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Will crash in bank shares infect the real economy?

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎6 hours ago‎
Bank of England governor Mark Carney speaks during the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference at Mark Carney said he is confident that banks are tough enough to cope with recession. Now is his chance to back that up with action. Photo: Reuters.
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RBS named worst bank for customer satisfaction

The Guardian - ‎16 hours ago‎
As well as placing RBS last, the results put NatWest (which is owned by RBS) in the bottom 10 alongside Barclays, Bank of Scotland (part of Lloyds Banking Group) and Clydesdale, which was recently listed on the stock market. Lloyds is tenth from the ...

Bank of England set to support banks' dividend plans in show of confidence

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Bank's governor, Mark Carney, declared the banks safe when he unveiled the results of stress tests in December.
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Bank details of 100000 Britons for sale on internet

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎14 hours ago‎
Some packages include the maiden name of the victim's mother, a common answer to online banking security questions. A Times reporter bought the stolen information of one of the site's victims, with her permission, using bitcoin, the digital currency ...

Lloyds: the bank that thinks it's above the law

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
This sounds to me like the bank attempting to lecture the court: the supreme body of impartial justice being told its job by a far-from-impartial organisation.
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Martins Bank in Liverpool which hid the nation's gold in WW2 to become luxury hotel

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Step inside the incredible art-deco bank set to become a luxury hotel - which once held most of Britain's gold during World War II.

Major central banks tear up interest rate plans as market turmoil forces them into reverse

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
G7 central banks are expected to cut interest rates - Highcharts Cloud Number of moves anticipated in 2016 G7 central banks are expected to cut interest rates Source: Danske Bank 2 0 0 6 Expected at the start of the year Expected now Hikes Cuts 0 2 4 6 8.
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MarketsEuropean bank stocks flying; Commerzbank up 16.9%

Financial Times - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Deutsche Bank, the focus of much market attention this week, has also rebounded as investors in European banks breath a sigh of relief.
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Negative rates haunt global bank stocks

Financial Times - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
For bank investors, there has certainly been a whiff of the apocalypse this week. Already unloved financial stocks have been hit by a wave of revulsion.
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Deutsche Bank: Germany's financial colossus stumbles

The Guardian - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Deutsche Bank fuelled Germany's rise to the status of economic powerhouse, financing its industry in the 19th century and helping the country's economy to rise again from the rubble of the second world war.
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MarketsItalian bank shares fall despite latest NPL reforms

Financial Times - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Shares in Italian banks have plunged again, making Milan's FTSEMib blue index the worst loser in Europe, even as prime minister Matteo Renzi made his latest attempt to shore up confidence in the battered sector passing a bill to reform governance of 4 ...
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Banks fight to regain investor confidence

Financial Times - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
JPMorgan, the US's biggest bank which has boasted about its “fortress” balance sheet, closed up 8 per cent in New York, dragging the rest of the big US banks up by an average 6 per cent. Deutsche Bank closed 12 per cent stronger, boosted by the buyback ...
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Former Bank of England adviser charged over wife's murder

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎6 hours ago‎
A former adviser to the Bank of England has appeared in court charged with the murder of his supply teacher wife. Oxford graduate Stuart Andrews, 54, attended Maidstone Magistrates' Court on Saturday accused of strangling Caroline Andrews, 52, ...
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BoJ's Nakaso defends negative rates, says not meant to pinch banks

CNBC - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Bank of Japan designed its new negative interest rates to avoid hurting bank profits, and the recent drop in bank stocks is "overdone," the BOJ's deputy governor said on Friday in what amounted to a defense of last month's shock policy decision.
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Uco Bank slips into red with Rs 1497 crore loss

Economic Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Uco's gross non performing assets rose to Rs 14,932 crore at the end of December from Rs 12,227 crore a quarter back as the lender followed central bank's advise to make provision against certain advances over two quarters ending December 2015 and ...
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Bank of England paves the way for sharia-friendly finance products

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
"The Bank understands that this is the area of greatest demand, given that a more limited range of liquid market instruments is available to Islamic banks compared with other banks." The British Bankers' Association (BBA) welcomed the consultation. "It ...
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Credit Suisse boss says European banking panic is overdone

The Guardian - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The chief executive of Credit Suisse has called the sell-off in banking shares unjustified, as he sought to shore up confidence in his company and the wider sector after fears about lenders' financial strength caused heavy share price falls across Europe.
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Banking turmoil: A rout for rationality

Financial Times - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
As Deutsche Bank executives watched a frenzied sell-off in its shares and debt on Monday, Marcus Schenck found a way to take the sting out.

Banks must do more to end the scourge of current account fraud

The Guardian - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Bristol woman, who had spent several weeks emailing him, working out the minutiae of the planned renovations, was so happy it was finally going to happen that she quickly paid the £1,500 deposit into his Barclays bank account before he changed his ...
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Bank stocks drag on the FTSE

Financial Times - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
But Britain's large high street banks have also suffered from a jolt of negative sentiment and publicity. HSBC's stock is now 18 per cent below the price it began the year at, while Lloyds has slumped by around 27 per cent and Barclays 29 per cent in ...
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