Investors pour new money into bond funds

Fixed income funds have attracted $73bn in inflows this year, compared to $47bn into equity funds

Lloyds Banking Group: words and bonds

Bondholders angered by plan to redeem at par enhanced capital notes

Lloyds investors take bond row to court

Bank says it has PRA’s approval to redeem some high-income debt

China property: sorry business

More time needed before turnround is clear, but not all sentimental stories have a happy ending

UK brokers cautious ahead of election

Secondary commissions continue to come under pressure

Shipping graphic

Shipping anchors itself in capital markets

Era of low interest rates boosts sector but sparks supply worry

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

Jason Gissing while still working at Ocado, the online grocer he co-founded
©Charlie Bibby

How Goldman taught me entrepreneurship

Trading floor discipline prepared me for building a business, writes Ocado co-founder Jason Gissing

Pru’s Thiam gets 36% pay rise to £11.8m

Award comes after UK insurer enjoyed a strong year

DPI closes Africa fund at $725m

Decade of high growth and record of returns attracts investors

CBRE buys JCI real estate arm for $1.5bn

Car industry supplier sells unit to focus on office equipment

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

Salary measures at state companies highlight tension between market reforms and populist pressure

Macquarie to halve Asia banking jobs

Australian bank the latest to pare back operations in region

Silk road investigators charged with wire fraud

Stolen bitcoins traced to US agents

Northerners lose out on mortgage options

Non-standard borrowers far more likely to be ‘prisoners’ of loan

Swiss bank BSI pays $211m in US tax probe

Financial group enters into non-prosecution agreement with DoJ

Merger season looms for Italy’s popolari

Deals are in the pipeline as economy moves to growth

Labour unlikely to win FTSE 100 votes

Business manifesto launch will not excite UK’s business leaders

Quindell sale marks ‘break with the past’

Australian law firm to buy professional services division for initial £637m

Shawbrook narrows pricing before float

The IPO comes soon after rival Aldermore listed in early March

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

Tilton charged with misleading investors

SEC claims Patriarch collected $200m in fees it had not earned

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

Beijing urged to halt cyber security move

US fears missing out on lucrative financial services market

Fernández holds out for debt fight win

Argentina’s waiting game with creditors carries a heavy price

McCarthy & Stone profits rise

Specialist housebuilder caters to older homebuyers

US banks target Warren’s ‘rogue’ watchdog

Republicans attempt to rein in a consumer protection agency

Is asset management a systemic risk?

Effective regulatory crackdown may come too late

BoE to stress test banks in global crisis

Scenario includes collapse in Chinese growth, eurozone recession and EM liquidity crunch

Manchester builds on UK property revival

Lenders fund office block that completes £1.6bn estate

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

City jobs lost in spite of upbeat outlook

Banks respond to pressure on profits and need to streamline operations

Lex in-depth: Universal banks

One-stop banks always have an excuse for lacklustre performance, but it is time for them to make bold changes


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