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CORRECTED-Shiekh Shoes owner says retailer seeks financing to avoid bankruptcy

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. sneaker seller Shiekh Shoes LLC is searching for financing to avoid bankruptcy, its owner Shiekh Ellahi said on Friday, as increasing online competition has caused major upheaval for brick-and-mortar retail chains.

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China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China Citic Bank Corp and search engine giant Baidu Inc launched on Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, to capitalise on China's rapidly growing fintech sector.

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Shiekh Shoes owner says retailer seeks financing to avoid bankruptcy

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. sneaker seller Shiekh Shoes LLC is searching for financing to avoid bankruptcy, its owner Shiekh Ellahi said on Friday, as increasing online competition has caused major upheaval for brick-and-mortar retail chains.

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Global banks flag concerns over U.S. Senate tax proposal

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Global banks raised concerns on Friday over a provision in the U.S. Senate tax bill aimed at cracking down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations that they said could hurt the banking industry.

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UPDATE 5-Wells Fargo consumer lending head axed after disparaging regulators -source

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 17 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co announced on Friday it fired its head of consumer lending, a move that people familiar with the matter said was because he disparaged a bank regulator to a fired employee.

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Florida men found guilty of illegally transferring money from Venezuela

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owners of a Florida construction equipment exporter were convicted of illegally transferring more than $100 million from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S. and foreign bank accounts.

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UPDATE 1-Goldman wins dismissal of lawsuit in U.S. over ties to Malaysia leader

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has won the dismissal of a $510 million lawsuit in New York brought by a private equity firm that accused the Wall Street bank of shortchanging it in a merger to "curry favor" with Malaysia's prime minister.

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BRIEF-New Residential Investment says co, 3 units, Deutsche Bank National Trust, others amended series 2015-VF1 indenture supplement

* New Residential Investment says ‍on Nov 15, co, 3 units, Deutsche Bank National Trust, others amended series 2015-VF1 indenture supplement - SEC Filing

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Goldman wins dismissal of lawsuit in U.S. over Malaysia ties

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has won the dismissal of a $510 million lawsuit in New York by a private equity firm that accused the Wall Street bank of shortchanging it in a merger to curry favor with Malaysia's prime minister.

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BRIEF-First Horizon and Capital Bank agree to sell 2 branches to Apex Bank

* First Horizon and Capital Bank agree to sell 2 branches to Apex Bank Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-GREEN PLAINS SAYS ‍ON NOV 16, UNIT ENTERED AMENDMENT TO CREDIT FACILITY LED BY BANK OF THE WEST

* GREEN PLAINS - ‍ON NOV 16, UNIT ENTERED AMENDMENT TO ITS SENIOR SECURED ASSET-BASED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY WITH GROUP OF LENDERS LED BY BANK OF THE WEST

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German watchdog drops inquiry into HNA, Qatar over Deutsche Bank -source

FRANKFURT, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Germany's financial watchdog will take no action after ending an investigation into whether China's HNA and Qatar's royal family were working together on their investments in Deutsche Bank, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Wells Fargo dismisses consumer lending head Codel

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co has fired its head of consumer lending over unsuitable communications he had with a former employee, the bank said on Friday, the latest upheaval at a...

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UPDATE 3-Wells Fargo dismisses consumer lending head Codel

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 17 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co has fired its head of consumer lending over unsuitable communications he had with a former employee, the bank said on Friday, the latest upheaval at a lender roiled by scandal for more than a year.

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UPDATE 1-Regulators must focus on risks, not specific firms -U.S. Treasury

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday regulators should closely monitor risk across the whole financial system, rather than singling out large non-bank financial firms for tougher scrutiny.

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Exclusive: Germany's top banks step up efforts to offload toxic shipping debt

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Top national lenders Deutsche Bank <DBK Gn.DE> and Commerzbank are stepping up efforts to offload distressed shipping loans, finance sources said, as the German banking system grapples with $100 billion in toxic debt from the sector.

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UPDATE 2-BNP damps down Commerzbank tie-up talk, says just friends

* Cerberus has sparked talk of German bank mergers (Adds Cryan comments on banking consolidation)

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China sets sweeping new rules to regulate $15 trillion asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country's...

