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Bank of America Q1 profit falls
By BBR Staff Writer
Bank of America has reported a sharp fall in its profit for the March quarter, as its revenue came under pressure due to a slump in bond and stock trading amid concerns over global economic growth.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News
RBS to divest $2.5bn worth real estate loans in Ireland
By BBR Staff Writer
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has agreed to divest $2.5bn worth of real estate loans in Ireland to Cairn Homes and Lone Star Funds.
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Credit Suisse wins approval to offer securities brokerage services in China
By BBR Staff Writer
Credit Suisse Founder Securities (CSFS), a Sino-Foreign joint venture (JV) securities company set up by Founder Securities and Credit Suisse in China, has secured approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission to provide securities brokerage services in Shenzhen Qianhai.
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Heartland Financial to acquire CIC Bancshares for $83.5m
By BBR Staff Writer
Heartland Financial USA has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire CIC Bancshares in a deal worth $83.5m.
Banking Services > Commercial Banking > News
US Supreme Court backs Barclays' claim over $4bn of Lehman’s disputed assets
By BBR Staff Writer
As per the US Supreme Court ruling, Barclays will be able to claim about $4bn worth of disputed assets purchased from Lehman Brothers Holdings' brokerage unit during the financial crisis in 2008.
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ABC Arbitrage provides €30m to Irish subsidiary
By BBR Staff Writer
French hedge fund operator ABC Arbitrage has provided its Irish subsidiary Quartys with more than €30m since its creation last year.
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Commerzbank to close FXPB business
By BBR Staff Writer
German banking and financial services company Commerzbank plans to close its Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage (FXPB) business in an effort to reallocate resources in its Market Services business.
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Prudential Elite, REALTORS join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate brokerage network
By BBR Staff Writer
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, today announced that Prudential Elite, RELATORS® has joined the network and is now operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sarver Realty.
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Prudential Solutions Real Estate Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network
By BBR Staff Writer
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Prudential Solutions Real Estate has joined the network and is operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Solutions Real Estate.
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BNP Paribas to acquire majority stake in DAB Bank for €354m
By BBR Staff Writer
BNP Paribas has reached joint understanding with UniCredit Bank's management board for the acquisition of 81.39% stake in German online investment brokerage firm, DAB Bank for €354m.
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Bank Muscat considering sale of brokerage division
By BBR Staff Writer
Oman-based financial services provider Bank Muscat is reportedly considering the sale of one of its brokerage division in the sultanate.
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SEC investigates Merrill, Charles Schwab for anti-money laundering breaches
By BBR Staff Writer
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating Bank of America's (BofA) brokerage Merrill Lynch and Charles Schwab for breach of anti-money laundering rules.
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UK FCA fines Martin Brokers for failings in relation to LIBOR
By BBR Staff Writer
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Martin Brokers (UK) Ltd (Martins) £630,000 for misconduct relating to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).
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FINRA fines Triad Advisors and Securities America over reporting violations
By BBR Staff Writer
The US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has imposed a fine of $650,000 and $625,000 against two firms Triad Advisors and Securities America, respectively, for failing to supervise the use of consolidated reporting systems in accordance with securities laws.
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Convergex agrees to pay $151m to settle securities and wire fraud charges
By BBR Staff Writer
ConvergEx Group, a brokerage firm agreed to pay more than $151m to US regulators to settle criminal and civil charges that it exaggerated fees when trading for clients, deceived charities and other big investors.
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