Tata and Nilekani in microfinance launch

Prominent businessmen join forces to offer loans to farmers

Bad loan growth slows at China’s banks

Big lenders brace for fallout from government efforts to rein in debt

KKR’s Liu to leave to set up own firm

Buyout group shuffles Asia leadership

Slater & Gordon

Slater & Gordon hit by full-year net loss

Shares fall 18% even as Australian law firm says turnround bearing fruit

Rotterdam , Netherlands-august 13, 2015: Deloitte office in Rotteerdam deloitte does Tax Accounting, Consultanc and Financial advice

Deloitte’s revenues surge in UK

Figures driven by improved sentiment from corporate clients

Warsaw charm offensive for London bankers

Latest Europeans to target City business after Brexit

Barroso’s Goldman job runs into petition protest

More than 76,000 sign demand for action from EU

Caixa Geral de Depósitos: state paid

Bailouts still are irresistible

Apollo Global: no summer holiday

Good returns make up for bad headlines

CBI head wants UK banks ‘off naughty step’

Fairbairn says regulators must let City compete after Brexit

Challenges facing British housing market

A crash may be avoided but serious structural problems remain

London and New York must cement bond

The world’s leading financial markets have a special relationship, writes Dan Glaser

Brexit prompts UK insurance sell-offs

Phoenix chief says vote will move foreign players to offload life books

Deposit guarantees are costly anachronism

Unlike apocryphal rules the flawed EU-wide safety net is all-too real

Jet scandal redraws Sweden’s corporate landscape

Cross-shareholdings built around Industrivärden have now been dismantled

US banks in activists’ sights

Activists circle as many US banks fail to make a double-digit return on equity

GIC to acquire 7.7% stake in Vietcombank

Sovereign wealth fund raises exposure to emerging markets

Social housing shortage tempts investors

Hedge funds and insurance companies are building council houses

India bank defends RBI crackdown

Bank of Baroda says move stops lending to clients ‘who will get in trouble’

Mobile payments hit China banks’ big data

Mobile wallets cut lenders' access to crucial transaction details

Central bankers fear low-growth rut

Jackson Hole sees need for parallel action by lawmakers

Activist funds set sights on microcaps

Smaller companies find themselves subject of attention as search grows to unlock share price gains

Investment groups link on board oversight

BlackRock, Wellcome Trust and Allianz Global Investors team up

Asset manager bonuses not the problem

Investment houses should prioritise transparency

China banks face industry bailout hit

Banks expected to take the hit in restructuring of steel and coal industries

PZU closes in on UniCredit’s Polish lender

State-controlled insurer haggling over price with Italy’s biggest bank

Carlyle weighs withdrawal from hedge funds

Assets at one of the remaining vehicles have shrunk by almost 90%

Swiss bank keeps negative rates away from customers

Zürcher Kantonalbank says it is managing to offset effects of policy steps ‘for time being’

Marathon makes Brexit property gamble

Debt specialist seeks opportunities away from the UK

Central bankers to persist with brave new world

Policymakers at Jackson Hole indicate unconventional tools will endure

Week in Review, August 27

Digital cash push, VW, Jawbone, Sports Direct and miners in news

BHS closes doors for last time

Plans are in place for redevelopment of some sites in prime locations

BHS pensions package takes shape

Sir Philip Green could pay less than half of shortfall

AB InBev deal yields $2bn in fees and taxes

Takeover of SABMiller leads to bumper payday for advisers

US housing: Long way from home

Rising sales mean millennials may finally get on the ladder

PwC settles $5.5bn fraud detection lawsuit

Miami court case shone light on auditors responsibility to detect wrongdoing

US pensions walk trillion-dollar tightrope

Valuing deficits is becoming a highly politicised issue in the US

SEC must keep bearing down on private equity

Public pension fund investors should heed regulator’s findings on hidden fees

Manhattan’s high-end property prices fall

Luxury apartments are taking longer to shift, but some developers are undeterred

World’s biggest pension fund hit by $52bn loss

GPIF says strong yen caused stocks to tumble


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