Goldman Sachs sails past Wall Street's expectations
Strength in investment banking helped Goldman Sachs report earnings and revenue that easily topped Wall Street's expectations.
Senior Goldman Sachs Middle East banker resigns: sources
DUBAI - Khaled Eldabag, a senior investment banker at Goldman Sachs Group Inc who handled some of the Wall Street firm's biggest clients in the Middle East, has resigned, two sources familiar with the matter said.
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U.S. Stocks Fall on Cyprus Bailout
(NEW YORK) — Stocks fell for a second day on Wall Street on concern that a proposed bank bailout for the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus could cause the euro crisis to flare up again. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 39 points, or 0.3 percent, to 14,472 as of 11 a.m. EDT. The Dow fell as much as 110 points in the early going, before recouping some of its loss. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell eight points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,552. The Nasdaq composite dropped 17 points, or 0.5 percent, to 3,232. Cyprus is proposing a hefty levy on bank deposits as a condition for a national bailout. The proposal roiled international markets and the measures are stoking fears of bank runs in the other 16 nations that use the euro. Concerns persist about the euro-region’s lingering debt crisis, despite a strong rally in stocks since the start of the year that pushed the Dow to record highs. The index fell 1.6 percent Feb. 25, its biggest wobble this year, after elections in ...
Dell in $24.4B Founder-Led Deal to Go Private
ROUND ROCK, Texas — Slumping personal computer maker Dell is bowing out of the stock market in a $24.4 billion buyout that represents the largest deal of its kind since the Great Recession dried up the financing for such risky maneuvers. The complex agreement announced Tuesday will allow Dell’s management to attempt a company turnaround away from the glare and financial pressures of Wall Street. Dell stockholders will be paid $13.65 per share to leave the company on its own. That’s better than $11 level the stock was hovering at before word of the buyout talks trickled out last month, but a steep markdown from the shares’ price of $26 less than five years ago. Once the sale to a group of investors that includes investment firm Silver Lake is finalized, Dell’s stock will stop trading on the Nasdaq nearly 25 years after the Round Rock, Texas, company raised $30 million in an initial public offering of stock. Microsoft Corp. is investing in the deal with a $2 billion loan. The company ...
Mary Schapiro Stepping Down as SEC Chair
(WASHINGTON) — Mary Schapiro will step down as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission next month after a tumultuous tenure in which she helped lead the U.S. government’s regulatory response to the 2008 financial crisis. President Barack Obama designated Elisse Walter, an SEC commissioner, to replace Schapiro. Schapiro will leave Dec. 14, the SEC said Monday. She was appointed by Obama in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. She took over after the agency failed to detect the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. (MORE: Obama Selects Three Financial Regulators) Schapiro is credited with helping reshape the SEC after it was accused of failing to detect reckless investments by many of Wall Street’s largest financial institutions before the crisis. And she led an agency that brought civil charges against the nation’s largest banks. But critics argued that she failed to act aggressively to charge leading individuals at those banks who may have contributed ...