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July 25, 2014
07:57 EDTRBS, KKRRBS says private equity investment in Ulster possible, Reuters reports
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) acknowledged that a private equity investment in its Ulster Bank unit is among the options it is exploring, according to Reuters, citing comments made by CEO Ross McEwan during a conference call with reporters. The Irish Examiner and Sunday Times have previously reported that Ulster could be sold or invested in by a PE firm, with the Times noting that Warburg Pincus, CVC, KKR (KKR) and Permira were among the groups examining an investment. Reference Link
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October 31, 2014
06:47 EDTRBSRBS took GBP 400M charge for foreign exchange investigations
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06:44 EDTRBSLarge banks prepare for forex investigation payments, WSJ says
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05:59 EDTRBSRoyal Bank of Scotland confirms it will retain Ulster Bank
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05:59 EDTRBSRoyal Bank of Scotland CEO says 'long list of conduct and litigation issues'
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05:58 EDTRBSRoyal Bank of Scotland says cost reductions remain on track
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05:56 EDTRBSRoyal Bank of Scotland reports Q3 profit GBP 896M vs. GBP (828M) last year
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October 29, 2014
12:59 EDTKKRPrivate equity firms preparing initial bids for PetSmart auction, WSJ says
Private equity firms including Apollo Global Management (APO), Hellman & Friedman and KKR (KKR) are said to be preparing initial bids for pet-supply retailer PetSmart (PETM), says the Wall Street Journal. PetSmart which is based in Phoenix and has around 1,350 stores has a market capitalization of around $7B, added the Wall Street Journal. Shares of PetSmart are up almost 3% or $1.98, to $72.06 in midday trading. Reference Link
06:39 EDTRBSECB 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
October 28, 2014
16:35 EDTKKRKKR partners to develop the east Texas Eaglebine
KKR (KKR) announced an investment in which KKR has become a non-operated working interest partner with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) in the development of Anadarko’s acreage in the Eaglebine play located primarily in Brazos, Burleson, and Robertson Counties, Texas. Through long-term, full field development, KKR expects to participate in more than 500 future horizontal wells. This is KKR’s first investment with Anadarko and first investment in the Eaglebine formation. The Eaglebine is an extension of the South Texas Eagle Ford shale into East Texas.
October 27, 2014
13:13 EDTRBSU.K. banks to raise PPI compensation provisions, Sky News reports
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06:07 EDTRBSRBS expected to announce commitment to Ulster Bank, Telegraph reports
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October 26, 2014
17:32 EDTRBSEuropean banks may gain after ECB stress tests, Bloomberg says
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13:27 EDTRBSECB releases results of bank stress test
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October 24, 2014
08:44 EDTRBSECB 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 23, 2014
08:04 EDTKKRKKR reports Q3 adjusted ENI 50c, consensus 44c
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06:16 EDTKKRPetSmart attracts interest from KKR, NY Post reports
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October 22, 2014
13:37 EDTKKRPE firms may bid on Bayer's MaterialScience unit, Reuters says
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October 21, 2014
08:28 EDTRBSEuropean Commission fines JMorgan EUR 61.68M over Libor influencing
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08:18 EDTRBSBasel 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
08:12 EDTRBSJPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse to be fined by EU over Libor rigging, Reuters says
JPMorgan (JPM), UBS (UBS) and Credit Suisse (CS) will be fined $115M collectively for their roles in rigging Swiss franc Libor rates, with JPMorgan's fine of $89M making up the lion's share of the penalty, said Reuters, citing a person familiar, who added that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) would not be penalized for its own role since it alerted the European Commission to the issue. Reference Link
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