British Virgin Islands under pressure

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Global money laundering crackdown prompts switch from BVI incorporations

China to impose ban on low-grade coal

Global miners face limits on ash and sulphur as country seeks to fight pollution

Calpers pulls out of ‘costly’ hedge funds

Largest US public pension fund turns back on sector it says is too complex

Alibaba lifts IPO range to $66-$68

Float will raise $21.8bn at upper end of pricing

Phones 4U questions merit answers

Calls for a probe into how suppliers pulled the plug one by one

Ackman plans $2bn fund IPO in Amsterdam

Aim to give Pershing Square more flexibility

Qatari lender buys Ecobank stake

Move a sign of growing Gulf appetite for African assets

Banya, Bear and Birch: Bank risks abroad

Geopolitical uncertainty prompts soul-searching

‘Ratings shopping’ stages a return in the US

Sales of risky subprime car loans rise to pre-crisis levels

Chinese ETFs shut to new investment

Some providers ration access as wave of demand exhausts quotas

Jack Ma stresses Alibaba’s global push

CEO urges investors to see company as tech group

Novo Banco names Lloyds banker as chief

First job will be to prepare the Portuguese lender for sale

Banking bonuses overtake trading rewards

London-based bankers advising on deals are reaping higher pay

A rocket ride for Alibaba IPO

Good times for flotations tend to be a bad time to invest

Doubts raised over global forex platform

Critics say it could hamper competition and innovation

Scotland holds the fate of British finance

Companies from across the UK, working together, deliver export success

Sinopec sells $17.4bn retail unit stake

London heads for record year of IPOs

Total raised from public offerings expected to reach £18bn

US companies move to limit activists

Hedge fund contests to replace boards has surged

Call to unleash $1tn for social investments

UK says governments must do more to pave way for ‘impact’ projects

Banks lend more abroad as trust returns

Cross-border loans increase for the first time in three years

Bank adviser pay catching up with traders

Recovery in M&A and IPO markets driving remuneration

HDFC Bank in push for rural rich

Indian lender expects non-urban business to swing to profit by 2016

Tanzanian field a fillip to Solo Oil

Solo among week’s biggest gainers on Ruvuma field update

Veteran untainted by banking crisis

New Barclays chairman McFarlane a popular choice with investors

HSBC joins ‘coco’ bond revival

Crédit Agricole and Nordea said to be preparing issues

HSBC to pay $550m to settle FHFA suit

US mortgage deal is much lower than bank forecast a year ago

The Yes shock awaiting the Scots

However amicably a divorce begins, that is rarely how it ends

United Biscuits eyes name-change for IPO

Week in Review, September 13

Santander, Apple, Google, RBS and AngloGold also in the news

Home lending rises but enquiries slow

CML reports first-time buyers up by 3%

More lenders cut mortgage interest rates

Nationwide, Skipton and Coventry launch new deals

Yes vote spooks Scotland’s banks

Many financial institutions feel they have no choice but to move

Scotland after the vote: property

Uncertainty haunts the market

Scotland after the vote: pensions

More generous state payments promised

‘Low-cost’ drawdown product to launch

Scheme allows savers to move directly into drawdown

Barclays hires Aviva’s McFarlane as chair

Move comes as lender seeks to improve performance

Veteran nationalist threatens ‘day of reckoning’

Jim Sillars takes aim at businesses opposing Yes campaign

Business warnings fail to sway Yes voters

Low public trust limits banks’ influence on independence debate

UK announces plans to sell first RMB bond

Boost to City credentials as hub for China currency


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