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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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  • Jefferies had solid quarter, wider industry seen weaker

    People & Markets | 23 June 2012

    Jefferies Group’s earnings are often viewed as a strong indicator as to how the big Wall Street banks are performing.

  • Basel III approach spooks US banks

    People & Markets | 23 June 2012

    Many US banks are concerned that the implementation of Basel III will put them at a disadvantage to their foreign rivals. They fear that they will be forced to hold more capital to maintain their Tier 1 common capital ratios than their foreign rivals because they have to adhere to tougher standards when determining risk-weighted assets.

  • The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) logo is seen at the FDIC headquarters in Washington

    US deviates from Basel III accord

    People & Markets | 15 June 2012

    Two US bank regulators released identical proposals last Tuesday outlining how Basel III regulations will be implemented in the country, revealing some deviation from the global norms.

  • John Cokinos

    US firms ready to face tough credit market

    People & Markets | 09 June 2012

    US companies are in a strong position to weather a possible credit crunch resulting from the ongoing eurozone crisis and a global economic slowdown, after years of preparing themselves for a possible repetition of the 2007–2008 crisis.

  • Goldman brings down the axe

    People & Markets | 08 June 2012

    Goldman Sachs has let go around 50 people – from junior bankers to managing directors – in its securities division, according to sources, the latest in a string of moves from investment banks to cut costs as revenues dwindle.

  • Morgan Stanley elbows out Citigroup from JV

    People & Markets | 01 June 2012

    Morgan Stanley has notified Citigroup that it is exercising its right to purchase an additional 14% in the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture.

  • Canadian banks report strong quarter but cloudy outlook

    People & Markets | 01 June 2012

    Canadian banks have reported strong second-quarter capital markets results in the past week, but the question on most analysts’ minds has been whether the good times will continue.

  • Deutsche Bank fills US gaps

    People & Markets | 01 June 2012

    Deutsche Bank continues to hire bankers in the Americas as it tries to build out its equities business — and replace a number of high-profile bankers who have departed in the past year.

  • Mary Schapiro talks to reporters after testifying at a US Senate Banking Committee hearing

    Republicans resist calls for tighter hedging rules

    People & Markets | 25 May 2012

    Despite the growing demand among Democrats that US regulators tighten hedging rules, many Republican leaders are pushing back, saying that the rules are tough enough.

  • Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan

    JP Morgan rivals detail positions

    People & Markets | 25 May 2012

    JP Morgan’s US banking rivals are making it clear that they don’t have corporate investment offices that trade credit-default swaps on indices in a manner that led to the firm potentially losing more than US$2bn.