme of buying covered bonds from banks in Spain, France and Germany...

    37. October 20, 2014

      RBS clutches adolescent P2P lending to its bosom, regardless of risk

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      Banks must cut costs but remember what their customers want

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