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  1. News - World - BANKING

    Bank of America to pay US$16 billion over flawed security mortgages

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:26am by GDN

    ... in the run up to the financial crisis, the largest fine ever levied by US authorities on a single company. "This morning we demonstrate once again that no institution is either too big or too ... The settlement comes as US prosecutors are preparing a civil lawsuit against Angelo Mozilo, co-founder of Countrywide Financial, the largest subprime lender before the financial crisis. Bank of America ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578802/bank-america-pay-us16-billion-over-flawed-security-mortgages
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Pressure builds within US Federal Reserve to signal new policy course

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:54am by Reuters

    ... or adjusting even a few words in the Fed's post-meeting statement is a potentially treacherous task. A miscommunication by the world's most powerful central bank could shock financial markets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1580504/pressure-builds-within-us-federal-reserve-signal-new-policy
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Agricultural Bank, BOC to raise up to US$29b worth of preference shares

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:41am by Toh Han Shih, DON WEINLAND

    ... financial institutions seek to boost their capital-adequacy ratios before a 2018 deadline to fall in line with a set of international financial guidelines known as Basel III. Industrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1574123/agricultural-bank-boc-raise-140b-yuan-preference-shares
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BOE targets bankers' bonuses with seven-year clawback rule

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by BLOOM

    ... financial-conduct rules, the Bank of England said. "As these new rules are among the toughest in world, we need to be careful we don't create uncertainty which might make it increasingly hard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1563014/boe-targets-bankers-bonuses-seven-year-clawback-rule
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Fears of tough action by Beijing following allegation BOC launders money

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:34pm by Daniel Ren

    ... The Bank of China cash-transfer service at the centre of money laundering allegations could escalate the sabre-rattling between the mainland's liberal-minded bankers and conservative regulators. That would add to fears of a heavy hand on the financial system as Beijing tries to stem massive capital outflows. On Wednesday, state broadcaster China Central Television accused BOC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1552389/fears-tough-action-beijing-following-allegation-boc
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Tencent gets official approval to create private bank in Qianhai

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:39am by DON WEINLAND

    ... the private bank operation in Qianhai was key to growing Tencent's mobile financial services. "This will help them introduce new banking products to their mobile platforms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1559390/tencent-gets-official-approval-create-private-bank-qianhai
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Citigroup to pay US$7b in settlement on US subprime mortgage fiasco

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:36am by AP

    ... the US financial crisis. The settlement stems from the sale of securities made up of subprime mortgages, which fuelled both the housing boom and the bust that triggered the Great Recession ... "They did so at the expense of millions of ordinary Americans and investors of all types- including other financial institutions, universities and pension funds, cities and towns, and even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1554353/citigroup-pay-us7b-settlement-us-subprime-mortgage-fiasco
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Espirito Santo problems spook global markets

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by REUTERS. BLOOMBERG

    ... the health of Portugal's top listed bank was questioned, bringing back to markets the spectre of a weakened Europe. Espirito Santo Financial Group, the largest shareholder in Banco Espirito ... that financial difficulties at the Espirito Santo group of companies could have far-reaching implications. Trade in Banco Espirito Santo was halted after a 19 per cent drop. Auditors found material ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1551523/espirito-santo-problems-spook-global-markets
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    CBRC orders banks to create firewall around wealth management services

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Reuters, Ray Chan

    ... of the mainland's gross domestic product last year. Such products brought mainlanders more than 450 billion yuan in extra financial income at average weighted returns of 4.13 per cent last year, well above ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1553601/cbrc-orders-banks-create-firewall-around-wealth-management
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    BNP Paribas chief operating officer decides to step down

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Reuters

    ... of the bank's three most senior managers under chief executive Jean-Laurent Bonnafe and has direct responsibility for the investment banking activities that are at the centre of the investigation. ... to about US$4.3 billion, according to figures compiled by University of Virginia law school professor Brandon Garrett. US authorities- five of them including the New York financial regulator- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1531139/bnp-paribas-chief-operating-officer-decides-step-down

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