Short sellers target biotechs

Proportion of sector’s stock out on loan reaches 2015 high

Old stock share certificates from 1950s-1970s

Calls for easier bond rules ring true

Reporting requirements can aggravate already poor trading conditions

Risk aversion hampers economic progress

Country still struggling with productivity conundrum

Pawel Tamborski, head of the Warsaw stock exchange

End to uncertainty after election should boost investment

Pawel Tamborski, Warsaw’s stock market chief, argues that political clarity should lift sentiment

City Insider: HSBC rebrands UK arm

More changes at the top of Tungsten; Dan Loeb’s online research

Omega says ‘risk parity’ helped tip market

Chorus of investors perturbed by esoteric trading strategies grows

Regulator warns on securities-based loans

Loans worth 70% of share portfolios have little protection

PE funds pressed over reporting fees

Industry group seeks ‘template’ to record money paid to managers

Krona jumps after Sweden holds rates

Euro falls after Draghi talks of “downside risks” to growth

Bankers and boards: checks and imbalances

Big US banks should split the chairman and CEO roles

Pressure mounts on BofA to split top jobs

Proxy adviser Glass Lewis turns up heat over Moynihan’s roles

Tiger Global fund hit by China stocks fall

Ackman and Paulson also suffer from rout in equity markets

Deutsche leaves open possibility of China stake sale

Questions over Hua Xia holding but broader withdrawal ruled out

European banks: loss recognition

IFRS 9 will improve transparency and comparability, at a cost

Fosun on the hunt despite share price dip

Chinese group searches for more ‘pearls’ as its shares languish 40% below June level

Ukraine: Costs of conflict

Debt deal has averted default but the country’s worries are far from over

Banks should not game accounting rules

New standards governing bank worth need to be tougher

Kleinwort seeks to fend off Fosun

Bank turns to French asset manager to beat Chinese group’s €675m hostile bid

Inflows put hedge funds to the test

Increase in money from pension funds puts pressure on fees

European banks fight back in fixed income

US banks lose market share in bond, currency and commodities trading

Malaysia’s economic frailty is too familiar

The country is facing comparisons with the 1997 financial crisis

Low inflation adds to ECB conundrum

Projection downgrades expected to dominate governing council meeting on Thursday

Chinese bid for Novo Banco collapses

Exclusive talks between Anbang and Portuguese lender terminated

Love affair with caravans drives merger

Private equity-owned Park Resorts and Parkdean Holidays to unite

Banks face €61.5bn hit from rule change

UK pension group dubs IFRS 9 as ‘fundamentally flawed’

India pulls back from $6.4bn tax raid

Government will not apply MAT to foreign institutional investors

Northern Trust flags surge in ESG funds

Growth spurred by shift towards more responsible investing

China’s bank questions will not go away

Equities debacle means Beijing is no longer seen as infallible

Clever marketeers crashed the economy

The new breed has run banking far less well than less intellectually distinguished predecessors

Carlyle in £500m Innovation Group deal

UK insurance claims technology specialist acquired just months after it set out restructuring plans

Co-op shares headed for online auction

Asset Match platform to determine price in seven-day auction

Stakes high as Big Four push for M&A work

Professional services groups are aggressively luring bankers

Trafigura lifts Pacific Exploration stake

Commodity trader controls more than 10 per cent of Latin America’s largest independent oil producer

Crunch time for insurers on capital rules

Sharp share price falls at two Dutch groups highlight risks

KPMG to open own Mayfair members club

Admission to select London townhouse open to clients or partners

RBS role to test Davies’s skills

Many challenges await the executive who has navigated many paths

Low oil price puts pressure on US banks

Regulators urge lenders to classify some loans as troubled assets

BNY close to resolving software glitch

Mutual funds examine how many customer trades need reprocessing

Brazilian banks: spreading the love

Some lenders could prosper though the economy struggles

Investment banks outshine parent groups

Step-change ushers in widespread belief that earnings prowess has been restored


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