In This Issue:

- Domestic Banking 2

- Domestic General 4

- European Banking 5

- European General 6

- International Banking 6

- International General 7

- Press Releases 7

- Case Law 9

- Excerpt from International Banking:

INTERNATIONAL BANKING -

BANK OF AMERICA 53. Bank of America is selling its final set of shares in China Construction Bank (CCB) which it purchased in 2005. The shares are worth $1.5 billion and represent 1 per cent of CCB's shares and mark the bank's departure from the Asian investment market following similar moves made by Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

Financial Times, 3 September 2013

54. Merrill Lynch, the subsidiary of Bank of America, could be merged with the US investment bank by the end of 2013 in a move to reduce costs and streamline operations. The Merrill Lynch brand will be retained for Bank of America's brokerage and investment bank.

Telegraph, 17 August 2013

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