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March 24, 2014
07:17 EDTBNPQY, HSBC, DB, LYG, RBS, BCSBNP chief sees investment banker pay to fall, FT reports
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, CEO of BNP Paribas, told the Financial Times that the profitability of investment banks was being hurt by new rules forcing them to hold more capital, which will in turn cause pay levels in the industry to fall. Other European banks that trade in the U.S. include Barclays (BCS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), Lloyds Banking (LYG), and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Reference Link
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July 24, 2014
08:25 EDTDBDeutsche ability to pass U.S. stress tests questioned after warning, FT says
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08:20 EDTDBDeutsche Bank CFO faces internal criticism over reporting, WSJ says
U.S. authorities have expressed serious concerns about Deutsche Bank's financial data, it has recently come to light, but the bank's CFO Stefan Krause has also faced criticism from within the organization about the issues, say people familiar with the discussions, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
July 23, 2014
09:00 EDTRBSU.K. committee chair says RBS 'willfully obtuse' with evidence, Reuters says
The chairman of the U.K.'s Treasury Select Committee accused Royal Bank of Scotland of being "willfully obtuse" when giving evidence to lawmakers probing its Global Restructuring Group unit, which deals with corporate clients who find themselves in financial distress, said Reuters. Reference Link
06:56 EDTRBSRBS could sell Ulster Bank to private equity firm, Irish Examiner reports
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is considering selling its Ulster Bank unit to a private equity firm, the Irish Examiner. A purchase price for the unit could be anywhere between EUR500M-EUR2.5B, depending on what assets are included in the sale, the publication says. KKR (KKR) and Apollo (APO) are rumored buyers for the unit. Reference Link
July 22, 2014
15:32 EDTDBNY Fed said Deutsche Bank U.S. unit reports 'inaccurate, unreliable,' WSJ says
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07:31 EDTBCS, DBSenate 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
11:34 EDTBNPQYBNP suit prompts calls for whistleblower rewards in banking, Reuters says
BNP Paribas' $9B settlement with U.S. authorities, assisted by internal whistleblowers, has prompted calls for federal banking regulators to defend and offer incentives to individuals who report wrongdoing by banks, according to Reuters, citing comments from architect of the Securities and Exchange Commission's whistleblower representation program Jordan Thomas. Reference Link
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, HSBC, 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
06:26 EDTDBMetro hires Deutsche to guide on consumer-electronics unit, Bloomberg says
Metro (MTTRY) hired Deutsche Bank (DB) to examine options for its consumer-electronics unit, according to Bloomberg, citing two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The sources said that alternatives may include a sale, spinoff or IPO of the Media-Saturn division. 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
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08:25 EDTDBCNBC / Institutional Investor to host a conference
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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 EDTRBS, LYG, BCSBank of England says banks' capital requirement could rise, Reuters reports
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