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  1. The A-List

    March 20, 2014

    Let us not miss the point on Chinese defaults

    Whenever there is a sign of possible weakness in China’s financial armour there are voices that cry out that a crisis is...

  2. beyondbrics

    March 19, 2014

    Guest post: When will China's "Bear Stearns" moment strike?

    By Diana Choyleva, Lombard Street Research China’s first corporate bond default in recent history is only the first step on...

  1. FT Alphaville

    March 11, 2014

    Defaulting in China is like... well, I dunno, but it must be embarrassing

    I mean take Chaori 11 again, China’s first onshore bond default. Far from being China’s Bear Stearns it might simply be a...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 10, 2014

    Barely Stearns in China

    A Texas sharpshooter and a China analyst walk into a bar… Last week’s default of little Chaori 11, China’s first onshore...

  3. March 7, 2014

    Copper tumbles after China bond default

    Copper dropped to a seven-month low in heavy volume after a bond default in China added to growing concerns about slowing...

  4. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2014

    China's first bond default is no Bear Stearns moment

    Analysts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch think that China will experience its “Bear Stearns moment” on Friday, when the...

  5. FT Alphaville

    March 5, 2014

    China solar credit does not equal gold

    Things you don’t expect on the night before a dovish National People’s Congress announces a 7.5 per cent growth target...

  6. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2014

    What's a chengyu for 'subprime is contained'?

    There is a nice chengyu in the latest note from Bin Gao, BofAML’s China rates strategist: 居安思危, ‘be prepared’. Oh yes, and...

  7. January 24, 2014

    JPMorgan: nice work if you can get it

    In spite of JPMorgan’s legal annus horriblilis, the bank’s board has decided to reward the boss, Jamie Dimon, with a raise,...

  8. December 11, 2013

    Sandell adds FirstGroup to target list

    Thomas Sandell may be unusually quiet for an activist investor, but his record speaks volumes. The 52-year-old founder of...

  9. November 7, 2013

    Finance: Plugged into the party

    In the early 1990s, Donald Tang was sent to Hong Kong to open an office for Bear Stearns, the US securities firm. It was a...

  10. October 31, 2013

    Obama’s nominee for housing agency rebuffed by Senate

    Senate Democrats failed to get enough votes on Thursday to advance the nomination of US Congressman Mel Watt to head the...

  11. October 24, 2013

    The gun that got into Jamie’s bank

    I learnt about the gun a few days ago as I poked around the history section of the JPMorgan Chase website. Among the...

  12. October 22, 2013

    JPMorgan nears $6bn settlement with investors

    JPMorgan Chase is nearing a $6bn settlement with institutional investors to resolve claims it mis-sold mortgage-backed...

  13. FT Alphaville

    October 22, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS Payrolls Tuesday… Reuters forecast for September jobs: 180,000 Nokia launched its first tablet...

  14. October 21, 2013

    King of the Street loses his crown

    “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you are talking real money,” the US senator Everett Dirksen once remarked....

  15. Business Blog

    October 21, 2013

    JPMorgan gains more than it loses from government

    Is the $13bn settlement between JPMorgan Chase and the US state and federal authorities long-overdue justice for an errant...

  16. October 20, 2013

    Opinion divided on JPMorgan settlement

    The $13bn settlement JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay to US state and federal authorities has divided opinion in the US....

  17. October 11, 2013

    JPMorgan: resilient Dimon

    Shall we call it the bank with the fortress reserves, then? JPMorgan said on Friday that it had amassed $23bn of litigation...

  18. October 11, 2013

    JPMorgan falls to first loss under Dimon

    JPMorgan Chase fell to its first loss under Jamie Dimon, after being engulfed in a legal and regulatory storm that cost the...

  19. October 6, 2013

    Has JPMorgan become an argument for breaking up the banks?

    Is JPMorgan Chase too big to manage? Or is its leadership just not up to the job? With penalties pending, the question is...

  20. September 24, 2013

    JPMorgan eyes $4bn ‘pay for peace’ deal

    JPMorgan Chase is in talks to pay over $4bn in a “pay for peace” deal with US authorities to settle a host of allegations of...

  21. September 18, 2013

    Why big IT projects crash

    There are several ways the US Air Force could have wasted $1.1bn. It could have poured tomato ketchup into 250m gallons of...

  22. September 6, 2013

    Big banks are back and that can only be a good thing

    Speaking at the Economic Club of New York in October 2008, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke alluded to the fact that...

  23. August 27, 2013

    JPMorgan: lingering ghosts

    Things were supposed to be getting better for US banks. The economy is improving and interest rates are up, which should...

  24. August 19, 2013

    Cultural traditions do not excuse banks’ rule-breaking

    What is corruption? What is operating pragmatically within the parameters of a foreign country’s cultural norms? The...

  25. July 19, 2013

    Wall Street returns to era of big profits

    In dollar terms the biggest Wall Street banks are enjoying themselves more than at any time since 2007. After years of...

  26. July 19, 2013

    Don’t bank on a Glass-Steagall fix

    Five years after the financial crisis, regulators and politicians are enjoying a second wind in their efforts to rein in the...

  27. FT Alphaville

    July 1, 2013

    Incumbents don't like disruption shocker: CDS edition

    The European Commission has been investigating goings-on in the CDS world since Deutsche Borse and CME tried to enter...

  28. May 17, 2013

    Jamie Dimon, the last king of Wall Street

    Jamie Dimon might as well be dead, such is the rush of eulogies from corporate titans. Warren Buffett, Jack Welch, Michael...

  29. March 4, 2013

    Market with a weakness for withdrawals

    In September 2008 Matt King, a strategist at Citigroup, took note of a remote corner of financial markets. While investors...

  30. February 26, 2013

    Wall St bonuses rise 9% amid job cuts

    The average cash bonus paid to Wall Street employees has jumped 9 per cent, thanks to rebounding financial industry profits...

  31. February 12, 2013

    Kengeter set to leave UBS in shake-up

    UBS’s former investment bank chief executive is set to leave in a management shake-up of the Swiss bank’s non-core unit...

  32. FT Alphaville

    January 18, 2013

    2007 FOMC transcripts: a few more excerpts

    The quotes below speak for themselves, and if you’re on Twitter then check out the #FOMC hashtag, where the gang at the NYT...

  33. FT Alphaville

    December 17, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up:“Stocks gathered strength amid signs of momentum in fiscal cliff talks in the US. The FTSE...

  34. December 17, 2012

    JPMorgan sued over Bear Stearns securities

    The US credit union regulator has sued JPMorgan Chase over $3.6bn worth of “faulty” mortgage securities created by Bear...

  35. November 16, 2012

    Banks in $417m SEC civil settlement

    Credit Suisse and JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay roughly $417m to settle Securities and Exchange Commission civil charges...

  36. November 4, 2012

    Ermotti shifts UBS’s investment vision

    It was a former Merrill Lynch banker who dreamt up the grand plan of catapulting a conservative Swiss bank into the global...

  37. October 23, 2012

    Leading Democrat criticises JPMorgan suit

    A senior Democrat in Congress has criticised a recent lawsuit filed by New York’s attorney-general against JPMorgan Chase,...

  38. October 5, 2012

    JPMorgan Chase sued over toxic mortgages

    This week Wall Street was reminded that the threat of litigation over the financial crisis is far from over when the New...

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