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  • The Week Ahead: The clock is ticking on zero interest

    Who should investors listen to: bankers or the bankers' banker? Both will compete for the market's attention in the week ahead. A half dozen of America's biggest commercial banks such as JP Morgan and Bank of America are due to update their...
  • Fed's Fischer sees little benefit in breaking up too-big banks

    CAMBRIDGE Mass (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's new vice chair all but dismissed the idea of breaking up the largest U.S. banks, saying on Thursday it is unclear that such a complex task would help stabilize the country's financial system. In his most...
  • Pimco Total Return cut U.S. govt debt to 47 percent in June

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co, slightly reduced his holdings of U.S. Treasuries and government-related debt in June but increased his use of derivatives on a bet the Federal...
  • Fed independence questioned as Republicans ramp up pressure

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Federal Reserve's long-held independence into question again, as conservative lawmakers seek to place the U.S. central bank under tougher scrutiny. With Democrats controlling the...
  • Dodd-Frank delay: America is vulnerable to a lack of financial rules

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Wednesday, July 9: Six years since the financial industry had to be resuscitated by the federal government, the American economy still remains at risk from another catastrophic episode...
  • Bank of England keeps rates low, policymakers' views seen splitting soon

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England held interest rates at record lows on Thursday but the pace of Britain's recovery looks likely to divide its policymakers soon over when to start weaning the economy off its support. The Bank's Monetary Policy...
  • Bank of America resubmits request for dividend increase: WSJ

    (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp has asked regulators to approve a higher quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share after it withdrew a previously planned increase in April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the...
  • Exclusive: Commerzbank may pay $600 million-$800 million to settle U.S. probe - sources

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Germany's second-biggest bank Commerzbank AG is expected to pay $600 million to $800 million to resolve investigations into its dealings with Iran and other countries under U.S. sanctions, sources familiar with the matter said. The...
  • Fed's George says rate hike possible this year: Dow Jones

    (Reuters) - Certain economic formulas are pointing to a Federal Reserve interest rate hike as early as this year, a Fed official said on Thursday, according to Dow Jones. "As I look at some of the policy prescriptions that the Federal Reserve relies on,...
  • Lawmaker questions NY Fed role in U.S. regulatory risk panel

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressman is questioning whether the New York Federal Reserve bank is exerting undue influence during closed-door meetings of an oversight council tasked with identifying risks posed by large financial firms. In a letter to New...
  • Fed mulls policy exit, eyes end of asset purchases

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve has begun detailing how it plans to ease the U.S. economy out of an era of loose monetary policy, indicating it will end its asset purchases in October and appearing near agreement on a plan to manage interest...