Structured finance deals of a type last seen before the financial crisis are set to comeback in 2013, according to market experts, signaling a return to the credit boom in 2004.
Nothing should really surprise us now.
Alison Carnwath, Barclays' former pay chair, has revealed she was a lone voice on the bank's board in recommending the bank's former boss Bob Diamond receive "zero" bonus in 2011.
Nomura posted third-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates as a drop in investment banking fees overshadowed gains from brokerage commissions.
The mystery is why Alison Carnwath, former chair of Barclays' remuneration committee, waited so long to put it on the record. It has been long known that she disagreed with Barclays' decision to award Bob Diamond, the then chief executive, a £2.7m bonus for 2011. But she didn't mention her disagreement with the other directors when resigning from the board last July. She merely cited her regret that she was no longer able to devote "sufficient time" to her non-executive duties.
Britain's big four high street banks could be forced to pay millions of pounds in compensation to small businesses, after the main City regulator found they mis-sold complex insurance products in more than 90% of cases.
Banking analyst Dick Bove may have changed firms but he hasn't altered his rosy view of the industry. In fact, Bove has accelerated his bullishness on big financial institutions, predicting an unbridled 14-year run higher for banking stocks.
Every year the Super Bowl is always just as much about ads as it is about football, but this year half the Super Bowl ads will include Twitter hashtags in their game-time spots.
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Fresh jobs and wages data for the UK will be closely scrutinised by the Bank of England and the City for evidence that the surprise jump in unemployment reported last month was a blip.
Mark Carney has told the government that the Bank of England is to examine whether policies intended to strengthen financial stability in the economy have held back economic growth.
Investors continue to pull money out of Bill Gross' new bond fund, though the exodus slowed somewhat in July.