UK brokers cautious ahead of election

Secondary commissions continue to come under pressure

DPI closes Africa fund at $725m

Decade of high growth and record of returns attracts investors

This picture shows the traditional Chinese gate. This tye of gates, were frequently used at royal palaces and the garden of rich persons. Photo taken on: February 03rd, 2009

The door to China’s riches remains locked

Eager investors kept waiting in the courtyard of key sectors

Euro leveraged loans take on US flavour

Covenant-lite loans are booming in Europe for the first time

China to launch deposit insurance in May

Doubts remain that government would allow bank failure

Business pioneers in finance

History shows there is nothing like a crisis to focus financiers’ minds

China bank chairman extols pay cut

Measures show tension between market reform and populist pressure

Silk road investigators charged with wire fraud

Stolen bitcoins traced to US agents

Two US agents charged over Silk Road

Pair allegedly stole thousands of dollars in digital currencies

Merger season looms for Italy’s popolari

Deals are in the pipeline as economy moves to growth

Dealmakers have fastest start since 2007

Heinz-Kraft leads trend for large US-based acquisitions

Big leveraged buyouts hit 6-year low

Volume of private equity takeovers is half level a year ago

Head of RBS’s investment bank resigns

Cullinan attracted attention after ‘boring meeting’ messages

Technology will free us from bad banking

A ‘national grid’ would end the big banks’ control of infrastructure

Five-year itch in shipping and PE marriage

Investors all at sea after pouring cash into industry with plenty of vessels but too few orders

UK banking complaints rise 8%

PPI cases account for less than half total complaints

Is asset management a systemic risk?

Effective regulatory crackdown may come too late

Abraaj raises $1.3bn for African funds

Move marks further investor interest in the continent as private equity groups bet on strong growth

Slater & Gordon acquires Quindell unit

British claims processor aims to return £500m

Bridgepoint rides wave with €4bn fund

European buyout firm takes less than year to hit cap

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