Payments company iZettle raises €60m

Latest move by investors to back European fintech start-ups

US funds compare notes on torrid August

EM managers such as Hasenstab of Franklin Templeton post losses

Professional services: Accounting for change

Consulting is back in vogue among the Big Four firms but some fear audit quality is at risk amid potential conflicts of interest

Old stock share certificates from 1950s-1970s

Use of covenants wanes in debt markets

‘False bravado’ and investors’ lack of protection causes concern

Oil price fall hits Canada’s big banks

Jump in bad loan provisions drags down company earnings

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Jobs recovery boosts profit growth at Hays

Major divisions all rise for first time since financial crisis

A man walks past a post office in Tokyo, Thursday 6 July 2006. Japan Post and Rakuten Inc., operator of a major virtual shopping mall, plan to jointly enter the Internet auction business, sources close to the matter said Thursday. Starting in September, the state-run postal firm's Yu-Pack parcel service will be used to deliver goods bought via an auction system that allows both buyers and sellers to remain anonymous.
Japan Post hopes the partnership will boost its Yu-Pack business.

Japan Post eyes freebies for IPO delivery

Brokers fret over how to make a very heavy package appealing

Barclays and US exchanges win HFT case

Lawsuit claiming bank rigged ‘dark pool’ trading venue thrown out

Funds scramble to assess computer glitch

Software problem at BNY Mellon may have led to inaccurate prices

Betty Power makes Wm Hill the wallflower

Proposed Paddy Power-Betfair deal caps a year of frenetic deal-doing by gambling groups

Private equity ‘secondaries’ evolve

Investors are finding it simpler to trade in and out of historically illiquid asset class

Make up your mind on banking regulation

Banks need to know how much capital they must have

Packaged account complaints double

PPI complaints on the wane but paid-for accounts fuel new caseload for ombudsman

Uber: Chinese traffic jam

Ride-sharing company takes its time to raise money in China

BlackRock buys ‘robo-adviser’

US fund manager acquires digital adviser that generates automated portfolios

Asset raising trend coming to Asia

Asia fund managers have not realised their potential

China launches probes into brokerages

Authorities investigate five companies in fresh crackdown on financial market malpractice

Investment banking: Titans retreat

Post crisis, the biggest players turned to less risky activities

Zeus poaches quartet from Canaccord

Swoop shows how smaller firms are treading on the toes of bigger rivals

Fund managers lured after market rout

Buying opportunities emerge from ‘Black Monday’ slump


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