Aussie tails the field in currency race

Jokes start to wear thin as dollar drops 12% over 6 months

HSH Nordbank to draw on more state aid

Second time estimate for bailouts has been raised in a year

Lynn Tilton launches SEC legal challenge

Debt investor says regulator should not use in-house judges

Quindell forgets to mention sale of units

Slater & Gordon deal also includes two technology arms

UK challenger banks: disrupt while you can

Shawbrook is the latest to take advantage of investor appetite for the category

Buhari faces daunting task in Nigeria

Jubilation greets the peaceful victory but economic challenges await

China banks: a national service

US institutions need not worry. China’s financial universe is changing but not yet its banks

Italian deals point to reformist zeal

A shift in industrial policy viewed as a welcome break from the past

GoDaddy prices IPO at $20 a share

Lossmaking web domain group to use proceeds to pay back debt

Japan Post boosts dividend before float

Insurance-to-banking group plans acquisitions to drive growth

UBS chiefs put SFr58m bonuses to vote

Shareholders to decide on variable pay under ‘fat cat initiative’

Peer-to-peer forex platforms come of age

Currency exchanges undercut banks using crowdsource model

Shankar quits StanChart to set up PE fund

Lender’s head of Emea plans to start his own venture

Challenger bank Shawbrook valued at £725m

Shares priced near top of range as bank moves to list before poll

Spain’s ‘bad bank’ Sareb doubles losses

Sareb has whittled its portfolio down to just over €44bn

Investors pour into fixed income funds

Why strong equities are an incentive to keep buying bonds

Lloyds Banking Group: words and bonds

Bondholders angered by plan to redeem at par £700m of enhanced capital notes

Lloyds investors take bond row to court

Bank says it has PRA’s approval to redeem some high-income debt

China property: sorry business

Not all sentimental stories have happy endings

UK brokers cautious ahead of election

Cenkos Securities and Shore Capital see secondary commissions come under pressure

Shipping anchors itself in capital markets

Era of low interest rates boosts sector but sparks supply worry

The door to China’s riches remains locked

Eager investors kept waiting in the courtyard of key sectors

Euro leveraged loans take on US flavour

Covenant-lite loans are booming in Europe for the first time

How Goldman taught me entrepreneurship

Discipline of the trading floor was a great preparation

Pru’s Thiam gets 36% pay rise to £11.8m

Award comes after UK insurer enjoyed a strong year

DPI closes Africa fund at $725m

Decade of high growth and record of returns attracts investors

CBRE buys JCI real estate arm for $1.5bn

Car industry supplier sells unit to focus on office equipment

China to launch deposit insurance in May

Doubts remain that government would allow bank failure

Business pioneers in finance

History shows there is nothing like a crisis to focus financiers’ minds

China bank chairman extols pay cut

Salary measures at state companies highlight tension between market reforms and populist pressure

Macquarie to halve Asia banking jobs

Australian bank the latest to pare back operations in region

Silk road investigators charged with wire fraud

Stolen bitcoins traced to US agents

Northerners lose out on mortgage options

Non-standard borrowers far more likely to be ‘prisoners’ of loan

Swiss bank BSI pays $211m in US tax probe

Financial group enters into non-prosecution agreement with DoJ

Merger season looms for Italy’s popolari

Deals are in the pipeline as economy moves to growth

Labour unlikely to win FTSE 100 votes

Business manifesto launch will not excite UK’s business leaders

Quindell sale marks ‘break with the past’

Australian law firm to buy professional services division for initial £637m

Shawbrook narrows pricing before float

The IPO comes soon after rival Aldermore listed in early March

Dealmakers have fastest start since 2007

Heinz-Kraft leads trend for large US-based acquisitions

Big leveraged buyouts hit 6-year low

Volume of private equity takeovers is half level a year ago

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