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Jamie Dimon on the London Whale

Jamie Dimon’s annual letter bluntly lays out his view on the London Whale: "The stupidest and most embarrassing situation I have ever been a part of."

White House Derivatives Tax Proposal Puts Wall Street in the Crosshairs

The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed that derivatives be taxed under so-called mark-to-market accounting rules on an annual basis, a move that takes aim at Wall Street and could give a lift to a similar plan circulated by House Republicans.

Relational Argues Vote to Split Timken Carries No Risk

An activist fight over industrial conglomerate Timken Co. is giving shareholders a somewhat rare chance to vote on splitting the company up.

Ex-KPMG Partner Hires Star Lawyer Harland Braun

Ex-KPMG partner Scott London has turned to a star of the legal world in L.A. for his defense.

Barclays Rides Yield and Ghost of Lehman to IPO Glory

The U.S. IPO league table in the first quarter had a surprise winner: Barclays PLC.

Taylor Morrison Deal Suggests Hot Housing Demand

The IPO of Taylor Morrison Home, a U.S. and Canadian home builder, is showing investors are clamoring for more ways to play a housing recovery.

Gleacher in Preliminary Talks Over ‘Potential Business Combination’

Embattled boutique investment bank Gleacher & Co. said Wednesday it was in "preliminary discussions over a possible "business combination," though provided few other details on the talks.

Mirae Asset Securities Says It Will Cut Staff at Hong Kong Brokerage

South Korea's [wsj-ticker ticker="037620.SE" onlinesignificance="prominent" name="Mirae Asset Securities" postfix=" Co."] said Wednesday that it has decided to reduce the size of its Hong Kong brokerage unit, in the latest cutback by...Show More Summary

Sinopec’s Quiet M&A Strategy

Staying away from headline-grabbing overseas M&A deals is a wise move for China's Sinopec, Asia's largest oil refiner, analysts say.

Hong Kong Property Tycoons Boost Stakes

Two of Hong Kong’s richest men, Li Ka-shing and Lee Shau-kee, have been buying shares in their companies in recent days, sending their stocks up on Wednesday.

First Quarter in Asia: Winners and Losers

A roundup of the highlights and lowlights from the first quarter for 2013 for Asia-Pacific’s dealmakers.

KKR Appoints New Japan Chairman, Chief Executive

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. continues to boost its presence in Japan as it appoints a new chairman and chief executive to its Tokyo office, according to a statement Wednesday.

Deutsche Bank’s Unexpected Raft of Publicity

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about, Oscar Wilde famously said. But for Deutsche Bank, having its logo plastered across the hull of a boat carrying asylum seekers may not be the publicity it had in mind.

KKR, Blackstone, Carlyle, Temasek Eyeing $11 bln Life Bid

Three of the world’s largest buyout firms are in talks to make a multibillion-dollar offer for Life Technologies Corp. ahead of a Tuesday deadline for bids in what would be one of this year’s largest corporate takeovers.

Scott London Statement: ‘I Regret My Actions’

The Wall Street Journal has obtained a statement from Scott London, the former partner at KPMG who has left the firm after allegations he shared non-public information with a third-party.

How Your Accountant Quits

David Weinberg, chief financial officer of sneaker retailer Skechers USA Inc., was working after lunch Monday when two senior partners from accounting firm KPMG appeared in his Manhattan Beach, Calif., office.

Brazilian Companies Tap Overseas Debt Markets as BOJ Money Flows

After two months of tepid activity, Brazilian companies jumped back into the overseas bond market this week, with two companies raising $1 billion between them, and another handful of firms lined up behind, as opportunities have emerged in the wake of a fresh flood of cash from Japan's central bank.

KMPG Adds to the Big Four’s Troubles

The allegations against now-former KMPG partner Scott London aren't the first time a partner at one of the Big Four accounting firms has come under scrutiny over insider trading.

Agrium Sends Jana Packing

Canada Inc. sent the big boys from New York packing.

Bidder for Hess’s Russian Oilfields Says Higher Offer Rebuffed

By Ben Lefebvre and Ryan Dezember When Hess Corp. told investors last week that it had reached a deal to sell its Russian subsidiary to OAO Lukoil for $2.05 billion, Hess shares rose to a 20-month high, as the expected sale proceedsShow More Summary

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