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US Bancorp and PNC report earnings

Reportingearnings early today are , , , Pittsburgh-basedPNC Financial Services GroupInc. and First HorizonNational Corp. of Tennessee.

U.S.Bancorp reported second-quarter net income applicable to common shareholders of$1.44 billion, or 83cents per share, compared to $1.42 billion, or 80 cents per share, in theyear-ago period.

PNCreported net income attributable to diluted common shares of , or $1.82 pershare. The S&P Global consensus normalized EPS estimate for the recentquarter was $1.75.

Yesterday,the releases included JPMorganChase & Co.'s and BlackRockInc.'s. The Financial Times notesthe former's bottomline makes it "almost tolerable to be a bigdiversified U.S. bank," especially amid the dearth of funding orclients at other financial institutions. The bank's executives took anoticeably tone on Brexit, whileBlackRock's Larry Fink reiterated on CNBC that a recessionacross the pond is to be expected.

Inmore banking news:

Morethan half a year after EquityBancshares Inc.'s IPO, the Kansas-based bank has struck an estimated$68.8 million dealfor Community First Bancshares Inc.of Arkansas.

InMissouri, OakStarBank ($440million) and Bank ofUrbana ($180 million) are merging.

Cincinnati-basedFifth Third Bankreceived a "needs toimprove" Community Reinvestment Act rating — for the 2011-2013evaluation period and on account of "legacy issues" that said havealready been addressed. Evercore ISI's John Pancari commented it might put adamper on any M&A plans; Fifth Third has reiterated interest in anacquisition.

Fintech:

American Banker has a piece on 's work on FinancialIndustry Business Ontology — a standard that makes data held by different banksconsistent in format and therefore usable in blockchain.

Andan equity offering by Ingo MoneyInc., risk-management service provider, brought in $4million.

Asset managers:

TheMassachusetts Securities Division released guidance for investment advisers whouse robo-advisoryservices. Particularly under scrutiny will be disclosures and fees.

in October succeedsAnne Stausboll as CaliforniaPublic Employees' Retirement System CEO. 

Bank of Canada:

And The Wall Street Journal asked Gov.Stephen Poloz if he would use the term "bubble"to describe Toronto's and Vancouver's housing markets. Poloz replied: "Ican't put my finger on fundamentals that are going up at the rate that houseprices are going up. That doesn't mean there aren't some … The risks areclearly rising. I just don't know how big the risks are."

In other parts of the world

Asia-Pacific:

Europe:BoE signals August stimulus;Erste Group Q2 profit guidance; More UniCredit capital raising likely

Middle East& Africa: Downturn in African insurance; S&P grim on GCC

The day ahead

Earlymorning futures indicators pointed to a lower opening for the U.S. market.

In Asia, theHang Seng increased 0.46% to 21,659.25, and the Nikkei 225 was up 0.68% to16,497.85.

In Europe, aroundmidday, the FTSE 100 was down 0.37% to 6,629.85, and the Euronext 100 was down0.74% to 861.29. 

On the macro front

Theconsumer price index, the retail sales report, the Empire State manufacturingsurvey, the industrial production report, the business inventories report andthe consumer sentiment report are due out today. 

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