Housing may help bank profits, but for the big boys, sluggish doesn't begin to describe the...

|By:, SA News Editor
Housing may help bank profits, but for the big boys, sluggish doesn't begin to describe the capital markets business. Normally running at 2% of global market cap, equity issuance of late has been more like 1%, says Goldman, which isn't expecting a bounce soon. Expect more layoffs in the sector, says Nomura's Glenn Schorr, as recent headcount reductions haven't even come close to matching the slowdown in business.