Japanese PM Abe says North Korean missile launch a grave threat to Japan
LONDON, April 29 North Korea's decision to test-fire a ballistic missile represents a grave threat to Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in London on Saturday.
MOSCOW, July 30 VTB, Russia's second-largest bank by assets, said on Wednesday that it is confident it can raise capital if the need arises, despite being hit by the latest wave of Western sanctions.
Washington imposed sanctions on more Russian banks on Tuesday, targeting VTB among others. The European Union also warned it will limit access to foreign capital for state-owned Russian banks.
"We are confident we can raise capital if a need arises," the bank said in a statement.
It also called the new measures "politically motivated, unfair."
(Reporting by Oksana Kobzeva; Writing by Lidia Kelly, editing by Megan Davies)
April 28 A top U.S. financial regulator said on Friday that it closed the banking unit of First NBC Bank Holding Co, three days after the lender reported accounting issues dating back to at least 2015.