US banks to introduce new anti-fraud measures after Equifax hack 

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal)   The attack on Equifax earlier this year is particularly worrying for banks both because of its scale and the type of information that was compromised. US banks are stepping up anti-fraud controls after the data breach at credit checking group Equifax put about half the country's population at risk … Continue reading US banks to introduce new anti-fraud measures after Equifax hack 

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Exclusive: Macquarie leapfrogs Goldman to join top tier of commodity banks

(Courtesy of  Reuters.com) LONDON (Reuters) - Australia’s Macquarie Group Ltd has overtaken Goldman Sachs to break into the top three banks for commodities business, having significantly expanded its U.S. energy operations in recent years while rivals cut back. The rise of Macquarie marks a huge shake-up in commodity banking, typically dominated by elite U.S. and … Continue reading Exclusive: Macquarie leapfrogs Goldman to join top tier of commodity banks

Vale megadeal puts Morgan Stanley, Bradesco at the top of Brazil M&A

(Courtesy of Reuters.com) Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and Banco Bradesco BBI SA topped Brazil's mergers and acquisitions rankings in the first quarter, buoyed by advisory roles in the $21 billion corporate reorganization of Vale SA (VALE5.SA), the world's No.1 iron ore producer. New York-based Morgan Stanley and Bradesco BBI, the investment-banking arm of Brazil's No. 3 … Continue reading Vale megadeal puts Morgan Stanley, Bradesco at the top of Brazil M&A