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  • Deutsche to keep Asian business intact

    Deutsche Bank said on Thursday that it will leave its Asia Pacific business intact, highlighting the region’s strategic importance to German companies and the bank’s solid presence in the region. This, it said, gives it an edge over European and American competitors.

    • 29 Jan 2016
  • Jefferies mulls end of expansion as European corporate finance faces test

    The US firm has been on a trajectory of almost constant growth since the financial crisis. Now it is clipping its wings in fixed income and looking to capitalise on its strengths in European investment banking, writes David Rothnie.

    • 28 Jan 2016
  • EC group mulls ripping up bank capital rulebook

    Subordinated senior unsecured debt could become a thing of the past almost as soon as it came into being if a European Commission group of banking experts can persuade officials to reopen regulatory negotiations to harmonise capital rules and redefine tier two capital.

    • 27 Jan 2016
  • Chips fall in Asia for Barclays as IB and equities cut

    Barclays beat a hasty retreat this week from the bulk of its investment banking operations in Asia, shuttering offices in multiple countries and slashing hundreds of jobs amid a wider global cull in costs and personnel. It did not pull any punches, with the cuts stretching across the equities, loans and bonds products. John Loh reports.

    • 21 Jan 2016
  • JP Morgan guards against complacency with reshuffle

    JP Morgan has unveiled the team it wants to repeat its table-topping success in European corporate finance, following three years of hard graft, writes David Rothnie

    • 21 Jan 2016
  • Deutsche litigation charge takes bank to loss

    Deutsche Bank has said it will make a full year loss for 2015, and a loss in the fourth quarter, with a litigation charge of €1.2bn in the fourth quarter, and an €800m restructuring charge. The new charge will take Deutsche’s litigation provisions for the year to €5.2bn.

    • 21 Jan 2016
  • Deutsche credit trading head set to exit

    Deutsche Bank is set to lose the head of its European investment grade credit trading business.

    • 19 Jan 2016
  • Basel slashes planned ABS trading charge

    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) published its final version of new rules for trading assets at banks. The rules will push up market risk regulatory capital requirements by 40% – but are still far less punitive than the industry had feared, especially for the securitization market.

    • 14 Jan 2016
  • European fees on the floor as CS calls weaker 2016

    After a year when European banks took their lowest ever share of investment banking fees, 2016 is not shaping up to be much better. Credit Suisse’s bank analysts noted continued low fees in the European market, which is set to continue into 2016 and 2017.

    • 14 Jan 2016
  • Raber sets out strategy for Standard Chartered DCM

    Standard Chartered has revealed the new management structure of its global capital markets team following a highly publicised restructuring last year. Leading the revamped capital markets unit is Henrik Raber, who told GlobalCapital Asia this week that he is confident the bank will be able to stand strong amid changes. Rev Hui reports.

    • 14 Jan 2016
  • Drayson leaves BNP Paribas

    One of BNP Paribas' most senior debt bankers, Tim Drayson, has left the firm.

    • 08 Jan 2016
  • 'Forced competition' to generate trading flow under fire for fomenting SSA scandal

    In the wake of the news that four traders at different banks were under investigation by US and UK authorities over possible sharing of client flow information, senior bankers were quick to blame the structures of the market, and pressure from issuers focused on turnover statistics, for making it possible.

    • 07 Jan 2016
  • Dehydrated bond markets face up to life without liquidity

    Worries about bond market liquidity went from specialist interest to global best-seller in 2015. The Bank of England and the Federal Reserve published extensively on liquidity problems in bonds; European politicians lost their appetite for regulation, fearful about doing further damage to the frail but crucial animal spirits of the bond markets. But the last year saw precious little done to solve the problem. Owen Sanderson asks whether 2016 will be better.

    • 06 Jan 2016
  • A year of restructurings: investment banks decide what they want to be

    Bank restructurings come in two flavours — the kind where the business stays pretty much the same, and the kind where it doesn’t. 2015 was the year of the latter, as new chief executives, new business models and a pervasive sense of existential doubt hung over investment banking. Owen Sanderson reports

    • 06 Jan 2016
  • European banks gear up for Fed’s split demands

    The US is top of every European banking chief executive’s to-do list for 2016, as they race to comply with new regulations that will define the future of their international ambitions. Consolidation beckons, writes David Rothnie.

    • 06 Jan 2016