Articles by Royal Bank of Scotland

  • New Zealand Needs To Focus More On Brand Building To Boost The Image As A Modern Economy, Says ExpertNew Zealand Needs To Focus More On Brand Building To Boost The Image As A Modern Economy, Says Expert

    December 22 2014 3:43 PM

    Brand campaigns should not be entirely tourism-centric.

  • US War Veterans In Iraq Sue Five European Banks For Channeling Iran's Money To Insurgents Attacking US ForcesUS War Veterans In Iraq Sue Five European Banks For Channeling Iran's Money To Insurgents Attacking US Forces

    November 12 2014 8:25 PM

    The allegation is serious and may attract penal action or pay out of compensation to affected parties.

  • Global Markets Overview – September 9, 2014Global Markets Overview – September 9, 2014

    September 09 2014 9:26 AM

    There is tittle to report from overnight trade; the S&P fell from record all-time highs, which is not surprising considering the market is trading at 18.3 times last reported earnings.

  • Top 10 Highest Paid Tennis PlayersTop 10 Highest Paid Tennis Players

    August 22 2014 10:31 PM

    Here is the list of the top 10 highest paid tennis players.

  • Companies Push Back IPO Plans Due to Mega Alibaba Share LaunchCompanies Push Back IPO Plans Due to Mega Alibaba Share Launch

    August 21 2014 2:30 PM

    Due to the sheer size of the initial public offering (IPO) of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) in New York in September, other companies planning public listing had postponed their launches.

  • Australian Regulator Joins Global Probe of Forex Rates Rigging as Serious as 2012 Libor Rate Scandal

    March 20 2014 10:00 AM

    The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is taking part in a global international investigation into foreign exchange rate riggings said to be as serious as the 2012 Libor rate scandal.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 2/28/14

    February 28 2014 11:00 AM

    In US economic data, durable goods orders fell by a less than expected 1% in January after a 5.3% fall in December. Excluding transportation orders rose by 1.1% in January - the largest rise since May 2013. US jobless claims rose by an unexpected 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000 last week.

  • Wealth Caused By Inflation: The Cantillion Effect

    November 19 2013 9:59 AM

    What do a Bacon triptych, a balloon dog, a Pink Star and the stock market have in common? They're very, very expensive.

  • Gold is The Only Money You Can Trust

    August 19 2013 1:42 PM

    Yesterday, Wall Street stirred. The Dow fell. Gold rose. We believe these are portents of coming trends. The bond market has topped out. The stock market has topped out. Gold has bottomed. Stay tuned for confirmation...or further guesswork.

  • Australia’s Shadow Banking Sector is Collapsing

    August 07 2013 3:37 PM

    Plenty of amusing stories are making the rounds today. Like the bond salesman who fooled Royal Bank of Scotland into thinking he had access to wealthy clients. After touring their trading floors and meeting clients and executives, it turned out the oddly named KK Ho wasn't a bond salesman after all. Just an employee facing an imminent layoff.

  • Has Gold Bottomed Out?

    July 19 2013 6:45 PM

    It looks to us that the bond market has topped out. Some sovereign yields are up as much as 45% in the last three months. But we'll have to wait - perhaps years - to see if the bond market has truly rolled over.

  • Global Markets Overview - 20 May 2013

    May 20 2013 10:49 AM

    Stocks capped off another strong week with a broad rally, as a bigger-than-expected rise in consumer sentiment bolstered the view of an economy that is faring better than some had feared.

  • Lloyds Investors Cheer the Collapse of Co-op Bank Deal

    April 29 2013 9:21 AM

    The Co-operative Bank, which currently owns one bank branch and three outlets in Scotland, came forward in December 2011 to bid £ 750 million for part of a business owned by Lloyds Banking Group. It entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with "Lloyds Banking Group" to complete the purchase by November 2013.

  • EU Markets, Asia-Pacific Stocks, Commodities, Forex Insights - 25 April 2013

    April 25 2013 4:39 PM

    IG Markets strategist Evan Lucas on Global Markets: Commodities and currencies alike are jostling for position heading into the start of May - as rate cuts, balance sheet expansions and increased stimulus measures dominate the financial headlines.

  • IoD Chief Sharply Criticizes UK’s Banks

    March 15 2013 2:50 PM

    Simon Walker, the director general of the Institute of Directors, sharply criticized UK's banks such as Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland for offering excessive employee compensation in the form of wages and bonuses. Moreover, Simon Walker has underlined that UK's banking industry is being harmed by bankers' short-term self interest as banks are breaching the bonus cap formulated by the European Union.

  • Global Markets Overview - 20 February 2013

    February 20 2013 10:30 AM

    Blue chips rose to within 1% of all-time highs, as reports of corporate dealmaking and an upbeat reading on German investor sentiment emboldened stock-market bulls. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 46 points, or 0.3%, to 14027 in mid-afternoon Tuesday trading as investors returned from the three-day Presidents Day holiday weekend.

  • Global Markets Overview - 30 January 2013

    January 30 2013 10:05 AM

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 68 points, or 0.5%, to 13950 in midafternoon trading Tuesday, on pace to close at the highest level since October 2007. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index rose seven points, or 0.5%, to 1507. Blue chips headed toward a five-year high as Pfizer topped earnings expectations and investors shrugged off sluggish consumer-confidence data.

  • Santander Interested in £2bn Acquisition of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks

    January 29 2013 1:53 PM

    Santander UK is speculated to be eyeballing a £2 billion acquisition of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks as it wants to bolster and expand its presence in the Great Britain.

  • Global Markets Overview - 22 January 2013

    January 22 2013 11:50 AM

    U.S. markets were closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. day. European stocks nudged higher after Germany's central bank delivered an upbeat assessment of the country's economic outlook, but moves were muted with Wall Street closed for a public holiday.

  • Global Markets Overview - 02/11/2012

    November 02 2012 1:34 PM

    An assortment of positive economic reports strengthened investor optimism ahead of Friday's key employment report, and stocks held onto broad morning gains heading into the market's close.