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Now or never? European banks eye comeback against Wall Street

* Europe's banks lag U.S. rivals on valuation, performance * Rising rates, surplus capital offer signs of hope * Banker pay hikes may constrain turnaround plans By Lawrence White and Iain Withers LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Replenished firepower and higher interest rates will give Europe's banks an ideal opportunity this year to reverse recent under
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British watchdog sets out plan to shine a light on card payments

By Huw Jones LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Britain's payments watchdog proposed reforms on Wednesday to increase competition in card services for retailers after cashless transactions increased sharply during the coronavirus pandemic. The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) said its remedies, put out for public consultation Link until April, tackle the la
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Oil falls 2% as Fed rate hike talk spooks risk markets

* Wall Street drops, leads other assets lower * UAE intercepts Houthi missile attack * Oil prices up more than 10% this year (Updates to settlement) By David Gaffen and Arathy Somasekhar NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Oil prices fell about 2% on Monday, hit by investor concerns over the possibility of quicker than expected interest-rate hikes by the
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JPMorgan, Barclays join bank rush to reopen offices in England

By Iain Withers and Lawrence White LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - JPMorgan JPM.N , Barclays BARC.L and Deutsche Bank DBKGn.DE have told staff they can return to the office in England, joining a growing number of banks reopening their buildings after COVID-19 restrictions were eased this week. JPMorgan told staff in England to return from Feb. 1, adding
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Britain's bank 'ring-fencing' rules need simplifying, review shows

By Huw Jones LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Capital rules imposed on Britain's high street banks after bailouts during the global financial crisis have not harmed competition but may need simplifying, a government-sponsored review said on Wednesday. Since January 2019, banks like HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and Barclays with deposits of 25 billion pounds ($3
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