20 марта, 17:08

Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for March 20th

Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for March 20th

08 марта, 16:48

What Falling Estimates & Price Mean for ICICI Bank (IBN)

ICICI Bank (IBN) has witnessed a significant price decline in the past four weeks, and is seeing negative earnings estimate revisions as well.

06 марта, 11:19

Markets bounce back as fears over Trump trade wars ease - business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as investors hope that a global trade war can be avertedIntroduction: Hopes rise that Trump will cut a deal on tradeVolvo: Trade war could cost US jobsEuropean markets up in early tradingPaul Flowers banned from the CityBrewDog launches beer for girlsFull story: Global alarm bells sound over full-blown trade war 10.16am GMT Craft beer group BrewDog is facing a backlash this morning after launching a new beer for female drinkers dubbed Pink IPA.It’s their normal Punk IPA, but bottled in a pretty pink label. It’ll be sold at a 20% discount in BrewDog bars to those who identify as women - to highlight the gender pay gap. “Sexism in the beer industry is rife. We can no longer ignore that its existence prevents plenty of incredible women joining our eclectic and exciting industry. There is a long history of products that pander and patronise through harmful, sexist stereotypes and vulgar imagery, and we’re rallying to put an end to this nonsense.The love of beer is not gendered. Beer is universal. Beer is for everyone.” This is not ‘beer for girls’. This is beer for equality. Pink IPA has landed.https://t.co/MRWnqaADXg pic.twitter.com/J9Kk4khk1hI’m a huge @Brewdog fan but oh dear me.... https://t.co/7o4f9HugazAh, I see BrewDog is now that lad from your A-level politics class who makes "get back in the kitchen" jokes but it's OK because he's being "ironic" and is actually a "feminist" pic.twitter.com/F9xiK7xRJxDamn, that's some lazy, low-level trolling BrewDog. https://t.co/QJ9ry8C7BiReally brave and clever stuff from everyone’s favourite craft brewer BrewDog - nice! https://t.co/11Q52aO2Xx 10.01am GMT Newsflash: The UK government has launched an investigation into the way the Co-operative Bank was regulated in the aftermath of the financial crisis.The probe will focus on Co-op’s failed attempt to take over more than 600 branches from Lloyds. That bid collapsed in early 2013 when the problems on Co-op’s balance sheet came to light.The British government on Tuesday asked the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to investigate its oversight of Cooperative Bank, in an independent review aimed at shedding light on how the troubled lender was supervised during 2008 and 2013.It said the investigation would focus on the Cooperative Bank’s failed bid for 632 branches of Lloyds Banking Group in 2013. Continue reading...

26 февраля, 19:58

Сбербанк - крупнейший банк континентальной Европы

Сбербанк стал самым крупным банком по капитализации среди банков континентальной Европы.

26 февраля, 19:58

Сбербанк - крупнейший банк континентальной Европы

Сбербанк стал самым крупным банком по капитализации среди банков континентальной Европы.

26 февраля, 19:44

Сбербанк вышел в лидеры по капитализации среди банков континентальной Европы

Сбербанк стал лидером по капитализации среди банков континентальной Европы, подсчитало ТАСС. В ходе сегодняшних торгов на Московской бирже стоимость обыкновенных акций Сбербанка достигала 285 руб. за штуку, а привилегированных акций — 235 руб. за одну бумагу. Таким образом, суммарная капитализация Сбербанка на Московской бирже поднималась до 6 трлн 387,28 млрд руб. (€91,73 млрд по курсу Центробанка России на 23 февраля). Капитализация испанского банка Santander, который ранее являлся лидером по капитализации среди банков континентальной Европы, сейчас составляет €91,56 млрд. За ним на закрытие торгов пятницы следовали Сбербанк, BNP Paribas, ING Groep, Lloyds Banking Group, Intesa Sanpaolo.Напомним, Сбербанк признан самым дорогим российским брендом в ежегодном списке Brand Finance. Стоимость его бренда выросла сразу на 28%, до $11,6 млрд, что выше, чем у Danone, Gucci, eBay и Warner Bros. Третий год подряд Россия представлена в рейтинге всего тремя компаниями: кроме Сбербанка в него вошли «Газпром» и ЛУКОЙЛ…

