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Largest US banks double profits in past decade (FT)

January 20, 2020 | File Under: , ,

“The past decade has been kind to America’s biggest banks.” – Rob Armstrong and Laura Noonan

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Nordea Culls Securities From Markets Unit Amid Negative Rates (Bloomberg)

November 4, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“As long-term negative interest rates reshape life in the Nordic region, its biggest bank is trying to reinvent one of its most important business areas.” – by Frances Schwartzkopff and Rafaela Lindeberg

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German banks start merger talks to create €260bn giant (FT)

October 9, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“Deal between Helaba and Deka could spark future consolidation.”- by Olaf Storbeck

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Negative interest rates, by country (FT)

October 1, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“Today, Jean Pierre Mustier, chief executive of Italian lender UniCredit, called for banks to stop complaining about negative rates.” – by Thomas Hale

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UK’s bank challengers are fading in fight with big four (FT)

October 1, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“The new entrants were supposed to revitalise the UK’s banking market — instead they are looking sick.” – by Nicholas Megaw

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ECB tiering little relief for squeezed banks (IFR)

September 16, 2019 | File Under: , , , , ,

“Another European Central Bank stimulus package looks set to keep eurozone interest rates negative for longer and tighten the squeeze on the region’s banks, heaping more pain on German lenders in particular.” – by Gareth Gore and Steve Slater

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Italy’s Carige faces April deadline to fill 630 mln euro capital gap (Reuters)

March 1, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“Temporary administrators of Banca Carige said they had to find a buyer by April for the Italian bank, after unveiling a 630 million euro ($718 million) capital shortfall” – Valentina Za

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Killing me softly (Breaking Views)

December 28, 2018 | File Under: , , , ,

Cevian and Nordea could signal a truce in the usually awkward relationship between banks and activists.

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What the 2018 EBA stress tests (don’t) tell you about Italy (Bruegel)

November 28, 2018 | File Under: , , ,

The results of the latest European Banking Authority stress tests were eagerly awaited for their results on the four biggest Italian banks. At first sight, these banks seem well prepared to withstand an adverse macro-financial shock. But judging by the market reaction following their publication, the results have not appeased investors.

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Polish banks under pressure as GetBack scandal casts long shadow (Euromoney)

October 16, 2018 | File Under: , , ,

“Six months after Polish debt collector GetBack went into default, shockwaves from the event continue to shake the country’s financial sector.”

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