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Tag Archives: Investment Banking

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

The Banks are feeling the pinch..

  The Banks have lost this play.. | Advantage zyaada | The Banking …   11 Jun 2011 … The Banks have lost this play.. | Advantage zyaada · The best weekly reads.. … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · 9 Comments

India Results Season: Banks shine in the last fiscal quarter (ICICI Q4 results)

As the usual year end considerations get into the books, banks in India have a relatively strong showing (details in bank results season at and have made again the … Continue reading

April 28, 2011 · 2 Comments

Bank Results season: Bank of America tries to regain lost glory

“Repair and Rebuilding” spilled over into Q1 as Profits fell 33% to $2.05 billion even as Provisions fell 60% from $9.8 billion. To add insult to injury the bank has … Continue reading

April 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

The G.M. IPO | Advantage zyaada

General Motors with a 61% stake from the Treasury/Government is being readied for an IPO with its 12% market share and sales of less than 150k cars a month. The … Continue reading

June 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

The pain of Spain … and Greece | Advantage 'zyaada'

With a Euro 20 billion from Greece and Euro 30 billion from Spain no one in the Euro zone should be complaining. And one thought people would notice that Greece, … Continue reading

May 26, 2010 · 3 Comments

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

Meanwhile AIG bleeds when it pays Claims!!

UPDATE: AIG goes National AIG’s asian unit AIA which consolidated most of its international units in life insurance, got sold for $35.5 billion to Prudential of Asia ( UK’s larger … Continue reading

February 27, 2010

Understanding Default Swaps | The Greece flavor

Or teaching newspapers to report it right I understand popular sentiment is al little against these Investment Banks for their pay and some others but with the NY Times going … Continue reading

February 27, 2010

The Decoupling is over. Done. Kaput. | Advantage zyaada

I like Samir Arora of Alliance earlier/Helios now. And I loved Bloomberg’s coverage of the Budget. OK, that part was the blog add-on to the discussion. Here’s the Finance. Yup, … Continue reading

February 27, 2010