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News For LYG;ING;RY;BCS;CS;RBS;UBS;DB;BBVA;AEG;SAN From The Last 14 Days
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July 31, 2015
16:27 EDTDBDeutsche Bank files automatic mixed securities shelf
12:10 EDTLYGLloyds eyes acquisitions for first time since bailout, Bloomberg reports
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11:57 EDTDBDeutsche Bank looking over blockchain uses, WSJ reports
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08:52 EDTBCSBarclays laying off 150 investment bank employees, Reuters reports
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06:14 EDTDBDeutsche Bank says lost chats, data due to software glitch, WSJ reports
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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 EDTUBSBanks 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 29, 2015
05:51 EDTBCSBarclays reports Q2 adjusted profit before tax GBP 1.85B vs. GBP1.66B last year
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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
06:44 EDTUBSUBS says U.S.-based brokerage business not for sale, Reuters reports
UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti told analysts following the company's Q2 results that its U.S-based brokerage business, which posted a 6% decline in Q2 profit before tax, is not up for sale, Reuters reports. UBS formed the unit when it bought PaineWebber in 2000, and Ermotti says the unit is "critical" to the bank's overall private banking strategy. Reference Link
05:49 EDTUBSUBS reports Q2 EPS CHF 0.32 vs. CHF 0.21 last year
Reports Q2 adjusted profit before tax CHF 1.6B. Reports Q2 CET1 capital ratio 14.4%. Reports Q2 total book value per share CHF 13.71.
July 26, 2015
20:42 EDTUBSUBS to report 25% growth in Q2 profits, Reuters says
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July 24, 2015
06:25 EDTUBSUBS steps back from Puerto Rico bond funds, Reuters reports
UBS is backing away from its Puerto Rico bond funds, telling clients that they can no longer use them as collateral for some loans after Puerto Rico's financial troubles resulted in major credit agency downgrades, Reuters reports, citing a July 13 letter to clients. UBS' Puerto Rico unit said it will contact investors to discuss alternative options, the report says. Reference Link
July 23, 2015
19:52 EDTSANUber no longer partnering with Santander, Reuters says
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12:12 EDTRYValeant beats RBC as biggest Canadian company by market value, Bloomberg says
Valeant (VRX) has surpassed Royal Bank of Canada (RY) as the largest Canadian company by market value on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bloomberg reports. Valeant surged 4.5% to a total market value of C$111.3B at 11:21 AM in Toronto, beating the Royal Bank's C$108.3B market value, the report says. Reference Link
10:00 EDTBCSBarclays in talks to sell Portuguese banking unit, Bloomberg reports
Barclays is in advanced discussions with a Spanish bidder to sell its Portuguese banking unit, Bloomberg reports, citing people with knowledge of the plan. The sale would exclude Barclays' Portuguese credit-card business, the report says. Interested parties may include Bankinter, the report says. Reference Link
08:37 EDTBCSBarclays announces strategic partnership with Elkhorn Capital
Barclays announced a strategic partnership with Illinois-based investment firm Elkhorn Capital Group. The partnership is designed to extend Barclays’ product availability by bringing together its extensive experience in creating distinctive investment concepts with Elkhorn’s independent product expertise. The partnership will allow Barclays and Elkhorn to collaborate in offering clients access to additional products based on Barclays’ strategies.
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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06:15 EDTBCSBarclays close to SFO settlement over Qatar bribes, Daily Mail reports
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July 21, 2015
06:08 EDTRBS, BCS, LYGU.K. watchdog visited Barclays 186 times in 2014, Bloomberg reports
The FCA's supervisory team made 186 visits to Barclays (BCS) in 2014, more than any other British bank that year, Bloomberg reports. HSBC (HSBC) was next highest with 85 visits, with RBS (RBS) and Lloyds (LYG) following with 65 and 58 encounters, respectively, the report says. Reference Link
July 20, 2015
11:39 EDTBBVA, SANBanco Popular may be target in next round of Spanish bank M&A, Reuters says
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10:00 EDTAEGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:16 EDTBBVAAccenture acquires full ownership stake in Solium from BBVA
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06:24 EDTBCSBarclays has no new target for layoffs, Reuters reports
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05:20 EDTAEGAEGON upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
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July 19, 2015
17:32 EDTBCSBarclays to cut 30,000 jobs in two years, The Times says
Barclays plan to cut 30,000 jobs within two years as it considers accelerating its cost-cutting program, reports The Times, citing senior sources. Reference Link
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