Bank of America
Central Banking | 28 Apr 2014
Federal Reserve orders Bank of America to resubmit capital plan after bank discovers inaccuracies dating back to Merrill Lynch takeover that caused miscalculation of capital ratios
Central Banking | 21 Mar 2014
Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley all perform below average in Fed stress tests
Central Banking | 10 Jul 2013
Banking agencies announce rules to increase organisations' leverage ratios; measures remain controversial with the banking lobby and regulators, notably FDIC's Hoenig
Central Banking | 15 Feb 2012
Billions of dollars in capital could be excluded under Basel proposals on derivatives DVA - with US banks hardest hit
Central Banking | 25 May 2010
Congressional Budget Office report estimates the Federal Reserve subsidised banks and investors by $21 billion through its credit programmes
Central Banking | 07 Dec 2009
Kuwait Investment Authority announces sale of its Citigroup share; follows Singapore GIC’s sale of Citi stake in September
Central Banking | 25 Jun 2009
Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, on Thursday claimed that the central bank had acted "with the highest integrity" in discussions with Bank of America over its takeover of Merrill Lynch, a now defunct investment bank.
Central Banking | 11 Jun 2009
Emails sent by Federal Reserve officials and subpoenaed by government investigators appear to back claims that Ben Bernanke pressurised Bank of America to go ahead with its takeover of investment bank Merrill Lynch after the bank attempted to back out of the deal.
Central Banking | 15 May 2009
Temasek, one of Singapore's sovereign wealth funds, has sold its stake in Bank of America in a bid to reduce its considerable exposure to western banking stocks.
Central Banking | 24 Apr 2009
In a bid to enhance transparency, and in doing so appease anger on the Hill, the Federal Reserve on Thursday released information about the assets it holds of American International Group (AIG), the beleaguered insurer, and Bear Stearns, a now-defunct investment bank.
Central Banking | 23 Apr 2009
Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Hank Paulson, a former US treasury secretary, have been accused of pressurising Bank of America to go ahead with their takeover of investment bank Merrill Lynch after they attempted to back out of the deal.
Central Banking | 03 Apr 2009
The Congressional Budget Office has raised its estimate of the ultimate cost to taxpayers of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (Tarp) by 51%.
Central Banking | 05 Mar 2009
The Fed has accepted a bid by ICE Trust - an amalgam of an exchange operator, a provider of clearing services and eight banks - to run a central counterparty and clearing house for the global credit-default-swap (CDS) market.
Central Banking | 20 Jan 2009
The Bank of Canada cut its key rate to 1%, the lowest level in the central bank's 75-year history, on Tuesday and said that headline inflation would fall below zero later this year. However, the move was not enough to satisfy some in the markets who were looking for a steeper cut.
Central Banking | 16 Jan 2009
Washington has granted Bank of America, the United States's third-largest lender, up to $138 billion in federal aid on signs that a batch of assets taken onto the lender's balance sheet following its buyout of failed investment bank Merrill Lynch could incur "unusually large losses."
Central Banking | 21 Nov 2008
Though a fall in the price index at some point in 2009 is likely, such a slump should not be seen as a harbinger of deflation, Yves Mersch, the governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg and a member of the European Central Bank's (ECB) Governing Council, has said.
Central Banking | 18 Sep 2008
After months of speculation of its weakest elements, the global banking sector has undergone what many are calling a long overdue consolidation within the space of a few days. Here's a summary of what has happened, its happening - and may happen next.
Central Banking | 15 Sep 2008
Ten of the world's biggest banks have joined forces to create a $70 billion liquidity fund intended to mitigate the impact of the latest round of financial turmoil.
Central Banking | 03 Oct 2007
Should the US adopt international standards in its domestic payment systems? Surprisingly, "yes" was the overwhelming answer at a packed Sibos, Nick Carver, editor of SPEED, writes from Boston.
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