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May 7, 2014
06:35 EDTCS, GS, MS, C, UBS, JPMU.S. regulators widen probe into banks' hiring practices in Asia, WSJ reports
According to sources, U.S. regulators are expanding their investigation into large banks' hiring practices in Asia, the Wall Street Journal reports. Regulators are said to be seeking more information from at least five U.S. and European firms. In march, the SEC sent letters to Credit Suisse (CS), Goldman Sachs (GS), Citigroup (C), UBS (UBS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) seeking more information about their hiring practices in Asia. None of the banks involved have been accused of wrongdoing, the Journal notes. Reference Link
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September 23, 2014
07:14 EDTGSGoldman spot FX trading boss in EU to depart, Bloomberg says
Mitesh Parikh, the manager of Goldman Sach's spot foreign-exchange trading in Europe, is departing the company to trade currencies at an investment company, according to Bloomberg, citing two people with knowledge of the situation. Parikh joined Goldman Sachs twelve years ago. Reference Link
September 22, 2014
16:00 EDTCOptions Update; September 22, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 91c to 28.14. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA NFLX C TWTR AMZN BP PBR CLF WLT according to Track Data.
09:38 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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09:24 EDTUBSAppeals court upholds UBS must deposit EUR1.1B over tax charges, Reuters says
A French appeals court upheld a prior ruling and ordered UBS to deposit EUR1.1B as a guarantee for the fine the court believes the bank may need to pay if it is found guilty of assisting its wealthy French customers to avoid paying taxes, reported Reuters. Reference Link
09:04 EDTUBSFrench court rules UBS must deposit $1.4B, Bloomberg reports
06:11 EDTJPMEMC explores merger, holds talks with HP, Dell, WSJ reports
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September 20, 2014
21:15 EDTCCitigroup and Argentina's appeal on bond case dismissed, Reuters says
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September 19, 2014
11:14 EDTCSumitomo Mitsui, Mitsubishi UFJ on short list for Citigroup unit, WSJ reports
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holding, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial (MTU) and Shinsei Bank have been shortlisted by Citigroup (C) as buyers for the U.S. bank's retail bank in Japan, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. Citi could pick a buyer for the unit by the end of the year or early next year. Citigroup could sell its Diners Club branded credit card unit in Japan along with the retail bank, a source says. Reference Link
09:37 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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07:17 EDTCCitigroup up against hard situation in Argentina bond plea, Reuters says
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September 18, 2014
14:08 EDTGS, MS, C, JPMBanks look to high-interest personal loans to boost revenue, WSJ says
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07:52 EDTUBS, CSUBS Chair says litigation bigger worry than stress test, Bloomberg reports
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06:39 EDTCS, UBSEuropean banks take out EUR83B of loans from central bank, NY Times says
European banks agreed to take out EUR83B in low interest loans from the European Central Bank, as part of a program in which all of the funds must be loaned to businesses or individuals, or repaid to the central bank within two years, according to The New York Times. Several analysts had said that they would be disappointed if banks took out less than EUR100B in loans, but a number of analysts said that a second round of the program, due to occur in December after stress tests have been completed, may be more popular, the newspaper stated. 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). Reference Link
05:31 EDTJPMVisa to undertake assessment of stake in Monitise
Visa (V) and Monitise entered into an alliance agreement in 2009. At the same time, Visa began investing in Monitise. Given the maturation of Monitise as a company, Visa is considering its options with respect to the investment and has engaged J.P. Morgan Securities (JPM) to assist. Visa will also be lessening its dependence on external mobile development resources. In 2009, in conjunction with its commercial partnership, Visa invested in Monitise as a 14.4% owner of the company in order to provide capital support to a leader in the evolution of the mobile payments sector. Over time, Visa’s holdings have been reduced to its current 5.5% stake in the company. This reduction in ownership and associated influence is consistent with Visa’s investment practice to seed emerging players and, over time, taper that influence as the partner company grows. Under their agreement, Monitise will provide Visa with mobile platform development services through 2016. As both Visa and the payments industry evolve at a rapid pace, Visa intends to continue increasing its investment in its own in-house capabilities and, as a result, reducing its use of external resources.
September 17, 2014
13:51 EDTJPMJPMorgan to replace some credit cards following Home Depot breach, Reuters says
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13:45 EDTCSJulius Baer has not had talks about a sale with Credit Suisse, Bloomberg reports
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13:16 EDTC, MS, GS, JPMHolder says DOJ looking to charge bank executives, Washington Post says
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07:37 EDTJPMMorningstar to hold a conference
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06:54 EDTJPMNY Attorney General announces NYC bank identity-theft ring takedown
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06:16 EDTCSCredit Suisse under fire from regulators over leveraged lending, WSJ says
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