Pensioners promised sky-high parking yields

Doubts raised over airport investment scheme with 8% guarantee

Week in Review

Week in Review, August 1

Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, oil majors and Microsoft featured

A long row of Victorian townhouses in West Hampstead, London.
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House prices rise in outer London

Residential prices are rising faster in the suburbs

HSBC nears $4bn sale of Brazilian arm

Bank also in exclusive talks to sell Turkish operations to ING

Deutsche Bank's reception hall in Winchester House, London, featuring works by Anish Kapoor and Damien Hirst
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Businesses use art to shape their image

Global companies with an eye on the bigger picture invest in contemporary creations

UK rents rise at fastest rate in 2 years

Chronic housing shortage pushes up cost of living

Reality bites for European banks

The pitfalls of long-held global ambitions are becoming clearer

Osborne ‘itching’ to start sale of RBS

Chancellor keen to offload 80% state stake held since bailout

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Canary Wharf horizon is illuminated by one of the most spectacular temporary art exhibitions to grace the capital this year on January 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Canary Wharf Group Plc)

London’s bright lights lure traders back

Financiers value lifestyle over Switzerland’s lower tax bill

File photo dated 03/12/09 of a woman walking past the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland in the City of London
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RBS hit by second technology glitch

Customers unable to access online and mobile accounts

BoE admits it was subject of police probe

Investigation focused on suspicion of monetary policy leaks

Short-sellers step up assault on Noble

Shares in commodities trader plunge to 6-year low

India to inject $1.9bn into state banks

First step to boost performance and tackle worsening bad debts

Market volatility boosts BNP Paribas

French lender’s second quarter figures show rebound from US fines

Lloyds reveals payout plans

First-half profits jump despite £1.4bn PPI provision

City Insider: PR groups fight over Barclays

Stephen Hester’s timing woes; Swiss bank chiefs at a loss for words

KKR to inject $150m into India’s JBF

Funds will be used for a petrochemical plant and to pay down debt

Link pay to standards, says bankers’ group

G30 criticises conduct across financial sector

Justices asked to rule on insider trading

DoJ urges reinstatement of convictions overturned on appeal

Ex-US regulator Bair to leave Santander

Former FDIC chief leaving to focus on college president role

Margin concerns weigh on Santander

Spanish bank’s earnings grew 17.6% in second quarter

FCA names third supervision chief in year

Bank of England lends regulator senior director to plug hole

New Deutsche Bank chief blunt on outlook

Cryan points to array of challenges facing German lender

RBS sell-off plans boosted by profit

Improvement comes despite restructuring and misconduct costs

Ex-Rabobank trader banned in Libor case

Lee Stewart barred in the wake of a guilty plea to US charges

Russians await interest rate decision

Rouble volatility creates doubts over central bank move

Numis, Crowdcube to offer retail IPOs

Broker invests in equity crowdfunding platform

Schroders and Henderson see strong inflows

UK-listed asset managers report rises in assets under management

Lloyds sells Irish portfolio for £827m

Part of lender’s plan to become a ‘low risk, UK focused bank’

Royal Bank of Scotland: step by step

The bank is on the road to recovery, but it is a long road

Blackstone returns to CMBS loan market

Deal highlights financial services group’s rising role in European real estate

Lloyd’s of London seeks Malaysia licence

Specialist insurer pushes into under-covered Asia market

Barclays’ profits put McFarlane on spot

Chairman sets new targets after chief that he ousted came good

Investors pull £2.7bn from M&G fund

Cautious positioning hurts performance at leading UK retail fund

Funding Circle set to float fund

Group the first peer-to-peer platform to take such action in UK

HSH Nordbank’s fate set to be decided

Political involvement complicates solving lender’s problems

Zurich says any offer for RSA may be in cash only

Swiss suitor likely to wait until UK insurer reports results before bidding

Barclays says it lacks scale of US rivals

Chairman aims to refocus on UK and US while pulling back in Asia

Trade propels renminbi on to global stage

China currency sees less traction on capital markets

Dim sum bond market appeal cools

Onshore and offshore likely to meld over time

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