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Mizuho and RBS reach agreement over $36.5bn credit portfolio

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Mizuho Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, and the Royal Bank of Scotland have reached a definitive agreement for the acquisition by Mizuho Bank of a credit portfolio which, as of December 31, 2014, was made up of approximately $36.5bn in loan commitments, including $3.2bn of drawn assets.

The US recovery story is a fraud: SocGen bear

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Societe Generale's notoriously bearish strategist, Albert Edwards, has poured scorn on the belief that the U.S. economy is recovering and predicts "violent" reactions in asset markets during the second half of 2015.