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24 февраля, 12:15

‘Lloyds ruined my trip of a lifetime’

The bank blocked the only card a Guardian feature writer had while on holiday in the USCongratulations to Lloyds Bank for launching a timely mental health awareness campaign this month. In the Channel 4 adverts, famous people (including Jeremy Paxman and Victoria Pendleton) and members of the public, wear sticky notes on their heads featuring words and phrases such as bipolar disorder, agoraphobia, depression and anxiety. The voiceover tells us: “Mental health problems affect one in four of our customers, of our staff, of everyone. Let’s get it out in the open. Lloyds Bank – by your side.”Of course we should get it out in the open. So let’s start with Lloyds Bank, and how it has contributed to my mental health problems by relying too heavily on algorithms and too little on human staff. Continue reading...

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21 февраля, 22:16

It would be useful to know what Corbyn really thinks of Lloyds | Nils Pratley

Is it the Labour leader’s kind of bank or is it one that he would prefer to break up?Lloyds Banking Group’s profits are back at pre-crisis level, there’s a new, digital-heavy three-year plan and enough surplus cash to spend £1bn buying back shares. Very good, but the chief executive, António Horta-Osório, has a more interesting boast. Lloyds, he said, is “completely aligned” with Jeremy Corbyn’s vision that banks should serve the “real economy”.You can see what Horta-Osório means, of course. Since the crisis, Lloyds has jettisoned almost all its overseas operations and presents itself these days as a patriotic servant of “the people, businesses and communities in the UK”. It parades its flattering statistics at every opportunity: £47bn lent to first-time buyers in the last four years, support for 440,000 startups and the No 1 spot among UK corporate taxpayers. Continue reading...

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21 февраля, 20:48

Lloyds: An Undervalued Cash Cow in Banking

Lloyds Banking Group has become nice little earner for investors, as the U.K. bank launched a share buyback and promises more.

