The largest U.S. banks, after a decade of efforts at simplifying their organizational structure, still have hundreds of overseas subsidiaries and a fondness for tax-haven or secrecy-protecting locations such as the Cayman Islands.
Those are the findings of a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York published on Monday, comparing the subsidiaries of the 50 largest banks in 2007 and 2017. While the maximum number of units owned by one firm has halved to 1,335 in that decade, one lender still has units spanning 31 different industries, little changed from before the crisis, the New York Fed study said.
Regulators have been pushing the largest firms to simplify their legal entity structures since the 2008 crisis, as part of efforts to make them easier to wind down in case of failure. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy has still not concluded after almost 10 years as thousands of subsidiaries around the world, many with dealings with each other, complicated its resolution.
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Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise.
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Tehran, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported.
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Cayce, S.C. (AP) — A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina has left at least two people dead and more than 50 injured
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Phoenix (AP) — The classified advertising site Backpage.com ignored warnings to stop running advertisements promoting prostitution, sometimes involving children, because the lucrative enterprise brought in half a billion dollars, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.
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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) – Analysts at Desjardins reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. Desjardins analyst D. Young now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $2.85 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $2.86.
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WELLS FARGO & CO’s earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, WELLS FARGO & CO increased its bottom line by earning $4.10 versus $3.89 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.16 versus $4.10).
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But the regulations didn’t stop one of the country’s biggest banks, Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC), from committing criminal activity on a scale that’s simply unimaginable.
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Earnings season is getting underway this week, with big banks JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), and Wells Fargo (WFC) announcing their results on Friday. They’ll be followed by Citigroup (C) and Morgan Stanley (MS) on Jan. 17, and Goldman Sachs (GS) on Jan. 18.
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San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) , struggling to recover from a series of regulatory penalties over allegedly aggressive sales practices, posted a 5.5% profit increase on a preliminary basis, noting that legal costs might have to be revised higher pending discussions with regulators over as much as $1 billion of new penalties related to auto insurance and mortgage-related violations.
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The last year Netflix generated positive free cash flow (FCF), was 2010, which happens to coincide with the year it began significantly increasing its content library, per Figure 2 above. Since then, Netflix has burned through cumulative $3.6 billion in cash, per Figure 3, and the cash burn is only accelerating. In 2015, NFLX’s FCF sat at -$1.6 billion, and over the last twelve months, FCF has worsened to -$1.9 billion.