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Bank Lending Stalls on Doubts About Trump’s Pro-Growth Agenda

Many business owners and corporate executives have expressed unbridled optimism that President Trump can fuel economic growth and increase their profits. Their borrowing habits, however, may tell a different story. Some of the nation’s top bankers said on Thursday that businesses were feeling less certain that Mr. Trump can pull ...

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Deutsche Bank Flew and Fell. Some Paid a High Price.

In 2005, Deutsche Bank, then a powerhouse in the selling of risky derivatives on a global scale, was minting money. To mark the moment, the bank’s profit engine — its global markets division — commissioned a book about itself. The remembrance would celebrate how Deutsche Bank, once a sleepy lender ...

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West Bank Settlers Prepare for Clash, With Israeli Government

AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank — Thousands of Israeli police officers stormed this hilltop settler outpost in the occupied West Bank to raze nine illegally built homes. Settlers and their supporters hurled cinder blocks at the officers, who charged on horseback and beat protesters with batons. The homes were torn down, ...

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United States Criticizes Israel Over West Bank Settlement Plan

By MARK LANDLER October 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday castigated the Israeli government for approving plans to create a new Jewish settlement on the West Bank, three weeks after it signed a lucrative military aid package with the United States and just as President Obama was traveling to ...

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Deutsche Bank Troubles Raise Fear of Global Shock

By PETER S. GOODMAN September 30, 2016 LONDON — Germany’s largest bank appears in danger, sending stock markets worldwide on a wild ride. Yet the biggest source of worry is less about its finances than a vast tangle of unknowns — not least, whether Europe can muster the will to mount a rescue ...

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World Bank Group’s IFC invests in Vietnam’s TPBank

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a quasi equity investment in Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) which aims to expand its loan services to Vietnamese businesses. This quasi equity investment of up to VND403.1 billion (about US$ 18.35 million) in dividend preference shares once ...

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Is Nominated for a Second Term

By JACKIE CALMES August 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday nominated Jim Yong Kim for a second five-year term as president of the World Bank despite persistent complaints among employees about his leadership at a time when the mission of the global development institution is in question. The bank’s board ...

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Bank of India enters Vietnam: report

Bank of India has opened its first branch in Vietnam with a capital of US$ 15 million, a move that is expected to help increase the countries’ trade activities, local media has reported. The branch, located in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, is the 61st overseas branch of the lender ...

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