US banks post dismal bond trading results

Weak results raise questions about Wall Street

Monte dei Paschi lifts share sale to €5bn

Italian bank lifts offering to accelerate restructuring

The Broadgate centre, near Liverpool Street station in the City of London

Employee disputes keep City lawyers busy

Companies seek to poach rival teams as market conditions improve

Week in Review

Week in Review, April 19

Featuring Citigroup; Tesco; Google, Diageo, and Imperial Tobacco

BlackRock chief preaches tech spending

Fink’s call to boost capex has yet to convince investors

BlackRock challenges UK pension providers

Asset manager pursues £25bn ‘money in motion’ after annuity reform

Lidbetter preaches Co-op reform

Chairman has month to convince board ahead of AGM

JPMorgan’s China head moved to fresh role

Zili Shao ran unit at centre of ‘princeling’ scandal

Banks retreat from Moscow deals

Japanese lead pullback over fear of wider Ukraine sanctions

Jury still out on Barclays’ ‘Saint Antony’

Next few weeks critical for chief’s five-year plan

Emerging markets repent of ‘original sin’

Issuing bonds in local currencies has not spared countries from volatility

Hunt for scapegoats traps Irish in past

Libyan wealth fund to appoint managers

New head of the LIA outlines plans to raise standards

Rent growth at lowest rate for four years

Rent income slows as buy-to-let sector expands

Banks lobby to retain commodities units

Move comes as Fed considers tougher rules on physical assets

Private equity profits spur Blackstone

Quarterly economic net income rises 30%

Trade credit insurance to the rescue

Humdrum mechanism could mitigate risk of securitising lending

French property CGT relief nears end

Second homeowners looking to sell have four months to benefit from discount

Lending Club valuation rises to $3.76bn

Warnings of a bubble in pre-IPO companies

RBS pledges reform on SME borrowers

Bank to overhaul treatment of customers in financial distress

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