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Banks get ready for Crisis 3.0 – Blackrock bets on SocGen property loans | Banking Insight

In a seemingly transparent and lucid deal, Blackstone is picking up $131 mln worth of Property loans from Socgen getting in on property plays as Patron recruits an ex Lloyds’ … Continue reading

March 18, 2012

Banks get ready for Crisis 3.0 – HSBC, BarCap and Nomura create a quintet issuer | Banking Insight

The LIBOR in muddy waters gave banks a brief respite from setting inter bank rates and as European Banks try to think up ways to increase their rate of return … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Banks get ready for Crisis 3.0 – Goldman Sachs in Monoline reinsurance | Banking Insight

Even as being in the know, the markets and myself thought we knew where the banks were headed; the banks’ synthetic desks on both sides of the Atlantic leaked news … Continue reading

March 18, 2012

Europe: Honey, it’s time to defend the CDS | Insight Europe

Though, sitting in one seat all the time, we can’t continue wishing the world was in our control all the time, there is still a reasonable script out there for … Continue reading

March 2, 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

Another Qatar bid for Sainsburys? | Deal insight

The Qataris are bidding for the 2022 Olympics, Manchester United and Sainsbury’sĀ even as Chinese bid up Oil and Energy assets in the Year of the Dragon. Chinese firms usually withdraw … Continue reading

February 18, 2012

European Sovereign Debt Crisis: Greek Swap Deal consumed, profits done

The European Central Banks as the ECB collectively had purchased $50 bln of these Greeks ( GGBs ) fromt he flailing government and now the bonds will be exchanged to … Continue reading

February 16, 2012

Canadian and Swiss investigators target LIBOR trades | Banking Insight

The Canadian Competition Bureau targeted HSBC, RBS and Barclays Bank in its investigation on suppressing of the LIBOR rate seemingly as all London based banks conceded they were subject to … Continue reading

February 16, 2012

The story of manipulation of LIBOR rates | Banking Insight

Dozens of traders from UBS, RBS, JP Morgan, Deutsche and Citi have been suspended or placed on administrative leave as UBS suspended its LIBOR desk and investigators continue to bring … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 5 Comments

Bankruptcy mania gets London arms extra cash to keep

Washington and New York based custodians for MF Global and Lehman Brothers are seemingly fighting an uphill battle for customer cash. Th elatest is the $700 million not yet included … Continue reading

February 11, 2012 · 1 Comment