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  • NEW YORK— Wells Fargo's sales practices scandal isn't going away anytime soon, with first-quarter profit essentially flat as the bank struggled to win customers. Bank employees are "more actively marketing products" to customers again in the branches, said John Shrewsberry, the company's chief financial officer. Regulators had fined San Francisco- based...

  • The bank's net income rose to $6.45 billion in the first quarter ended March 31 from $5.52 billion a year earlier. Earnings per share rose to $1.65, beating the average analyst estimate of $1.52 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Net revenue rose 6.24 percent to $25.59 billion, compared with the estimate of $24.88 billion.

  • The bank's net income rose to $6.45 billion in the first quarter ended March 31 from $5.52 billion a year earlier. Earnings per share rose to $1.65, beating the average analyst estimate of $1.52 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Net revenue rose 6.24 percent to $25.59 billion, compared with the estimate of $24.88 billion.

  • NEW YORK— JPMorgan Chase reported first-quarter earnings that easily beat analysts' estimates Thursday, helped by a steady climb in interest rates from a year earlier as well as gains in investment banking. As expected, JPMorgan's bottom line benefited directly from the Federal Reserve's push to raise interest rates over the past year. "We are off to a good start...

  • LONDON/ MADRID April 10- A gap in EU financial rules is allowing member countries to compete to host the trading operations of London- based investment banks after Brexit by offering looser regulatory standards. This is largely because when the ECB became responsible for euro zone supervision in 2014 the bulk of broker-dealers were in London and therefore not...

  • NEW YORK, April 7- Bank of America's Merrill Lynch brokerage unit is launching a renewed push to recruit and train young advisers to supplement a sales force that is aging industry-wide, Merrill Lynch head Andy Sieg said on Friday. "Make no mistake, when we look out over the next 10 years the thundering herd will be growing," Sieg said, speaking at the Securities...

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said he backed bringing back the Glass-Steagall Act, a Depression-era law that would revamp Wall Street banks by splitting their consumer-lending businesses from their investment arms. Reinstating the law, which was repealed in 1999, has not attracted significant attention in Congress, but...

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc executive and White House adviser Gary Cohn shocked more than a few of his former Wall Street colleagues this week when he showed support for reinstating a Depression-era law that would break up the biggest U.S. banks. :Since the 2008 financial crisis, Glass-Steagall has become a calling card for politicians...

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said he backed bringing back the Glass-Steagall Act, a Depression-era law that would revamp Wall Street banks by splitting their consumer-lending businesses from their investment arms. Reinstating the law, which was repealed in 1999, has not attracted significant attention in Congress, but...

  • TORONTO, April 6- Canadian mergers and acquisitions got off to their strongest start in 17 years in 2017 as cross-border deal activity picked up pace, with JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and RBC taking the top three spots in the advisory rankings. Toronto Dominion and Lazard rounded out the top five positions in the league tables, according to Thomson Reuters data...

  • LONDON, April 4- Global investment banking fees reached a 10- year high in the first quarter of 2017 with more than half of the $24 billion in total takings coming from North America, Thomson Reuters data showed on Tuesday. Wall Street banks took the top five places last quarter, led by JP Morgan, which earned $1.7 billion in fees, followed by Goldman Sachs with $1.5...

  • LONDON, April 4- Global investment banking fees reached a 10- year high in the first quarter of 2017 with more than half of the $24 billion in total takings coming from North America, Thomson Reuters data showed on Tuesday. Wall Street banks took the top five places last quarter, led by JP Morgan which earned $1.7 billion in fees, followed by Goldman Sachs with $1.5...

  • SAO PAULO, April 4- Morgan Stanley and Banco Bradesco BBI SA topped Brazil's mergers and acquisitions rankings in the first quarter, buoyed by advisory roles in the $21 billion corporate reorganization of Vale SA, the world's No.1 iron ore producer. New York- based Morgan Stanley and Bradesco BBI, the investment-banking arm of Brazil's No. 3 listed lender Banco...

  • DUBAI, April 3- The head of corporate and investment banking at Dubai's Mashreq is leaving to become chief executive of Noor Bank, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. Mashreq, Dubai's third-biggest bank by assets, said John Iossifidis was leaving to pursue other opportunities, adding he had made a significant contribution to the bank's...

  • LONDON, April 3- Nine years after the beginning of a 45- billion-pound bailout by the British government, Royal Bank of Scotland is emerging from its restructuring process a shadow of what was once the biggest lender in the world. RBS had a balance sheet of 2.4 trillion pounds in 2008- almost double Britain's annual economic output at the time- having staged a...

  • LONDON, April 3- Nine years after the beginning of a 45- billion-pound bailout by the British government, Royal Bank of Scotland is emerging from its restructuring process a shadow of what was once the biggest lender in the world. RBS had a balance sheet of 2.4 trillion pounds in 2008- almost double Britain's annual economic output at the time- having staged a...

  • LONDON, April 3- Nine years after the beginning of a 45- billion-pound bailout by the British government, Royal Bank of Scotland is emerging from its restructuring process a shadow of what was once the biggest lender in the world. RBS had a balance sheet of 2.4 trillion pounds in 2008- almost double Britain's annual economic output at the time- having staged a...

  • LONDON, April 3- Nine years after the beginning of a 45- billion-pound bailout by the British government, Royal Bank of Scotland is emerging from its restructuring process a shadow of what was once the biggest lender in the world. RBS had a balance sheet of 2.4 trillion pounds in 2008- almost double Britain's annual economic output at the time- having staged a...

  • "UK M&A activity has started strongly in 2017... foreign exchange made UK companies cheaper, and there is an overarching desire for growth, which is not easy for companies to deliver organically," said Jan Skarbek, head of UK investment banking at Citi. "In this environment, we are likely to continue to see combinations that make strategic sense and enable companies to...

  • DUBAI, March 27- Dubai- based investment bank Arqaam Capital is launching a globally focused hedge fund, it said on Monday, becoming one of only a handful of local firms to offer such a product. Although Dubai has been growing rapidly as a banking centre, the local fund management industry has largely confined itself to traditional equity and fixed income funds...