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July 26, 2012
06:21 EDTLYG, BCSLloyds gets Libor subpoenas, Reuters reports
Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) received subpoenas from government agencies investigating the Libor global interest rate rigging scandal but said it hasn't set aside any funds to cover a potential fine, reports Reuters. Reference Link
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October 30, 2014
08:30 EDTBCSBarclays accused in suit of bribing Saudi royalty, NY Post reports
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05:38 EDTBCSBarclays reports Q3 adjusted profit GBP 1.59B vs. GBP 1.39B last year
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October 29, 2014
06:39 EDTLYG, BCSECB says loan demand expected to rise, Reuters reports
Demand for loans from euro zone banks is expected to rise sharply this quarter, the European Central Bank stated in a report, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, the bloc's banks are expected to ease credit standards in Q4, after credit standards in France and Germany eased in Q3, the news service quoted the ECB as saying. Publicly traded companies in the space 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
06:06 EDTLYGLloyds Banking looks to resume dividend payouts in 2015, Daily Mail reports
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October 28, 2014
06:04 EDTBCSBarclays provides strategic update, plans to cut 9,000 jobs
Barclays said, "We will commence a second phase of Simplification and cost efficiency to achieve run-rate savings of 1 billion per annum by the end of 2017, creating value for customers and improving our long-term competitiveness. In order to achieve these savings, we will invest around 1.6 billion over three years on initiatives to simplify processes and increase automation. In particular, we will digitise our key customer journeys to improve customer service and increase the efficiency of end-to-end processing...Within the organisation, we will rebalance roles to reflect the evolving nature of the business and ensure we have the people and capabilities required for the transition to a more digitised, IT enabled business. We anticipate a reduction of approximately 9,000 full time roles across the business while building new capability in digital and IT. We will also further rationalize our legal entities, including our life companies." Barclays issued new medium-term targets for efficiency, risk and returns: Cost:income ratio to exit 2017 at around 45%; Simplification run-rate savings of GBP 1B per annum by the end of 2017; Asset quality ratio of around 40 basis points through the economic cycle, and lower than this over the next three years; Sustainable returns on required equity of around 13.5%-15% by the end of the strategic plan period and through the economic cycle.
05:56 EDTLYGLloyds Banking sees 9,000 job reductions by end of 2017
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05:52 EDTLYGLloyds Banking sees 2014 asset quality ratio around 30 basis points
Lloyds Banking said its 2014 full year asset quality ratio is now expected to be around 30 basis points; guidance previously was for around 35 basis points for the full year. Other guidance reconfirmed: 2014 full year net interest margin expected to be around 2.45%, run-off assets expected to be less than GBP 20B by the end of 2014, and full year statutory profit to be significantly ahead of first half.
05:51 EDTLYGLloyds reports Q3 underlying profit GBP 2.16B vs. GBP 1.52B last year
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October 27, 2014
13:13 EDTLYG, BCSU.K. banks to raise PPI compensation provisions, Sky News reports
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10:00 EDTLYGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Abraxas Petroleum (AXAS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Anadarko (APC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Basic Energy (BAS) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Goldman... Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Howard Weil... Coca-Cola (KO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham... CommScope (COMM) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... Concho Resources (CXO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Consolidated Communications (CNSL) downgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James... Continental Resources (CLR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Covanta (CVA) assumed with a Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... DCP Midstream (DPM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Denbury Resources (DNR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Diamond Offshore (DO) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Diana Shipping (DSX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... EP Energy (EPE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... EZchip (EZCH) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Chardan... Emerge Energy (EMES) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Encore Wire (WIRE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson... Enduro Royalty Trust (NDRO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... First Niagara (FNFG) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... GOL Linhas (GOL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Halliburton (HAL) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Home Loan Servicing (HLSS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... ICON plc (ICLR) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... IHS Inc. (IHS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Jones Energy (JONE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Laredo Petroleum (LPI) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Lloyds Banking (LYG) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies... Midcoast Energy (MEP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... PDC Energy (PDCE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... PNC Financial (PNC) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Parsley Energy (PE) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Patterson-UTI (PTEN) downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Pioneer Energy (PES) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Precision Castparts (PCP) downgraded at RBC Capital... Royal Gold (RGLD) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC... SM Energy (SM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Sanchez Energy (SN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Scorpio Bulkers (SALT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Synergy Resources (SYRG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Ventas (VTR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Zumiez (ZUMZ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson.
07:43 EDTLYGLloyds narrow passing grade puts divididend restart in question, Reuters says
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07:30 EDTBCSInternational Economic Forum of the Americas to hold a forum
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05:23 EDTLYGLloyds Banking downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies
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October 26, 2014
17:32 EDTBCS, LYGEuropean banks may gain after ECB stress tests, Bloomberg says
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13:27 EDTLYG, BCSECB releases results of bank stress test
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October 24, 2014
08:44 EDTLYG, BCSECB draft shows 25 EU banks set to fail stress test, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites a draft ECB document the news service has viewed. Publicly traded EU 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).
October 22, 2014
13:39 EDTLYGLloyds plans 9,000 job cuts over three years, Mark Kleiman says
Mark Kleiman of Sky News said in a tweet that Lloyds will cut 9,000 jobs over three years, or 10% of its workforce. An announcement is expected next week. Reference Link
October 21, 2014
08:18 EDTLYG, BCSBasel Committee accelerating work on leverage ratio, FT says
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will begin work on the calibration of the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital seen as less vulnerable to manipulation, sooner than previously planned, which suggests the finished rule could be released as soon as 2015 or 2016, which is ahead of the previous target date of 2017, reported Financial Times, citing comments from the secretary-general of the committee, William Coen. Publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Publicly traded large EU 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
October 20, 2014
07:21 EDTBCSFederal Reserve Bank of New York and Boston to hold a workshop
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