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January 28, 2014
10:24 EDTBCS, LYG, RBSBarclays may cut several hundred investment banking jobs, WSJ reports
Barclays (BCS) is said to be planning to cut several hundred jobs in its investment banking unit, a source tells the Wall Street Journal. Lloyds (LYG) recently said it would cut about 1,000 jobs and analysts believe Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will outline "serious" job cuts in February. Reference Link
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July 22, 2014
07:31 EDTBCSSenate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee to hold a hearing
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07:16 EDTBCSBarclays plunges from 2nd to 12th in U.S. dark pool ranks after suit, FT says
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July 21, 2014
08:11 EDTBCSWarnings sounded over Barclays dark pool months before NY AG, WSJ says
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July 18, 2014
11:21 EDTLYG, RBS, BCSBritish antitrust regulator to investigate country's banks, NY Times reports
The U.K.'s antitrust authorities said they expected to open a formal investigation into Britain's retail banking industry, reports the New York Times. The regulators cited barriers to competition that include control of a national network of branches by four large banks that control more than three-quarters of the market. Reference Link
06:31 EDTRBSRBS winds-down distressed-debt unit as Weiss leaves, Bloomberg says
Royal Bank of Scotland is capping a distressed-debt division as it scales back its investment firm to revive profitability, according to Bloomberg citing three people familiar with the matter. The sources said that global head of a special situations group, Jon Weiss, departed this month. Reference Link
06:20 EDTRBSRBS considers selling Coutts' overseas operations, FT reports
Royal Bank of Scotland is eyeing the sale of Coutts' overseas operations, the Financial Times reports. The bank is currently conducting a review of its wealth management division. Reference Link
July 16, 2014
10:24 EDTLYGHigh option volume stocks:
High option volume stocks: AMSC FTNT LYG TSEM FOXA HCA BKE XON LCI ASML
July 15, 2014
10:24 EDTLYGLloyds gets closer to libor deal with U.S., U.K., WSJ says
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July 14, 2014
07:13 EDTBCSDark pool investigation ups pressure on Barclays head, Reuters says
Barclays head Antony Jenkins is up one of biggest tests of his leadership when he chooses whether the firm should fight accusations that it deceived and defrauded U.S. clients, reported Reuters. If Jenkins accepts the allegations, he will have to deal with a problem arising from his promise to jettison any business that does not fit into the firm's new unblemished image. Reference Link
July 11, 2014
15:47 EDTBCSBarclays index unit could sell for close to $1B, Reuters reports
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07:30 EDTBCSBarclays to re-purpose cashiers with more customer-focused role, FT says
Barclays plans to have its 6,500 cashiers change their positions away from processing simple transactions and turning more toward giving customers advice, said Financial Times, which noted that the bank will give those employees an automatic 2.8% annual pay raise from October. Reference Link
06:48 EDTLYG, RBS, BCSBank of England says banks' capital requirement could rise, Reuters reports
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July 10, 2014
07:08 EDTBCS, RBS, LYGECB keeps tight grip on banks with health check results, Reuters says
The European Central Bank is targeting to keep a tight grip banks in the final phase of a balance sheet health check in October, giving them only 48 hours to review the test results before publishing them, according to Reuters, citing two people familiar with the matter. The assessment will look into banks’ balance sheets and measure their ability to handle shock and stress. Publicly traded European banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).
06:52 EDTBCSGoldman gains energy marketer Golender from Barclays, Reuters says
Goldman Sachs (GS) appointed oil marketer Roy Golender as vice president of energy sales from Barclays (BCS), according to Reuters citing a company spokesman. Golender's LinkedIn profile says that while at Barclays Golender spent four years in commodity derivatives sales. Reference Link
July 9, 2014
10:34 EDTLYGLloyds Banking to cut 500 jobs in finance, retail, Daily Telegraph reports
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July 8, 2014
13:36 EDTBCSBarclays names Posternack global M&A Chief, Bloomberg says
Barclays appointed named Gary Posternack global M&A Chief as part of a reorganization of its investment bank, according to Bloomberg, citing a person briefed on the matter. The source said that Matthew Ponsonby was named the Chief of M&A for Europe, the Middle East and Africa since his co-head, Mark Warham is leaving the firm. Reference Link
07:49 EDTRBS, LYG, BCSEU banks on pace to shed record EUR100B on unwanted loans, FT says
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