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March 19, 2014
08:31 EDTJPMJPMorgan confirms agreement to sell commodities business to Mercuria for $3.5B
JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its physical commodities business to Mercuria Energy Group Limited, a global energy and commodities trading company, for $3.5B. The all cash transaction is expected to close in 3Q14, subject to regulatory approvals. J.P. Morgan will work closely with Mercuria to ensure a smooth transition of commodities assets, transactions, physical trading operations and employees to Mercuria at the close of the transaction. Following the sale, J.P. Morgan will continue to provide traditional banking activities in the commodities markets, including financial products and the vaulting and trading of precious metals – businesses that the firm has been a leader in for years. The firm will also continue to make markets, provide liquidity and risk management, and offer advice to global companies and institutions around the world. The transaction is not expected to have a material impact on JPMorgan Chase's earnings.
News For JPM From The Last 14 Days
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November 25, 2014
16:12 EDTJPMWebster Financial receivess approvals to acquire HSA from JPMorgan Chase Bank
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November 24, 2014
07:01 EDTJPMFed could further restrict banks' commodities businesses, NY Times says
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November 21, 2014
07:41 EDTJPMGoldman, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan grilled on commodities, WSJ says
Sen. Carl Levin, the retiring chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, accused Goldman Sachs (GS) of manipulating aluminum markets and also said JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Morgan Stanley (MS) obscured their investments in metals or natural gas from regulators as representatives of the banks took part in a hearing that is part of a larger probe into their dealings in commodities markets, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:24 EDTJPMBB&T CEO says 'banks lending recklessly' again, Reuters reports
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November 20, 2014
06:30 EDTJPMSenate panel says banks could influence commodity prices, NY Times says
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November 19, 2014
12:38 EDTJPMSenate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee to hold a hearing
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07:51 EDTJPMClearing House Payments Company to hold a conference
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07:37 EDTJPMCitigroup to hold a conference
Global Financial Conference is being held in Singapore on November 19-20.
November 18, 2014
09:01 EDTJPMJPMorgan announces municipal bond agreement with LPL Financial
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) announced that it has signed an agreement with LPL Financial (LPLA) to provide access to new issue municipal bonds to LPL financial advisors. Under the agreement, LPL will be a preferred retail dealer for J.P. Morgan, further expanding the investment bank’s distribution channels for new issue municipal bonds.
November 17, 2014
10:06 EDTJPMSears Canada, JPMorgan Chase announce changes to credit card program
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06:18 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports October net credit losses 2.26% vs. 2.24% last month
Reports October delinquency rate 1.34% vs. 1.30% last month.
November 16, 2014
17:42 EDTJPMJPMorgan settles mineral rights suit in Texas, Bloomberg says
JPMorgan settled a lawsuit by Texas mineral-rights owners that accused the bank of negotiating "sweetheart deals" with oil company clients to cheat them out of $681M in compensation, says Bloomberg. Beneficiaries of the South Texas Syndicate Trust alleged that JPMorgan entered into favorable deals for its commercial banking clients on the trust’s rights in the Eagle Ford, added Bloomberg. Reference Link

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