21 февраля, 16:20

Frontrunning: February 21

Investors Await Fed Minutes for Clues on Rate Rises (WSJ) Democrats Counter GOP Tax-Cut Pitch by Warning of Long-Term Pain (BBG) Trump Jr: ‘Nonsense’ That Family Is Profiting From Presidency (BBG) America’s Emerging Petro Economy Flips the Impact of Oil (WSJ) GM eyes 10-year $2.8 billion investment in South Korea (Reuters) Over half of Japan firms do not plan base pay rise this year (Reuters) Evangelical Preacher Billy Graham Has Died (BBG) Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters (Reuters) Broadcom cuts Qualcomm bid by $3 per share (Reuters) Bump Stock Prices Soar After Trump Proposes Ban (BBG) Investment star Alan Howard's comeback hits headwind (Reuters) New Jersey Transit’s Hidden Danger: Bad Brakes, Bare Wires, Rotten Parts (BBG) Behind walls of his mansion, Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 94 (Reuters) Russian Trolls Tweeted Disinformation Long Before U.S. Election (WSJ) Dish Network profit surges on $1.2 billion U.S. tax law benefit (Reuters) Nobody Wants to Let Google Win the War for Maps All Over Again (BBG) Overnight Media Digest WSJ - Qualcomm Inc pumped new life into its bid for NXP Semiconductors raising its offer to $44 billion and locking up support from key stakeholders— a move Broadcom Ltd had warned could prompt it to end its $121 billion pursuit of Qualcomm. on.wsj.com/2CykyXN - A federal judge undercut AT&T Inc plans to argue that the Justice Department is challenging its acquisition of Time Warner Inc for political reasons, ruling that the company can't have information on internal government deliberations. on.wsj.com/2CCr7Zu - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he would seek to improve coordination among schools, law enforcement and state agencies to prevent school violence in response to the deadly school shooting in Parkland. on.wsj.com/2CArR18 - 3M Co will pay $850 million to settle Minnesota's lawsuit, claiming the manufacturer contaminated water in the state for at least five decades. on.wsj.com/2CyY3C4   FT Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to broker a Brexit that would allow "full regulatory autonomy" outside the EU and the ability for Britain to start negotiating trade deals throughout the two-year transition period that begins in March 2019, according to a letter sent to her by a group of Tory Eurosceptic MPs. on.ft.com/2EI07gQ Penny Mordaunt, the international development secretary, threatened to strip existing public contracts from crisis-hit charity Oxfam, saying its former trustees misled donors and regulators about aid workers’ use of prostitutes in Haiti. Britain’s biggest mortgage lender Lloyds Banking Group Plc is set to announce plans to buy back 1 billion pound ($1.40 billion) of its shares when it releases its annual results on Wednesday.   NYT - Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday increased its takeover bid for rival chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to about $44 billion in hopes of shoring up support for the deal. nyti.ms/2oeVOzl - Supermarket operator Albertsons Companies Inc said on Tuesday that it would buy the remnants of the Rite Aid Corp drugstore chain. nyti.ms/2CyyvF2 - A federal judge blocked AT&T Inc's move to obtain communication logs between the Justice Department and the White House on Tuesday, hampering the phone company's argument that politics played a role in the government's decision to halt a merger with Time Warner Inc. nyti.ms/2CA7KzU - With Venezuela suffering one of the most severe economic collapses of modern times, the beleaguered administration of President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday that it had begun a presale of virtual currency backed by the nation's vast petroleum reserves. nyti.ms/2CAHWDL   Canada THE GLOBE AND MAIL ** The B.C. budget aims to temper the province's hot housing market but neither the government nor other observers know what the impact on real estate prices will be. (tgam.ca/2BG2vlz) ** Ontario is planning to impose hard limits on solitary confinement in its prisons - one of a series of proposals contained in a new corrections bill in the works since the plight of a Lac Seul First Nations inmate came to light in 2016. (tgam.ca/2omhZmE) ** Hyundai Auto Canada will enable its dealers to conduct full sales online, allowing customers to preorder cars, put down deposits, build-and-price online, get a trade-in quote on their current vehicle, schedule a test drive and fill out credit paperwork. tgam.ca/2CaDLD3 NATIONAL POST ** Ottawa Valley MPP Randy Hillier intensified his campaign against former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown on Tuesday, reporting him to the provincial integrity commissioner for alleged ethics violations. bit.ly/2okVdeB

21 февраля, 13:43

Годовая доналоговая прибыль Lloyds не дотянула до прогнозов аналитиков

Британский кредитор Lloyds Banking Group отчитался о росте годовой прибыли и объявил о программе обратного выкупа акций на сумму 1 млрд фунтов стерлингов ($1,40 млрд). Согласно отчету банка, прибыль до налогообложения увеличилась с 4,32 млрд фунтов годом ранее до 5,28 млрд фунтов. При этом валовая прибыль повысилась с 17,50 млрд фунтов до 18,53 млрд фунтов. Стоит отметить, что аналитики в среднем ожидали доналоговую прибыль в 5,89 млрд фунтов, и валовую прибыль в 18,50 млрд фунтов. Помимо объявления о программе обратного выкупа акций, банк сообщил о повышении размера дивидендных выплат с 2,55 пенса на акцию в 2016 г. до 3,05 пенса на акцию.

