Covered bonds gain ground in Asia

United Overseas Bank unveils $8bn programme

Piraeus cash call to earn advisers €80m

Half of the new capital will come from a state bailout fund

Europe slowly dezombifies its banks

Good news from the latest scrutiny of lenders

Mortgage lending hits 7-year high

Borrowers rush to grab low-rate deals from banks

Cryan sees no virtue in bankers’ bonuses

Deutsche’s new chief says big pay packages do not add up

Calpers’ PE performance fees hit $3.4bn

US pension plan has reaped $24bn profits since PE scheme started

Bad loans at Europe banks double the US

Impaired debt reaches €1tn, or 7.3% of the EU’s GDP

‘No bitching about the European Central Bank’: Allianz’s Oliver Bäte refuses to criticise central bankers over low bond yields
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Allianz: tales of the unexpected

Can a global insurer be expected to grow?

BBVA/Atom: quantum cynics

Spanish bank’s stake in the UK start-up is unlikely to move the profit dial at the lender

Ireland: bank on it

The nation is buoyant, and its banks are benefiting

HBOS collapse and the winner’s curse

Most groups hit in the crisis were crippled by losses in areas far from their principal business

Emerging European banks: turnround time?

Credit supply and funding are turning positive, but momentum is not guaranteed

Capital rules challenge new bank players

Harder to offer competitive rates to increase market share

Brussels plans for bank guarantee fund

Deposit guarantee seen as ‘final pillar’ in EU banking union

Shoppers save spending for Black Friday

Sales volumes fall to nine-month low, says CBI

FCA examines insurers’ use of big data

Watchdog acts on consumer concerns about personal information

Europe, unreconstructed

Italy’s bank rescue shows bad old ways not forgotten

Shaftesbury lifted by booming West End

London landlord gains from record spending as it posts second year of 20%-plus property value growth

Allianz pushes into China with Baidu deal

German group to combine with search engine to sell insurance online

India Inc suffers from a surfeit of debt

Amtek’s default is a cautionary tale of Indian companies abroad

Landlords focus on cheaper properties

Buyers look for value outside the Southeast

BBVA enters UK with Atom stake deal

Spanish bank becomes largest investor in digital-only lender

Carl Icahn steps up pressure on AIG chief

Activist attacks Peter Hancock for failing to take ‘bold steps’

Italy squares up to bad loans problem

Bank resolution fund will raise €3.6bn to restructure four lenders

Forbes: Selling the family jewels

The sale of the magazine to Asian investors ended in acrimony

Asset managers would support HSBC HQ move

Aberdeen says it would be supportive if presented with a coherent case to move domicile

Warburg raises $12bn fund in six months

Speed highlights how big name managers are prospering

New York AG probes forex spoofing

ICAP, BGC, Tullett and GFI subpoenaed in new investigation

Credit repricing challenges dealmakers

Investors are pulling back from risky debt and loans

London power grid feels development strain

Hooking up buildings is expensive, lengthy and complex

German Jewish leader urges refugee quota

Control intake to facilitate integration, says community head

HBOS: disaster of bottom-up strategy

Boards and executives should not abdicate on important choices

Osborne sell-off set to rival Thatcher

Ordnance Survey, Land Registry and Channel 4 on the block in Treasury fundraising drive

Diebold launches €1.7bn bid for Wincor Nixdorf

US-German tie-up would create world’s largest ATM maker

Wall St braces for leveraged deal losses

Investor unease showed when Altice had to downsize debt offering

China developer Evergrande buys insurer

Real estate group diversifies away from slowing property sector

Fund manager fee cap could control costs

Competition does not keep charges down in pensions industry

Italy plans bad bank-style debt clean-up

Move aims to boost weak economic recovery but risks confrontation with Brussels

BoE urged to aid bond investors in rout

Nervousness about prospective rate rises and unwinding of QE

Transcript: FT City Network

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