Russian central bank shows how not to intervene

Authorities did too little, too late, too quietly

Volcker lambasts Wall Street lobbying

Withering attack as industry secures extension to comply on hedge funds

Ex-RBS trader arrested in forex probe

Move by SFO marks acceleration of global investigation

week in review

Week in Review, December 20

Vice Media, Repsol, Co-op Bank, and BT-EE talks featured

Madoff risks return for Santander

Swiss prosecutor weighs indictment of former Botín lieutenant


A year of change for your money

The general election looms large over prospects for wealth

Qingdao case taints commodity financing

Alleged fraud triggers reassessment of way trading is financed

Hong Kong clears banks in forex probe

No evidence of collusion found among 10 lenders

Royal Mail’s red herrings

Lord Myners’ push to shake up IPOs may need a shove

Russia sounds a warning on global debt

Should the dollar continue to rise, currency and funding mismatches could be exposed

Foreign banks retreat from Russia

Syndicated loan volumes this year collapsed to 14% of 2013 total

The trouble with dribbles

City has little appetite for another jumbo placing of Lloyds shares

Treasury eyes £3bn Lloyds stake sell-off

Taxpayers’ holding could fall towards 20% in run-up to election

Barclays says universal banking is ‘dead’

Chief executive says investment needed is big challenge

Russia acts to halt rouble’s rout

Analysts warn Moscow many need to take further steps

UBS chooses Staley for board role

Swiss bank’s nomination will be voted on at next year’s AGM

Barclays to hit financial targets early

Chief says bank ‘well positioned’ to meet regulatory requirements

Jeb Bush’s interests face scrutiny

Donors are concerned about Bush’s complex business dealings

‘Largesse’ assets may be on borrowed time

Withdrawal of central bank support will be big theme

UBS plans to elect Jes Staley to board


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