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Category: Liquidity


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Bitcoin Surges Past $5,000 for the First Time Amid Staggering Cryptocurrency Run

October 12, 2017

Via: TheStreet

Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time ever in early Thursday trading, extending its incredible year-to-date gains to trade at a level that is now four times the price of gold. Bitcoin prices were marked $415, or […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

French bank Credit Agricole gets capital boost as profit climbs

August 3, 2017

Via: CNBC

Credit Agricole reported a sharp rise in its core capital ratio to 12.4 percent, as the bank took advantage of higher profits and a sale of a stake in investment company Eurazeo to beef up its financial position. An improving economic […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Italy swoops in to save another bank leaving taxpayers on the hook for over $25 billion

July 5, 2017

Via: CNBC

The Italian state has stepped in with funding to save yet another failing bank, meaning taxpayers now stand responsible for over 22 billion euros ($25.4 billion) of bailout money recently extended to the sector. Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan announced […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Breaking Banks: Removing Mystery of Money Movement

July 3, 2017

Via: Bank Innovation

Why does it cost so much to move money? If every record is computerized, if all the movement is recorded electronically, then why are there fees to get money out of a different bank’s ATM? Why are there fees to […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

HSBC Leads European Banks Higher as Reflation Bets, U.S. Stress Test Results Boost Sector

June 29, 2017

Via: TheStreet

HSBC Plc (HSBC)  surged to a near four-year and led bank stocks around the region to solid gains in early European trading as investors repriced growth and profit expectations for the world’s biggest lenders. The advanced followed much better-than-expected dividend […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Central bank liquidity is the ‘IV drip’ of the rally, and here’s what could happen if it dries up

June 19, 2017

Via: CNBC

If it weren’t for liquidity right now, the stock market rally could be ripping apart, according to BMO Private Bank’s chief investment officer. “Any sense that this IV drip of liquidity coming into the market is slowing down at all […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Fed Preps to Start Shrinking $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet This Year

May 25, 2017

Via: TheStreet

The Federal Reserve may begin later this year to shrink a balance sheet that swelled to $4.5 trillion after the financial crisis, using a system of gradually increasing caps to salve concerns about how much liquidity would be pulled from markets each […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Upward push on deposit rates

May 22, 2017

Via: Banking Exchange

Even as rates increased over the last 18 months, deposit costs have only moved modestly higher but funding pressures could emerge as the pace of short-term rate hikes picks up. Eye on deposit betas Deposit costs inched higher in 2016 […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Deutsche Bank Slips After Shareholders Approve Potential For Capital Increases

May 19, 2017

Via: TheStreet

Deutsche Bank AG (DB)  stock struggled to keep pace with its financial sector peers Friday following a shareholder vote that could allow Europe’s biggest bank to issue more capital in the coming years. Investors at the bank’s annual meeting in […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

HSBC Beats First Quarter Earnings Estimate, Sees Tier 1 Capital Improvement

May 4, 2017

Via: TheStreet

HSBC Plc (HSBC) posted stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings Thursday but indicted it had no plans to either buyback shares or increase its dividend despite its strong capital base. HSBC said pre-tax profits for the first three months of the year […]