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Wells Fargo shares hit by account  opening fraud

Wells Fargo says no hit to wholesale from retail scandal

IFR 2155 15 October to 21 October 2016

Wells Fargo’s new CEO, Tim Sloan, said the US bank had seen no meaningful impact on its wholesale business from the scandal around the unauthorised opening of 2.1m retail customer accounts.

P&M: Singapore orders Falcon shutdown, fines DBS and UBS

11 October 2016

(Reuters) Singapore directed Swiss wealth manager Falcon Private Bank to cease operations in the city-state and fined DBS Bank and UBS over lapses in its biggest crackdown on entities dealing with Malaysian sovereign fund 1MDB.

BONDS: SBI struggles with India's first US$ AT1

15 September 2016

State Bank of India struggled to market the country’s first offshore Additional Tier 1 securities, as its aggressive pricing expectations clashed with investor concerns over weak fundamentals and strict loss-absorption rules.

BONDS: StanChart overcomes Samurai market's Brexit fears

09 September 2016

Standard Chartered priced the first Samurai bond by a British lender since the UK voted itself out of the European Union, indicating that Japanese buyers are starting to recover from jitters over the impact of Brexit on the country’s banks.

Keith Mullin 475px June 2014

FICC rides to the rescue

IFR 2156 22 October to 28 October 2016 By

FIXED-INCOME TRADING, the bête noire of investment banking for so long, bailed out what might have been an otherwise so-so third-quarter performance for the Big Five US firms as clients regained some sangfroid and showed more willingness to trade. Now, how often have you heard that?

James Saft - June 2014

When “dark markets” are unfair to mutual fund investors

20 October 2016 By

Funds conducting off-exchange trades within their own fund family are likely favouring their “stars” at the expense of the also rans.

Anthony Peters columnist format

Is China changing gear?

19 October 2016 By

China’s third-quarter GDP figure released this morning was highly encouraging at 6.7% year-on-year and 1.8% quarter-on-quarter, and the 6.1% reading for industrial production and 10.7% growth in retail sales were also pretty impressive. How nice is that? 

Anthony Peters columnist format

A big yellow reality check

18 October 2016 By

Alcoa might be the first to report quarterly earnings and to set the tone in the basic industries sector but it is Caterpillar, the maker of big yellow things, which is the real bellwether as it straddles both the commodities and the manufacturing space. 

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