21 февраля, 13:29

Годовая доналоговая прибыль Lloyds не дотянула до прогнозов аналитиков

Британский кредитор Lloyds Banking Group отчитался о росте годовой прибыли и объявил о программе обратного выкупа акций на сумму 1 млрд фунтов стерлингов ($1,40 млрд). Согласно отчету банка, прибыль до налогообложения увеличилась с 4,32 млрд фунтов годом ранее до 5,28 млрд фунтов. При этом валовая прибыль повысилась с 17,50 млрд фунтов до 18,53 млрд фунтов. Стоит отметить, что аналитики в среднем ожидали доналоговую прибыль в 5,89 млрд фунтов, и валовую прибыль в 18,50 млрд фунтов. Помимо объявления о программе обратного выкупа акций, банк сообщил о повышении размера дивидендных выплат с 2,55 пенса на акцию в 2016 г. до 3,05 пенса на акцию.

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21 февраля, 10:54

Чистая прибыль Lloyds Banking Group за 2017 г выросла на 41%

Британская банковская группа Lloyds Banking Group, одна из крупнейших в стране, за 2017 год получила чистую прибыль в размере 3,547 миллиарда фунтов стерлингов (4,95 миллиарда долларов), что на 41% выше показателя за 2016 го

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21 февраля, 10:49

Lloyds bumper profits deliver £1bn bonanza for shareholders

Bank hails ‘landmark year’ as it reports 24% rise in profits and return to strong capital positionLloyds Banking Group posted sharply higher profits for 2017 and will hand £1bn to shareholders after a “landmark year” that saw the high street lender return to private ownership after its taxpayer bailout in 2008.The bank reported a 24% increase in pre-tax profit to £5.3bn last year, and said its strong capital position would allow the £1bn share buyback, worth up to 1.4p per share. Continue reading...

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21 февраля, 10:24

Lloyds hails 'landmark' after return to private sector

Lloyds Banking Group has reported strong full year profits in its first year as a private enterprise.

