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Activity, Investment Banking

Goldman eyes up merger with Wells Fargo, PNC & US Bancorp on its shortlist

May 18, 2020

Via: Banking Technology

The development was first revealed in a tweet by the publication’s senior correspondent, Charles Gasparino, saying that sources told him Goldman Sachs’ “weakening biz model” would “force a merger.” The report highlights that the need for Goldman to grow, particularly […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields rise as global stock markets rally

May 18, 2020

Via: Market Watch

U.S. Treasury yields rose Monday, following global equity markets higher, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank still had tools to fight the recession. Reports of early success from an experimental coronavirus vaccine also added to selling […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields fall after retail spending drops the most on record amid pandemic

May 15, 2020

Via: CNBC

U.S. government debt yields moved lower Friday as investors digested more somber economic data. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell 2 basis points to 0.595% while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond also declined 4 basis […]


Activity, Trading

Stocks trim opening losses as U.S. retail sales tank, trade tensions with China ratchet up

May 15, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Stocks were well off their lows on Friday and fighting for altitude after data showed U.S. April retail sales plunged more than forecast and on reports the Trump administration will block shipments of semiconductors to China’s Huawei Technologies, stoking fears […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Weekly jobless claims total 2.981 million, bringing coronavirus tally to 36.5 million

May 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

New filings for unemployment claims totaled just shy of 3 million for the most recent reporting period, a number that while still high declined for the sixth straight week, according to Labor Department figures Thursday. The total 2.981 million new […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Powell says the Federal Reserve is not considering negative interest rates

May 13, 2020

Via: CNBC

Even as it has pulled out all the policy stops during the coronavirus crisis, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said one area it won’t be going is negative interest rates. “I know there are fans of the policy, but for […]


Activity, Business Banking, Corporate Banking, Products

JPMorgan is first US bank to serve crypto exchanges as banking clients

May 13, 2020

Via: Banking Technology

It’s the first time the US banking giant has taken on crypto clients. The exchanges were approved in April as customers under the bank’s corporate and investment division, and are now starting to process transactions through the bank, per the […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

The Fed is starting its program to purchase corporate bond ETFs

May 12, 2020

Via: CNBC

The Federal Reserve will be starting its long-awaited corporate bond program Tuesday amid a boom in debt issuance. The central bank will kick off its Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility, which is part of a history-making initiative in which it […]


Business Banking, Channels, Products

Mastercard pushes ahead with B2B payments modernisation porgramme

May 12, 2020

Via: Finextra

Today, Mastercard is making that vision a reality by announcing the commercial launch of Mastercard TrackTM Business Payment Service. It offers greater control over payments and richer data exchanges that enable automated reconciliation for Suppliers and application of all payment […]


Activity, Insurance

National Governments Must Help Provide Insurance for Future Lockdowns: EU Regulator

May 11, 2020

Via: Insurance Journal

National governments must help provide insurance cover for future lockdowns, the industry’s European Union regulator said on Monday, as the private sector cannot afford to provide such broad coverage on its own. Countries have introduced lockdowns to fight the coronavirus […]