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December 12, 2012
15:02 EDTSAN, DB, CS, ING, AEG, UBS, BCS, LYG, BBVA, RBS, RYECB close getting banking supervision power, Reuters says
Europe is close to a deal to give the European Central Bank new powers to supervise banks across the region, says Reuters. Reference Link
News For LYG;ING;RY;BCS;CS;RBS;UBS;DB;BBVA;AEG;SAN From The Last 14 Days
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March 20, 2015
07:17 EDTDBDeutsche Bank investors pushing for Postbank sale, Financial Times says
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06:21 EDTLYGLloyds Banking confirms sale of shares to Sabadel
Lloyds Banking notes the announcement by TSB Banking in relation to the agreed terms of the recommended cash offer for TSB Banking by Banco de Sabadell, pursuant to which Sabadell will acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of TSB. The Group has agreed to sell a 9.99% interest in TSB to Sabadell, and the Group has entered into an irrevocable undertaking to accept the Offer in respect of its entire remaining 40.01% shareholding in TSB. Under the terms of the Offer, TSB Banking Group plc shareholders will receive 340 pence per share in cash for each TSB share, which values the entire issued share capital of TSB at approximately GBP 1.7B. Reference Link
05:57 EDTLYGLloyds to sell 50% stake in TSB to Sabadell, Financial Times reports
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March 19, 2015
17:26 EDTINGING Groep files automatic mixed securities shelf
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06:06 EDTCSSunrun powers up for IPO later this year, WSJ reports
Sunrun, a solar-energy company, is said to be working with Credit Suisse (CS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) on a potential IPO for later this year, sources tell The Wall Street Journal, which adds that the company was valued at $1.3B as of March 2014. Other solar companies that have gone public in recent years include residential solar installers like Vivint Solar (VSLR), backed by Blackstone (BX), and SolarCity (SCTY), backed by Tesla's (TSLA) Elon Musk. Reference Link
March 18, 2015
10:21 EDTINGHigh option volume stocks:
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07:27 EDTBCSFreeport seeks funding from Blackstone, Apollo, Reuters says
Freeport McMoRan (FCX) has hired Goldman Sachs (GS) and Barclays (BCS) to find private equity firms willing to finance certain of its energy projects and asset developments, reports Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Freeport is in talks with Blackstone (BX), Apollo (APO), and Warburg Pincus about a potential partnership. The sources say the firm may be seeking "several billion dollars," though discussions are in "very early" stages. Reference Link
07:20 EDTRBS, UBS, BCSU.S. considers 'tearing up' non-prosecution deals with banks, Bloomberg says
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March 17, 2015
14:37 EDTUBS, BCSCiti, Barclays near $800M settelement of forex suit, WSJ says
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13:40 EDTCSAmended settlement agreement announced between Credit Suisse, Freeport
On March 16, an Addendum to the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement, Compromise and Release was entered into with respect to the consolidated stockholder derivative litigation captioned In Re: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) Derivative Litigation, C.A. No. 8145-VCN. The Addendum modifies the terms of the settlement in order to resolve potential derivative claims against Credit Suisse Securities (CS) in connection with its engagement to act as lead financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Freeport-McMoRan with respect to the company’s 2013 acquisitions of Plains Exploration & Production Company and McMoRan Exploration Co., which potential claims were previously excluded from the settlement as set forth in the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement, Compromise and Release filed on January 15. As set forth in the Addendum, the original settlement consideration will be increased by $16.25M, consisting of a $10M cash payment to the company by Credit Suisse, and a credit of $6.25M to be redeemable by the company in connection with future assignments Credit Suisse performs. The Supplemental Cash Amount, together with the original settlement amount, less plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees and expenses as awarded by the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, will be distributed to the company’s stockholders as a special dividend. The settlement is subject to specified conditions, including final approval by the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware. The settling defendants and Credit Suisse vigorously deny all allegations of wrongdoing or fault but entered into the settlement to avoid the costs and distraction of continued litigation.
10:00 EDTCSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:34 EDTSANActive equity options trading on open
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08:26 EDTRBSFreddie Mac, Fannie Mae begin legal battle against Nomura, RBS, NY Post says
Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) alleged in court proceedings Monday that they bought "bad" mortgages because they were mislead by banks, reports the New York Post, citing court arguments. Monday was the first day of the lawsuit against Nomura (NMR) and co-defendant Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) which seeks $1B in damages as well as the ability to return the securities to the banks. Lawyers presented internal bank emails that identified some mortgages as "crap" or from "extremely dysfunctional" lenders, while the banks alleged that they fully disclosed the poor quality of the products. Reference Link
06:30 EDTCSCredit Suisse downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie downgraded Credit Suisse to Underperform following recent share strength.
March 16, 2015
17:07 EDTCSCredit Suisse to pay Freeport McMoRan $10M to settle allegations, WSJ says
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14:08 EDTUBS, BCS, LYG, CS, SAN, DB, RBS, INGEU regulator says time for fine-tuning, Reuters says
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision believes the necessary bank regulatory framework is in place though some additional work must be done to finalize leverage ratio and capital floor rules, Reuters reported yesterday, citing statements by secretary-general William Coen at a financial conference in Doha. Coen added, "We're now at the state where we can take a step back and look to see how [the regulations] fit together," cautioning that further analysis must be data-driven but admitting that both banks and regulatory bodies were feeling "regulation fatigue." 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), RBS (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
09:30 EDTDBConsortium wants to securitize $5.3B of debt from GE Capital, Reuters says
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06:25 EDTSANBanco Santander able to easily sell subprime auto loan bond, NY Times says
Banco Santander last week was able to easily sell its bond comprised mostly of subprime auto loans, according to The New York Times. The deal was worth $712M, the newspaper noted. Reference Link
March 15, 2015
17:46 EDTCSCredit Suisse has no plans to raise capital, Reuters says
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12:41 EDTDBGE sells Australia-New Zealand consumer lending unit to consortium
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