HSBC: being picky

Bank is becoming more choosy about where it deploys its money

Paris landlords plan action on rent caps

Property agencies say measures will deter investment

Hayes conviction a big victory for SFO

Agency risked reputation in pursuing Libor case against trader

Tom Hayes: ‘The Machiavelli of Libor’

Ex-trader becomes first person found guilty of Libor manipulation

Exor wins battle for PartnerRe

Agnelli-controlled company scuppers Axis Capital’s merger plans

Ex-trader found guilty of rigging rates

First person convicted over Libor sentenced to 14 years in jail

Europe’s banks need coherent business mix

Investors want to see a long-term plan, not a list of operations

Auditors go high-tech to win new business

As competition hots up, firms are turning to data analytics

HSBC’s shrinking empire tests Gulliver

Decolonising and focusing on Asia could expose global lender and its chief to challenging events

HSBC agrees Brazilian sale as profits rise

Increase of 10% beats analyst expectations

China suspends Citadel brokerage account

Regulators seek to curb trading practices fuelling market plunge

Index tracker fund price war heats up

Commerzbank profits driven by retail unit

German lender touts turnround and reiterates pledge to return to paying dividend in 2015

China online payment rules criticised

Payment limits are 'not even enough to buy one iPhone'

Karpelès quizzed on great bitcoin mystery

Mt Gox founder questioned on exchange’s missing digital currency

UniCredit chief explores strategy options

Italian lenders brace for results of European regulators’ health check

Barclays and UK say goodbye to big time

The ‘shrink and swim’ strategy leaves the UK without a global investment bank of its own

Lasting damage of third-party misconduct

Groups’ share prices drop on average 2.6% after penalties for breaches by contractors

Banks must adapt to digital, study warns

More than 25% of global population to use mobile accounts by 2019

Morgan Stanley brokers in pay dispute

Bank says issues caused by ‘one-off situations’

Buyers flock to London development land

Foreign investors push dealmaking to highest since 2007

London generates half of UK stamp duty

Housing demand subdued in capital after tax reforms

Hester to strengthen hand as Zurich circles

RSA chief aims to show turnround efforts bearing fruit

Ralph Hamers, ING: Down-to-earth digital

Dutch banker is borrowing much from tech, but not its hyperbole

Online lenders push for voluntary code

Industry wants to counter concerns over abusive practices

S Korea seeks to boost investment abroad

Proposed tax relief is aimed at easing currency appreciation

Europe freezes Cayman hedge funds out

Most large managers denied Europe-wide marketing ‘passport’

Pensions beat funds on gender diversity

Females occupy nearly a fifth of senior roles at large investors

Fund houses undaunted by China woes

Foreign asset managers maintain their exposure to mainland stocks

Goldman out of top 10 Europe managers

BlackRock is bestselling European fund manager

Honeywell landed with debt-ridden pension funds

Company acquires two unrelated schemes in deal for Elster

Former Mt Gox chief arrested in Japan

Karpelès is suspected of falsifying data at bitcoin exchange

Pensioners promised sky-high parking yields

Doubts raised over airport investment scheme with 8% guarantee

Week in Review, August 1

Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, oil majors and Microsoft featured

House prices rise in outer London

Residential prices are rising faster in the suburbs

HSBC nears $4bn sale of Brazilian arm

Bank also in exclusive talks to sell Turkish operations to ING

Businesses use art to shape their image

Companies eye the bigger picture and invest creatively

UK rents rise at fastest rate in 2 years

Chronic housing shortage pushes up cost of living

Reality bites for European banks

The pitfalls of long-held global ambitions are becoming clearer

Osborne ‘itching’ to start sale of RBS

UK Chancellor keen to offload the 80% state stake held since financial crisis bailout

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