House prices falling in a third of UK

Findings suggest tighter mortgage lending rules have cooled boom

Clipstone in Channel Island listing

Real estate investment trust raises £40m after dropping London float

Investment: Loser’s game

With as few as 10 per cent of US active managers beating their benchmark in 2014, they are having to employ new tactics

Big banks need to embrace digital era

Smaller operators are posing a threat to the status quo

US regulator probes ETF pricing

NY Fed fears unit prices might not always reflect underlying asset values

...Jeremy Helsby, the CEO of Savils. Photographed at their central London HQ. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Jeremy Helsby: beyond country houses

The CEO of estate agent Savills remains a London property bull

Barclays limits potential Asia clients

UK lender in ‘merciless’ review of activities in the region

China eases rules for foreign banks

Move largely symbolic as Beijing makes good on reform pledges

Russian central bank shows how not to intervene

Authorities did too little, too late, too quietly

Wanda frontrunner for Infront Media deal

Chinese conglomerate nears €1bn deal for Swiss sports marketer

Caesars unit eyes bankruptcy protection

Restructuring agreement reached with some senior creditors

Volcker lambasts Wall Street lobbying

Withering attack as industry secures extension to comply on hedge funds

Ex-RBS trader arrested in forex probe

Move by SFO marks acceleration of global investigation

Week in Review, December 20

Vice Media, Repsol, Co-op Bank, and BT-EE talks featured

Madoff risks return for Santander

Swiss prosecutor weighs indictment of former Botín lieutenant

A year of change for your money

The general election looms large over prospects for wealth

No room for fare-dodgers

Stealing rail fares should be no different than shoplifting iPads

Cost-cutter Quarta at Fort Sorrell gates

Investors will want to see how the chairman-designate deals with the high-earning founder

US funds to stand by Russia despite losses

Lazard, GMO and Oppenheimer are among those most exposed

Qingdao case taints commodity financing

Alleged fraud triggers reassessment of way trading is financed

Hong Kong clears banks in forex probe

No evidence of collusion found among 10 lenders

City Insider: To Russia with love

A peripatetic financier, banker popularity and George Osborne’s Christmas card

London super-sewer is a waste of money

Review of plans for Thames Tunnel suggests it is unnecessary

To Russia with love

A peripatetic financier, the popularity of bankers and George Osborne’s Christmas card

Myners calls for digital auction of shares

Tender proposed for shares via an electronic offer system

Royal Mail’s red herrings

Lord Myners’ push to shake up IPOs may need a shove

Russia sounds a warning on global debt

Should the dollar continue to rise, currency and funding mismatches could be exposed

Goldman elevates Murdoch banker to key job

John Waldron promoted to co-head of investment bank

Private developers boost housebuilding

Construction hits post-2008 high but public-backed homes drop 20%

Catlin bid could catalyse insurance M&A

Premiums in important lines have tumbled

New York tops year’s market for IPOs

Alibaba flotation ensures lead in global hunt for returns

Debt management group to pay compensation

Harrington Brooks hit after watchdog uses new powers

Songbird urged to accept Canary Wharf bid

Franklin Mutual backs deal unless higher offer emerges

Asian IPOs end 2014 on a high

Hong Kong notches up its strongest performance in three years

London’s IPO price falls curb enthusiasm

Bumper year finishes skewed towards first half

Digital upstarts risk crashing back down

Advantages may prove shortlived as competition intensifies

Foreign banks retreat from Russia

Syndicated loan volumes this year collapsed to 14% of 2013 total

Xavier Niel buys Orange Switzerland

French entrepreneur acquires group from Apax Partners

Specialist funds caught in Russia crisis

Investors had pinned hopes on a long natural resources boom

EU caps debit and credit card fees

Draft law seeks to end protracted battle with payment groups

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