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Analysts flee Wall Street with gallows humor as research changes loom

(Reuters) - Having covered financial stocks at big and small banks for more than two decades, David Hilder was accustomed to the ebb and flow of Wall Street job cuts and hiring sprees.

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China sets sweeping new rules to regulate asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country's...

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UPDATE 1-Ukraine lawmaker: several candidates for central bank chief

KIEV, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The acting governor of Ukraine's central bank, Yakiv Smoliy, and the head of Raiffeisen Bank's local unit are among candidates for the role of central bank governor, Interfax Ukraine quoted lawmaker Ihor Kononenko as saying on Friday.

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RPT-Soros, Cohen among big name investors betting on Argentine startups

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The founder of mobile banking startup Uala, Pierpaolo Barbieri, says that just a few years ago big name investors would never have put their money in early stage companies like his in Argentina.

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China's central bank tightens guidelines on asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank issued on Friday draft guidelines to tighten regulations on financial institutions' asset management business, a key component of the country's rampantly...

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Ukraine MP: acting governor in running for cbank chief - IFX Ukraine

KIEV, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The acting governor of Ukraine's central bank, Yakiv Smoliy, and the head of Raiffeisen bank's Ukrainian unit Volodymyr Lavrenchuk are being considered for the role of central bank governor, Interfax Ukraine reported lawmaker Ihor Kononenko as saying on Friday.

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UPDATE 6-Moody's gives Modi a boost by raising India's sovereign bond rating

* Other global rating agencies unlikely to follow suit - economist (Adds finmin comments, upgrades for banks, graphic)

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Soros, Cohen among big name investors betting on Argentine startups

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The founder of mobile banking startup Uala, Pierpaolo Barbieri, says that just a few years ago big name investors would never have put their money in early stage companies like his in Argentina.Now, in what he says is a sign of changing times, the 30-year-old entrepreneur can count among his backers billionaire George Soros and Point72 Ventures LLC, funded by the family office of hedge fund magnate Steve Cohen.

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Traditional banks should help govern fintech: Fed's Brainard

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Traditional lenders should demand that online financial companies protect consumer privacy and money interests, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Thursday.

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On Campus: The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

Our tax burden could increase by tens of thousands of dollars, based on money we don’t even make.

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ECB's Nowotny says central banks considering cryptocurrency regulation

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - European Central Bank governing council member Ewald Nowotny said on Thursday that legislators and central bankers are discussing whether they should intervene to regulate cryptocurrencies as China already has done.

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Ex-banker Otting confirmed as U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former banking executive and associate of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, serving as the...

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Joseph Otting, former banker, confirmed as U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Joseph Otting, a former banking executive and associate of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, will serve as a leading regulator for Wall Street after a Senate vote on Thursday.

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World Bank's US$2bn 10-year is "spot on"

LONDON, Nov 16 (IFR) - The World Bank capitalised on a small rise in US Treasury yields to bring a US$2bn 10-year, taking advantage of one of the last windows for the year ahead of the expected Fed hike next month.

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'No cash, Carney?' Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics.

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Swiss bank to launch bitcoin futures to allow betting against cryptocurrency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland's first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions.

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Bankrupt Toys "R" Us wants to pay $16 million in executive bonuses

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Bradesco expects more demand from buyout firms in Brazilian M&As

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Buyout firms' interest in Brazilian targets is growing stronger as interest rates head to all-time lows, a senior executive at the nation's No. 3 listed bank Banco Bradesco SA said on Thursday.

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CORRECTED-Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK, the companies said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Optima Specialty Steel emerges from bankruptcy, appoints CEO

* Optima Specialty Steel Inc completes financial restructuring and emerges from bankruptcy

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX ticks higher as banks gain, energy stocks weigh

TORONTO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ticked higher in early trade on Thursday, helped by gains among its biggest banking stocks while energy companies weighed.

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Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK , the companies said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Bridge Bancorp says State Charter approved Bridgehampton National Bank to become BNB Bank

* Bridge Bancorp Inc - ‍approval of application filed by Bridgehampton National Bank with New York State Department of Financial Services

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UPDATE 2-Austrian bank BAWAG has record quarter, sticks to M&A plans

* Shares have slid since IPO despite robust growth (Adds CEO comment, share price)

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Few banks seen queuing for China's red carpet invite

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China stunned the finance world last week when it unveiled plans to allow foreign control of its financial institutions. Few bankers thought their long-held dream of better access to the world's largest banking market was within reach.

