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US Regulators Considering Slashing Proposed Capital Hike for Big Banks: Report

The Federal Reserve and two other US regulators are reportedly considering a new plan to reduce a nearly 20% mandated increase in capital for the country's largest banks.

US Banks See Loan Demand Drop, Fed Survey Says

US banks have observed a fresh decline in loan demand for industrial purposes and household demand for credit during the first quarter of the year, according to a Federal Reserve survey...

Australia's Macquarie Bank Terminating Cash Transactions in All Branches as It Shifts to Fully Digital Banking Services

Australia's Macquarie Bank will eliminate the use of cash at its branches later this month as part of its transition to a fully digital offering...

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...

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Bond investments experience capital flight
Many investors are divesting their bond holdings because of current economic conditions.
Energy Futures Seeks Suit's Dismissal
Energy Futures is seeking court intervention to dismiss the suit filed by Aurelius against the firm.
Valeant Finalizes Term Loan Tranches
Valeant's term loan has been finalized and the proceeds would be used to fund the acqusition of Bausch and Lomb.
UK Mutuals in Jeopardy due to New Rules Imposed
According to an IFR report, UK mutuals may not be able to survive the tough new regulations imposed by UK authorities.
First Omani Sukuk to be closed soon
Tilal Development Co would be issuing a sukuk whose proceeds would be used to pay off debts and expand the Muscat Grand Mall.
RZB to Acquire Volksbanken AG Assets
Raffeisen Zentralbank agrees to acquire loan assets from Volksbanken AG as part of the bailout plan.
Senegal to issue Eurobond
Senegal to issue Eurobond, one of the very first ones from Africa.
New Stock Exchange To Be Formed in Canada
The Royal Bank of Canada and other fund managers to open new exchange to avoid high frequency traders.
German Bund Falters in Light of Fed Reserve Pronouncements
Rampant speculation on Fed Reserve actions have caused German, Italian and Spanish bonds to decline.
Bank Regulators Studying Increasing Simple Leverage Ratio
Bank regulators are now considering increasing the simple leverage ratio to 6%.
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