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Glenxstra heralds a new bottom for deal premium | Deal Insight

As twoof the world’s biggest commodities megalith’s get together to combine under one roof., strains are imminent as a $20 mln payday for Xstrata CEO Mick Davies and his likely … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

It's time to demand guaranteed bonuses?| Banking 'Legal'

Once upon a time a Vo7 guaranteeed bonus was added to my pay slip and then never paid when I left. Some Dresdner Kleinwort employees feel time for restitution is … Continue reading

January 24, 2012

RBS decides the quantum of cut and roll

3500 jobs would be cut as RBS cts its Corporate investment bank by upto $450 bln, first a minimum of GBP 120 bln or $ 184 bln RBS would be … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

London, London! Trying a new R for regulation in the UK – Part I >> Ringfencing Vickers' new law

Caution: The contents of this law are not applicable to non existent European collateral, leveraged balance sheets of Central Banks, International operations of global banks, but may be applicable to local branches … Continue reading

December 20, 2011

This week's investment buzz and inspiration | Advantage Dealbook

Zynga vs Michael Kohrs, anyone? A no contest as Zynga’s multitude of institutional investors including mid market PE funds who actually sold into the offer and Kleiner Perkins’ Bing Jordan … Continue reading

December 19, 2011 · 6 Comments

Old Mutual, Credit Suisse and UBS panic(sell off) in real time

The European banks delveraging was always going to be ugly, but with even Deutsche Bank caught on the wrong side of the fence very few global bank models are going … Continue reading

December 15, 2011

UBS pulls off a Kerviel

The unidentified 31-year old turns out to be a London ETF desk trader Adoboli  was also the earlier rumored Equities desk supplicant emanating from Zurich But The Delta 1  trading … Continue reading

September 15, 2011

HSBC's Strategy day could be an example for BofA too..

Here is this man who took over one of the better performing global banks from John Bond just six months ago and in the aftermath of the same questions would … Continue reading

May 11, 2011 · 6 Comments

Now showing on HBO.. and we did not tweet these | Advantage zyaada

The British are going for the ultra fob edition 19% coco loops raising reserve requirements ideally even beyond the alps now benchmarked at 19% Capital requirements with Swiss Government bonds/Banks … Continue reading

April 11, 2011 · 3 Comments

Project Merlin: Banks not playing ball, Mr Cable

UPDATE: The new levy raises an additional $1.3 bln for the UK government, totaling to $4bln for the year. The small business lending increase envisaged by the final agreement is … Continue reading

February 6, 2011 · 2 Comments