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 asks US Supreme Court to clarify what constitutes a crime

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

State of the renminbi

China’s currency has come a long way in the past decade

China seeks recognition in SDR club

Consequences will be both symbolic and real

Lone Star to buy Quintain in £700m deal

Latest UK property investment for Dallas-based private equity firm

Carlyle and Apollo exit investments

The two private equity firms realise a combined $9bn

Lone Star seeks to score at Wembley

Texan private equity group snaps up Quintain Estates for £700m

Man Group profit beat expectations

Fund managers flag growing risks of stock market correction

UK property pick-up lifts profits

Foxtons bucks positive trend amid luxury housing woes

Protests over Fanya could spread to banks

Investors in financial products are demanding their money back

RBS to reduce Citizens stake below 25%

Public offering of shares worth $2.2bn set to complete this week

Jones quits over Santander listing delay

Departure of UK finance chief raises doubts on flotation

Zurich raises prospect of clean RSA exit for Hester

Swiss takeover would offer chance to build onex-RBS chief’s overhaul

Cyber insecurity: When 95% isn’t good enough

Banks faced with rise in hacks despite investing millions

Malaysia grabs Singapore overspill

Iskandar development zone attracts SMEs facing high land costs in city state

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