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    1. August 23, 2015

      The Fed looks set to make a dangerous mistake

      Will the Federal Reserve’s September meeting see US interest rates go up for the first time since 2006? Officials have...

    2. August 23, 2015

      Greenspan’s capital idea for cutting back on banking angst

      Alan Greenspan is famous for his opacity. When chairman of the US Federal Reserve, he liked to speak in a form of...

    1. August 23, 2015

      Bank litigation costs hit $260bn — with $65bn more to come

      The wave of fines and lawsuits that has swept through the financial industry since the 2007-08 crisis has cost big...

    2. August 18, 2015

      BNY Mellon agrees to pay $15m to settle SEC internships case

      Bank of New York Mellon has agreed to pay almost $15m to settle allegations that it tried to “corruptly influence”...

    3. August 17, 2015

      TD Bank bets on US branches as rivals cut back

      If you are idling away time in a TD Bank branch, try throwing some change in the free TD coin-counter. If your children...

    4. August 16, 2015

      TD Bank warns of impact of oil’s fall on Canadian economy

      The head of Toronto-Dominion Bank has warned of the chilling effects of lower oil prices on the Canadian economy, which...

    5. August 13, 2015

      Goldman buys $16bn deposit book from GE

      Goldman Sachs is buying a $16bn deposit book from General Electric, in a move that eases the kind of liquidity strains...

    6. August 13, 2015

      US banks extend lead over European counterparts

      US banks are stretching away from their European rivals in global investment banking, taking advantage of strategic...

    7. August 12, 2015

      Tougher bank rules hit bond market trading, report says

      A report on deteriorating bond market trading conditions commissioned by two of the financial industry’s biggest...

    8. August 11, 2015

      Citi poaches Deutsche Bank executives to bolster prime brokerage

      Citigroup has poached two of the most senior figures in Deutsche Bank’s unit that services hedge funds as the US bank...

    9. August 10, 2015

      Why an unhappy banker makes a better banker

      Great artists suffer. Ludwig van Beethoven lost his hearing. Fyodor Dostoyevsky endured epilepsy, poverty and Siberian...

    10. August 9, 2015

      US banks lock down rate traders on pay ahead of possible Fed move

      Wall Street banks are rushing to lock down their top interest-rates traders, in anticipation of bumper opportunities...

    11. August 7, 2015

      Investment bank PJT taps Morgan Stanley’s Christopher Harland

      Paul Taubman has struck again. The ex-Morgan Stanley investment banker who is building a new global advisory firm has...

    12. August 3, 2015

      Promontory suspended for indefinite period over StanChart work

      New York’s top financial regulator has issued a stinging rebuke to Promontory Financial Group, the influential...

    13. July 30, 2015

      A shipping disaster’s lessons for Dodd-Frank

      One hundred years ago this month, 2,500 passengers in a festive mood boarded the SS Eastland for a picnic cruise on...

    14. July 28, 2015

      RBS plans sale of Citizens shares to take stake below 25%

      Royal Bank of Scotland said it planned to sell its entire stake in Citizens, the US retail bank, by the end of the...

    15. July 24, 2015

      Bring on the revolution in banking culture

      Nobody likes to be regulated. Reporters resent their editors. Drivers curse traffic cops. Angry baseball managers...

    16. July 24, 2015

      Higher US bank charges look unsustainable

      Interest rates are flat and the economy is hardly humming. And yet the big US banks are reporting quarterly numbers...

    17. July 24, 2015

      Bank of America: back of the pack

      When a bank’s shares lag behind even those of beleaguered Citigroup, heads are going to have to roll. Last week Citi...

    18. July 21, 2015

      Symphony will displace incriminating financial messaging

      In February 1976 a trading desk at Goldman Sachs led by the burly, aggressive figure of Bob Mnuchin was assigned what...

    19. July 20, 2015

      Fed calls for $200bn of extra capital buffers in US banks

      The eight leading US banks will hold extra capital buffers totalling $200bn under new Federal Reserve rules aimed at...

    20. July 20, 2015

      Arrival of the Volcker rule spurs sales of CLOs

      The arrival of a significant regulatory deadline on Tuesday has prompted sales of securities from banks and investors,...

    21. July 20, 2015

      Banks back rival to Bloomberg messaging system

      A messaging service described as a WhatsApp for business is being launched by some of the world’s biggest banks in a...

    22. July 20, 2015

      Morgan Stanley trading boosts results

      Morgan Stanley brought the curtain down on the big US banks' earnings season in positive fashion, with a double-digit...

    23. July 16, 2015

      Yellen open to easing small banks’ burden

      Janet Yellen has signalled she would be open to raising the asset threshold at which banks are subject to tougher...

    24. July 16, 2015

      Janet Yellen tilts gradually towards a rise in rates

      It takes a consummate pilot to accomplish a take-off so smooth that it fails to arouse a snoozing passenger. This, one...

    25. July 16, 2015

      Citi transformation shows in results

      Citigroup delivered its second consecutive set of expectation-beating results, and vowed to continue its post-crisis...

    26. July 16, 2015

      Legal charge of $1.45bn bites into profits at Goldman Sachs

      Second-quarter profits at Goldman Sachs more than halved from a year earlier, as a resilient performance from core...

    27. July 15, 2015

      Treasury trading swept up in rapid change

      More than ever, the lyrics of Bob Dylan resound for traders, regulators and investors in the US Treasury bond market:...

    28. July 15, 2015

      ‘Golden parachutes’ under fire in US

      Opposition to “golden parachutes” is hardening among US Democrats on Capitol Hill, in the wake of a series of cases...

    29. July 14, 2015

      Wells Fargo makes tentative return to earnings growth

      Wells Fargo made a tentative return to growth in the second quarter of the year, as a buoyant US housing market, better...

    30. July 14, 2015

      JPMorgan earnings beat expectations

      JPMorgan kicked off the US banks earning season with a solid set of results on Tuesday, posting better than expected...

    31. July 13, 2015

      Hillary Clinton vows crackdown on Wall Street risk-taking

      Hillary Clinton pledged to rein in risk-taking on Wall Street and to jail executives found guilty of financial crimes,...

    32. July 12, 2015

      Complacency and incrementalism are traps to avoid

      Against a backdrop of slow and diminishing growth forecasts, recent months and especially recent weeks have seen an...

    33. July 7, 2015

      Goldman Sachs names Karen Cook chairman of investment banking

      At a time when senior dealmakers are increasingly fleeing big banks for smaller advisory firms, Goldman Sachs is making...

    34. July 7, 2015

      Free Lunch: Still too big to fail

      Do we still have the bankers' backs? As the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act approaches, the...

    35. July 6, 2015

      Bank living wills reveal Wall St victims

      Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley would cease to exist under “living wills” the banks have drawn up to show...

    36. July 6, 2015

      Holder: big penalties changed bank culture

      Eric Holder, the former US attorney-general who oversaw the biggest post-crisis financial investigations in history,...

    37. July 2, 2015

      JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley chiefs top banker pay league table

      JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon regained the title of the world’s best paid bank chief executive last year, and has now topped...

    38. July 2, 2015

      US banks boost market share as European rivals lose ground

      The six biggest US investment banks all increased their market share in the first half of the year, while their top...

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