Monday , October 23 2017


Merrill Lynch fined $45.5mn in UK’s first EMIR penalty

Bloomberg Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch was fined 34.5 million pounds ($45.5 million) for failing to report two years’ worth of exchange traded derivative transactions, in what UK regulators said was the first penalty under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). The Financial Conduct Authority said Merrill failed to ...

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BOJ suggests Japanese banks have too many employees, branches


Bloomberg Japanese banks may have too many employees and branches, and overcapacity is contributing to a drop in earnings power that may hurt financial system, according to the nation’s central bank. “The low profitability of Japanese financial institutions is striking from an international perspective,” the Bank of Japan said in ...

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BlackRock says unloved Asian investors turn to bond ETFs

Bloomberg Smaller Asian bond investors overlooked by banks are increasingly turning to exchange-traded funds to get exposure to fixed income, according to BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager. “Banks are using their balance sheet for bigger institutions,” said Sean Cunningham, head of capital markets and fixed income for iShares ...

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