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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.
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March 31, 2015
08:29 EDTJPMDOJ examining dealership loans to minority auto buyers, NY Times says
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March 30, 2015
11:28 EDTJPMJPMorgan advances, levels to watch
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07:44 EDTJPMBasel Committee says new regulations unlikely, FT reports
In an interview with the Financial Times, Basel Committee secretary-general William Coen stated most of the post-financial crisis bank regulation is in place, and the committee will now spend 2015 providing clarity on existing regulation. Coen stated that he is strongly inclined to review bank trading book rules by year's end, though the committee's review of market risk regulations may or may not be completed this year. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
March 29, 2015
18:02 EDTJPMECB stimulus may boost trading opportunities for investment banks, Reuters says
The European economic stimulus plan may boost trading opportunities for major investment banks whose profits have been curtailed by an increase in financial regulations since the financial crisis, says Reuters. publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
17:46 EDTJPMJPMorgan could climb 30% in a year, Barron's says
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March 27, 2015
09:37 EDTJPMGoldman Sachs overtakes JPMorgan in commodities rankings, Reuters says
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06:49 EDTJPMBNY Mellon may have contacted recruitment firm for CEO candidates, Reuters says
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March 26, 2015
08:17 EDTJPMSEC Chairwoman proposes new 'dark pool' regulation, NY Post says
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White proposed new regulation Wednesday that would require high-frequency traders to register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and provide the agency with a daily paper trail, reports the New York Post. The Post notes that there is a 60-day comment period before any SEC rule is finalized. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
March 25, 2015
09:02 EDTJPMCitizens names Donald McCree as vice chairman, head of commercial banking
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March 24, 2015
07:45 EDTJPMMetLife CEO letter may be early sign of bank earnings headwinds, WSJ says
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March 19, 2015
15:29 EDTJPMJPMorgan execs 'brace' for potential investment/commercial bank cuts, FBN says
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12:29 EDTJPMJudge dismisses lawsuit over $13B JPMorgan-Justice Dept settlement, Reuters says
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block a $13B settlement reached between JPMorgan and the U.S. Justice Department over mortgage loans, reports Reuters. Judge Beryl Howell accepted a motion by the Justice Department to dismiss the lawsuit, which argued the non-profit group Better Markets lacked standing to sue. Howell said, "The plaintiff has failed to meet its burden to show it has suffered an injury in fact." Reference Link
11:53 EDTJPMU.S. banks face headwinds in unloading oil loans, WSJ says
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