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    1. July 22, 2016

      Continuous guidance offers US an escape from the quarterly grind

      Twice this week, a big German company has front-run its scheduled quarterly earnings call and unexpectedly released...

    2. July 20, 2016

      US consumers buoy big lenders’ profits

      The American consumer is in decent financial shape — at least if recent earnings announcements from the biggest US...

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    1. July 20, 2016

      Morgan Stanley helped by cuts and deals

      Morgan Stanley fanned hopes that a shake-up of its trading division could lead to significantly better profits on...

    2. July 19, 2016

      Goldman returns signal Wall St squeeze

      Goldman Sachs has notched its fourth quarter in a row of single-digit returns on equity, signalling a big squeeze on...

    3. July 19, 2016

      US bank earnings: five things to watch from Goldman Sachs

      US banks’ second-quarter reporting season continues on Tuesday with Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street thoroughbred. Here...

    4. July 19, 2016

      Wall Street on edge as Republicans warm to Glass-Steagall

      The Republican convention has left Wall Street banks on edge by embracing a populist proposal to break up big...

    5. July 18, 2016

      Wells Fargo spends £300m on European headquarters in London

      Wells Fargo has struck a £300m deal to buy a new European headquarters in the heart of London’s financial district in a...

    6. July 18, 2016

      Bank of America sets new cost target as low rates bite

      Bank of America has set a new target to cut billions of dollars in costs as it attempts to improve returns in the face...

    7. July 15, 2016

      Citigroup revenues at lowest level since 2002 

      Citigroup has produced its lowest second-quarter revenues for at least 14 years, underlining how it has sought to slim...

    8. July 15, 2016

      Wall St pay battle heats up as US election looms

      Say you’re a trader on Wall Street, and you want to give your secretary a festive bonus. Or maybe you run a call-centre...

    9. July 14, 2016

      JPMorgan: dressed to impress

      At this rate, recruits at JPMorgan will be back to wearing jackets and ties before long. Earlier this year, the...

    10. July 14, 2016

      JPMorgan beats depressed profit forecasts

      JPMorgan Chase opened the big banks’ quarterly reporting season with better than expected results despite stubbornly...

    11. July 13, 2016

      US bank earnings: five things to watch as JPMorgan goes first

      US banks’ second-quarter reporting season begins on Thursday, with JPMorgan Chase — the biggest by assets — playing its...

    12. July 12, 2016

      Investors alert to surge in chief executive pay

      Enjoy it while it lasts. That’s the message from investors who have been watching the rise in chief executive pay...

    13. July 12, 2016

      Pay for big bank chief executives jumps nearly 8%

      Pay for big banks’ chief executives shot up 7.6 per cent in 2015 — more than 10 times faster than a year earlier — to...

    14. July 12, 2016

      Regulator sounds new alert on banks’ property lending

      A top US regulator has sounded a new alert over banks’ commercial real estate lending, adding to concerns that bubbles...

    15. July 10, 2016

      Wall Street analysts cut big banks’ profit forecasts

      Wall Street analysts have taken an axe to profit forecasts for the biggest US banks, fearing that the US Federal...

    16. July 8, 2016

      Financials jump ahead of earnings updates

      Financial stocks enjoyed a rally on Friday on short covering ahead of second-quarter earnings reports next week. With a...

    17. July 8, 2016

      Goldman Sachs hires former EU chief José Manuel Barroso

      Goldman Sachs has hired the former head of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso to help it through the fallout...

    18. July 8, 2016

      Stress tests cloud future for bank stocks

      This year’s round of stress tests for the big US banks was, as it turned out, less stressful than the last. A couple of...

    19. July 6, 2016

      US regional banks: expanded horizons

      In real America — Texas, Alabama, or Utah, say — news about London and Brussels does not loom large in the popular...

    20. July 4, 2016

      The 9 ways Brexit will affect foreign banks

      Banks across Europe and the US have been battered by Brexit. Shares in big global banks outside the UK fell anywhere...

    21. June 30, 2016

      Brexit forex trading bonanza boosts banks

      Bank foreign exchange desks raked in fees from investors bailing out of sterling as they handled up to 10 times normal...

    22. June 30, 2016

      US banks to dish out $96bn after stress tests

      Shareholders in US banks are in line for their biggest payouts since the global financial crisis after regulators gave...

    23. June 29, 2016

      Bank capital: stress less

      It has become an annual rite. US banks sidle up to the Federal Reserve, asking, “Does my capital look big in this?” The...

    24. June 29, 2016

      Deutsche Bank and Santander fail Fed stress test again

      Deutsche Bank and Santander have again failed the Federal Reserve’s stress tests, as regulators rejected their proposed...

    25. June 26, 2016

      US banks: transatlantic blues

      Recent years have brought US banks a series of stress tests, both artificial and real. The two types coincided last...

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      June 24, 2016

      Citi, Jefferies seek to reassure after Brexit vote

      The chief executive of Citigroup has moved to soothe nerves over the impact of Brexit, telling staff there would be no...

    27. June 24, 2016

      European and US banks caught up in Brexit reaction

      Banks across Europe and the US were caught up in the negative reaction to Britain’s EU referendum result, with European...

    28. June 24, 2016

      US banks face higher stress test hurdle

      The message from the US Federal Reserve was clear: the biggest banks in America have enough capital to withstand the...

    29. June 23, 2016

      Big banks pass first round of Fed’s stress test

      The US banking system has the financial strength to withstand an economic meltdown — and negative US interest rates —...

    30. June 23, 2016

      Merrill Lynch fined $415m for misusing client money

      US regulators launched a crackdown on finance companies that mix client money with their own as the securities watchdog...

    31. June 22, 2016

      Pessimism reigns on bank stocks but yields may tempt

      If you are looking for an interesting contrarian investment, banking stocks are beckoning to you. But they have been...

    32. June 22, 2016

      Banks claim blockchain breakthrough in money transfer

      A group of seven banks including Santander, CIBC and UniCredit is claiming a breakthrough, ranking among the first...

    33. June 22, 2016

      Loan-loss accounting: managing expectations

      How crushing is the next oil rout going to be for US drillers? The best clues may be found not among the wildcatters...

    34. June 21, 2016

      Jefferies cautions on strength of bank sector rebound

      The investment bank Jefferies has returned to profitability but cautioned about pressure in some areas, raising fresh...

    35. June 20, 2016

      US banks put regulators on notice over Brexit

      US banks have put federal regulators on notice over how they think Britain’s departure from the EU would hit their...

    36. June 19, 2016

      Personalities key in shaping banks’ risk taking, study says

      The personality and talent of bank executives is more important in shaping the risk taking of the institutions they...

    37. June 12, 2016

      US bank regulation: Choice cut

      In the six years the Affordable Care Act has been law, the Republican party has repeatedly pledged to repeal and...

    38. June 10, 2016

      US bank shares hit as anxiety deepens

      US bank shares fell on Friday, extending declines for the week as anxiety over the global economy flared up and bond...

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