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    1. January 23, 2015

      Bank supervisor to review sovereign debt rules

      The Basel Committee on Banking Standards is to examine whether it should rewrite rules governing how sovereign debt affects...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Keeping faith with the land of the free

      You’ll probably be hearing a lot this weekend about the prospects for Europe. But my mind is elsewhere. By far the biggest...

    1. January 21, 2015

      US bank stocks give up year’s gains

      Less than a month into 2015 and US bank stocks have erased more than a year’s worth of gains as sharp market moves and a...

    2. January 20, 2015

      Morgan Stanley hit by weak fixed income trading revenues

      Morgan Stanley suffered an unexpected decline in its already weak fixed income trading business in results on Tuesday, but...

    3. January 18, 2015

      Banks and Congress blast Obama plan to tax Wall St and wealthy

      The banking industry and Republicans have criticised a White House proposal to increase taxes on Wall Street and the wealthy...

    4. January 18, 2015

      Obama targets top 1% with $300bn tax plan

      President Barack Obama will target Wall Street and the wealthy in his State of the Union speech next week, outlining plans...

    5. January 16, 2015

      Goldman toils amid trading slump as net income falls 7%

      Goldman Sachs reported lower profits for the fourth quarter, as fixed income trading revenues tumbled, but narrowly beat...

    6. January 15, 2015

      Regulators test the universal banking model

      In 1991, US Treasury secretary Nicholas Brady pointed to a chart showing that the US had slipped from having the world’s...

    7. January 15, 2015

      Citi hit by sharp drop in trading income

      Citigroup’s fourth-quarter earnings were hit by a sharper-than-expected drop in trading revenues, disappointing investors...

    8. January 14, 2015

      Republican assault on Dodd-Frank act intensifies

      Republicans are intensifying an assault on the Dodd-Frank financial reform act in the second week of a new Congress with the...

    9. January 14, 2015

      Dimon warns breaking up JPMorgan would hurt US financial power

      US financial power would be diminished if it were left to Baby JPMorgans to compete with emerging Chinese megabanks, Jamie...

    10. January 14, 2015

      Wells Fargo profits edge higher as economy strengthens

      Wells Fargo lived up to its record for steady earnings growth, as the San Francisco-based bank reported slightly higher...

    11. January 14, 2015

      JPMorgan hit by $1bn in new legal charges

      JPMorgan Chase has said its earnings have been hit by $1.1bn in new legal charges, as it prepares to settle over allegations...

    12. January 13, 2015

      MetLife: fight the System

      The cynical interpretation of the “systemically important financial institution” tag: it is how regulators say “big”....

    13. January 13, 2015

      Senator Elizabeth Warren misfires in war on Wall Street

      The problem with any complex part of the economy is that those who know it best are also those most likely to be captured by...

    14. January 12, 2015

      US banks call for action on clearing houses

      US banks have urged Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, to take action to shore up clearing houses, arguing that the likes...

    15. January 12, 2015

      Investors might yet long for the days of Dimon’s swagger

      Gone is Lloyd Blankfein’s $68.5m pay cheque, gone is John Thain’s $35,000 commode, there is less swagger in Jamie Dimon’s...

    16. January 7, 2015

      Regulators right to cut biggest banks down to size

      Goldman Sachs caused a bit of a stir this week by issuing an analysts’ report suggesting JPMorgan Chase might want to break...

    17. January 1, 2015

      Bank shares: a story of lost trust

      Higher interest rates: a delicious prospect for US banks and their investors. Whenever they come (as they must at some...

    18. December 22, 2014

      Optimism on US banks: is it overdone?

      For US banks, 2014 has been another year of adversity: more multibillion-dollar fines, failed stress tests, political...

    19. December 15, 2014

      Bankers, like alcoholics, must first admit they have a problem

      They really can’t help it, can they? Like alcoholics in a liquor store, the investment banks cannot resist an illicit swig...

    20. December 14, 2014

      Too big to resist: Wall Street’s comeback

      When Washington is on the brink, who has the clout to persuade legislators to keep government open? The obvious answer is...

    21. December 11, 2014

      Banks flouted analyst rules for IPO role

      Investment bankers and equity analysts breached the Chinese wall between them in a scramble to win business from Toys ‘R’...

    22. December 11, 2014

      Fed’s capital drive tests business model at US banks

      Jamie Dimon has long laid claim to a “fortress balance sheet”. Even before he ran JPMorgan Chase, as chief executive of Bank...

    23. December 10, 2014

      US banks: saving the fortress

      Remember the fortress balance sheet JPMorgan used to boast of? The orcs are breaking through. The Federal Reserve this week...

    24. December 10, 2014

      NY bank regulator steps up online security demands

      Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered and other banks will face tougher scrutiny for their cyber security procedures...

    25. December 10, 2014

      US extends StanChart probation period by three years

      The US has extended the period that Standard Chartered will be subject to intense scrutiny to ensure it complies with...

    26. December 9, 2014

      JPMorgan faces $22bn capital hole under new Fed rules

      JPMorgan Chase has a $22bn capital hole under new rules proposed by the Federal Reserve on Tuesday, a blow to a bank which...

    27. December 9, 2014

      Citigroup hit by extra $3.5bn in charges

      Citigroup will take about $3.5bn in legal and restructuring charges in the fourth quarter, as the US bank prepares to settle...

    28. December 9, 2014

      An à la carte menu for corporate failure

      Why do companies fail? Considering how important this question is to entrepreneurs, investors, and even society as whole, I...

    29. December 4, 2014

      Banking: Firefighting at the NY Fed

      On the evening of November 18, some of the best-known financial policy makers of the last century gathered at the...

    30. December 4, 2014

      Banks’ asset valuations come under fire

      Global financial stability is at risk because there is no consistency across banks in how they value their assets, says one...

    31. December 1, 2014

      US loans: growing brood

      If the economy is a family, equity represents the grown ups, debt the children. Kids are great – new life and all that. They...

    32. November 24, 2014

      Markets: American bulls in charge

      When the US led the world into a catastrophic financial crisis six years ago, few expected the country to be the first to...

    33. November 21, 2014

      Fed signals curbs on banks’ commodities trading business

      The Federal Reserve plans to move forward with a rule that could limit banks’ ability to handle physical commodities such as...

    34. November 21, 2014

      US banks: risk commodities

      Mining coal in Colombia, selling fuel to airlines or operating oil pipelines. No – not the likes of Rio Tinto or Chevron....

    35. November 20, 2014

      Banks hit back over commodities risks

      Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan emphasised the sale or wind down of their physical commodity businesses as they...

    36. November 20, 2014

      Goldman fires staff for alleged NY Fed breach

      Goldman Sachs has fired an investment banker who allegedly accessed confidential information from the Federal Reserve Bank...

    37. November 19, 2014

      Commodities catastrophes could cost banks up to $15bn

      Nuclear fuel belonging to Goldman Sachs goes missing, a Morgan Stanley oil tanker ruptures and pollutes a reservoir, a...

    38. November 19, 2014

      Report blasts US banks’ physical commodities operations

      Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley exposed themselves to catastrophic financial risks, environmental disasters and...

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