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China's banking regulator plans to tighten shareholder rules

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Nov 16 (Reuters) - China's banking regulator on Thursday published draft rules that increase scrutiny over the relationship between commercial lenders and their shareholders, the latest in a slew of measures taken by Beijing to bolster supervision of its financial system.

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UPDATE 1-Austrian bank BAWAG reports record third-quarter profit

VIENNA, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Austria's BAWAG, the former trade union bank owned by U.S. private equity firm Cerberus until its listing last month, posted its highest ever third-quarter pretax profit on Thursday, driven mainly by higher core revenues.

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UPDATE 1-Georgia's TBC Bank Q3 profit up 29 pct, buoyed by strong lending

Nov 16 (Reuters) - TBC Bank Group Plc, Georgia's largest retail bank, reported a 29 percent jump in third-quarter underlying net profit, buoyed by robust lending, and maintained its medium-term return-on-equity (ROE) target.

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Georgia's TBC Bank Q3 profit up 29 pct, buoyed by strong lending

Nov 16 (Reuters) - TBC Bank Group Plc, Georgia's largest retail bank, reported a 29 percent jump in third-quarter underlying net profit, buoyed by robust lending, and maintained its medium-term return-on-equity target.

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Austrian bank BAWAG reports record Q3 pretax profit

VIENNA, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Austria's BAWAG, the former trade union bank that was majority-owned by U.S. private equity firm Cerberus until its listing last month, posted its highest ever third-quarter pretax profit on Thursday, driven mainly by higher core revenues.

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UPDATE 1-SoftBank to invest up to $25 bln in Saudi Arabia -Bloomberg

* SoftBank to pump in up to $15 bln in NEOM high-tech city - BBG

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Nikkei ends 6-day losing streak; SoftBank, Shiseido gain

TOKYO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, as buyers stepped back in for bargains following six straight days of losses, with SoftBank gaining after a report that it plans to invest as much as $25 billion in Saudi Arabia.

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Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment as crisis bites

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - In a square behind Libya's central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges.

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Nikkei bounces after six-day losing streak, SoftBank gains

TOKYO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday as buyers stepped back in for bargains following six straight days of losses, with SoftBank gaining after a report that it plans to invest as much as $25 billion in Saudi Arabia.

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BRIEF-Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals announces positive top-line results from the second cohort of part A of the phase 2 achieve trial

* Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals announces positive top-line results from the second cohort of part A of the phase 2 achieve trial

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MOVES-Deutsche Bank, Santander, Invesco, Intercontinental Exchange

Nov 15 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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Under Trump, Banking Watchdog Trades Its Bite for a Tamer Stance

A change in course has made the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which oversees the nation’s biggest banks, part of a campaign to roll back regulations.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. investor Cerberus takes 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank

* Deutsche Bank shares climb on news of Cerberus stake (Adds Breakingviews link)

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BRIEF-Softbank plans up to $25 bln in Saudi investments- Bloomberg

* Softbank plans up to $25 billion in saudi investments- Bloomberg, citing sources‍​

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UPDATE 1-JPMorgan says fears Brexit day upheaval if UK clearing houses cut off

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Financial markets face Brexit day upheaval if clearing houses in Britain are abruptly cut off from continental customers, a senior JPMorgan bank official said on Wednesday.

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U.S. investor Cerberus takes 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Cerberus [CBS.UL] has taken a 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank , Germany's flagship lender said on Wednesday, making the U.S. buyout fund the fourth-largest shareholder after China's HNA group, Qatar and money manager Blackrock .

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UPDATE 1-U.S. investor Cerberus takes 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank

* Deutsche Bank shares climb on news of Cerberus stake (Adds details, background)

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BRIEF-Tarena international signs strategic partnership agreement with MYbank

* Tarena International, Inc. signs strategic partnership agreement with MYbank

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Exclusive: Carlyle seeks to raise $1 billion for new energy fund - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Carlyle Group , the world's largest private equity firm, is raising $1 billion for a new fund to invest in oil and gas outside the United States as a stronger outlook for oil prices rekindles investor appetite, banking sources told Reuters.

