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Have you noticed how the UK tax man is now fighting on every front to ensure that as much tax as possible is collected from the 'rich' ? 'And about time too', I hear you say. But this is really bad news.
Bloomberg reports that the likes of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS are bringing in talent in London from rivals by sometimes doubling their base salaries.
The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to a US lawsuit (which has subsequently been withdrawn), Credit Suisse gave David Greene, a well-regarded Goldman Sachs money manager, a $10m pay hike to join its ranks.
That's just about the only thing that Goldman Sachs hasn't been accused of (yet), and, yes, some of us are getting a little tired of it.
Here's something sent in by one of our readers on the subject of that Greek Goldman swap:
The New York Post reports that a 'small to midsized' explosive device went off outside the offices of JPMorgan in Athens Tuesday.
Bloomberg reports that BNP Paribas has set aside $4.64bn for 2009 staff compensation over at its corporate and investment bank.
The Independent reports that Barclays President Bob Diamond has come out fighting, saying that Barclays shareholders should be proud of what Barclays Capital achieved in 2009.
Reuters reports that shares in Man Group spiked Wednesday, on rumours that US funds group BlackRock might be considering a takeover.
Barclays moved to limit overworking its junior bankers in the U.S. Friday, echoing recent initiatives by Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and others to stem a sometimes brutal work culture for post-college analyst programs.
A bloodless Russian invasion of Ukrainian peninsular Crimea has prompted a spurt of risk aversion across global financial markets.
The cryptocurrency stays afloat despite a top Bitcoin exchange closing down.