WoodMac considers £1.6bn takeover bids

Buyout group Hellman & Friedman exploring exit options

We expect too much of the new masters of the universe

By acting as instruments of government policy, central banks are straying from their own dominion into political territory, writes Andrew Sentance

The bond market must turn sometime

History has few precedents to help predict what might happen next

Regulator friendly bankers scale heights

New breed of bankers replace swashbuckling leaders

Week in Review

Week in Review, February 28

Google shake-up in Europe; Silicon Valley discrimination and Honda also in the news

David Nish, CEO of Standard Life, in his office, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh
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Standard Life criticised over bonuses

Former mutual insurer changes way performance payments calculated

Jonathan McHugh illustration
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London’s green spaces need protection

The Royal Parks are under threat from tawdry commercialism and we should protest, writes Jane Owen

Lloyds to pay first dividend in 6 years

‘Milestone’ paves way for government to sell more of its stake

No security in the crowd

Liquidity is not the least of the risks

Lloyds and RBS: fashion statements

Dividends differ but trends at two banks are similar

A better way to react at bonus time

That’s, Not and Enough are the only words you need, writes Daniel Davies

Treasury apologises for Lloyds bond error

Retail investors await regulator’s decision after release of incorrect information on redemption

Rightmove agents loyal despite new rival

Property portal fares better than Zoopla after OntheMarket launch

Tencent takes prize in ‘red envelope’ war

WeChat trumps rival Alibaba with 1bn new year cash gifts

City Insider: A seasoned Bill Winters

Morgan Stanley’s cyber attack, Investec silent and banking on art

US probe delays Barclays FX settlement

Bank looks to resolve agencies’ allegations in a single deal

What can StanChart expect from Bill?

A pundit introduces the well-networked former JPMorgan banker

Capital needs top StanChart boss’s in-tray

Winters appointment garners praise from investors

Pay secrets every banker lusts to learn

In investment banking status is an invisible commodity

P2P lender Bondora targets Europe

Group advances cross-border goals after $5m in financing from early Lending Club backer

Obama set for battle on pensions reform

World watches as US tackles key problem of mis-selling

Bank of England banishes ‘fireside chats’

Central bank overhauls City dealings in transparency drive

RBS has mammoth restructuring task ahead

New investment banking head Cullinan has to take axe to unit

Revisionists take heat off US bank results

Morgan Stanley has made four changes to earnings in five quarters

Peter Sands’ record splits opinion

Mixed reviews for outgoing chief’s time at helm of bank

EU corporate pension fund hole expands

Fall in long-term bond yields sent liabilities up 11-18% in 2014

Winters eyes new spring for StanChart

New chief set to address three key areas after taking charge

AIA: clarity and opacity

The insurer is clear on the positives, but needs to give more detail elsewhere

RBS targets full return to private sector

State-owned lender steps up restructuring after seventh consecutive annual loss

Standard Chartered in five charts

Bill Winters’ headwinds in numbers

An alternative for Greece

What happens if agreement with the eurozone does not last?

Countrywide warns of election uncertainty

Property sector could slacken ahead of poll

Bill Winters: In his own words

StanChart’s incoming boss is a harsh critic of his own industry

Winters’ tale: StanChart’s new CEO

Why the emerging markets bank made the right choice

Standard Chartered: Sands of time

Days runs out for the chief executive

Bill Winters: five things you need to know

Former JPMorgan banker takes over at Standard Chartered

Mizuho buys RBS North America assets

Japanese lender steps up overseas push with $3bn deal

Oxford houses less affordable than London

University city most expensive place to live in UK relative to income

Morgan Stanley in $2.6bn mortgage deal

Penalties wrung out of the big banks by DoJ reach about $40bn

Urwin quits JPMorgan for Deutsche Bank

Briton to co-run German group’s investment bank with Colin Fan

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