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    Declining Rates Pressure Swedish Banks

    Flamand’s Edoma Partners to Close After Investment Losses

    Edoma Partners LLP, the hedge fund started by former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. proprietary trader Pierre-Henri Flamand, plans to close after it lost money and assets shrank. “This is very disappointing for everyone concerned,” Flamand, 42, said in an emailed statement yesterday. “Considering the unprecedented market conditions, we felt the most responsible course of action was to return money to investors and cease investment [...]

    Deutsche Bank Has Bigger Capital Burden

    Deutsche Bank AG would be required to hold more capital and Bank of America Corp.’s burden stands to be reduced as global regulators shuffled the competitive balance among the world’s biggest banks. Citigroup Inc., HSBC Holdings Plc and JPMorgan Chase & Co. join Deutsche Bank as firms that will be targeted for a capital surcharge of 2.5 [...]

    Loans in $233 Billion U.S. Surge Top 2011 Levels

    Loans obtained in the U.S. by speculative-grade borrowers have risen to $233 billion, surpassing 2011 levels as investor demand for debt with the highest claims on a company’s assets grew amid fiscal uncertainty and a struggling global economy. Borrowers last month got more than $47 billion of the debt that was sold to non-bank lenders, such as CLO s [...]

    Netflix at 100 Times Profit Means Tough Sale for Icahn

    After failing to strike deals for companies from Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. to Mentor Graphics Corp., Carl Icahn now must convince suitors that Netflix Inc. deserves one of the highest valuations in America. The billionaire investor disclosed this week that he took a 10 percent stake in Netflix, and said Amazon.com Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. could [...]

    Low-Wage Hiring Bias

    U.S. Leveraged Loan Volume Rises With Prices

    Jet Fuel Divergence Hits Airlines

    Bearish Sentiment on Brent Crude Oil Falls From June 2012

    QE Monitor

    The Bank of England completed its 375 billion-pound bond-purchase program yesterday while the Federal Reserve committed on Sept. 14 to spend an additional $40 billion a month in addition to the $2.35 trillion it has pumped in since 2008. The banks’ purchases account for about a quarter of U.K. GDP and 16 percent of U.S. GDP, [...]

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