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Warren Buffett-Backed Capital One to Buy Discover Financial in $35 Billion Deal

Warren Buffett-backed Capital One is set to acquire US credit card issuer Discover Financial Services in an all-stock deal valued at $35.3 billion.

Sebi upgrading surveillance for CommExes

India's securities market regulator Sebi is upgrading and strengthening its surveillance system on commodity exchanges (CommExes). Recently, Sebi has barred 16 commodity trading members from trading f..

Wall Street gains prop up stocks in Asia, Australia

Encouraging gains on Wall Street were propelling up stocks in Asia and Australia. Barring Hang Kong and Japan, all the major market benchmark indices in Asia and Australia, rose...

Argentina to issue $15-bln bonds, returns to credit markets

Argentina is planning to issue $15-bilion bonds making it the largest sum by any developing nation since 1996. Country's new President Mauricio Macri-led government will use funds mobilized through bo..

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Barclays to close wealth management services
In a bid to reduce complexity and increase profits, Barclays is shutting down its wealth management services in 130 countries.
Monte dei Paschi cancels coupon payments
Monte dei Paschi decided to cancel its coupon payments in order to meet EU bank requirements.
ThyssenKrupp gets break, obtains extension of credit lines
In a move designed to avoid default, ThyssenKrupp was able to receive an extension of its credit lines from banks before its planned share sale.
ECB supervision to be operational by January 2014 according to Mersch
Yves Mersch, ECB board member, projected the completion of the staff complement for the regulatory authority by late 2014.
China pushes private banks to raise private capital to avoid government bailout- analysis
A Reuters analysis revealed that Beijing was looking to private capital to strengthen the balance sheets of Chinese banks.
Britain encouraging banks to create sharia compliant instruments
Seeing a possible windfall of money from oil and gas rich investors, Britain is urging banks to create instruments to address the USD2.6 trillion market by 2017.
Emirates NBD finalizes agreement to sponsor Manchester United
Emirates NBD agreed to a five year sponsorship deal with Manchester United Football Club.
Australia's Bell Group saga ends with a settlement
A settlement was reached between a consortium of banks and liquidators over the current legal dispute over the collapse of the Bell Group of Australia.
Danske Bank fires its CEO
Eivind Kolding's reign as Danske Bank CEO ended when the bank fired him.
Chinese authorities pushing banks to comply with Basel III
The Chinese government, amidst calls for a pending crisis due to bad debts, is pushing its banks to shore up its capitalization in compliance with Basel III.
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