Thursday, 20 September 2018

Gareth Gore' s stories

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  • Bob Diamond

    Bob's big bet: Barclays' purchase of Lehman Brothers 10 years later

    Top News | 14 September 2018

    When two days after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy Barclays announced that it was buying the collapsed bank’s prized US investment banking and capital markets business for just US$250m, the deal was widely seen as something of a coup.

  • BNP Paribas

    BNP Paribas makes UK push as Brexit distracts rivals

    Top News | 07 September 2018

    BNP Paribas is hiring staff and boosting resources in the UK, as it senses an opportunity to grab market share in Europe’s most lucrative investment banking market while many of its rivals are distracted by the country’s imminent exit from the European Union.

  • Saudi Aramco

    Aramco IPO on hold as Saudi eyes other sources of cash

    Top News | 24 August 2018

    The eagerly awaited IPO of Saudi Aramco, billed as the biggest stock flotation in history, has been kicked into the long grass as the kingdom focuses on raising cash for its Vision 2030 goals by other means.

  • Cairge

    Carige given one more chance to boost capital

    Top News | 27 July 2018

    Banca Carige has been granted one final chance to meet its capital obligations, with the European Central Bank giving the Italian lender until the end of November to come up with a new plan of action after two previous efforts ended in failure.

  • Daniele Nouy,

    Banks and regulators in stand-off over consolidation

    Top News | 20 July 2018

    European banks and their regulators are locked into a high-stakes game of “who blinks first?” when it comes to possible consolidation within the banking sector, with each waiting for the other to make the first move in what many see as a long-overdue process.

  • German property

    The Big Long: bets pile up on German property

    Top News | 06 July 2018

    Investors waited decades for a turnaround in the German property market. But when it finally came in 2011, after more than 20 years of price declines, many couldn’t scramble together the cash to snap up bargains. Banks, their main source of finance, were too busy just trying to survive: the trough in German real estate had coincided w

  • The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at a branch office in Basel, Switzerland.

    UBS eyes fresh revenue streams from its 'big data' push

    Top News | 22 June 2018

    UBS is eyeing a fresh milestone for Evidence Lab, the venture it set up four years ago to make better use of “big data” in its research, with the Swiss lender on the cusp of generating new revenue streams from the

  • Coaxial TV Cables are seen in front of AT&T and Time Warner logos

    AT&T's debt, bigger than most countries', starts to worry investors

    Top News | 15 June 2018

    When AT&T visited some of its biggest bondholders late last year, it had an unusual request.

  • Deutsche Bank headquarters

    Deutsche halves legacy portfolio

    Top News | 08 June 2018

    Deutsche Bank has managed to offload about half of a €60bn portfolio of legacy trades that had been a major drag on its earnings, in a sign it is becoming more aggressive in its efforts to cleanup old positions, some of which are more than a decade old.

  • Italian Financial Ministry palace

    Italian 'doom loop' bigger than during 2011 crisis

    Top News | 01 June 2018

    Remember the so-called doom loop that threatened to bring down countries and their banks during the scariest moments of the eurozone crisis in 2011? Well, it’s back - and, in Italy at least, the problem is much bigger than it was back then.

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