Category Archives: Banking

Europe’s Bad Debts Still Haunt The Euro Banks

Looks like the new “Iron Curtain” in Europe is the non-performing loans (NPLs)  in each country’s banking system.    Greece and Italy stand out. For European banks, it’s a headache that just won’t go away: the 944 billion euros ($1.17 … Continue reading

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FinTech Investment By Top U.S. Banks

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IMF calls for China banks to boost capital buffers – FT

The IMF has called on China’s banks to strengthen their capital buffers beyond global rule requirements in order to fortify themselves against the risk of an economic shock. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs  

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COTD: The United States of Unicorns

Key insights about the companies in this map: Collectively, US unicorns are worth approximately $360B. Combined, these companies have raised just over $73B. After California, New York, Massachusetts, and Illinois, the next-highest unicorn populations are found in Utah (with four) and Florida … Continue reading

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COTD: China’s Financial System

. China’s financial system consists of six major entities: The People’s Bank of China, governments, commercial banks, financial institutions, enterprises, and individuals. The People’s Bank of China is a national bank, invested by the government. Though the People’s Bank of … Continue reading

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Week Ahead — Brexit outlook, Nike results – FT

Fallout from Brexit, results for athletic clothing maker Nike and voting for Australia’s national election. Seb Morton-Clark takes a look at some of the top stories for the coming week. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs (click … Continue reading

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Greek banks in a pickle – FT

Greek bank shares fell by up to 25 per cent on Thursday after the European Central Bank’s latest move on funding. Lex’s Robert Armstrong and Oliver Ralph discuss the volatile pickle that Greek banks find themselves in. For more video … Continue reading

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Bond market October nerves – FT

Could the October curse revisit financial markets? FT US markets editor Mike Mackenzie and financial correspondent Tracy Alloway discuss the prospects as Treasury bills turn negative, as well as the possible fallout from the departure of Pimco co-founder Bill Gross. … Continue reading

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Negative rates in 60 seconds – FT

As the European Central Bank considers adopting negative interest rates to counter low eurozone inflation, FT economics editor Chris Giles explains what you need to know about negative interest rates − in 60 seconds. For more video content from the … Continue reading

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Financials Show Strength

We noted a few days ago the bullish cup and handle formation in the financials (XLF).   This is one of our favorite charts and strength/leadership in the financials will bode well for the overall market into year end. The XLF … Continue reading

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