Indonesian banks: under stress

Overcapacity and too much debt have put customers in trouble

BTG Pactual moves to conserve liquidity

Brazilian bank’s measures follow chief’s sudden arrest this week

Buy-to-let: the party’s ending

Government’s message to would-be landlords: don’t bother

How Alliance upheaval affects investors

Karin Forseke’s departure raises questions over leadership at investment trust

Mutual hedge funds shunned by investors

Concerns over performance and regulatory scrutiny of products

Forseke quits as Alliance Trust chair

Restructuring followed pressure from US activist investor Elliott

Eddie Jones joins Goldman advisory board

England rugby coach to attend panel of Japan corporate leaders

Deutsche Bank democracy

Is Cryan’s pooh-poohing of bonuses a sign of things to come?

British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, leaves the treasury to deliver his autumn statement in the House of Commons.
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Whitehall faces annual rent bill of £1bn

Osborne to charge departments market rates

‘Elephant deal’ costs Barclays £72m

Fine shows how far bank would go to aid top Qatari clients

BTG warned of possible ratings downgrade

Fitch and Moody’s put bank under review after Esteves arrest

Four KPMG partners arrested in Belfast

Move is linked to HMRC investigation into suspected tax evasion

Sberbank: grin and bear it

The lender has benefited from a flight to quality in Russia

Odd office moves reflect shifting London

Exits from traditional commercial centres fired by soaring rents and demand for modern premises

Safe bet not heard last of Barclays’ deal

Record fine over Qatari investment deal leaves many questions

Helical Bar chief to become chairman

Half-year results show 13 per cent rise in net asset value per share

Barclays deal involved Qatari clients

FCA fines bank £72m over inadequate checks on £1.9bn transaction

Big bonuses likely for banks’ top talent

Slimmer profits mean pay cuts loom for underperforming areas

Billionaire arrest widens Petrobras probe

André Esteves was the face of Brazilian finance during boom years

Slater & Gordon shares halve on rule change

Investors desert law firm amid plans to limit personal injury cases

Payday lender Wonga to pilot 90-day loans

Product allows repayments in three equal instalments

Developers eye prime Holloway jail site

North London property sale could fetch about £200m

DMGT results lack razzle dazzle

Daily Mail and General Trust shares slip to lowest level in years

Bonuses and illusion of banking performance

Deutsche boss is right to call for simpler, more modest pay structures

UK housebuilding: boom, what boom?

House prices are in perma-boom. Even the banking crash barely disturbed their upward march

Buy-to-let down damps landlord dreams

From next April, an extra 3% stamp duty will apply to property purchases

HSBC targets 50% senior roles for women

Banks under pressure from government to tackle gender imbalance

Whitehall to sell £4.5bn of surplus land

Wider disposal of state assets to raise tens of billions

Buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty

Estate agents say surcharge will lead to higher rents

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 in the latest scrutiny of lenders

Mortgage lending reaches 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

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


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