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The Friday Express: North American financials

* American Banker reports Anonymouswill be hitting financial institutions worldwide over the next 30 days. The hacktivistgroup released a YouTube video,in which it says "Our message is clear: We will not let the banks win."Among targets named were PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Nasdaq and the London StockExchange. The group also posted on pastebinits master target list, which includes central banks and the IMF.

* In Hong Kong, JPMorganbecame the first global bank that was a sponsor for a rejected IPO application.

* In Canada, the FinanceDepartment released for public comment a revised consultation draft of the Capital Markets Stability Act— legislation that proposes that targeted powers manage systemic risks relatedto capital markets and stronger protections for confidential data collected bythe Capital Markets Regulatory Authority for systemic risk surveillancepurposes.

* Following a review, BofAMerrill Lynch is no longer among the banks that can leadOntario's Canadian dollar bond sales, according to Bloomberg News.

* The U.S. JusticeDepartment released proposed legislation that, among other things, wouldenhance the ability of law enforcement to obtain overseasbank records as a form of legally admissible evidence.

* Capital One named R.Scott Blackley CFO;predecessor Stephen Crawford was appointed head of finance and corporatedevelopment, effective May 9.

* Tricia Plouf succeedsMichael Banks as Trupanion's CFO.

* At Gallagher BassettServices, Jim Bond is CFO.Bond was previously with Chubb.

*Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs cut about 100people from its sales and trading division this week, say sources for The Wall Street Journal.

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