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Tag Archives: Switzerland

US Economy: Chicago Index shows great improvement , Greek Euros 130 bln a good plop in the bucket

The new LTRO( dole out for European banks to pay their creditors and free themselves up for interbank trading and auctions) is already anticipated as equity markets get used to sweeps … Continue reading

February 21, 2012

Can Boards get into Pay agreements ever? | Banking Insight

Tuesday wakes up to UBS results showing a nosedive that automatically necessitated pay cuts to the tune of 40% , including Base pay and the shrinking bonus pool despite the … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Spouse at the workplace? How about investment banker as spouse~

Being Philipp Hildebrand wasn’t easy in the run up to ‘the pegging of the Franc’. Wife Kashya, is supposed to have traded a new buy on 500000 Francs worth of … Continue reading

January 4, 2012

Crisis Theater: Euro has the home run

A likely think – alike – play – alike in Reuters Insider / Breaking Views team, we feel vindicated by the Euro having chomped off all its summit worries well … Continue reading

December 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

Central Banks extend US dollar Liquidity swap lines in coordinated effort

The Swiss, National Bank, Bank of Japan, US Fed, ECB and the Bank of England announced a coordinated effort to shore up liquidity for banks and global financial institutions with … Continue reading

November 30, 2011

UBS loses Groebel, James Gorman plays messiah

While the F1 circuit blazes a trail on the weekend and Abu Dhabi, Turkey, Korea and Noida’s Buddh Circuit watch the 2 year old Night Safari in Singapore, the first … Continue reading

September 25, 2011

Thinking aloud – Will Banking survive? | Vickers Report recommends a multi ring circus |

With Swiss regulation anointing traders as teenaged monkeys after a young Adoboli again showed the banking world how they earn their profits, the banks will have to get to the … Continue reading

September 16, 2011

They pegged it! | The Swiss Franc is now CHF 1.20 = 1 EUR

The Swiss Franc is now CHF 1.20 = 1 EUR and already trading the Dollar 10% higher at 80 cents from 87 cents just yesterday..The Euro already down below $1.40 The … Continue reading

September 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

There's more than two things wrong with UBS

UBS remains one of the few banks whose recovery strategies have been less than efficient with its risky bets unable to bring it near the big leaague. On top of … Continue reading

August 19, 2011

The European Armageddon: The real problem is in the economy

While Greek Debt and French downgrades have kept everyone busy in Europe, the Global Corporations from the Continent led by the bankrupt banks from Lloyd, Barclays and RBS on the … Continue reading

July 28, 2011 · 1 Comment