RBS to cut 30,000 jobs by slashing its investment banking division

The bank, 81 per cent owned by the taxpayer, has already axed 40,000 posts since it was bailed out by the government in 2008

Royal Bank of Scotland is gearing up for further job cuts as it prepares to focus on the high street and withdraw from riskier investment banking activities.

It now aims to cut up to 30,000 more posts by offloading parts of its international business and slashing its investment banking division. Continue reading

BIS: The most powerful bank in the world announces the crash

The following is an article published originally in German, translated in the best way Google can offer. Because this is fresh off the German press, don’t expect it to hit American news outlets until another week or so — and likely not on the major national outlets.

When the BIS speaks, markets listen. This is essentially a jaw dropper of an announcement. They realize that all the QE heroin injections are not working and that there is no way to financially turn the American economy around — it’s mathematically impossible. They also know that the US financial leadership knows. The day of reckoning is near and it’s not just the US that will be affected and, although it will suffer the worst, the entire world over is going to go through a change unheard of in its entire history.

(Für die Lesern, dass deutschen sind, klicken Sie bitte auf dem original Link.)

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is the current situation on the financial markets as worse than before the Lehman bankruptcy. The warning of the BIS could be the reason why the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to continue indefinitely to print money: Central banks have lost control of the debt-tide and give up.

The decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to continue indefinitely to print money (here ) might have fallen on “orders from above”.

Apparently, the central banks dawns that it is tight.

Very narrow.

The most powerful bank in the world, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has published a few days ago in its quarterly report for the possible end of the flood of money directly addressed – and at the same time described the situation on the debt markets as extremely critical. The “extraordinary measures by central banks” – aka the unrestrained printing – had awakened in the markets the illusion that the massive liquidity pumped into the market could solve the fundamental problems (more on the huge rise in debt – here ). Continue reading

REPORT: UBS Is Going To Send A Letter That Could Scare The Heck Out Of Clients Invested In Bonds

In order to avoid financial loss for the clients as well as the business, UBS is now classifying what were once medium-risk investors into high-risk investors. It also doubles as a warning which possibly indicates anticipation of a looming catastrophe.

It really looks like the investment industry is trying to get investors to participate in this “great rotation” from bonds to equities.

According to Charlie Gasparino (via Josh Brown) some clients of UBS are about to get a shocking letter in the mail. Continue reading