$5.9bn deal fuels hot property M&A market

Prologis builds on industrial real estate portfolio with KTR bid

Professional firms weigh on productivity

Output growth at lawyers, accountants and consultants stalls

Rothesay to cut infrastructure investments

Pensions group says government scheme is failing to deliver

Deutsche Bank prepares to spin off Postbank

Strategic review set to unwind retail bank acquisition

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Discomfort rises over bank bonuses

Prospect of protest votes in coming AGM season

Solving productivity puzzle is key to government finances

Output per worker has stalled since 2008 crisis

Boutique banks: small is beautiful

Owners start to think about cashing in

Towry to launch online services

Wealth manager reveals increase in assets and revenues

Standard Chartered avoids call to retreat

UK-based group has been slow to respond to changes in global consumer banking markets

Strong dollar buffets GE amid restructure

Industrial core business shows healthy growth

Leach stands down in BlackRock reshuffle

Head of European capital markets considers ‘other opportunities’

Week in Review, April 18

Indian tax, financial fines, global gym deals and Yahoo-Microsoft revise search deal

Struggle at America’s Main Street banks

Bank earnings remain under pressure until Fed lifts rates

Goldman sued over ‘sex discrimination’

Banker claims she was cheated out of millions in bonuses

Elliot squares up to Alliance Trust

The bruiser from New York is taking on an unlikely opponent

Santander strikes fund management deal

Bank merges asset management business with UniCredit’s Pioneer

Daniel Stewart warns of Aim delisting

Broker scrambles for nomad replacement for Westhouse

Bloomberg suffers global terminal outage

Investors lose use of screens after connection terminated

Alliance Trust in fresh plea to investors

Fund manager sends letter in bid to fend off hedge fund Elliott

Jawbone to roll out tap-to-pay service

Tie-up with Amex to enable wireless payments with fitness band

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