Citing a copy it obtained of Document 107, Reuters reported that the State Council of China has published guidelines that aim to fortify regulation against the risky practice of shadow banking.
Alitala, Italy's flag carrier, has written to Italian banks UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo asking to extend an existing loan agreement by €50 million. This comes on top of the €200 million in bank loans agreed on in October.
JPMorgan Chase & Co settled a lawsuit brought against it by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh involving the losses it sustained from mortgage securities it bought from the bank, Bloomberg reported.
The data released in a report by the European Central Bank on Friday saw the hesitation of financial institutions in extending credit to households and businesses despite the economic recovery of the Euro Zone.
Citing sources, Bloomberg reported that Singaporean lender Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp or OCBC has submitted a binding offer for Hong Kong-based family-run lender Wing Hang Bank Ltd.
Delmarva Bancshares Inc, the bank holding firm for the National Bank of Cambridge, was able to raise $11 million in a private placement participated in by a group which included Castle Creek Capital.
Zyden Gentec Ltd.'s shares fell by 5% to INR15.25 per share after Punjab National Bank's recent stake sale. PNB had sold 335,141 of its shares in the pharmaceutical company, which represents a 3% equity ownership.
The DealBook said in its report that banks in China are steadily making strategic acquisitions offshore and opening its businesses outside of the mainland, thanks to recent economic reforms.
Popolare Vicenza Chairman Gianni Zonin told an Italian daily that Banca Popolare di Vicenza intends to grow its branches to a thousand from its current 690 through acquisitions.
US bank regulators said they would consider allowing banks to hold on to complex securities despite the Volcker rule prohibiting them from owning such and would arrive at a decision in the middle of January.
The UK government is mulling on rule changes that would make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to obtain funding from alternative financiers and new banks.
The American Bankers Association, a group that represents mostly community banks, has filed a complaint challenging the final version of the Volcker Rule, Bloomberg reported.
Samruk-Kazyna, Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund, on Monday struck a deal to sell equal-sized stakes in its BTA Bank. Its holding in the country's third-biggest bank will be sold to Kazkommertsbank and businessman Kenes Rakishev for an undisclosed sum.
Australia's systemically important "Big Four" banks will be required to set aside an extra 1 percent of equity capital to protect against the kind of turmoil seen during the global financial crisis under new regulations announced on Monday.
Banco de Sabadell on Friday announced that it has sold its 15.8% stake in Dominican Republic's Centro Financiero BHD for $156 million. Sabadell also recently exited its holdings in Grupo BHD, Centro Partner Group, Twins Investment Partners and Grupo Financiero Leon.
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