Predators eye opportunities to swoop in Asia

More widespread openings in the region are expected as both the level and the cost of debt rises

Moelis / Cantor: the buck stops here

It is not clear Eric Cantor’s contacts are the right ones

Tianhe shares halted after Anonymous report

Hacker group claims Chinese chemicals group is ‘a massive fraud’

Cantor receives $3.4m for joining Moelis

Ex-Republican leader to take seat on boutique bank’s board

Barclays meets goal with unit’s sale

Disposal of Spanish arm allows chief to hit year-end target

Lock-up expiries will unlock IPO demand

Bolt cutters won’t be needed for 23 main market businesses, writes Jonathan Guthrie

Tullett CEO eyes electronic trading push

New chief Phizackerley outlines plans for interdealer broker

Goldman lent $835m to BES before bailout

Deal with Portuguese lender could inflict losses on US bank

KPMG boosts ranks of female partners

One-third of newly promoted partners are women

Debt fund trio raise $73bn in five years

Lone Star leads the pack, displacing Apollo

Citi pays allowances to avoid bonus cap

US bank joins peers in boosting fixed pay

Carlyle settles to avoid trial by jury

Deal ends allegations that largest PE groups fixed prices

Private equity’s oil interests go global

Private investors pile into virgin fields beyond North America

Experts warn banks of more cyber attacks

Trojans targeted 1,400 financial institutions last year

Buyout groups invest in UK North Sea oil

Blackstone and BWE’s $500m cash infusion

Mortgage rules ‘deter first-time buyers’

Almost 2m cannot afford first home, says mortgage insurer

Lending to small groups must be simpler

European businesses are still struggling to get credit

FCA orders banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims

RBS mortgage fine ‘might not be last’

Brokers say watchdog is probably looking at others

Bank bonuses soar despite pressure

Rise for financial jobs twice that of rest of workforce

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