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Wall Street roundup: Building on Lehman's ashes, Citigroup chimp sounds

Early bonuses. Goldman Sachs is giving British employees bonuses early to get around laws there attempting to restrict bonuses, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Opening up the vaults. With the price of gold soaring, JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the latest bank to open up a new vault to hold reserves of the precious metal. 

Building on Lehman's ashes. Nomura, the striving Japanese bank, is trying to assert itself in the United States using lots of bankers who used to work at Lehman Brothers. 

Citigroup chimp sounds. On a call that Citigroup arranged between investors and Ireland's finance minister, mute settings were not properly set and bankers began heckling the minister with chimp sounds and calls of "short Ireland." 

-- Nathaniel Popper

 
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