13 февраля, 16:31

Frontrunning: February 13

GOP’s Silence on Deficits Under Trump Marks Turnabout (BBG) Investors start looking abroad (Reuters) Cold War Rivals Risk Direct Conflict in Syria (BBG) Ex-Prosecutors Take Frustrations With Trump to the Campaign Trail (WSJ) Amazon’s Latest Ambition: To Be a Major Hospital Supplier (WSJ) In Shift, U.S. Signals Readiness to Talk With North Korea (WSJ) Volatile Markets Make Tomorrow's CPI Report a Reason to Worry (BBG) Shale Output Hasn’t Grown This Fast Since Oil Was at $100 (WSJ) Exxon Sues Its Antagonists in a Fierce Climate-Change Lawsuit (BBG) PepsiCo beats sales estimates on snacks boost (Reuters) OPEC Revises Crude Supply Forecasts on Higher U.S. Production (WSJ) U.S. to push for 'reciprocal tax' on trade partners (Reuters) U.S. Tax Provision May Sting Foreign Firms (WSJ) Israel Says U.S. Not in Syria ‘Game’ (BBG) The Biggest Political Spender at Trump Properties Is Trump (BBG) Iraq says $4 billion needed for new downstream oil investments (Reuters) Harley CEO asks investors for patience as sales, stock slide (Reuters) Don't take the president literally, aide says, after women deride 'macho-fascist' Duterte (Reuters) Icahn, Deason urge Xerox shareholders to oppose Fujifilm deal (Reuters) Overnight Media Digest WSJ - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has made a takeover approach to drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp in a move that could help boost profitability at the drugstore giant and insulate it against external threats. on.wsj.com/2Ch5Gg9 - A special committee of the Wynn Resorts Ltd board said it hired Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP to investigate allegations against Steve Wynn and to conduct an "expanded and comprehensive review" of the company's internal policies to ensure "a safe and respectful workplace for all employees." on.wsj.com/2ssCsva - Snap Inc said its head of sales, Jeff Lucas, is leaving the social-media company less than two years after joining from Viacom Inc. on.wsj.com/2GaLzTs - General Motors Co is sending a tough message to thousands of South Korean workers during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, saying it will close a Korean factory in May and pressure union officials for additional cost cuts to stem losses. on.wsj.com/2ECoBal - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc offered to bolster the editorial independence of Sky Plc's news operations to meet concerns of British regulators and ease approval of its $16 billion bid for the portion of the pay TV giant it doesn't already own. on.wsj.com/2spCowd - Trump administration officials have shifted their tactical approach to North Korea after internal deliberations in recent weeks, senior officials said, closing ranks with Seoul and signaling a readiness to hold preliminary talks with Pyongyang. on.wsj.com/2ssrm9y - General Dynamics Corp said it had agreed to buy CSRA Inc for $6.8 billion as part of the defense contractor's push into government information-technology services. on.wsj.com/2G8V2dG   FT U.S. defence contractor General Dynamics Corp, has agreed to buy IT and cyber security group CSRA Inc for $9.6 billion, including debt, as dealmaking in the sector heats up following a series of major hacks in recent years. Barclays Plc has been charged a second time by UK authorities over its 2008 emergency fundraising, raising the stakes for the British bank in its legal battle over the cash injections it arranged from Qatari investors to survive the financial crisis. Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has offered a series of steps to guarantee the editorial independence of Sky News to assuage concerns raised by the UK’s competition watchdog over the company’s bid to take full control of the pan-European broadcaster Sky.   