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  • Article / 28 October 2016 at 10:00 GMT

    Europe's banks need bullying by Basel

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Europe's banks need bullying by Basel
    The problems affecting European banking are not being taken seriously enough, and regulators need to put their foot down and ensure that banks meet sensible capital adequacy and other norms. Otherwise Europe could risk another systemic financial crisis.
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  • Article / 05 May 2015 at 10:30 GMT

    European stocks: Slow train coming

    Trader /
    United States
    European stocks: Slow train coming
    After an easy start to the year where nothing could derail the quantitative easing bazooka from the European Central Bank, the going for European equities since early April has got decidedly more challenging.
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  • Article / 04 May 2015 at 9:30 GMT

    Earnings Watch: Good earnings season on both sides of the Atlantic

    Head of Equity Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Earnings Watch: Good earnings season on both sides of the Atlantic
    Q1 earnings season is entering its final phase in the US and the verdict so far is satisfactory. US companies have managed to deliver wins on both the top and bottom line against low expectations with especially the energy sector being the biggest positive surprise. In Europe, companies have also managed to succeed across both the top and bottom line with the technology sector being the positive surprise.
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  • 5y
    The banks are not yet willing or able to take the losses from their balance sheet. Us Fortress investment is talking for months now to buy a...
    fxtime fxtime
    Thx for the comments Peter :-)
    Peter Garnry Peter Garnry
    @JOSHUA63 The 20 largest Italian banks have an average coverage ratio of 55.6%, so the €187B NPL figure is of course overstating the magnitude of the problem....
  • Article / 16 January 2015 at 7:36 GMT

    Never trust a Swiss central banker

    Global Macro Strategist / Saxo Bank Group - Singapore Hub
    Post SNB surprise announcement yesterday – after leading the market on as recently as a few weeks ago on – the term “Never trust a Swiss central banker” will soon become mainstream. In this piece, KVP takes a snapshot of what happened, the significance and potential ways to look to play things going forward.
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    deeksayboy#1 deeksayboy#1
    selling chf vol undoubtedly a nice idea, pity saxo wont show you a bid
    Jim Earls Jim Earls
    The market was a parasite that tried to ride off the back of leveraged carry trade on currencies-the market really only has itself to blame for acting...
  • Squawk / 28 October 2014 at 7:58 GMT
    Senior Equity Trader / Saxo Bank
    UBS reported weaker results than expected. The result are weaker because UBS are setting aside 1,84B Swiss francs for litigation. Yesterday was 15,43 Swiss francs and are indicated at 15,60 Swiss francs
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    Jens_Black Jens_Black
    UBS are now down 1,25% just after opening...
  • Squawk / 29 July 2014 at 7:28 GMT
    Senior Equity Trader / Saxo Bank
    UBS released earnings earlier this morning and started up 1% but after a strong opening the stock is trading down 1,8% from highs.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 02 May 2014 at 5:16 GMT

    Traders join exodus as forex probes add pressure on costs

    The foreign-exchange market is losing a slew of traders from big banks as a probe into alleged manipulation of benchmark rates widens and pressure mounts on the industry to reduce costs.
    More than 30 traders from 11 firms have been fired, suspended, taken leaves of absence or retired since October, when regulators said they were investigating the market, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. London-based Barclays Plc (BARC) and Zurich-based UBS AG (UBSN) have been the worst-hit, each suspending at least half a dozen employees, the data show.
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