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Citigroup: reinventing itself into a financial services portal

Published By Datamonitor
17 Nov 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citigroup: going for brokerage

Citigroup has agreed to sell most of its asset management business to Legg Mason in exchange for Legg Mason's broker-dealer business. This will more clearly define Citigroup as a brokerage/advisory operation and eliminate regulators' and investors' concerns about potential conflicts of interest arising from the firm selling its own funds.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citigroup: future not cloudy in Saudi

Citigroup's [C] existing relationships with Saudi clients will not suffer from the disposal of its 20% stake in Samba Financial as it has a significant retail and investment-banking presence in neighboring Bahrain and the UAE, where Saudis have preferentially held their wealth. Nevertheless, Citigroup needs to ensure it does not let its competitors muscle in on its market share.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2004
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CommentWire

Citigroup: Egg interest could prompt a scramble

In the latest twist in the Egg takeover saga, rumors that Citigroup is considering to bid for Prudential's majority shareholding in Egg are likely to ignite a bidding war. With MBNA currently out of the picture, HBOS, RBS and Capital One are all expected to reaffirm their interest if a bid is forthcoming from Citigroup.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citigroup: continuing on the acquisition trail

Citigroup [C] has signed an agreement to purchase South Korea's sixth largest banking player, KorAm bank [16830.KS]. Interestingly, the deal will see Standard Chartered [STAN.L] edged out of its relationship with KorAm. The interest of two major card players in the South Korean consumer banking market speaks volumes for its recent performance and more new entrants should be expected.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2004
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CommentWire

Citigroup: bouncing back better than ever

Citigroup's [C] third quarter profits were up 27% compared to last year. These results are attributable to more than just the improving economic situation: the company's entry strategies into difficult European and Asian consumer credit markets implemented some years ago are now starting to pay off.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citigroup: big name acquisition imminent?

UK media reports have suggested that Citigroup [C] may be plotting an M&A move in the UK retail banking sector. Lloyds TSB [LLOY.L] has downplayed media suggestions of recent merger talks, while rumors persist that Abbey [ANL.L] is also a target. A successful move for either player would provide a significant boost to Citigroup's presence in the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
17 May 2004
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CommentWire

Citigroup: beating the Swiss at their own game

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2001
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CommentWire

Citigroup/Microsoft: a passport to an easier life

The agreement should make life simpler for Citigroup customers. Passport will save them effort signing into the company's websites without compromising security, while they will also receive alerts via .NET. Other financial services providers should take note, as this is a good way to increase the attractiveness of their online services.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2002
Expert View
Expert View

Citigroup takes a gamble on gift card exchange Plastic Jungle

Citigroup has announced that it has used its investment arm Citi Ventures to take a stake in gift card start-up Plastic Jungle. The latter had previously attracted $23m of venture capital for its gift card exchange business, but Citigroup is its most high profile investor yet, and the deal raises the possibility that the US banking giant is trying to invest in more niche markets.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2012

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