NYT - U.S. President Donald Trump sent Congress a $4.4 trillion budget proposal on Monday outlining steep cuts to domestic programs, large increases in military spending and a ballooning federal deficit that illustrates how far Republicans have strayed from their longtime embrace of balanced budgets. nyti.ms/2ChHr1f - The Trump administration on Monday moved to repeal a rule restricting the release of planet-warming methane into the atmosphere. The rule, which applied to companies drilling for energy on federal land, has been the subject of intense court battles and delay efforts, as well as one surprise vote last year in which Senate Republicans temporarily saved it from being torpedoed. nyti.ms/2EnYdxE - A female executive at the investment firm run by Steven Cohen said in a lawsuit that the company was a testosterone-fueled "boys' club" in which men commented on women's bodies, belittled their abilities and paid them less than their male peers. nyti.ms/2CfATQY   Canada THE GLOBE AND MAIL ** The Trudeau cabinet has issued a special order to prolong Ottawa's scrutiny of a $1.5 billion takeover of Canadian infrastructure giant Aecon Group Inc by a Chinese state-owned firm, invoking a section of law used when the federal government believes an investment "could be injurious to national security." tgam.ca/2BWPXHC ** InstarAGF Asset Management Inc is preparing to make a C$50 million ($39.8 million) investment in community energy infrastructure through a partnership with British Columbia-based utility company Creative Energy. tgam.ca/2BYca7S NATIONAL POST ** Bank of Nova Scotia announced a deal on Monday to buy independent investment firm Jarislowsky Fraser for about C$950 million ($755 million). bit.ly/2BWrlP2 ** Suncor Energy Inc doubled down on its Syncrude oilsands stake with another C$920 million ($731 million) for Mocal Energy Ltd's five percent interest in the project. The company also announced a small but significant deal to buy a stake in a North Sea project. bit.ly/2BYdoQw ** The federal government's advertising agency spent more than half of its budget online last year, marking the first time the internet has surpassed television as Ottawa's advertising medium of choice. bit.ly/2BU7VKA   Britain   The Times * Lloyds Banking Group aims to raise the proportion of black, Asian and ethnic minority staff to 8 percent of its senior managers by 2020. bit.ly/2CfxyRS * The Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority each issued papers aimed at forcing firms into improving procedures to guard against computer-driven crashes and market abuse. bit.ly/2Ch4MjL The Guardian * A confidential report into Royal Bank of Scotland is set to be published by MPs after it was widely leaked, revealing details of the bank's treatment of nearly 6,000 struggling small businesses in the aftermath of the 2008 banking crash. bit.ly/2CfBvpO * Transport for London (TfL) has insisted it is not facing a financial crisis despite planning for a near 1 billion pounds ($1.38 billion) deficit next year after a surprise fall in passenger numbers. bit.ly/2CfJx21 The Telegraph * Barclays has been slapped with a further charge of fraud by UK regulators over its 11.8 billion pounds emergency cash call in the teeth of the financial crisis, putting its banking licences in several countries on the line. bit.ly/2CfSjwK * Twenty-First Century Fox has offered to guarantee the editorial independence of Sky News as it looks to convince regulators it is a fit owner of the Sky Plc. bit.ly/2CfV2X0 Sky News * Victrex will be named on a new public register days after Andrew Dougal quit over his links to Carillion , according to Sky News. bit.ly/2Cjelio * The world's second largest advertiser, Unilever, is set to make a stand over online safety and pledge not to invest in any platforms which "create divisions in society". bit.ly/2CeZAgo The Independent * Britain's "broken" energy market must be fixed by introducing an energy price cap before next winter to stop loyal customers being ripped off by suppliers, MPs said on Tuesday. ind.pn/2CfLM5r * More than a quarter of university students are currently running or plan to run a business while studying, new research shows. The study, conducted by a division of Santander dedicated to funding small businesses and students, found that the young entrepreneurs have an average turnover of 11,408 pounds per annum. ind.pn/2CgKGGi    

