from Breakingviews:

BNP Paribas’ M&A machine spits out growth and risk

July 31, 2015

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Deutsche Bank smart on growth, shabby on costs

July 30, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Shouldn’t Credit Suisse and StanChart swap CEOs?

July 20, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Bafin barbs show scale of Deutsche overhaul task

July 17, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

BBC needs good pruning, not root-and-branch change

July 16, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

U.S. bank bosses get greedy in latest merger

July 14, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Thruppence: Sympathy for the devil in boardrooms

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July 10, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: The (bank) resolution will be televised

July 9, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Chinese stock markets need more than lip service

June 30, 2015

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from Financial Regulatory Forum:

COLUMN: “Swindle & Fraud” – America’s great tradition, from Lapham’s Quarterly

June 16, 2015

It is easy to fall into the belief that we are living in special times; that greed, avarice, fraud, and swindle are at new heights; that bankers are worse than they've ever been; that public trust in them is at historic lows. Nearly every day we learn of yet another major fine imposed on a bank for some wrongdoing, all this while the leaders of finance lament the burdensome rules they must now work under.
Pity them, and pity us, but life has always been that way, or at least that is the lesson drawn in reading the latest edition of Lapham's Quarterly "Swindle & Fraud." We are reminded that humans have a long history of behaving badly, and efforts to change that reality have usually run aground. Deception, lies, fraud and confidence tricksters are part of our fabric, whether in business or finance, on a New York street corner, Barnum’s circus, or ancient Greece.