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BRIEF-LTC Properties says co ‍learned that one of its lessees filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

* Says ‍on Nov 14 co learned that one of its lessees, Preferred Care & affiliated entities filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy - SEC filing

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BRIEF-First International Bank Q3 net earnings NIS 203 mln, up 58.6 pct

* ‍Net earnings in q3 increased by 58.6% in comparison to q3 last year and amounted to NIS 203 million​

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U.S. small business community pushes Congress on bank lending relief: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. small business community on Tuesday wrote to lawmakers urging them to step up efforts to roll back regulation introduced in the wake of the 2007-09 financial crisis that they say has stymied lending, dampening economic growth and job creation.

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Brazil's BNDES CEO says government considers two-stage Eletrobras privatization

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Brazilian development bank BNDES's chief executive said on Tuesday that the government is considering a two-stage privatization of state-controlled power holding company Centrais Brasileiras SA.

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U.S. judge postpones decision on Breitburn plan in unusual move

CHICAGO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A U.S. bankruptcy judge refused to allow a reorganization plan by Breitburn Energy Partners LP to proceed for a creditor vote for the time being, an unusual move for a large Chapter 11 case.

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Why Companies Like Toys ‘R’ Us Love to Go Bust in Richmond, Va.

The federal bankruptcy court in Virginia’s capital moves quickly, has expert judges and legal precedents that are favorable to companies, and a reputation for approving huge fees for lawyers.

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Italian rail firm NTV picks three banks for IPO - sources

MILAN, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Italian high-speed rail firm NTV has chosen Banca IMI, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse to help it prepare an initial public offering slated for early next year although no official mandate has been given yet, three sources close to the matter said.

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Americans' debt level rises in third quarter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans' debt level rose during the third quarter, driven by an increase in mortgage loans, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York report published on Tuesday.

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HSBC pays 300 million euros to settle investigation of Swiss bank

ZURICH (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings has agreed to pay 300 million euros ($353 million) to settle a long-running investigation into tax evasion by French citizens via its private bank in Switzerland, the lender said on Tuesday.

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CEE MARKETS-Euro strength stifles currency rise on robust Q3 GDP data

* Romania Q3 GDP leads with 8.8 pct annual growth * Advance of CEE currencies flounders as euro rallies * Banca Transilvania leads equities gain in Bucharest * Hungarian central bank still expected to ease policy (Recasts with retreat of currencies, Romanian bonds and equities) By Sandor Peto and Radu-Sorin Marinas BUDAPEST/BUCHAREST, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Central European currencies mostly gave up their early gains on Tuesday as many investors preferred buying the euro af

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Bank of America executive: Volcker Rule fuels private trading firms' rise

(Reuters) - U.S. post-financial crisis rules that place strong trading restrictions on banks has fueled the rise of private trading firms that have grabbed market share, a top Bank of America Corp...

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BRIEF-Appaloosa Lp cuts share stake in Chesapeake, Bank of America

* Appaloosa Lp cuts share stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp to 766,000 shares from 3.6 million shares - sec filing

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Deutsche Bank CEO meets with chief of big shareholder HNA: WSJ

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's chief executive officer John Cryan has met with the chief of its major shareholder China's HNA, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

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U.S. financial giants create consortium to vet third party suppliers

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp , JPMorgan Chase & Co , Wells Fargo & Co and American Express Co , have created a company called TruSight to standardize the work of vetting third party suppliers and partners, according to an announcement Tuesday by the newly-formed consortium.

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Funds taking "above normal" risks, cash holdings at 4-yr low-BAML survey

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Gloal funds are showing signs of "irrational exhuberance", with cash holdings at four-year lows and risk-taking at all-time highs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly investor survey said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Gran Tierra Energy, unit, Bank of Nova Scotia and lenders party enter into ninth amendment to credit agreement

* Gran Tierra Energy - ‍on Nov. 10, 2017, co, co's unit, Bank of Nova Scotia, lenders party entered into ninth amendment to credit agreement - SEC filing​

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Banks should have all liabilities frozen in resolution: SRB

FRANKFURT, Nov 14 (Reuters) - European bank regulators should be able to suspend all of a bank's liabilities, such as deposits, debt and shares, when the firm goes into resolution, the official in charge of winding down troubled lenders said on Tuesday.

