China brokers’ capital rush fuels margin-fed rally

Record fundraisings ploughed back into loans to invest in market

Bankers to make €130m in fees from Monte Paschi rights issue

Issue comes less than year after lender raised €5bn

Sports look for financial supporters

Retail bonds and crowdfunding on the rise as banks have withdrawn

Deutsche bucks trend to little advantage

It remains a full-service European investment bank in an unfriendly climate

Shadow banks push for easing of loan caps

Bill would allow investment vehicles borrow more against equity

Commerzbank set to pay dividend

German group shows return to health after Lehman collapse

Forex banks face more pain from US

US lawmakers challenge exemptions for managing retirement accounts

Trader faces trial over Libor allegations

UK case will be a crucial test for the SFO

Negative rates pose corporate conundrum

European companies still unsure about putting cash to better use

Small-cap Week, May 23

Tungsten, Zytronic, Quantum Pharma and Mar City featured

Banks face possible further forex fines

NY regulator turns to abuse of markets by automated trades

Lloyds taps Oldfield to lead retail bank

IT executive takes over from Alison Brittain on an interim basis

New housing starts rise by 31 per cent

Housebuilding at highest rate since 2007

Lightning action is best to scare banks

Companies may be planning fines as a cost of doing business

The case that dragged bankers into the Snapchat generation

Traders have inadvertently made wrongdoing easy to detect, writes Daniel Davies

Dutch state to sell ABN Amro stake

Ministers hope to recoup some money from financial crisis rescue

An imperfect past with echoes of today

Savings rate was 8% and a Docklands flat would cost £67,000

Bonds will blow up — but not just yet

When FT Weekend was first published in 1985, the great bond bull market was well under way

Week in Review, May 23

Deutsche Bank under fire; John Malone, BP and M&S also in the news

Final salary pensions gap worsens

Regulator says £44bn of extra contributions have failed to narrow deficit

Co-founder of Blackstone’s GSO unit quits

Doug Ostrover’s retirement adds to fears of more senior exits

Mercuria wins first round in Citi dispute

Bank to pursue compensation for $270m over China repo deals

Florida’s Stonegate Bank embraces Cuba

US government urged bank to open account for communist nation

Monte dei Paschi: Sienese spectacle

Another year, another rights issue. Will this be the last?

Good times fade away for forex traders

After $10bn in fines, the currencies trading industry has decided it is time to grow up

Powerhouse Habitat set to go public

First large publicly listed residential investment trust for France

HK watchdog defensive after $36bn losses

Head of SFC says market volatility does not imply misconduct

Risks not reflected in bank fine reaction

Full litigation risk clouded by lack of regulatory transparency

Regulator outlines scope of banking probe

FCA will focus on choice and transparency in capital markets, M&A and acquisition financing

Emaar Misr IPO seen as positive for Egypt

Stock market starts to recover from effects of political turmoil

Campbell and Sieghart — Vrumi with a view

Sir David Scholey targeted by activists; also Barclays’ third way

Lenders pour cash into UK property market

Supply of finance jumps sharply, hitting £45bn, amid poor returns from other asset classes

‘Challenger’ banks similar to big lenders

New entrants unlikely to attract customers and offer competition

Piraeus Bank offloads Egyptian operation

Sale means rare piece of good news for Greek financial sector

Univision buys The Root

US’s largest Hispanic media group looks to become more diverse

Paris attacks UK’s EU bank reform opt-out

Dry run in UK push for special treatment within single market

Shareholders punished for sins of trader

Fines are expensive way of forcing a bank to change culture

Banks in forex probe braced for legal barrage

Civil lawsuits expected after $5.6bn settlement

A cautionary tale from Chinese business

When polluters go unpunished, we must be prepared to live in a toxic environment, writes Joe Zhang

Bank fines credited for culture shift

UK regulator says penalties change behaviour despite repeated scandals

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