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Global Mid Day Report: Natural Gas Inventories scare investors, Hospitals provide the only cheer

The Euro tumbled closer to breaking down below 1.24 levels today afternoon as the Natural Gas Report in the US shored up inventories of 3000 BCF by another 57 BCF … Continue reading

June 28, 2012

US Morning Report: Moodys threat works out for banks (Banking Insight)

Moody’s Banking Review The 15 banks downgraded by Moodys are being celebrated in the markets with the Moodys threat of a three notch downgrade for Morgan Stanley esp working to … Continue reading

June 22, 2012

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

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

A look at UK bank results: How RBS survives the apocalypse it brings

RBS posted gross profits of GBP 1.3 bln from its insurance on GBP 4 bln in Gross premium even as 2011 revenue fell an expected 13% to GBP 28 bln, … Continue reading

February 23, 2012

European Banks in the US: What’s left will not go away!

While ING and HSBC got out of the US businesses , HSBC still alive in retail banking , the others are finally getting a little possessive about their assets in … 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

European Bank Results Season: A summary year for Bob Diamond’s Barclays

The results announcements do not give Barclays plans away but a comparison between the Retail Banking and Barclay Capital Group Income slides make it so very clear. The Barclays card … Continue reading

February 10, 2012

Is Deferred pay the next Crossroads for Investment Banking? | Bank insight

Even as Deal fees continues to plummet, 2012 looks like a return to health for most global banks except for units in Asia and Europe sold off for gains and … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

A bank by any other name? look no further..| Bank Insight

Retail Banking habit in the world uncluttered by Mobile Banking and cross channel marketing as also the banking crisis of 2008 that still continues in Europe, US and now Asia, … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 3 Comments