An SNL Financial report showed that lenders in Massachusetts closed some of the priciest bank deals in the past three years in the US. Four mergers and acquisitions done in the Bay State made it to the top 20 list.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp reported that the increased litigation cost at one unnamed institution was the primary reason why FDIC-insured banks and savings institutions posted decreased profits in the third quarter this year.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Monday including Greece banking, Fiat, BOFA, Mechel, Saputo, RBS, Lohmann, Carlyle Group, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Kuwait Airways, Dubai Holding, SunEdison, Blackstone, Greece National Bank, IMG Worldwide, KKR, Babcock, AMR, Orrick, BAC and Fisker Automotive.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has bought a small package of loans from Spain's so-called 'bad bank' Sareb, helping the vehicle to surpass year-end sales targets, two sources familiar with the situation said on Monday.
The new collateral-free microfinance program set to be implemented next year by the Finance Ministry of Thailand to fight illegal loan sharks may not gain wide acceptance due to its high interest rate, according to a report on The Nation.
China is set to become Asia's leader in outbound corporate acquisitions this year, ending Japan's two-year reign, as the country's appetite for overseas targets expands beyond natural resources and into areas such as food and banking.
Kareem Serageldin, a former banker of Credit Suisse, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in the scheme that inflated the prices of subprime mortgage bonds artificially at a time when housing and credit conditions were taking a turn for the worse.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Friday, including Microsoft, Comcast, Green Dot, Goldman Sachs and others.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc lost more than $1 billion on currency trades during the third quarter, recent regulatory filings show, offering some insight into why the firm, reported its worst quarter in a key trading unit since the financial crisis.
The US Treasury Department will meet with the banking industry in December to give guidelines on how to deal with marijuana businesses in states that have legalized marijuana use.
The consolidation of US Bancorp Fund Services and Quintillion Limited would allow the former to expand its operations in Europe via its new strategic headquarters in Dublin.
Nedbank Group, headed by Chief Executive Officer Mike Brown, said it plans to use its option to acquire a stake in Togo-based Ecobank Transnational Inc valued at more than USD 500 million.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch or BofAML has topped Citibank and Morgan Stanley in executing deals in India for the past 11 months, completing transactions worth USD 7.96 billion.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Tuesday including Nokia, IntercontinentalExchange Group, Goldman Sachs and others.
A request by the central bank of India to be given exemption from the provisions in Section 54 of the Competition Act, which seeks to regulate bank mergers within a certain period, India's Ministry of Corporate Affairs rejected such request.
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