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Citigroup declined to back Lending Club

20 May 2016

Citigroup told US regulators it was not willing to support troubled Lending Club after the marketplace lender’s CEO stepped down following a botched sale of loans.

Workers prepare dim sum

BONDS: Dim Sum issuers tip toe into expensive market

11 May 2016

Companies looking to tap the offshore renminbi bond market to refinance maturing debt in this quarter will face a market increasingly wary of the Chinese currency, in the biggest test of investor appetite since issuance dropped off in 2015.

A Chinese bank employee counts yuan notes at a local bank in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu.

China speeds up work on bank capital

26 April 2016

Big Four must boost capital buffers by close to US$1trn

File photo of the logo of French bank Societe General is seen outside their headquarters in La Defen

P&M: Escoffier leaves Societe Generale

25 April 2016

David Escoffier, deputy head of global markets at Societe Generale and CEO of Newedge, has decided to leave the company. Escoffier had been heavily responsible for building up the French bank’s equity derivatives capabilities in London.

James Saft - June 2014

About that June or July rate hike

27 May 2016 By

Here is a short recipe: Take a weakening service sector, contracting corporate profits and capital expenditure, add a Federal Reserve rate hike and stand well back.

keith mullin

DB downgrade another signal of doom

IFR 2135 28 May to 3 June 2016 By Keith Mullin, Editor-at-large

WAS THE ONE-NOTCH downgrade by Moody’s of Deutsche Bank’s ratings on May 23, reflecting concern around the increased execution challenges the bank faces in achieving its strategic aim, a further signal that John Cryan’s plans to rehabilitate the bank are doomed?

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A positive tone for the rest of the week

25 May 2016 By

It doesn’t really matter where you look – other than the Athens Stock Exchange index which was off by 1.08% - stock markets were on fire on Tuesday, in a reversal to beat all Tuesday reversals. 

keith mullin

Who'd want to be CEO of UniCredit?

25 May 2016 By

Does the quest to find a replacement for Federico Ghizzoni as chief executive of embattled UniCredit have just a touch of the ‘who’d want that job’ fatalism around it?

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