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US Economy: Consumer Credit strong at $17.8 bln

The revolving credit component ( predominantly Credit Cards) was slightly negative, after the holiday spending rush was over , not necessarily bad news for the banks as it is good … Continue reading

March 8, 2012

Bank Results Preview: Standard Chartered remains highly profitable in key markets

Again, with so much data at hand and so many gamechangers in play , all of HSBC, JP Morgan and the Emerging Markets Prince Standard Chartered would be posted in … Continue reading

February 29, 2012

Interesting Boardroom Tussles continue in Asia | Deal Insight / Governance Insight

While the boardroom vs London CEO battle in Olympus kept Dealmakers, auditors and regulators busy most of the last Quarter, the new battles which we will focus on are no … Continue reading

February 20, 2012

Kelloggs gets into the Potato sacks| Deal Insight

Pringles full, that is. Kelloggs bid up the P&G potato snacks division to $2.7 bln and snagged the extra order of extra thin crispies, unloaded in the nick of time … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Bidding war for a $1.5bln bankrupt Dodgers franchise | Deal Insight

LA’s popular Dodgers MLB fanchise is up for sale with a dozen potential suitors including Steve Cohen and Mike Milken, Larry King and some well known lady stars from Hollywood … Continue reading

February 6, 2012

US Economy: Chirpy Morning Squawk, Testimony forgotten

Feeling a little batty today, bu tthe Jobs report hit the spot, with Europe totally forgotten and the optimism from the Jobs report even as 40% of the unemployed have … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

European Sovereign Debt Crisis: The Fiscal Compact, the Greek Default Deal and the new firewall

2012 Hellenic Summit Games Though the firewall is a misnomer the EUR 650 bln facility that will run concurrent to the existing EFSF of EUR 350 bln and continue post … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

Banks to report Details of Europe Exposure | Bank Insight

As per the Fed’s latest directives, banks filing their annual statements with the SEC next week onwards will post details of each and every Europe exposure divvied up as Spovereign … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 4 Comments

State of the Union: Obama to set up Financial Crimes Unit

* Obama to set up a Financial Crimes Unit  to investigate “abusive lending and packaging of risky mortgages that led to the housing crisis” * Obama to ask his AG to … Continue reading

January 24, 2012

Chinese Reverse Mergers: The Renewables: Long pent up German demand pops the Solar plays

Trina solar(NYSE:TSL) opened to a celbratory 30% up move after Deutsche Bank, still on a bullish rampage from last week, pointed out that  Solar panels were going to get a … Continue reading

January 12, 2012