Monte dei Paschi lifts share sale to €5bn

Italian bank lifts offering to accelerate restructuring

The Broadgate centre, near Liverpool Street station in the City of London

Employee disputes keep City lawyers busy

Companies seek to poach rival teams as market conditions improve

Week in Review

Week in Review, April 19

Featuring Citigroup; Tesco; Google, Diageo, and Imperial Tobacco

Lidbetter preaches Co-op reform

Chairman has month to convince board ahead of AGM

JPMorgan’s China head moved to fresh role

Zili Shao ran unit at centre of ‘princeling’ scandal

Banks retreat from Moscow deals

Japanese lead pullback over fear of wider Ukraine sanctions

Jury still out on Barclays’ ‘Saint Antony’

Next few weeks critical for chief’s five-year plan

Hunt for scapegoats traps Irish in past

Bankers’ trials fixate country – and stop it moving on

Banks lobby to retain commodities units

Move comes as Fed considers tougher rules on physical assets

Trade credit insurance to the rescue

Humdrum mechanism could mitigate risk of securitising EU banks’ SME lending, says John Dizard

RBS pledges reform on SME borrowers

Lloyds ‘bail-in bonds’ offer accepted

Bank expects to have the right to buy the debt back at par

National Bank of Greece plans bond launch

The €750m issue will be its first in almost five years

Two former Anglo Irish executives guilty

Convictions relate to Ireland’s catastrophic banking crisis

Co-op forced to renegotiate loan terms

Move comes as group posts record £2.5bn loss

Bankers keen to court small businesses

There is cash to lend, 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

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


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