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Bullet  Banking tricks blunt China's drive to increase lending
The banking regulator has said these practices are illegal but say only "some commercial banks" engage in them. Bankers say manipulation is still rampant.

Bullet  Deutsche agrees Bahamas port financing
Deutsche Bank has announced a €135mn loan agreement, financing a contract between Damen Shipyards and the government of the Bahamas for a fleet renewal and port facilities enhancement programme.

Bullet  Willis Lease Finance CFO Bradley Stewart Forsyth Unloads 4,236 Shares (WLFC)
Willis Lease Finance Corporation through its subsidiaries is a lesser of commercial aircraft engines.

Bullet  CIT Bank Closes $750 Million Equipment Lease Securitization
CIT sold five classes of fixed rate notes in a private offering backed by a pool of equipment leases from CIT Equipment Finance.

Bullet  LaSalle Solutions Expands to New Headquarters
LaSalle was started in 1980 as an IT equipment leasing company with a small office in downtown Chicago.

Bullet  US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3
Together with a 4.6 percent surge in the spring, the country has recorded its biggest back-to-back quarterly performance since 2003.

Bullet  Is Private Company GAAP a Threat?
FASB struggles with changes that would make private company financial reporting easier – but only if the company remains private.

Bullet  $1 Billion and Counting: New York’s Non-MTA Transit Capital Needs
While the MTA first issued a multi-year capital program more than 30 years ago, NYPTA’s report represents the first ever comprehensive attempt to develop a five-year capital plan for New York’s non-MTA systems.

Bullet  The Alta Group Represents Baytree National Bank & Trust In Sale of its Equipment Leasing and Financing Business
Bruce Kropschot is senior managing director and Merger & Acquisition Advisory Practice leader.

Bullet  Federal Reserve proposes new rules for GE Capital
The Fed said its proposed rules are "generally similar" to the requirements faced by the largest banks.

Bullet  Willis Lease and China Aviation Supplies Corporation Celebrate the Grand Opening of Their Engine Leasing JV
Willis Lease Finance Corporation (Nasdaq:WLFC), the premier independent jet engine lessor in the commercial finance sector, and China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Corporation Limited ("CASC"), China's leader in aviation supplies trade, distribution and logistics, hosted a grand opening ceremony on November 7th to celebrate the launch of their new engine leasing joint venture, CASC Willis Engine Lease Company Limited ("CASC Willis") in Shanghai, China.

Bullet  Sparta Commercial Welcomes the Friendship Fire Company of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar, WV to Its Municipal Lease Program
Sparta Commercial Services' Municipal Leasing Division (www.spartamunicipal.com) offers and administers a specialized municipal leasing program for local and state agencies.

Bullet  Alcentra Announces Final Closing of European Direct Lending Fund
Commitments of Euro 850 Million Reflects Demand for Non-Bank Borrowing in European Market

Bullet  SEBI bars Micro Leasing and Funding from fund raising
Micro Leasing and Funding as well its six directors, including three former directors are barred by SEBI from raising money from investors

Bullet  Thai bourse to list Muangthai Leasing on Nov 26
MTLS Chief Executive Officer Chuchart Petaumpai said the company plans to expand its services to cover all regions in Thailand; fund raised will be used for business expansion, working capital, and partially paid back to lenders.

Bullet  Volksbanken Puts Domestic Leasing, Factoring Bank Up for Sale
OeVAG, based in Vienna, is offering VB Leasing Finanzierungsgesellschaft m.b.H., which sells leasing products in Austria, and VB Factoring Bank AG, a unit that manages claims for corporate clients, spokeswoman Petra Roth said by phone today.

Bullet  Huntington Bank is Nation’s Largest Lender under U.S. Treasury Department State Small Business Credit Initiative
Huntington made 4,183 SBA loans in its six-state footprint, an increase of 37 percent over last year when the bank was the third largest lender in the country.

