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China could make big bank acquisition in Europe

Sep 17, 2012
China is about to make its biggest ever bank acquisition abroad, according to the Financial Times. It says China could spend as much as $15 billion buying a bank in Europe.
Posted In: China, bank

Tracking a dollar around the world

Jun 15, 2012
Would you investigate the trajectory of a single dollar bill? Let me explain. So you go to the store and buy things, then you pay with a $100 bill. What happens to that note? In a nutshell, my question is: What is the route that a single bill takes? How does it circulate? How far can it travel? Homero, Sacramento, CA
Posted In: Money, globalization, Books, invest, bank

Jamie Dimon apologizes, explains loss before Congress

Jun 13, 2012
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon apologized for not doing a better job supervising trades that lost his bank billions. Dimon emphasized that while bank shareholders lost money, their clients and taxpayers did not.
Posted In: bank, JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon

Why a bank run is bad

Jun 1, 2012
A bank run occurs when customers run down to the bank and demand their money back. So, why can't the bank just return the cash? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains using a human heart analogy.
Posted In: bank, Banks, Europe debt crisis, FDIC, Lehman Brothers, bank run, whiteboard

Britain looks to sell off parts of Royal Bank of Scotland

Mar 27, 2012
Britain faces the same dilemma as the U.S. when it comes to bailed-out companies: When to sell off the billions of dollars worth of assets it bought from those companies at the height of the crisis.
Posted In: Royal Bank of Scotland, Britain, Scotland, bank

Chase slips up

Mar 2, 2012
A JPMorgan Chase executive said this week that clients who have less than $100,000 in deposits are unprofitable for the bank. New York bureau chief Heidi Moore discusses consumer reaction to that statement, and what it means for the bank.
Posted In: bank, deposits, too big to fail, consumer banking, retail banking, JPMorgan

Bank of America to test new fees

Mar 1, 2012
The bank is reportedly currently testing different fee models -- including monthly charges of anywhere from $6 to $25. This comes after a pushback last year against a $5 monthly debit card fee.
Posted In: bank, Bank of America, fees

J.P. Morgan profits despite its depositors

Feb 29, 2012
J.P. Morgan Chase is posting record profits and opening hundreds of new branches. But most depositors don’t make the bank any money at all.
Posted In: bank, JPMorgan, Chase, banking

My very first at-B.A.T.

Feb 29, 2012
A letter found in the attic tells a story of the ATM's origins.
Posted In: ATM, overdraft, CFPB, bank

Banks to dole out compensation to homeowners

Feb 9, 2012
A settlement has been reached between state attorneys general and five major banks, but the problems of the housing market in the U.S. are far from over.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, bank, mortgage, mortgage settlement

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