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Mitsubishi UFJ-Morgan Stanley joint venture takes shape

December 1, 2011

Morgan Stanley's joint venture in Japan with Mitsubishi UFJ Group has been criticised by competitors as a concession to MUFG for its huge investment in the US bank at the height of the financial crisis. However, Jonathan Kindred, CEO of MSMS, one of the companies formed by the joint venture, is adamant that the long-term benefits of the move will prove the critics wrong.


Is Nomura running out of time?

November 1, 2011

With its acquisition of Lehman Brothers' non-US operations, Nomura made an audacious bid to join the global investment banking elite. Little did it know that its bold move would coincide with the worst economic and financial environment for the best part of a century. However, its senior management believe that if they hold their nerve, the gamble can still reap the rewards they originally expected.  

Ping An's disastrous experience in buying a stake in Fortis has put many Asian banks off acquiring European businesses

What can the West offer Chinese banks?

August 1, 2011

Will China's cash-rich banks want to enter the West's stagnant, mature market when there are so many growth opportunities domestically and within Asia as a whole?

UniCredit, Erste and Raifeisen bank

CEE banking giants take different investment banking routes

August 1, 2011

UniCredit, Erste and Raiffeisen between them own significant market share across central and eastern Europe, but their approaches to turning local presence into international investment banking have varied.

Deutsche Bank's 'flow monster' outpaced in trading income

June 30, 2011

The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks has revealed some surprising results for sources of income at banks.

When banks merge

Massive mergers: How IT can make or break M&A

March 21, 2011

Technology is not always a primary consideration in banking M&A activity. But the success, or failure, of subsequent IT integrations can make or break any deal.

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Who pays when banks fail?

February 22, 2011

A wave of regulations to force creditors to share the pain when 'too big to fail' banks run into trouble will panic investors, say the bankers. But some investors argue the proposals need to go even further.

What the world's banks will be doing in 2011

January 6, 2011

The past few years have been as unpredictable as they have been torrid within the banking world. Those who have survived the crisis in good health - the heads of the banks that were winners in our Bank of the Year Awards - tell The Banker of their plans and expectations for 2011. Edited by Anindita Ghosh

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Standard Chartered's Peter Sands on the value of universal banks

December 23, 2010

Well-run and regulated international universal banks have an essential role to play in both the global recovery and the financial system at large.

Temporary blip or long-term shift?

December 8, 2010

The third quarter of 2010 was a dismal time for banks' trading businesses. Virtually all of them saw precipitous falls from the third quarter of 2009. While most believed this year would not be as good as the last, does this slump suggest a more long-term decline for one of investment banks' stellar business lines? Writer Joanne Hart

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