Co-op Group posts £2.5bn loss

Accumulation of problems for the mutual make a ‘disastrous year’

Bankers keen to court small businesses

Cash is available but the Mittelstand does not want it

Local lenders to come under pan-EU regulator

The European Central Bank may take a tougher line on the German institutions that it will supervise

Fitzpatrick relief as court ordeal ends

Dublin faces calls to launch inquiry after ex-bank chief cleared

Moelis defends dual-class structure in IPO

Veteran banker wants to block potential threat from activists

Face of Irish crisis cleared of loan fraud

Jury finds ex-bank chief not guilty on all counts in Maple 10 case

Bank of America: in reserve

Painful reminder of lingering legal woes

Gunvor well placed to weather political storm

Company denies that Vladimir Putin has ever held a stake

Time is not on Renzi’s side for reforms

International investors give Italy three months to back up revamps

Moelis bounces from reduced issue price

Boutique bank shares rise on debut after cut in size and issue price

The financial tide cannot be held back

We must address excessive bank leverage, or face another storm

Credit Suisse: algo-ing to plan?

Swiss bank needs to do more to restructure its investment bank

Barclays reaches deal on Somalia services

BofA hit by $6bn legal charge

US bank reports first loss in nearly 3 years

Investment bank weighs on Credit Suisse

Pre-tax profits fall 36% on slide in debt trading

S&P moves closer to Geithner deposition

Ratings agency claims fraud case was retaliation for US credit downgrade

Monte Paschi shares suspended

Stock falls 10% as bank considers increased fundraising

Smaller banks see chance to woo customers

Arbuthnot says regulators still need to do more for ‘challenger’ lenders

Bank ringfence talks ‘hit brick wall’

CBI says smaller businesses face being penalised by plan

Existential angst for Imperial Tobacco

L’infer, c’est les non-fumeurs

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