Malaysia Drops Goldman Sachs Criminal Charges Over 1MDB
Malaysia has dropped criminal charges against units of Goldman Sachs over the bank's role in the alleged theft of billions of dollars from a government investment fund, a key step under the terms of a recent $3.9 billion settlement.
Spanish Banks in Merger Talks
Shares in CaixaBank and Bankia posted double-digit gains after the Spanish institutions said they were exploring a merger that would create a domestic bank with assets of more than EUR650 billion.
Monte Dei Paschi Issues EUR300M Bond
Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena has fulfilled one of the conditions set by the ECB to greenlight its bad-loan plan by issuing a EUR300 million tier 2 subordinated bond.
Exor Swings to Heavy Loss
Exor reported a EUR1.32 billion net loss in the first half and saw the value of its assets tumble as it cautioned that it wasn't able to estimate the future effect of the coronavirus on its operations.
Economy Is Limping, but Revenue Is Soaring at Wall Street's Banks
Investment-banking and trading revenues hit an eight-year high in the first half, a counterintuitive boom that shows the heavy hand of the Federal Reserve and the gulf between financial markets and the real economy.
Oversupply of Easy Money Sends European Borrowing Rates to Record Low
The interest rate that European banks use to lend among themselves plumbed new depths this week in a sign of how credit markets have been distorted by central banks' aggressive measures this year.
Emerging-Market Bond Funds Face Reckoning
The Covid-19 pandemic is a reminder that assets designed to produce higher returns in good times can post outsize losses when things go wrong.
Monte Dei Paschi Gets ECB Bad Loan Plan Backing
Monte dei Paschi di Siena said the ECB has approved its plan to shed bad loans worth billions of euros, under the condition the state-owned bank strengthens its capital buffers.
Is Rocket a Tech Stock or Boring Lender?
Investors seem confused about how exactly to value the tech-enabled mortgage lender, leading to a volatile stock price.
Justice Department Gets New Acting Fraud Section Chief
Daniel Kahn will serve as acting chief of the criminal division's fraud section following the promotion of Robert Zink.