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China's foreign ownership cap change may stir interest in smaller banks: Fitch

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing's landmark move to ease or remove limits on foreign ownership in China's financial sector will likely stoke acquisition interest in smaller banks, Fitch Ratings said.

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China's foreign ownership cap change may stir interest in smaller banks - Fitch

BEIJING, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Beijing's landmark move to ease or remove limits on foreign ownership in China's financial sector will likely stoke acquisition interest in smaller banks, Fitch Ratings said.

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Asian leaders banked on flattery, and it worked

President Donald Trump completed his lengthy five-country trip through Asia on Tuesday, putting the cap on a nearly two-week jaunt that saw the President begin to remake the United States' position in the world, while looking to usher consensus around confronting North Korea.

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Dutch central bank sets up 'friendly' hacking team to attack own banks: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands' central bank (DNB) is setting up a team of cyber security experts and hackers to attack the country's own financial infrastructure in order to test and improve its defenses, Het Financieele Dagblad reported on Tuesday.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-SoftBank says considering investment in Uber but no final agreement reached

* SoftBank may not invest if not satisfied with share price terms

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Panthers maul Dolphins behind Newton's four touchdown passes

(The Sports Xchange) - Cam Newton threw four touchdown passes and the Carolina Panthers pounded the Miami Dolphins in a 45-21 victory on Monday at Bank of America Stadium.

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UPDATE 1-SoftBank says considering investment in Uber but no final agreement reached

* SoftBank may not invest if not satisfied with share price terms

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SoftBank says considering investment in Uber but no final agreement reached

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Group Corp said on Tuesday that it was considering investing in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] but there was no final agreement at this stage.

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Man pleads guilty to U.S. Army Reserve weapons theft, jail escape

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole weapons from a U.S. Army Reserve facility, escaped from jail awaiting trial for the theft and then tried to rob two banks, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

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Senate reaches deal to cut number of systemically important banks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators said on Monday they had reached a tentative deal to cut the number of banks labeled systemically risky, in a major step forward for efforts to roll back regulations enacted following the 2008 financial crisis.

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Senate reaches preliminary deal on easing bank rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators said on Monday they reached a tentative deal to ease some banking rules meant to protect consumers, a major step forward for efforts to roll back regulations enacted following the 2008 financial crisis.

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Fears for Lebanese economy if Saudis impose Qatar-style blockade

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese politicians and bankers believe Saudi Arabia intends to do to their country what it did to Qatar - corral Arab allies into enforcing an economic blockade unless its demands are met.

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M&A fee battle pits David v Goliath

* Boutique advisers, bulge-bracket banks find uneasy peace in advisory game

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Malaysia's CIMB says backup tapes containing banking customer data lost

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd on Monday said some magnetic tapes containing backup customer data were lost during routine operations, adding that there has been no evidence so far that any data has been compromised.

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MOVES-RBC investor, treasury unit hires former J.P. Morgan exec David Brown

Nov 13 (Reuters) - RBC Investor & Treasury Services (I&TS), a Royal Bank of Canada unit, appointed David Brown managing director and head of global client coverage, Australia.

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RPT-COLUMN-Yellen, Draghi, Carney and Kuroda walk into a conference...: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Although the process of raising interest rates and tightening monetary policy has begun, communication remains just as potent a weapon in central banks' arsenal as their policy actions.

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UPDATE 3-Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's warring board members have struck a peace deal that allows a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and which would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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BRIEF-Uber says it has received investment from consortium led by SoftBank

* Uber says it entered into an agreement with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer on a potential investment- Spokesman‍​

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UPDATE 2-Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's warring board members have struck a peace deal that would allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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BRIEF-Pacific Drilling files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

* co and certain units have filed petitions for chapter 11 in United States bankruptcy court for Southern District of New York​

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Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] warring board members have struck a peace deal that would allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.