Karpelès and the great bitcoin mystery

After Mt Gox founder’s arrest, police probe will focus on the missing millions in the virtual currency

UniCredit chief explores strategy options

Italian lenders brace for results of European health check

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Barclays and UK say goodbye to big time

Shrink and swim strategy leaves the City without a global investment bank, writes Philip Augar

Lasting damage of third-party misconduct

Groups’ share prices drop on average 2.6% after penalties

Firechat Man looking at mobile phone

Banks must adapt to digital, study warns

More than 25% of global population to use mobile accounts by 2019

Morgan Stanley brokers in pay dispute

Bank says claims that advisers were underpaid are one-off issues

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Buyers flock to London development land

Foreign investors push dealmaking to highest since 2007

London generates half of UK stamp duty

Housing demand subdued in capital after tax reforms

Stephen Hester

Hester to strengthen hand as Zurich circles

RSA chief aims to show turnround efforts bearing fruit

Nederland, Amsterdam, 2015 Ralph Hamers CEO ING
foto; Herman van Heusden
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Ralph Hamers, ING: Down-to-earth digital

The Dutch bank’s boss is borrowing from the technology sector, but not the hyperbole

Online lenders push for voluntary code

Industry wants to counter concerns over abusive practices

S Korea seeks to boost investment abroad

Proposed tax relief is aimed at easing currency appreciation

Europe freezes Cayman hedge funds out

Most large managers denied Europe-wide marketing ‘passport’

Pensions beat funds on gender diversity

Females occupy nearly a fifth of senior roles at large investors

Fund houses undaunted by China woes

Foreign asset managers maintain their exposure to mainland stocks

Goldman out of top 10 Europe managers

BlackRock is bestselling European fund manager

Honeywell landed with debt-ridden pension funds

Company acquires two unrelated schemes in deal for Elster

Former Mt Gox chief arrested in Japan

Karpelès is suspected of falsifying data at bitcoin exchange

Pensioners promised sky-high parking yields

Doubts raised over airport investment scheme with 8% guarantee

Week in Review, August 1

Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, oil majors and Microsoft featured

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

Businesses use art to shape their image

Companies eye the bigger picture and invest creatively

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

UK Chancellor keen to offload the 80% state stake held since financial crisis bailout

London’s bright lights lure traders back

Financiers value lifestyle over Switzerland’s lower tax bill

RBS hit by second technology glitch

Customers unable to access online and mobile accounts for 50 minutes

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

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