Bankers, of course, don't go in for a lot of kissing - at least not in the workplace (not good for street cred or, indeed, your chances of avoiding a harassment claim).
Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan has had an interesting week.
The UK general public have been outraged over the rioting that has taken place in the capital and around England this week.
Standard Bank Group has announced its intention, over time, to halve the amount of capital utilised in operations outside of Africa from $3bn to approximately $1.5bn.
Here's the bank's statement on the speculation about France and the French banking system.
Here are a few links to some interesting BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, The Financial Times, MarketWatch,New York Post and Reuters articles currently doing the rounds.
Here's this week's Thomson Reuters Investment Banking Scorecard.
Right To Play and Greenhouse have announced a global programme that will help transform the lives of thousands of young people through the power of sport and play.
Seoul South Korea - Sad to report a South Korean stockbroker, said to have worked for Kyobo Securities, leapt to his death from a high rise residential apartment building in Daegu early Wednesday morning.
Oh how even the mighty have fallen these last few days.