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Barclays ‘dark pool’ trades dry up

Mon, 2014-07-21 19:07
Bank falls from second to 12th place in terms of volumes traded in US dark pools as clients flee in wake of US lawsuit over high frequency activity
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Top US banks see loan losses tumble

Mon, 2014-07-21 18:26
Big lenders largely beat earnings expectations as lending strengthened, credit quality improved and loan losses fell to lowest in eight years
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EU covered bond sales at lowest in decade

Mon, 2014-07-21 17:51
Issuance has dropped to $105bn so far this year, 4 per cent down on the same period in 2013 and the lowest year-to-date figure since 2002
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Julius Baer acquires Bank Leumi unit

Mon, 2014-07-21 16:24
Purchase of the international private banking assets of Israel’s Bank Leumi is latest expansionary move by Swiss private bank
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Tech Beat: The new Markits

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:16
Exchanges and banks have suppliers of venture capital to start-ups as senior executives accept a radical approach to technology is needed
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Sterling’s strength dents UK dividends

Mon, 2014-07-21 00:02
Payouts rose 1.2% in the second quarter, one of the slowest growth rates in the past three years, according to data provider Capita Asset Services
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AIG claws back $2bn on crisis loan bonds

Sun, 2014-07-20 20:26
Private settlements mean the insurer is unlikely to pursue further legal action against big banks for mis-selling mortgage-backed securities
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Regulators split on too-big-to-fail banks

Sun, 2014-07-20 18:41
Financial Stability Board members are reported to be divided over debt buffers in the run-up to the Group of 20’s Australian summit in November
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Carney leads push on ‘too big to fail’

Sun, 2014-07-20 18:25
Officials aim to bridge differences and clinch an agreement on bailing in creditors of globally significant, cross-border banks that get into trouble
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Banks beat bonus cap with cash allowances

Sun, 2014-07-20 17:13
More than 50% of lenders on collision course with European banking watchdog over use of fixed payments to bypass limits on high earners’ remuneration
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ECB council set to end decade of silence

Sun, 2014-07-20 14:12
Threat of deflation outweighs case for secrecy, as policy makers say it will be easier to hit inflation targets if public understand their reasoning
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SFO gears up for forex trading probe

Sun, 2014-07-20 13:28
Anti-fraud agency is gearing up to launch a criminal investigation by the end of the month into alleged rigging of the $5.3tn-a-day forex market
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Commerce a casualty of Sino-Japanese spats

Sun, 2014-07-20 13:13
Tensions between Asia’s leading economies have intensified following Abe’s decision to end his country’s ban on providing military assistance to allies
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JC Flowers: deals after the storm

Sun, 2014-07-20 13:08
The private equity investor, who specialises in the financial services sector, is upbeat despite knocks taken during the global crisis
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Flowers warns of banking crisis

Sun, 2014-07-20 12:32
Private equity investor says it is impossible to turn banking into a risk-free utility, no matter how much capital regulators force lenders to hold
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Santander chief outlines UK growth plans

Fri, 2014-07-18 23:23
Ana Botín says she welcomes a high street bank shake-up and that the bank has tightened its risk criteria. But she denies the housing market is overheating
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Espírito Santo parent seeks creditor protection

Fri, 2014-07-18 21:49
Luxembourg-based ESI said it had applied to be placed under controlled management to prevent a fire sale of assets
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Probe could end free banking, say lenders

Fri, 2014-07-18 20:32
The warning follows moves to launch a competition inquiry, and highlights the dilemma facing policy makers as they seek to increase choice
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Scrutiny puts ‘free’ banking in question

Fri, 2014-07-18 20:27
The investigation would be the latest attempt to break up the dominance of the four largest high-street banks - Lloyds, RBS, Barclays and HSBC
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BNY Mellon shelves sale of trust unit

Fri, 2014-07-18 20:11
The bank, under pressure to boost flagging returns to shareholders including the activist investor Nelson Peltz, has shelved the sale of its corporate trust business
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