Blackstone returns to CMBS loan market

Deal with Goldman highlights rising role in European real estate

New Deutsche chief blunt on outlook

John Cryan points to array of challenges facing German lender

RBS sell-off plans boosted by profit

Improvement comes despite restructuring and misconduct costs

Lloyd’s of London seeks Malaysia licence

Specialist insurer pushes into under-covered Asia market

John McFarlane
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Barclays’ profits put McFarlane on spot

Chairman sets new targets after chief that he ousted came good

Richard Woolnough

Investors pull £2.7bn from M&G fund

Cautious positioning hurts performance at leading UK retail fund

Funding Circle founders Samir Desai (left), James Meekings (centre) and Andrew Mullinger at their offices London Oct 13 Photograph © vicki couchman
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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 as the differences break down

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

Japan’s banks top cross-border lending

Low interest rates and enthusiasm for infrastructure help groups surpass UK rivals

LME accepts renminbi as collateral

Move is further boost for international use of China’s currency

Emerging currencies feel pain of global stress

China, commodity prices and dollar lead to falls

Shawbrook profits double amid more lending

Challenger bank says return on equity of 25% is sustainable

New homes top pre-credit crunch highs

New homes agreed breaks 200,000 for first time since 2008

India’s lender woes part of wider malaise

Nation has too many small, underperforming public banks

PM to tackle ‘dirty money’ in UK property

Land Registry to publish information on ownership by foreign companies

Mortgage growth boosts Virgin Money

Challenger bank warns new tax will dampen future returns

Zurich draws up plans for RSA bid

Shares jump 18% after Swiss group confirms it might make offer

Chinese brokerages report surging profits

Brokers hope buoyant earnings will allay investor concerns

KKR joins €500m bet on Irish housing revival

US private equity group teams up with government fund

Deutsche Börse chief maps out growth plan

Kengeter wants to increase revenue by as much as a third

UBS shares slip despite surge in profits

Swiss bank reports 50% rise in second-quarter earnings

Hiscox calls for insurance ‘war game’

Chairman of Lloyd’s insurer warns industry about complacency

Oil trader who joined bitcoin brigade

Daniel Masters is an early convert from mainstream finance

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