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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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’...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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....

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. November 17, 2014

      Smoke and errors – Fed transparency and bank supervision

      The Federal Reserve used to set monetary policy in rooms clouded by the smoke from Paul Volcker’s cigars. Over decades the...

    20. November 17, 2014

      MPs call for pay penalties to apply to more bankers

      Regulators should subject more bankers to a tougher pay regime, including bonus clawbacks, say MPs. In a report published on...

    21. November 13, 2014

      Regulation: Banks count the risks and rewards

      Every week, roughly $1bn is sent out of the US by people helping to support their families in other countries – mostly in...

    22. November 13, 2014

      Penalise the banks but use the money well

      This week some British charities have an unexpected reason to smile. On Wednesday, European and American regulators imposed...

    23. November 13, 2014

      Lazard’s Antonio Weiss set to join US Treasury

      Antonio Weiss, a senior Lazard banker, has been nominated undersecretary for domestic finance to the US Treasury by...

    24. November 5, 2014

      Bank regulation: no presents yet

      Santa hasn’t yet arrived on Wall Street. The big banks do have plenty of Republican friends – two-thirds of political...

    25. November 3, 2014

      Banks’ liquidity lifeline stirs debate

      The failure of 11 large banks to pass the US living will process is raising fears that some regulators are trying to cut the...

    26. October 30, 2014

      Citigroup takes $600m hit on legal charge

      Citigroup’s third-quarter net income was hit by a $600m legal charge, related to impending settlements over allegations that...

    27. October 30, 2014

      StanChart faces US sanctions probe

      US authorities have reopened an investigation into Standard Chartered to determine whether the UK bank hid transactions that...

    28. October 30, 2014

      The blight at the core of banking goes beyond a few bad apples

      When it comes to raising standards of culture and behaviour, the financial services industry is “not close to where it needs...

    29. October 29, 2014

      US banks/QE: out of a comfort zone

      Half a decade is a long time to spend in a comfort zone. Quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve has helped the US...

    30. October 24, 2014

      Reasons to be bearish on US banks

      At the end of September, US financial funds had their largest inflows in six months as markets discounted rate hikes,...

    31. October 23, 2014

      Thirty-one banks prepare for Fed tests

      Global banks will have to show how they can withstand a spike in oil prices, a rise in the US unemployment rate and an...

    32. October 23, 2014

      Lazard profits soar on merger activity

      Lazard, the independent investment bank, beat earnings estimates after profits soared 44 per cent on the back of rising...

    33. October 21, 2014

      Regulators’ mortgage risk-retention rule given US approval

      A new rule requiring banks to retain some credit risk when they sell mortgages and other loans has been approved by US...

    34. October 21, 2014

      Brussels fines global banks €94m for their part in two cartels

      The European Commission has fined several global banks a combined €94m for participating in two distinct cartels involving...

    35. October 19, 2014

      US banks: regulation did not kill the stars

      The boy who cried wolf got his comeuppance when everybody stopped believing his false alarms. America’s banks appear not to...

    36. October 17, 2014

      Morgan Stanley caps bank earnings season on a high note

      Against a dramatic backdrop of roiling markets, the five big Wall Street banks have reported generally positive earnings...

    37. October 16, 2014

      Volumes soar at Goldman’s trading desks

      Several of Goldman Sachs’ trading desks saw record volumes this week, according to a person familiar with the matter, as...

    38. October 16, 2014

      Banks blame bond volatility on tighter regulation

      Wall Street’s biggest banks have placed much of the blame for violent swings in US government bond prices over the past 24...

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