Brazil national park draws private equity

US’s Advent International takes slice of growing tourism industry

Lending Club seeks over $500m in IPO

Peer-to-peer lender likely to be valued at about $5bn

Monitise signs partnership deal with IBM

Agreement gives mobile money group access to banks using cloud

BlackRock to advise ECB on bond buying

Central bank weighs move to ease eurozone credit conditions

Imperfect reality of Islamic finance

A book by a banker at the forefront of the industry

Veil lifted on Brevan in Rokos court duel

Legal battle over attempt to set up rival investment group

Wells Fargo chief warns on mortgage loans

Stumpf says authorities must reduce threat to banks

KKR invests in Chinese chicken producer

Private equity group targets need to improve food safety

Wells Fargo chief turns to Silicon Valley

Stumpf bets on simple approach through technology

Small businesses fuel asset-based lending

Record loans of £18.9bn highlight bank credit shortage

Deloitte warns on UK political risks

Economic uncertainty leads to lower than expected growth

MBK lines up $2.4bn Taiwan TV exit

South Korean private equity group’s second sale attempt

Boutique research: strong buy

The UK’s FCA is pushing for asset managers to pay for research

Wickr joins Wall Street chatroom chase

Obermann joins Warburg Pincus as partner

Private equity groups looking for targets in telecoms sector

S&P 500 companies reduce buybacks

Corporate treasurers are wary of high stock prices

Survival of share option scheme in doubt

Plan is particularly suited to low paid and part-time staff

Big Four step up services to hedge funds

Accountancy firms exploit opportunity created by tangle of rules

Week in review, August 23

Berkshire, Apple, BHP Billiton, and car parts suppliers featured

Techs would be weaker without banks

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