Bank of America Fighting to Keep Dividend Hike After $4 Billion Blunder
Bank of America's note valuation error is "a step backwards for them," says one institutional investor, and "raises credibility issues."
Wall Street Bond Dealers Whipsawed on Bearish Treasuries Bet
Betting against U.S. government debt this year is turning out to be a fool’s errand. Just ask Wall Street’s biggest bond dealers.
European Bank Reserves Fall Short of Basel Rule
While EU banks met a target of 114.7 billion euros in capital reserves, according to the European Banking Association (EBA), they would not have met the tougher requirements of the Basel Committee had they been enforced by the end of 2011.
BNP Paribas to Boost Wealth Management in U.S.
The bank’s plans in the U.S. are part of a broader strategy to expand in smaller markets like Turkey, Poland and Morocco.
ECB Pushes for Looser Basel Liquidity Rule
The ECB is advocating a looser standard on eligibility of assets that can be used to satisfy a draft liquidity rule from the Basel banking committee, over concerns that the current definition is too restrictive on credit in the midst of the financial crisis.
E.U. Could Trim Bank Bonuses
E.U. banks could soon find themselves regarded in much the same way as power or water companies: entities that keep society functioning but pretty much stay in the background.
Proposed E.U. Bank Laws Tougher Than Basel Rules
The E.U. may be planning to get even tougher on bankers than the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. A parliamentary draft of a proposed law provides for higher capital reserves and lower bonuses.
EU May Regulate Banker Pay
European Union officials could include in their draft bank capital law measures to limit banker pay, setting in place a specified limit between the highest and lowest paid, as well as instituting a limit on bonuses.
EU Seeks to Close Bank Capital Loophole
The European Union will try to close a loophole that allows lenders to avoid holding sufficient capital to offset the risk on their holdings of sovereign debt,k.
London’s ‘Bloated’ Banks Shrinking
Banks in London are shedding staff, closing or cutting divisions and seeing pay fall as criticism by politicians, tighter regulations and falling profits take their toll on the financial services sector.