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February 5, 2014
10:29 EDTRBS, DB, LYG, GS, CSNY regulator probes banks over currency trading, Bloomberg says
New York financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky has asked more than a dozen banks for documents related to their currency trading practices, Bloomberg reports, citing a person familiar with the matter. Among the banks are Goldman Sachs (GS), Deutsche Bank (DB), Credit Suisse (CS), Lloyds Banking (LYG) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Bloomberg added.
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July 31, 2015
05:55 EDTLYGLloyds Banking announces interim dividend of 0.75 pence per share
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05:51 EDTLYGLloyds Banking sees FY15 net interest margin to 2.6%
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05:50 EDTLYGLloyds Banking reports 1H15 underlying profit GBP 4.38B vs. GBP 3.82 last year
Reports 1H15-end fully loaded common equity tier 1 ratio 13.3%. Reports 1H15 total income up 2% to EUR 9.87B. Reports 1H15 impairment charge down 75% to EUR 179M. Reports 1H15 underlying return on required equity of 16.2%. Reports 1H15 statutory profit before tax up 38% to EUR 1.19B. Reports 1H15 strong balance sheet and liquidity position with CET ratio of 13.3%.
July 30, 2015
06:55 EDTGSBanks pitch total-return swaps as stock purchase alternative, WSJ reports
Banks have been pitching certain hedge fund clients on using derivatives instead of actual stocks when placing certain bets in an effort to lessen the impact of new capital rules on the banks' businesses, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the efforts. The shift involves derivatives known as total-return swaps that mirror the effects of owning a stock or other asset, the report says. Units of Bank of America (BAC), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), and UBS (UBS) are among the banks asking clients to shift trades into total-return swaps instead of underlying securities, the report says. Reference Link
06:53 EDTRBSRBS reports 1H operating profit GBP5629M vs. GBP2.87B last year
Reports 1H operating profit before tax GBP293M, which includes GBP1.05B of restructuring costs. Reports CET1 12.3% and Tier 1 12.3%.
06:51 EDTDBDeutsche Bank co-CEO says performance in Q2 doesn't reflect potential
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06:49 EDTDBDeutsche Bank reports tangible book value per share down 4% to EUR 39.42
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06:48 EDTDBDeutsche Bank reports Q2 net income EUR 818M vs. EUR 238M last year
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06:39 EDTDBDeutsche Bank CEO Cryan says Q2 results underscore problems, FT says
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06:25 EDTCSSamson Resources plans to file for bankruptcy protection, NY Post reports
Samson Resources plans to file for bankruptcy protection "within days," the New York Post reports. KKR (KKR) is slated to lose its approximately $2B investment in the firm, the report says. Cerberus Capital Management, Silver Point Capital, and Credit Suisse (CS) are among the second-lien lenders that hold roughly $1B in debt and will take over Samson in exchange for their loans as part of a prepackaged bankruptcy, the report says. Reference Link
July 27, 2015
10:29 EDTCSCase against Credit Suisse over 'dark pools' prepped by NY AG, Fox Business says
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is readying to bring a civil case against Credit Suisse over high-frequency trading abuses through its Crossfinder “dark pools,” according to Fox Business' Charlie Gasparino. Reference Link
09:53 EDTGSFINRA fines Goldman Sachs Execution & Clearing $1.8M for OATS violations
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06:26 EDTGSSymphony Communication eyes $1B funding round, WSJ reports
Symphony Communication Services, an instant-messaging software company backed by Wall Street firms including Goldman Sachs (GS), is eyeing an investment round that may value it at as much as $1B, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The startup is canvassing a range of possible new investors, including venture-capital funds and additional financial firms, the report says. Symphony also wants funds from its existing backers, including Goldman, Morgan Stanley (MS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and BlackRock (BLK), the report says. Reference Link
July 23, 2015
10:40 EDTGSGoldman Sachs July weekly calls active
Goldman Sachs July 215 and 217.5 weekly calls are active on total call volume of 10K contracts (1K puts). July weekly call option implied volatility is at 18, August and October is at 16; compared to its 52-week range of 15 to 28. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for near term price movement.
06:56 EDTGSBarber Foods possible $2B sale delayed due to chicken recall, NY Post says
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06:09 EDTGSGoldman Sachs implied volatility of 15 at lower end of index mean range
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05:47 EDTCSCredit Suisse reports Q2 EPS CHF 0.61 vs. (CHF 0.45) last year
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July 22, 2015
19:14 EDTLYGJudge says Lloyds must release records in HBOS case, Reuters reports
London's High Court of Justice has ruled that Lloyds must disclose any legal advice it received prior to its acquisition of Halifax Bank of Scotland, as part of a GBP350M lawsuit brought by a group of Lloyds investors, Reuters reported earlier. The lawsuit alleges that Lloyds failed to disclose details of financial vulnerability at HBOS prior to seeking shareholder approval, said the report. Reference Link
18:18 EDTRBSRBS hires advisers to investigate treatment of small businesses, Reuters says
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09:59 EDTCSCredit Suisse CEO considers possible acquisition, FT reports
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