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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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US Fed Reserve require stress tests on banks
Several banks required to undergo Fed Reserve stress tests to determine capacity of capital cushions on hypothetical adverse conditions.
Fairfax having difficulty in funding for Blackberry offer - sources
Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd had until November 4 to negotiate a definitive agreement to buy out Blackberry Ltd.
National Bank of Abu Dhabi set to expand internationally
NBAD Group CEO Alex Thursby identified seven highly urbanized cities where the bank would set up its operations.
Banks expecting ECB rate cut
More than seven banks are changing projecting that the European Central Bank would cut its interest rates after its meeting this November.
Morgan Stanley establishes fund to improve affordable housing
Morgan Stanley, in the wake of outrage from bailouts in the last crisis, is seeking investments that provide long term social benefits for the community.
Banco do Brasil obtains syndicated loan
A USD1 billion syndicated loan was formalized by Banco do Brasil with five international lending institutions.
China Construction Bank Corp purchases majority shareholdings in Banco Industrial & Comercial SA
BicBanco's 72% would be acquired by China Construction Bank Corp for BRL1.62 billion.
Wells Fargo settles mortgage bonds issues with FHFA
For an undisclosed amount, Wells Fargo settles with FHFA on issue of faulty mortgages issyes
Citigroup preparing sale of mortgage backed securities, its first since 2008
Without government backing, Citigroup is now offering mortgage backed securities backed by prime jumbo mortgages mortgages from private sources.
Mashreq Bank introduces technological innovations to its branches
Staff-less branches is the future, according to Mashreq Bank CEO.
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