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February 27, 2014
08:10 EDTIAPLY, BCS, RBS, UBSU.K.'s FCA taking action against third trader in Libor probe, FT reports
In the U.K., the Financial Conduct Authority's probe of individuals suspected of manipulating the Libor benchmark rate accelerated after it published its third notice of intended action against a trader linked to the investigation, reports the Financial Times. The warning notice alleges that the unidentified trader colluded with a trader at another bank. Barclays (BCS), UBS (UBS), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Rabobank and ICAP (IAPLY) have already paid fines to settle with the FCA.Reference Link
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March 27, 2015
06:08 EDTBCSJiayuan.com engages financial advisor, legal counsel to evaluate proposal letter
Jiayuan.com (DATE) announced that the special committee of the company's board has retained Barclays Bank (BCS) as its financial advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell as its legal counsel in connection with its review and evaluation of the non-binding proposal letter, dated March 3, from Vast Profit Holdings that proposes a "going-private" transaction involving the acquisition of all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the company not already owned by Vast Profit. Paul Hastings LLP is acting as the company's legal counsel. The board cautions the company's shareholders and others considering trading in the company's securities that no decisions have been made by the Special Committee with respect to the company's response to the proposal and there can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.
05:57 EDTRBSRBS to sell internationally managed private banking and wealth management unit
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March 26, 2015
11:50 EDTRBSRBS may sell Coutts to UBP for $600M-$800M, FT reports
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05:54 EDTRBSRBS raises value of Citizens sale to $3.7B, Financial Times reports
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March 25, 2015
18:16 EDTBCSSFX Entertainment CEO Sillerman engages Barclays Capital, Jefferies
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March 24, 2015
06:08 EDTRBSU.S. regulators say BNP, HSBC, RBS must rewrite living wills
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March 23, 2015
06:58 EDTRBSCitizens Financial announces 115M share secondary offering by RBS
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06:23 EDTRBSRBS set to sell more shares in Citizens, The Telegraph reports
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06:21 EDTRBS, UBSUBS in discussions to lease space from RBS in Connecticut, WSJ reports
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March 22, 2015
17:03 EDTRBSCitizens Financial could return 30%, Barron's says
Citizens Financial (CFG), a spinoff from RBS (RBS), could return 30% in the next two years, Barron's contends in a feature article. Shares trade at about a 20% discount to peers, the paper adds. Reference Link
March 18, 2015
07:27 EDTBCSFreeport seeks funding from Blackstone, Apollo, Reuters says
Freeport McMoRan (FCX) has hired Goldman Sachs (GS) and Barclays (BCS) to find private equity firms willing to finance certain of its energy projects and asset developments, reports Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Freeport is in talks with Blackstone (BX), Apollo (APO), and Warburg Pincus about a potential partnership. The sources say the firm may be seeking "several billion dollars," though discussions are in "very early" stages. Reference Link
07:20 EDTRBS, UBS, BCSU.S. considers 'tearing up' non-prosecution deals with banks, Bloomberg says
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March 17, 2015
14:37 EDTUBS, BCSCiti, Barclays near $800M settelement of forex suit, WSJ says
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08:26 EDTRBSFreddie Mac, Fannie Mae begin legal battle against Nomura, RBS, NY Post says
Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) alleged in court proceedings Monday that they bought "bad" mortgages because they were mislead by banks, reports the New York Post, citing court arguments. Monday was the first day of the lawsuit against Nomura (NMR) and co-defendant Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) which seeks $1B in damages as well as the ability to return the securities to the banks. Lawyers presented internal bank emails that identified some mortgages as "crap" or from "extremely dysfunctional" lenders, while the banks alleged that they fully disclosed the poor quality of the products. Reference Link
March 16, 2015
14:08 EDTUBS, BCS, RBSEU regulator says time for fine-tuning, Reuters says
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision believes the necessary bank regulatory framework is in place though some additional work must be done to finalize leverage ratio and capital floor rules, Reuters reported yesterday, citing statements by secretary-general William Coen at a financial conference in Doha. Coen added, "We're now at the state where we can take a step back and look to see how [the regulations] fit together," cautioning that further analysis must be data-driven but admitting that both banks and regulatory bodies were feeling "regulation fatigue." Publicly traded companies in the space include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), RBS (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
March 13, 2015
15:40 EDTUBS, BCS, RBSDOJ sets $1B staring point in forex settlement talks with banks, Bloomberg says
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15:22 EDTBCS, UBS, RBSDOJ starts forex manipulation settlement talks at $1B per bank, Bloomberg says
Barclays (BCS), Citi (C), JPMorgan (JPM), RBS (RBS) and UBS (UBS) are said to be probed by U.S. over currency manipulation, Bloomberg says.
13:55 EDTRBSRBS favors Union Bancaire Privee in Coutts auction, Bloomberg says
RBS (RBS) has decided that Union Bancaire Privee is its preferred bidder for Coutts and a deal may be reached as soon as this month, reports Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The sources say RBS is also considering Credit Suisse (CS) as well as a joint bid by Societe Generale (SCGLY) and DBS (DBSDY). The agreement has been held up by a German investigation of Coutts, the HSBC tax evasion scandal, and price negotiations due to the Swiss franc, said the sources. Reference Link
07:18 EDTBCSBarclays new chairman expected to change investment bank unit, WSJ says
John McFarlane, a former restructuring professional, will become chairman of Barclays next month and may accelerate the bank's move away from investment banking, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing analysts including Chirantan Barua of Bernstein Research. However, it is not clear whether McFarlane will attempt to turn the investment bank unit profitable, or simply cut it down, notes Barua. The Journal notes that McFarlane has told friends that his goal will be to boost shareholder returns rather than changing the bank's culture. Reference Link
05:36 EDTUBSUBS reports FY14 EPS CHR 0.91
Reports FY14 tangible book value per share CHF 12.14. Reports FY14 net profit attributable to shareholders CHF 3.5B. Reports FY14 Common equity Tier 1 capital ratio 19.4%.

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