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  1. August 28, 2014

    US probes wave of cyber attacks on banks

    US authorities are investigating a new wave of cyber attacks against American financial institutions, including JPMorgan...

  2. August 22, 2014

    Yellen highlights labour market dilemma

    Janet Yellen highlighted extreme uncertainly about how many more jobs the US economy can create before inflation picks up in...

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  1. August 21, 2014

    Bank of America to pay $16.65bn in mortgage case

    Bank of America agreed to pay a record $16.65bn to resolve allegations it misled investors in its mortgage-backed...

  2. August 21, 2014

    Bank of America braced for $17bn settlement over mortgages case

    The US Department of Justice is poised to announce a record $16bn-$17bn settlement with Bank of America over allegations it...

  3. August 19, 2014

    Goldman withdraws attempt to stop $1bn Libya fund dispute

    Goldman Sachs has withdrawn an application to have a $1bn lawsuit filed by the Libyan Investment Authority, a former client,...

  4. August 10, 2014

    Corporate America’s inquisitor-in-chief

    Wall Street and corporate America will breathe a collective sigh of relief when US Senator Carl Levin retires this year,...

  5. August 8, 2014

    US banks: living wills

    Planning life after death is tricky for most mortals. For “too big to fail” banks, the exercise is turning out to be a real...

  6. August 7, 2014

    ‘No more bank bailouts’ cannot be an empty slogan

    Sometimes it is hard to state the obvious. Your spouse’s middle-aged bulge. Your boss’s bad breath. You are aware of it but...

  7. August 7, 2014

    US banks told to steer billions to hard-hit areas

    Big US banks will have to offer billions of dollars more in relief to the communities hardest hit by the financial crisis,...

  8. August 7, 2014

    Complicated banks face complex rules

    Six years after the global financial crisis the tolerance of the public and politicians for bankers moaning about their lot...

  9. August 7, 2014

    Bank of America: new beginnings

    Buyer’s remorse. That is what Bank of America must have as it prepares to pay about $16bn to end a probe into the sale of...

  10. August 7, 2014

    Concern US housing relief skips the hardest hit

    Several years after the financial crisis and the rounds of loan modifications that followed it is still unclear which...

  11. August 6, 2014

    Bank of America set to settle mortgages case for $16bn-plus

    Bank of America has reached an agreement in principle to pay more than $16bn in cash and consumer relief to US authorities...

  12. August 6, 2014

    Banks seek to revive mortgage bond market

    Large banks have revealed their biggest attempt yet at reinvigorating the market for bonds comprised of US home loans as...

  13. August 5, 2014

    US watchdogs reject banks’ ‘living wills’

    Big US and European banks failed to deliver adequate “living wills” to show how they could be wound up in a future crisis,...

  14. August 4, 2014

    Prosecuting bankers would be a start

    Bank chief executives like to distance themselves from the waves of litigation washing over their companies by saying they...

  15. August 1, 2014

    Small US bank deals thrive as big mergers stall

    At the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York, a different kind of speed-dating was taking place this week: pairing off small US...

  16. July 31, 2014

    A cynic’s case for the bankers’ oath

    I am not, by nature, a particularly trusting soul. I believe, for example, in the wisdom of the old Hollywood adage that a...

  17. July 24, 2014

    Goldman bankers to Babble on their own chatroom

    Goldman Sachs is spearheading an effort among Wall Street’s leading banks to develop a chat tool called “Babble” that could...

  18. July 24, 2014

    Bank provisions: be prepared

    Masters of the Universe? No. In future bankers will have to be more like scouts with their promise to “be prepared”. New...

  19. July 24, 2014

    Wall Street trades home mortgages for corporate credit

    Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, knows a broken business when he sees one. On a conference call with...

  20. July 22, 2014

    Bank M&A: Strategically Important

    What is more important – scrutiny of financial institutions big enough to pose systemic risks, or simply limiting the number...

  21. July 22, 2014

    Dodd-Frank has made banks safer but slowed economy, data show

    Four years after the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill was signed, US banks are more stable and better capitalised. But this...

  22. July 22, 2014

    US Senate alleges hedge fund and banks avoided $6bn tax bill

    Hedge fund Renaissance Technologies has been accused of misusing complex financial structures, with the help of Barclays and...

  23. July 21, 2014

    Top US banks see loan losses fall amid stricter lending standards

    Big US banks reported the lowest loan losses in eight years in the second quarter, reflecting tighter lending standards...

  24. July 20, 2014

    J Christopher Flowers warns of banking crisis

    One of the biggest private equity investors in the banking sector has warned that regulation has depressed profitability so...

  25. July 17, 2014

    Investment banking boosts Morgan Stanley as profits leap 46%

    Morgan Stanley has capped off a better than expected set of earnings from Wall Street banks by unveiling a 46 per cent jump...

  26. July 16, 2014

    Bank of America hit by $4bn legal charge

    Bank of America incurred a $4bn legal charge in the second quarter as settlement talks with the Department of Justice over...

  27. July 15, 2014

    Goldman and JPMorgan beat trading fears

    Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase surprised Wall Street on Tuesday with healthier than expected revenues from a core trading...

  28. July 15, 2014

    Dimon reassures investors on cancer as JPMorgan beats estimates

    Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, reassured investors about his health on Tuesday when the bank reported...

  29. July 14, 2014

    Citigroup weathers $7bn MBS settlement

    Citigroup investors have looked past the bank’s $7bn settlement of a US government probe into the sale of mortgage-backed...

  30. July 13, 2014

    Equity investors braced for disappointing US bank earnings

    Equity investors are marking down US banks that rely on trading revenues and international operations, rewarding the...

  31. July 10, 2014

    Wells Fargo follows New York fashion

    Wells Fargo, the San Francisco-based bank, is making a move on a traditional mainstay of New York commercial banking:...

  32. July 9, 2014

    US banks will pay dearly for their failure to modernise

    The other day, a business in New York mailed a dollar cheque to me across the Atlantic. It was a pretty thing –...

  33. July 6, 2014

    US banks braced for weak second quarter

    Big US banks are expected to report dismal second-quarter earnings, with weakness in fixed-income trading and mortgage...

  34. July 2, 2014

    Goldman Sachs accused of ‘boys club’ atmosphere

    Goldman Sachs has been accused by two former female employees of gender discrimination and fostering a “boys club”...

  35. June 30, 2014

    BNP Paribas bankers face personal penalties

    Several dozen BNP Paribas bankers will face demotions and cuts to their pay and bonuses as part of its expected record...

  36. June 25, 2014

    SEC limits overseas swaps for US banks

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday restricted some of the overseas swaps activities of US banks, but...

  37. June 20, 2014

    Investment bank chairman Kelly leaves Citigroup

    Ned Kelly, chairman of Citigroup’s investment bank, is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter....

  38. June 19, 2014

    Hedge funds warned over leveraged CLO deals

    A handful of hedge funds have attracted controversy by borrowing from big investment banks to buy the structured products...

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