01/03/2012

Time for a British investment bank

First, some £40billion of ‘credit easing’ designed to get cheaper credit flowing to small and medium sized enterprises and, second, a boost for infrastructure spending to create jobs and investment in new capital projects.

01/03/2012

Bank ring-fencing rule gives foreign banks advantage

Foreign banks could gain a competitive advantage over their British rivals as a result of a controversial change in the wording of Government proposals requiring UK-based banks to ring-fence their retail arms.

01/03/2012

A critique of the financial sector and people's behaviour

First of all I may say that the essay was wrote on December of 2010 when the actual financial crisis was not in its worst stage but all the conclusions fits very well to some of the events that have happened in the last months and actually continue happe

01/02/2012

ANZ set sights on EU banks' Asian assets

IN the countdown to the close of 2011, with European banks caught in an ugly pincer movement, ANZ Banking Group chief executive Mike Smith began knocking on some doors.

12/20/2011

HSBC May Save $1.5 Billion on Loss-Absorbing Capital Requirement

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said yesterday banks must sell securities capable of absorbing the equivalent of a minimum of 17 percent of risk-weighted assets worldwide, backing the recommendations of the Independent Commission on Banking.

12/19/2011

Top French lender moves ahead with slimdown

The European Banking Authority said last week that Credit Agricole was the only one of France’s three main listed banks that didn’t need to increase its capital in order to comply with Europe’s new and more stringent banking rules.

12/16/2011

Deutsche Bank To Sell Asset Management Unit

Positions will go across all layers of the business and geographies, said Morgan Stanley. The bank, which employs just over 60,000 people including several thousand in the City of London, has seen its shares tumble by almost half this year as investors wo

12/09/2011

Banks prep for life after Euro

At least one—the Central Bank of Ireland—is evaluating whether it needs to secure additional access to printing presses in case it has to churn out new bank notes to support a reborn national currency, according to people familiar with the mat