12 февраля, 16:27

Frontrunning: February 12

Investors Get a Reprieve From Recent Turmoil (BBG) White House to Roll Out Trump Infrastructure Plan (WSJ) Trump to Urge Wall, Opioid Spending While Congress Sets Its Own Course (BBG) Overseas Markets Rebound After Their Worst Week in Years (WSJ) Syrian frontline town divides NATO allies Turkey and U.S. (Reuters) The Tax Law Is About to Make Analyzing Earnings Trickier (WSJ) Record $23 Billion Flees World's Largest ETF (BBG) China's HNA Group gets $3.2 billion credit from Citic Bank (Reuters) Glitch Exploited by High-Speed Traders is Back at CME (WSJ) Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won't reveal source (Reuters) Bitcoin Closes in on $9,000 as Regulatory Fears Peter Out (BBG) A culprit for financial site glitches: you and your apps (Reuters) China Is Winning Global Race to Control Batteries (WSJ) The Fall of a Chinese Tesla Killer Threatens a California Town’s Dream (BBG) Comcast May Revive Pursuit of Fox (WSJ) Fox commits to Sky News independence to try to secure Sky deal (Reuters) General Dynamics Buying CSRA for $6.8 Billion (WSJ) Broadcom Secures as Much as $100 Billion of Debt Funding for Qualcomm Bid (WSJ) Oxfam International boss says Haiti scandal 'breaks my heart' (Reuters) Overnight Media Digest WSJ - Comcast Corp is contemplating reviving its pursuit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc after its bid for the company's entertainment assets was turned down despite being over 15 percent higher than that of eventual buyer Walt Disney Co. (on.wsj.com/2Bpq55N) - Broadcom Ltd secured as much as $100 billion of debt financing for its hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc and enlisted two more big private-equity firms, strengthening the chip giant's hand in the takeover battle. (on.wsj.com/2EjiEQh) - U.S. President Donald Trump is set Monday to unveil a program to transform how the nation's infrastructure is funded and developed, but the initiative faces an uncertain road in Congress over finding the money to pay for it. (on.wsj.com/2son0QP) - A proposed deal to sell troubled Weinstein Co fell apart on Sunday after the New York attorney general filed a lawsuit against the independent movie studio and its co-founders, Bob and Harvey Weinstein. (on.wsj.com/2EVi9ZO) - Takata Corp's U.S. unit has reached a settlement with representatives of those injured by lethally defective air bags, paving the way for the company to exit chapter 11 bankruptcy and move forward with a reorganization plan, according to court documents. (on.wsj.com/2socbhx)   FT The UK government has set out plans to end “diesel-only” trains being used on Britain’s railways by 2040. New York attorney-general Eric Schneiderman said on Sunday he had filed a civil suit against The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein, alleging the company’s executives and board had failed to protect employees from movie producer and former chief executive Harvey Weinstein. U.S. banking giant Citigroup Inc is setting up an innovation centre in London in one of the first strategic investments by a big US bank in the British capital since the Brexit vote.   NYT - The fire sale of the Weinstein Company hit a last-minute snag on Sunday, when Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, filed a lawsuit against the studio and its fraternal founders alleging that they repeatedly violated state and city laws barring gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and coercion. nyti.ms/2G8OeNf - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday will propose offering $100 billion in federal incentives to encourage cities and states to invest in road, bridge and other building projects, the centerpiece of a plan to spur $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending over the next decade without devoting significant federal money. nyti.ms/2EmlynF - The American network NBC, a unit of Comcast Corp , has apologized after one of its analysts Joshua Cooper Ramo drew anger for a comment during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics that seemed to gloss over South Korea's painful history with Japan, its former colonial master. nyti.ms/2BSBlJk   Canada THE GLOBE AND MAIL ** TransCanada Corp is mulling expansion of a major pipeline to ship more natural gas from Alberta to Ontario, a move that could help producers snatch back market share from U.S. rivals as the prospects for overseas sales of gas grow dimmer. (tgam.ca/2Cg6ulq) ** Pensioners of Sears Canada Inc will ask a court on Thursday to approve the appointment of a retired judge to co-ordinate efforts to claw back dividends paid over several years – much of it to entities controlled by American hedge-fund manager Edward Lampert. (tgam.ca/2Bqk7Sz) ** Environmental groups are urging the Liberal government to strengthen its proposed changes to the process of assessing resource projects, arguing the current plan will allow economic development to trump environmental protection. (tgam.ca/2nR2und) ** Restaurant Brands International Inc, the parent company of Tim Hortons Inc is grappling with unhappy franchise owners and a public-relations debacle over how some franchisees responded to Ontario's higher minimum wage.   Britain The Times Melrose Industries Plc accused British engineering group GKN Plc of "opportunistic financial engineering" and said that any potential plan to sell its powder metallurgy business to help to fund a bumper cash dividend was flawed. bit.ly/2BnXE8k Britain will have pulling power around the world despite Brexit and the prime minister is doing the right thing in keeping negotiations under wraps, according to the boss of BP Plc. bit.ly/2BnFu6O The Guardian Britain's Tesco Plc is understood to be working on a secret plan to develop a new discount grocery chain to take on cut-price chains Aldi and Lidl. bit.ly/2BmWTMY The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it would stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current U.S. drug abuse epidemic. bit.ly/2BqRFj4 The Telegraph The UK's space industry has called on the government to set up a national programme under its industrial strategy to boost business. bit.ly/2Bm6eo6 Three Britons have died after a helicopter crashed onto jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, the Foreign Office confirmed. bit.ly/2BqTkVQ Sky News Britain's biggest high street lender Lloyds Banking Group Plc will this month become the first FTSE-100 company to set a formal target for the number of non-white people it employs in senior posts. bit.ly/2BlPTQu The Independent As Virgin Trains East Coast faces "imminent failure", the Transport Select Committee has launched an inquiry into rail franchising on the UK’s flagship line. ind.pn/2BpqqFX

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12 февраля, 14:07

Lloyds becomes first FTSE 100 firm to set ethnic diversity target

Bank aims to have 8% of senior management from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background by 2020Lloyds Banking Group plans to raise the proportion of staff from black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds to 8% of senior management by 2020.The bank, Britain’s biggest high street lender, is the first FTSE 100 company to set a formal target to improve ethnic diversity among its top executives. It also aims to increase the proportion of non-white staff to 10% of its total workforce by the end of the decade. Continue reading...

