City Insider: Weir’s Cochrane leads Noes

Keith Cochrane, John McFarlane and Masroor Siddiqui in the news

Banks shun nations that need money most

Nomura’s Bennett warns on poor nations access to capital

Nomura’s UK arm rises from Lehman legacy

Bank picks up more business as rivals trim fixed-rate activity

Warning on poor nations’ access to capital

Nomura Europe chief says fines on western banks denting ties

KKR seeks to make First Data numbers work

Payment processor’s debt load falls from $24bn to $21bn

The Tyne in Newcastle

Northeast hopes to woo Scottish business

England’s border region could attract companies after Yes vote

Visa considers options on Monitise stake

Move follows wider losses at UK banking software group

Just Retirement shifts focus to recover

Annuity provider moving into new areas in wake of shake-up

Latour to pay record capital violations fine

SEC alleged high-frequency trader held insufficient reserves

US warns of further insider charges

Crackdown on institutions steps up with undercover cooperators

Jump-start for the Aim market

Cenkos and Shore Capital are riding a wave of deals

Banks’ VAT bills set to soar after ruling

Focus on costs shared between HQs and overseas branches

UK corporate pensions back hedge funds

Sector is given a boost after investments fell out of favour in US

South Africa joins sukuk bond rush

$500m sale more than four times subscribed

Apple Pay: don’t bank on it

Wall Street and the tech giant form a relationship on payments

Block traders prefer the human touch

Bramson pledges to double Electra value

Activist investor fights board’s refusal to grant him seats

Cenkos reports sixfold rise in profit

Small-cap broker rides wave of resurgent IPO market in the UK

China SOE reform no bonanza for bankers

Banks will keep busy but a rush of fees is uncertain

UK pension fund hits at hedge fund fees

Criticism comes after Calpers withdraws from sector

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