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  • Goldman's Prodigy Trader Quits Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 3:32 PM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Looks like Goldman's golden boy Jan Sramek, the youngest candidate ever listed on Financial News' 100 Rising Stars and Goldman's former emerging markets FX trader, has quit and will be starting his own company.

  • EU Crackdown on Credit Swaps May Shatter a Myth Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    The European Union’s antitrust investigations into derivatives will very likely demonstrate how banks use regulations to stifle competition.

  • Lehman Brothers Legacy Paralyzes the Euro Zone Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 1:28 AM ET
    Lehman Brothers

    The specter of Lehman Brothers continues to haunt policymakers. Nowhere is its presence more apparent than the euro zone, where twin banking and sovereign debt crises are raging, reports the FT.

  • Barclays Braces for Revolt Over Executive Pay Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 7:30 AM ET
    Barclays

    The bank could face a shareholder revolt over executive pay later Wednesday; it was warned it will be under scrutiny "for the foreseeable future".

  • UK MPs Want Tougher Scrutiny on Bank Bonuses Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 1:17 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    Britain’s banks will argue that they are subject to some of the world’s toughest rules on bonuses and that tougher transparency rules could undermine the UK’s competitiveness. The FT reports.

  • Blackboard Stock Soars; Bears Doubt a Sale Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 3:14 PM ET
    blackboard.com

    News that Blackboard has hired Barclays Capital to evaluate “strategic alternatives” after receiving an unsolicited proposal caused its stock to rise by more than 30 percent to all-time highs.

  • Gold Glitters as Price Tops $1,500 Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 2:57 PM ET

    Gold prices have surpassed $1500 an ounce, a key psychological barrier for many market participants, and could be on the way to a new milestone five percent or more higher this year.

  • How EU Rules Could Scupper UK Banking Reforms Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 2:11 AM ET

    European Union "passporting" rules allow banks from across the EU to operate in each other’s markets as "branches," subject to regulations in their home country rather than full-blown subsidiaries that would have to play by UK rules. The FT reports.

  • Congress and the president stayed up late on Friday, but struck a last-hour deal to avert a shutdown of the federal government. On that news, traders will be eyeing various infrastructure and defense stocks which could move a little during today’s trade.

  • UK Banks Brace for Shake-up to Shield Taxpayers Sunday, 10 Apr 2011 | 11:50 PM ET
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters

    Britain's top banks are set to need more capital and ring-fence retail banking to shield taxpayers from another crisis in the most radical industry shake-up for decades, which may prompt some banks to leave.

  • Budget deal accepted, NYSE bid rejected and British banks relocated? Here's what we're watching…

  • Barclays CEO Wants to Raise Bank's Risk Profile Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:56 PM ET
    Barclay's Bank

    Bob Diamond has decided Barclays must increase its risk appetite amid internal expectations at the bank that a key measure of its profitability will fall or stay stagnant this year, the FT reports.

  • Bank Panel Report Set to Cheer Investors Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:18 AM 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)

    Sir John Vickers’ Independent Commission on Banking is to recommend the creation of separately capitalized UK retail banking operations, ringfenced within big bank holding companies, according to three people familiar with the process.

  • JPMorgan Chase Set to Close Giant AT&T Loan Today Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 2:39 PM ET

    Banks are yet shrugging off a fear of commitment.

  • For the Big Banks, Is London Closed for Business? Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 5:25 AM ET

    Like more than 90 percent of the population, I won't be changing my bank however rude they are to me on a Saturday morning. The work it would entail for the pay-off is too small. Bob Diamond, Stuart Gulliver and Peter Sands, on the other hand, may find they can get more out of changing countries.

  • Barclay's Bank

    Barclays is considering moving its global headquarters from London to New York.

  • Credit Suisse Boss Bags $14 Million Despite Share Slump Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
    Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse boss Brady Dougan took $14 million in pay in 2010, despite the bank's shares losing a quarter of their value, while rival UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel waived his bonus after a much smaller share price fall.

  • Why Won't the Fed Accept a Profitable Deal From AIG? Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 6:07 PM ET

    AIG has offered the Fed a profitable way to shed one of the thorniest crisis-era holdings on its balance sheet, but the central bank has remained silent and seemingly without a strategy.

  • AIG Still Waiting on Fed for Asset Buyback: Benmosche Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    AIG is still waiting to hear if the Federal Reserve will accept the insurance firm's bid to buy back assets it once owned, company CEO Robert Benmosche told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Barclays Considers Bid for US Securities Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 2:58 AM ET

    Barclays is among a group of investors weighing a rival bid for a portfolio of mortgage-backed securities that has already drawn a $15.7 billion offer from AIG, people familiar with the matter said.