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.
Reuters reports that Bank of America emerged victorious in the first round of a court battle with a so-called 'cybersquatter' over the domain names bofaml.com and mlboa.com.
Here's the latest from our Highly-Placed Professional.
Leading overseas development agency CARE International is laying down the gauntlet for professionals from the financial industry, in the shape of the CARE 24 Peaks Challenge on 26-27 June 2010. This is the ultimate UK Mountain Challenge: 24 Peaks in 24 hours!
Reuters reports that Barclays has posted a $18.1bn profit for 2009, boosted by a $9.8bn gain on the sale of BGI to BlackRock. Pre-tax profit at investment banking arm Barclays Capital came in up 89% at $3.85bn.
Jacksonville Business Journal reports that Bank of America will pick up the tab for former CEO Ken Lewis's legal fees (and will probably be able to claim them back via insurance).
The Daily Telegraph ran an interesting piece last week about how Lloyds Banking Group is bidding up UK compensation packages for the rest of the market as it attempts to beef up its small capital markets business.
IBM is reportedly cutting the pay of employees who need training.
The arrest of one of Russia's richest men, whose empire spans oil production to the country's largest mobile phone network, could send further shockwaves through an economy already reeling from western sanctions.
The former trader, who served five years in jail, now runs a dry-cleaning and laundry business.