Bullet  ME Bank appoints young gun as CIO
“Technology will determine which banks succeed in the 21st century,” ME Bank CEO Jamie McPhee said in a statement.

Bullet  The New Revenue Reporting Rules: Simplifying Gets Complicated
The next two to three months are likely to be crucial in seeing whether and how a smooth shift to the new standards could be carried out.

Bullet  BNSF to spend $6 billion in 2015 capital expenditures
Class I railroad carrier BNSF announced late last week that its planned capital expenditures for 2015 will come in at $6 billion

Bullet  FLY Leasing Purchases Three New Airbus A321 Aircraft
FLY has a fleet of more than 120 aircraft on lease to more than 65 airlines in over 35 countries.

Bullet  Northeast Bank Expands Its Small Business Lending Program
This growing team will further support the Bank's lending efforts in New England and will also establish SBA lending capabilities in key markets across the United States. Northeast Bancorp

Bullet  American Biotech Start-Ups Head To China For Capital Partners
While Brad was out raising money, he was contacted by Haiyin Capital, a Chinese venture capital firm, who expressed a strong interest in learning more about Cerevast.

Bullet  Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index
October New Business Volume Up 9 Percent Year-over-year, Down 12 Percent Month-to-month, Up 8 Percent Year-to-date

Bullet  China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation
Economic growth has slowed to 7.3 percent in the third quarter and policymakers feared it was on the verge of dipping below 7 percent

Bullet  Opus Bank Expands Its Pacific Northwest Structured Finance Team
Paul Evans Joins Opus Bank as Managing Director

Bullet  Profits dip 10pc to $45m at aircraft engine leasing firm
Pre-tax profits at a Shannon-based aircraft engine leasing firm decreased last year by 10pc to $45.54m (€36.75m).

Bullet  Practitioners Disagree on FASB’s Dual Approach Model for Leases
The article was published Nov. 7 and is titled, "FASB Still Hoping for Converged Leases Standard with International Counterpart".

Bullet  GASB Issues Preliminary Views on Lease Accounting for State and Local Governments
The document includes proposals on how leases would be presented in the financial statements and essential information related to leases that governments would disclose in the notes.

Bullet  Under heat, Fed reviewing its large-bank examination process
The Senate Banking Committee is holding a hearing Friday into “regulatory capture,” or whether the Fed and the biggest banks are too intertwined.

Bullet  Marlin Business Services Shares Sinking Lower, Down 1.5%
Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone down 0.4% while the 50-day MA has declined 0.2%.

Bullet  Another N. Ind. county balks at leasing Toll Road
St. Joseph County is the latest to balk at joining a multi-county consortium trying to lease the Indiana Toll Road.

Bullet  First Names forms US Global Structured Finance Services Unit
First Names Group has formed a Global Structured Finance Services Unit in the USA, appointing Orlando Figueroa and Mark Ferraris as Managing Directors.

Bullet  Loeb Term Solutions Funds 8 Million Dollars in Equipment Financing to a West Coast Aerospace Metalworking Firm
For five generations since 1880, Loeb has been a trusted provider of reliable equipment and related services that help manufacturers and financial institutions leverage their industrial assets by managing the equipment lifecycle.

Bullet  Special Report: The mysterious case of the unleased IT
The latest figures from the UK Financing and Leasing Association (FLA) suggest that, if anything, use of leasing is falling in the IT sector, with the penetration rate thought to be as low as five per cent.

Bullet  Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence at Six-Month High
When asked to assess their business conditions over the next four months, 27.3% of executives responding said they believe business conditions will improve over the next four months, up from 23% in October.

Bullet  Siemens Finances Acquisition of Advanced CT Scanner for Pueblo Radiology
According to new SFS research conducted amongst the top 40 global medical equipment manufacturers, 70% of respondents saw an increasing customer demand for healthcare equipment financing over the past two years.

Bullet  The Future of Leasing
Bill Stephenson, CEO & Chairman of the Executive Board of DLL

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