UniCredit SpA, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA and Commerzbank AG are among banks in Europe most susceptible to stress because they didn’t deleverage enough, according to a study by Switzerland’s Independent Credit View.
Central Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler’s quest to cool New Zealand’s housing boom is being stymied by 50-year low mortgage rates and giveaways being offered by the nation’s banks as they chase new customers.
Citigroup Inc. could lose as much as $7 billion on currency swings if Charles Peabody is right, putting the analyst at odds with peers who say the stock will be the best performer among big U.S. banks in the year ahead.
Bank of Ireland Plc extended declines today as Fitch Ratings said yesterday loan impairments at the biggest Irish lender by assets and rival Allied Irish Banks Plc may rise and the lenders may need more capital.
Gluskin Sheff & Associates Inc., the second-best performing publicly traded money manager in Canada this year, bought stakes in Suncor Energy Inc., Whitecap Resources Inc. and other oil providers as it focuses on high- yielding dividend stocks.
Bankers at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had a tumultuous 2012. The firm cut 900 jobs, promoted the fewest executives to the exalted post of partner in more than a decade and slashed the portion of revenue set aside for compensation to 38 percent from 42 percent a year earlier.
Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said he won’t cave to pressure from banks or the European Union to harmonize standards and insists capital ratios in the largest Nordic economy need to be higher than those elsewhere.