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Category Archives: Real estate

J P Morgan goes shopping | Advantage Banking

JP Morgan changed its plans to buy more trading businesses and maybe even on catching up with Goldman Sachs. It still bought the European and other International desks of the … Continue reading

February 16, 2010 · 1 Comment

Portugal, Greece are in fact 'not significant' | Advantage zyaada

The numbers look like this : Greece first , has $360 billion GDP , $350 Bn of which is Public Debt, Total Debt is $485 billion. All reference data is … Continue reading

February 9, 2010

How AIG got out of paying for its default swaps?

When push came to shove, AIG sat down at the bargaining table instead of paying the sum defaulted..and that’s the usual way of ┬ádoing it, but to hear it from … Continue reading

February 7, 2010

Bonuses after the bailout | Advantage Banking

Well we’ve crossed the pond now and landed firmly in Geithner territory. A silent Geithner, a shell-shocked Henry Paulson and the renominated Ben Bernanke may still be available for the … Continue reading

February 4, 2010 · 2 Comments

ICICI BANK: A cultural meme withdraws

The bank results are out and the writing is on the wall for some of the erstwhile leadership in Indian Industry as well as the Global Banking firmament. We finally … Continue reading

February 2, 2010

The Global Recall Industry? | Advantage zyaada

Just after we finished a story on Brand Reputation Management Crisis, in fact just decided to sit down with the topic) we got another shock. After Toyota’s 6 million cars, … Continue reading

January 30, 2010

Bank reforms – Obama’s Big Fight

In a big public punch at the Street for the third time in Bank results week, Obama enumerated the new Volcker rule to add-on to the reforms instituted by Barney … Continue reading

January 22, 2010

Where the Infrastructure Dollar went?

2009 was the year of the stimulus for the US. Though the Capitol talked mostly only about stimulus in terms of funds for highways and on setting up of, … Continue reading

December 19, 2009 · 1 Comment

Citi fizzles out in end 2009 bid

Repayment week came a cropper as Citibank found a lukewarm market waiting for its sale to raise the $20 billion to repay. It seems Vikram Pandit’s team failed to do … Continue reading

December 17, 2009

California woes in plain view | L A Times

zyakaira notes: This crisis ain’t over yet by a mile, Going back on 66, Chicago may be next as California and Vegas have already given in..sad to see Hollywood , … Continue reading

November 27, 2009