US banking giant Bank of New York Mellon has announced declines in company profits for the first quarter of 2012. The bank saw revenues slide against 2011 figures and witnessed a major set back in its Foreign Exchange business which was down by 21%.
BNY Mellon the words largest custodian bank and 7th largest bank in the world reported net income of $619 million, or 52 cents a share, compared with $625 million, or 50 cents a share, a year earlier.
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Its FX division generated $136 million in the fist quarter, a decline of 21% measured against previous years figures and a 26% drop from the fourth quarter of 2011.
BNY Mellon along with State Street bank have been battling the courts against claims they have been ‘over charging’ pension funds.
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