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Bank of America to issue American Express credit cards
By BBR Staff Writer
Bank of America has announced that it will issue its own branded American Express cards in the US next year.
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ING sells German private equity fund
By BBR Staff Writer
Dutch financial services firm, ING Group has sold its German private equity fund to a consortium led by AXA Private Equity.
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Absa set to buy Barclays' South Africa branch
By BBR Staff Writer
South African banking group Absa has received regulatory approval to buy Barclays South Africa branch for an estimated R578 million in cash.
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Erste pays record amount for Romanian bank
By BBR Staff Writer
Austria-based Erste bank has paid E3.75 billion to acquire a majority stake in Romania's largest bank. The price tag exceeded expectations but reflects the fact that Erste has secured one of the last major investment opportunities in the eastern European banking sector.
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Handelsbanken invests in eastern European risk capital fund
By BBR Staff Writer
Handelsbanken is to become a strategic investor in a risk capital fund focusing on the Russian and eastern European banking sector with an investment of up to E50 million.
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Barclays launches Islamic banking in Kenya
By BBR Staff Writer
UK banking group Barclays has rolled out its Sharia-compliant current account to the first non-UK market of Kenya.
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Barclays opens Chinese branch
By BBR Staff Writer
International banking group, Barclays is preparing to open its first branch in mainland China after receiving a branch license from the Chinese government.
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Deutsche Bank to sell most of Altradius stake
By BBR Staff Writer
Deutsche bank will sell most of its stake in Amsterdam-based credit insurer Altradius to Spanish firms Credito y Caucion and Seguros Catalana Occidente, the firm said in a statement.
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Fortis increases stake in Chinese joint venture
By BBR Staff Writer
Fortis Investments has increased its stake in Chinese joint venture Fortis Haitong from 33% to the maximum allowed 49%.
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HSBC opens branch in Slovakia
By BBR Staff Writer
HSBC has opened its first corporate banking and consumer finance branch in Slovakia as part of the bank's expansion strategy in central and eastern Europe.
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Washington Mutual strengthens online banking security
By CBR Staff Writer
In an effort to provide enhanced security for its online banking users, Washington Mutual has adopted a risk-based multi-factor authentication solution.
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ABN Amro fined $80 million for violating US laws
By BBR Staff Writer
Dutch financial services group ABN Amro has been fined $80 million by the US authorities for violating US anti-money laundering and sanctions laws.
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Bank of Ireland set to buy fund stake
By BBR Staff Writer
Bank of Ireland group has agreed to buy 71.5% of Guggenheim Alternative Asset Management for $184 million.
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BNP Paribas buys stake in Ukraine bank
By BBR Staff Writer
French financial services group BNP Paribas is set to buy a 51% stake in Ukrainian bank UkrSibbank as part of its expansion strategy into the growing eastern European financial services market.
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Italian government seeks replacement for Fazio
By BBR Staff Writer
The Italian government met on December 20 to discuss possible candidates to replace disgraced Bank of Italy governor Antonio Fazio, who resigned the day before amid a scandal over the central bank's intervention in banking takeovers.
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