The banking investments in U.S. have made a come back. Their patience is now rewarded. JP Morgan and Citi standout this third-quarter.
Wall Streel indexes continued to stay in positive territory as financial sector was catching up. Global stock market responded and climbing to the highest level in 2016.
A research conducted by JP Morgan analysts revealed that global investment banks would suffer a fall in profits this year. The fall could differ between regions, but average earnings are estimated to be down by 20 percent and revenues by 21 percent. Challenging economic environment is believed to negatively affect the global investment markets.
Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of JP Morgan Chase & Co, spent $26 millions to buy shares of his bank on Thursday. The share purchase is translated as good sign by other investors as the shares climbed by 2 percent after the news broke out to the public.
Nestle has decided to acquire the remaining stake of 36.3% in Osem and take the Israeli food company fully private. An offer of $840 million has been made to buy out the shares, and a shareholder meeting has been scheduled in March which should reveal the final decision arrived at by the company.
JP Morgan’s CEO James Dimon received $27 million in total compensation, of which the majority was in performance-based restricted stock and the rest as cash bonus and salary. This structure has been mainly designed to appease the shareholders who had frowned upon the fact that the CEO’s pay does not depend on his performance.
Popular news-reading app Flipboard has raised $50 million from a sole investor to boost manpower and infrastructure, reports say.
British private equity firm Charterhouse [CHCAP.UL] is working with JP Morgan (JPM.N) on options for healthcare company Tunstall, in a deal which could value the company at up to 700 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
As the Federal Reserve's policy-setting committee wraps up its third meeting of the year, a critical task awaits the U.S. central bank: narrowing the wide gap between how it and the markets view the path of interest rates.
If running a global bank is complicated, cutting one back is even more difficult. Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) faces a long and costly battle, analysts say, to sell Postbank (DPBGn.DE) and pare investment banking, the new strategic goals it outlined late on Friday.
Goldman Sachs became the top commodities bank last year, overtaking rival JP Morgan, a consultancy said on Friday.
Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) is bringing in Tidjane Thiam, the head of British insurer Prudential (PRU.L), as its new chief executive to help drive the Swiss bank's push into wealth management in emerging markets.
Deposit outflows from Greece's banks rose last week to around 3 billion euros, according to JP Morgan estimates, ahead of Friday's last-minute aid extension agreement with the country's euro zone creditors.
BNP Paribas has asked at least three banks to help it clear certain energy transactions in U.S. dollars next year to make sure it can keep its energy trade finance division operating after a ban imposed for violating U.S. sanctions, sources said.
A group of 12 global banks are working together to set up a one-stop bond shop for buyers and sellers of corporate bonds, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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