12 февраля, 13:03

Биткоин побежал вверх

Рухнув на дно, криптовалюта вновь стремительно дорожает

01 сентября 2016, 07:54

Зомби банки

Современные банки используют невероятное множество приемов для сокрытия реальных финансовых результатов, манипулируя отчетностью, перераспределяя убыточные позиции через различные дочерние подразделения или выводя их в момент отчетности через производные финансовые инструменты. Даже находясь в чудовищных убытках, превышающие способность банка эти убытки обслуживать, сам банк может демонстрировать, что все отлично. Уже проходили в 2006-2008 и знаем.Оценить реальное состояние крупных финансовых структур через публичную отчетность технически и даже теоретически невозможно. Даже регулирующие структуры с высоким уровнем доступа могут быть введены в заблуждение умелой манипуляцией и подтасовкой информации. Сама по себе чистая прибыль априори является бумажным показателем и далеко не всегда коррелирует с денежными потоками и способностью обслуживать действующие обязательства.Это больше демонстрирует тенденции, чем реальную устойчивость. Однако, есть ориентиры, которые могут идентифицировать предел устойчивости – последовательность убытков, величина убытков от общих активов, от действующей выручки и что главное – от капитала.Красная черта – 3 квартала подряд убытков, около 0.5% убытков от активов в год, 15% от капитала и 20% от выручки. У этой границы, как правило, требуется принудительная реструктуризация активов, неизбежная санация и перестройка системы управления банком.На этот раз небольшой обзор крупнейших банков Западной Европы.Данные по чистой прибыли за год. Квартальная выборка не позволяет вычленить столь продолжительные ряды, а во-вторых, периодичность публикации результатов различна – кто то в квартал, но многие за пол года. Поэтому для полной картины – за год и поэтому только по 2015. Банки Греции, Португалии, Кипра и Ирландии в обзор не попали в виду своей ничтожности в объеме всех активов банков Западной Европы. Данные по ING в сопоставимом виде не получены.Собственно, в состоянии зомби пребывают, как минимум 4 финансовые структуры - Royal Bank of Scotland Group (этот особенно плохо, никто в мире так ужасно не выступает, как RBS - там форменная катастрофа), Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group и Unicredit. В тяжёлом состоянии Deutsche Bank и испанские банки. Английские банки держатся исключительно за счет хороших связей с ФРС, ЕЦБ и с Банком Англии. Убери нерыночные механизмы поддержки и все ... банкроты.В устойчивом положении HSBC, BNP Paribas, Nordea, DNB, Svenska Handelsbanken и Swedbank, т.е. в основном скандинавские банки.Пока не затрагиваю причины такого положения – это потом, т.к. у каждого своя специфика. Однако те, кто в наиболее тяжелом положении – такое состояние обеспечили преимущественно за счет рынка активов, а не кредитного портфеля. В будущем я рассмотрю более подробно банки, т.к. в условиях революционных сдвигов в денежном рынке (отрицательные ставки) весьма интересно проследить за динамикой операционных показателей и изменения баланса.Но пока совершенно точно можно сказать, что американские банки в сравнении с европейскими более устойчивы.

16 ноября 2012, 19:46

Банки британцам деньги не вернут

http://ru.euronews.com/ Миллиарды, потраченные правительством Великобритании на спасение банков, вероятно, никогда не вернуться к налогоплательщикам. К такому выводу пришла комиссия британского парламента по расследования деятельности властей во время кризиса 2008 года. Только национализация тонущих крупных банков Lloyds и RBS обошлась казне в 82 млрд. в перечете на евро. Так же комиссия во главе с Маргарет Ходж выявила грубые ошибки правительства при спасении самого первого рухнувшего банка -Northern Rock. Ñ�оциальные Ñ�ети : YouTube: http://bit.ly/zqVL10 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/euronewsru Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronewsru