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February 23, 2015 HSBC says CEO Stuart Gulliver holds Swiss account

Source: Reuters

Europe's biggest bank, HSBC said its chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, holds a bank account in Switzerland that was set up in 1998 to hold bonus payments, responding to a report in the Guardian newspaper that said he had a Swiss...

February 18, 2015 Swiss prosecutor orders search of HSBC in money-laundering inquiry

Source: CNBC

A Swiss prosecutor said on Wednesday it is ordering a search of HSBC Holdings in Geneva and opening an inquiry into allegations of aggravated money-laundering.

February 9, 2015 HSBC files show how Swiss bank helped clients dodge taxes and hide millions

Source: The Guardian

HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets, doling out bundles of untraceable cash and advising clients on how to circumvent domestic tax authorities, according to a...

February 5, 2015 Greek banks hit as Europe stands firm over bailout

Source: CNN Money

Greek markets are tumbling after the European Central Bank raised the pressure on the country's new anti-austerity government to stick to the terms of its massive international bailout program, a message Germany is likely to...

February 3, 2015 Fitch: Corruption Probes Highlight China Bank Governance Risks

Source: Reuters

The sudden resignation of Mao Xiaofeng, President of China MinSheng Bank, and the investigation into Bank of Beijing's board director Lu Hai Jun, should not have an effect on these banks' Support or Viability Ratings (VRs), says...

January 28, 2015 Fitch: New Accounting Rules for 2014 Reporting Season

Source: Reuters

In a new report, Fitch Ratings examines the changes expected in 2014 accounts. For banks reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) the most significant new standards for 2014 accounts are IFRS 10, 11 and...

January 20, 2015 Enter Goldman Sachs as Irish Tell Banks It’s Payback Time

Source: Bloomberg

The government last week hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) to advise on how to recoup Allied Irish Banks Plc (ALBK)’s 21 billion-euro ($24 billion) bailout as part of a strategy that could help push Ireland’s debt back below...

January 20, 2015 Bank Losses From Swiss Currency Surprise Seen Mounting

Source: Bloomberg

The $400 million of cumulative losses that Citigroup Inc. (C), Deutsche Bank AG and Barclays Plc (BARC) are said to have suffered from the Swiss central bank’s decision to end the cap on the franc may be followed by others in...

January 15, 2015 Dimon warns breaking up JPMorgan would hurt US financial power

Source: FT.com

US financial power would be diminished if it were left to Baby JPMorgans to compete with emerging Chinese megabanks, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, said on Wednesday as he was forced to make

December 16, 2014 Co-op Bank fails stress test and Lloyds and RBS remain at risk in 'severe economic downturn'

Source: BBC News

The Bank of England's doomsday economic scenario has left three of Britain's major banks under some stress.But only one, Co-op, has actually failed the test of what would happen if there were an economic crisis in the UK.

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