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  • HSBC investment bank may escape worst of cuts

    People & Markets | 06 August 2011

    HSBC’s global banking and markets business looks set to avoid the worst of the group’s severe job cuts in the months ahead, after indications from chief executive Stuart Gulliver that the unit’s profitability levels were less worrying than other parts of the business.

  • UniCredit to expand in Germany, fix Italy

    People & Markets | 06 August 2011

    UniCredit intends to expand its presence in Germany and improve its performance in its home market of Italy during the coming months, according to its head of corporate and investment banking Jean Pierre Mustier.

  • Shareholder ire grows as bank profits subside

    People & Markets | 13 August 2011

    Some of the biggest bank shareholders are becoming increasingly critical of the way lenders are run, with a growing number venting their anger at management in recent weeks following a stock market sell-off and a poor start to the year for many firms.

  • BNP Paribas expands corporate trust business in Asia

    People & Markets | 19 August 2011

    BNP Paribas is to expand its corporate trust business across the Asia-Pacific region, as the French bank seeks to grow its client base in this increasingly important area, boosting its corporate and investment banking franchise there.

  • Barclays wins Israel banking licence

    People & Markets | 19 August 2011

    Barclays Capital is set to expand its operations in Israel, after the country’s central bank approved the UK lender’s application for a banking licence there.

  • RBC names new Europe heads

    People & Markets | 19 August 2011

    RBC Capital Markets has made two executive appointments as part of a push to develop its European business.

  • Turning water into wine

    People & Markets | 26 August 2011

    Several major banks are looking at increasingly creative ways to turn their less-liquid and non-performing assets into hard cash, against a backdrop of seized-up funding markets and an increased need for liquidity. Pension schemes in particular seem to be fast becoming a valuable piggy-bank for firms.

  • Goldman to cut London pay

    People & Markets | 26 August 2011

    Goldman Sachs is to cut the salaries of many of its UK bankers as a deal on a two-year pay rise expires. As a result of tougher rules on bonuses and to remain competitive with other payment structures, the bank made an agreement with its employees in 2009 to increase their base pay.

  • Nordea to remain in markets despite job cuts

    People & Markets | 02 September 2011

    Nordea has affirmed that it will not reverse its expansion into Poland, Russia and the Baltic region, even as it embarks on a cost-cutting exercise that will see 6% of its employees lose their jobs. The bank is trimming expenses as it adapts to the “new normal” and as it targets a return on equity of 15%.

  • Four banks fall out of indices

    People & Markets | 02 September 2011

    Four major European banks have been removed from Stoxx indices following an annual review by the company.

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