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  • US Banks to Benefit from New Basel Rules on Capital Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 5:12 AM ET

    Big U.S. banks should be able to meet tighter global capital requirements without having to raise substantial amounts of new equity, according to calculations by Barclays Capital. The FT reports.

  • Barclays 'Sweetheart Deal' Under Fire Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 6:23 AM ET

    A federal judge on Tuesday criticized Barclays’ $298 million deal with the U.S. authorities to settle charges of facilitating payments that violated sanctions against countries including Cuba and Iran. The FT reports.

  • Barclays to Pay $298 Million in Foreign Bank Case Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 5:09 PM ET
    A woman leaves a branch of Barclays Bank in central London, Monday, April 23, 2007. ABN Amro NV and Barclays PLC announced Monday they have agreed to merge, in the largest cross-border combination in European banking history. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Barclays has agreed to pay $298 million over criminal allegations that it illegally engaged in financial transactions with banks in Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma, the Justice Department disclosed in court papers filed Monday.

  • Raid By NY Law Firm Points To Coming M&A Boom? Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 11:35 AM ET
    Deal, Handshake

    A recent raid by one big New York law firm of a team of top acquisition finance lawyers from a rival firm may foreshadow a mergers and acquisitions boom.

  • The global nature of today's infrastructure has enabled European firms to make tremendous inroads. European banks might have it right this time, and here's why.

  • Think your BlackBerry or iPhone does everything already? Well it could do even more!

  • EU Banks Seek Funds Ahead of Stress Tests Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    Three European banks have revealed capital-raising plans  before the results of stress tests were due to be made public, the FT reports.

  • Will Stress Tests Trigger Wild Friday? Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 6:24 PM ET

    Are we looking at a wild ride on Friday afternoon? Results of European bank tests are due after Europe closes, but while we’re open!

  • Wall Street Fumes At White House Fin Reg Rebuke Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 12:29 PM ET

    The White House’s decision not to invite the chief executives of JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs to today’s ceremonial signing of the financial overhaul legislation has many on Wall Street fuming.

  • 5 Stocks with Biggest Earnings Upgrades Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 6:18 PM ET

    Analysts have been more upbeat on company earnings. Investors don't share that sentiment. Here are the five companies whose share prices are most out of line with analysts' EPS upgrades over the past month.

  • Carlyle's $3.8 Billion Go-Private Deal Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 10:44 AM ET

    Carlyle approached NBTY with an offer in early May, according to people familiar with the deal. NBTY moved to a limited auction, quickly after Carlyle jumped the process with a $55 a share offer. NBTY accepted, and has a 35 day go-shop.

  • Once again the traders are closely watching 1040 as a key level on the S&P. If the market closes above it, should you start buying?

  • Kaminsky's Call: Listen To The Markets Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 9:33 AM ET

    Ignore the Street and listen to the markets. The price action in the stocks is telling you more than any research report.

  • Ban Derivatives and US Banks Lose Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 9:16 PM ET

    If a certain Arkansas senator gets her way, you might want to consider buying a couple of European financials.

  • Probe Launched Into Bank Fees on Share Issues Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 9:26 AM ET
    St George's Flag & Houses of Parliament

    Britain’s competition regulator is opening a potentially damaging probe into the fees charged by investment banks on corporate share issues, ratcheting up the pressure on an already embattled industry.

  • Qatar Eyes Treasury's Citi Stock Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 5:23 AM ET

    The Qatar Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund, has expressed interest in buying part of the U.S. Treasury's stake in Citigroup, potentially boosting efforts to sell the shares amid the global rout in banking stocks, the FT reports citing people familiar with the matter .

  • China’s ‘Mozart’ Drops Off State Hit Parade Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 11:36 PM ET

    Before his arrest on corruption charges, Wang Yi was not only a powerful financial official in the Communist party but also one of China’s most celebrated modern classical music composers. But since his detention and arrest last year, Mr Wang’s magnum opus – a symphony called Ode to China – has been dropped as a repertoire staple of the China National Symphony Orchestra and his compositions derided by formerly adoring media commentators and critics.

  • Dow Sheds 350 in Wild Selloff; VIX Tops 34 Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 6:17 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Stocks staged one of the most dramatic selloffs in market history Thursday as what may have been a trader error exacerbated losses in a market already jittery about the European debt crisis. The Dow ended down about 350 points and the VIX was above 34.

  • Who Knew Bankruptcy Paid So Well? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 8:34 AM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    The lawyers, accountants and restructuring experts overseeing the remains of Lehman Brothers have already racked up more than $730 million in fees and expenses, with no end in sight.

  • Sell On April 30th And Go Away? Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 5:25 PM ET

    You’ve heard the expression sell in May and go away, well this year maybe we should change it to sell on April 30th and go away.