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Bank Results Season: GS falls behind in relevance with $34 Bln and Profits of $ 8 Bln in 2013

Earnings have actually improved to $15.46 for the year but that means the quarterly average EPS is still under $ 4. The firm however took a 31% share of its … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

Morgan Stanley’s first problem of plenty? | Banking Insight

Morgan Stanley’s first skirmish with Volcker’s rule is tying it up in knts as Fund managers of its Infrastructure Fund in the new series are even asking for MS to … Continue reading

September 18, 2012

What Germans made of the Euro in ten years

The chart is self explanatory. Germany has too many benefits from the Economic Union to mind being the largest share (27%) of funding in the ECB or otherwise, but is … Continue reading

December 10, 2011

Bank results season: Deutsche Bank starts the decade with small shocks

In a continuing tradition of testing public markets with negative announcements without sounding like a topered nose (I am in a bit of ahurry to reach the trading room) Deutsche … Continue reading

February 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

State Bank of India : The red EMU that flew over the seas

Our literatteur in mint residence has outdone himself for a change. Tamal’s work for Bankers’ Trust[a serious column on page 6 of monday’s mint] that was mostly a shadow of … Continue reading

May 24, 2010 · 2 Comments

the unwinding of poprietary trading | advantage 'zyaada'

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the securities firm that makes about 10 percent of its revenue from trades on its own behalf, is ceasing proprietary trading in one type of structured … Continue reading

May 16, 2010 · 1 Comment

Rating agencies to be investigated? | Advantage zyaada

Tradin gprofits and their consistency made one helluva masquerade on wall street press yesterday…First NY Times dot Com updated how the rich Goldman Sachs was in trouble for being the … Continue reading

May 13, 2010 · 1 Comment

You've heard of urban legends? Here its ICICI Bank..| Advantage zyaada

Jason’s on the prowl and it’s Friday the 13th Well ICICI Bank is back with a whimper if not a bang, befriending the 120k readers of mint ( at the … Continue reading

May 5, 2010 · 1 Comment

Kotak Bank: Lying low and staying dull after ICICI (Bank)

On rants: Driving the agenda for quicker results announcements It is supposedly results season, Financial reforms have been on in this country for almost 20 years and Kotak is announcing … Continue reading

April 26, 2010 · 2 Comments

India Results season: HDFC Bank vs ICICI Bank

Both the private sector efforts that have taken the last decade of All India growth under their ownership having influenced governments and banks and slipped on roughshod retail portfolios without … Continue reading

April 24, 2010 · 2 Comments