Merchant banks

Saudi British Bank MD David Dew says high loan growth in Saudi Arabia can be sustained

In a rare interview with a head of a Saudi bank, SBB MD David Dew said the current high loan rate can be sustained in the Gulf kingdom.

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Europe IPO market booming compared to US

The large volume IPO companies have helped the European IPO boom.

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Shanghai free trade zone experiment on finance and economic policy

The Shanghai free trade zone is a testing ground for finance and economic policy in China.

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NCUA files case against Morgan Stanley and 8 others for selling USD 2.4 billion in faulty securities

A US regulator filed a case against Morgan Stanley and eight other lenders for selling faulty securities to two credit unions.

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Wing Hang Bank may get bids from ANZ, United Overseas Bank - sources

According to sources who told the Wall Street Journal, family-run Wing Hang Bank Ltd may get takeover bids from Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd and United Overseas Bank Ltd of Singapore.

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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.

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Monte dei Paschi cancels coupon payments

Monte dei Paschi decided to cancel its coupon payments in order to meet EU bank requirements.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Emirates NBD finalizes agreement to sponsor Manchester United

Emirates NBD agreed to a five year sponsorship deal with Manchester United Football Club.

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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.

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Danske Bank fires its CEO

Eivind Kolding's reign as Danske Bank CEO ended when the bank fired him.

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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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