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April 21, 2012
14:39 EDTBCS, CS, BBVA, RBS, DB, LYG, STD, AEG, RY, ING, UBSIMF gets more than $430B to safeguard global economy, Bloomberg says
As governments in Europe were encouraged to be "tougher and more agile" to end the debt crisis, the the International Monetary Fund has won more than $430B to backstop the world economy, says Bloomberg. Reference Link
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April 16, 2014
06:18 EDTCSCredit Suisse says making progress in resolving litigation issues
Credit Suisse said in its earnings release, "Progress in resolving key legacy litigation issues in 2014 to date; continued focus on resolving the US tax matter with the United States Department of Justice."
06:15 EDTCSCredit Suisse reports Q1 net income CHF 859M vs. CHF 1.3B last year
Reports Q1 revenue CHF 6.47B vs. CHF 7.0B last year. Credit Suisse's Basel III CET1 ratio as of the end of Q1 was 14.3%, compared to 15.7% as of the end of Q4. The company said it is on track to achieve targeted run-off of non-strategic units. Its CEO said, "For the first quarter, we achieved a return on equity of 14% in our strategic businesses, well within reach of our 15% through-the-cycle target. This strong performance was driven by significantly improved profitability in Private Banking & Wealth Management, solid returns in Investment Banking and continued effective cost and capital management."
April 15, 2014
14:34 EDTRYRoyal Bank of Canada to spin proprietary-trading unit into fund, WSJ says
The Royal Bank of Canada plans to spin off its Global Arbitrage and Trading arm into a stand-alone hedge fund in which the bank will likely be an investor, but not an owner, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. The move, prompted by the Volcker rule, may be made as soon as the end of this year, the report added. Reference Link
14:17 EDTRYRBC to spin off proprietary-trading arm in response to Volcker rule, DJ says
Royal Bank of Canada will likely invest in the spun-off hedge fund but not be an owner, according to Dow Jones, citing a source.
13:28 EDTCSNY regulator sent subpoena to Credit Suisse in tax probe, CNBC says
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13:18 EDTDBBank of China NY, Deutsche Bank sign MOU to expand clearing pact
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07:28 EDTRYSEC officials weighing curbs on trading fees, WSJ says
SEC officials, including some commissioners, are considering a trial program to curb "maker-taker" fee plans that are a major source of revenue for exchanges and some high-frequency trading firms, according to The Wall Street Journal. Fund managers, including BlackRock (BLK), are concerned about the negative effects of maker-taker, the report added. IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) CEO Jeffrey Sprecher, along with representatives from T. Rowe Price (TROW) and from RBC Capital (RY), recently held a series of private meetings with SEC Chairman Mary Jo White to push for its elimination, according to the report, citing people familiar with the matter. Like IntercontinentalExchange, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq (NDAQ) is a publicly-traded exchange operator. Reference Link
07:25 EDTRBSFederal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to hold a conference
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07:11 EDTBCSBarclays still deciding what to do with investment bank, WSJ reports
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06:58 EDTBCSBarclays appoints Gillies as non-executive director
Barclays announced that Crawford Gillies has been appointed as a non-executive director of Barclays and will become a member of the board remuneration committee with effect from May 1. The company said, "It is intended that Crawford Gillies will succeed Sir John Sunderland as chairman of the board remuneration committee at a date to be agreed, consistent with ensuring a smooth transition."
06:37 EDTCSAleris looking to sell recycling, alloy segment, WSJ reports
Aleris Corp (ARS), an aluminum producer, has hired Credit Suisse (CS) and KeyBank (KEY) as its financial advisers in a move to sell its recycling and custom alloy manufacturing segment, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. The unit could fetch over $400M in a sale, the sources say. Reference Link
April 14, 2014
15:26 EDTCSLazard's Spencer hired away by Credit Suisse, WSJ says
Jim Spencer has been hired away from Lazard (LAZ) and will join Credit Suisse (CS) in October as the new head of the banks Financial Institutions Group in the Americas, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing an internal memo. Reference Link
April 11, 2014
07:47 EDTDBDeutsche granted dismissal of FHFA suit, Reuters says
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April 10, 2014
08:26 EDTDBDeutsche looks for shareholder approval for upped bonuses, Reuters says
Deutsche Bank will ask shareholders to approve increasing limits on executive bonuses for FY14 as required by new European regulations, according to Reuters, citing an agenda for the bank's annual shareholder meeting. Reference Link
07:55 EDTRYGoldman joined by RBC in suing clients after Singapore crash, Bloomberg says
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07:11 EDTDBDeutsche said to find inappropriate communication in FX case, Bloomberg says
Deutsche Bank laid-off a London-based currency saleswoman last month for improper communication with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter. In an emailed statement, Deutsche Bank said it had received requests for information from regulators probing currency trading and is cooperating with them. Reference Link
April 9, 2014
13:19 EDTRBSEU regulators say RBS can cancel U.K.'s dividend share, Reuters says
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10:06 EDTCSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:23 EDTBCSBarclays relocates more suburban Singapore staff to city, Bloomberg says
Barclays is relocating more employees to an office in Singapores central business district from the suburbs to reduce expenses, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
05:38 EDTCSCredit Suisse downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan downgraded Credit Suisse to Underweight citing concerns over the bank's investment bank strategy.
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