Ex-RBS trader arrested in forex probe

Move by UK’s SFO marks acceleration of global probe

week in review

Week in Review, December 20

Vice Media, Repsol, Co-op Bank, and BT-EE talks featured

Volcker lambasts Wall Street lobbying

Withering attack as industry secures extension to comply on hedge funds

Madoff risks return for Santander

Swiss prosecutor weighs indictment of former Botín lieutenant


A year of change for your money

The general election looms large over prospects for wealth

No room for fare-dodgers

City has to get the little things right before we can trust it again over the big stuff

Roberto Quarta

Cost-cutter Quarta at Fort Sorrell gates

Investors will want to see if the chairman-designate stands up to the founder

US funds to stand by Russia despite losses

Lazard, GMO and Oppenheimer are among those most exposed

Qingdao case taints commodity financing

Alleged fraud triggers reassessment of way trading is financed

Hong Kong clears banks in forex probe

No evidence of collusion found among 10 lenders

City Insider: To Russia with love

A peripatetic financier, banker popularity and George Osborne’s Christmas card

London super-sewer is a waste of money

Review of plans for Thames Tunnel suggests it is unnecessary

To Russia with love

A peripatetic financier, the popularity of bankers and George Osborne’s Christmas card

Myners calls for digital auction of shares

Tender proposed for shares via an electronic offer system

Royal Mail’s red herrings

Lord Myners’ push to shake up IPOs may need a shove

Russia sounds a warning on global debt

Should the dollar continue to rise, currency and funding mismatches could be exposed

Goldman elevates Murdoch banker to key job

John Waldron promoted to co-head of investment bank

Private developers boost housebuilding

Construction hits post-2008 high but public-backed homes drop 20%

Catlin bid could catalyse insurance M&A

Premiums in important lines have tumbled

New York tops year’s market for IPOs

Alibaba flotation ensures lead in global hunt for returns

Debt management group to pay compensation

Harrington Brooks hit after watchdog uses new powers

Songbird urged to accept Canary Wharf bid

Franklin Mutual backs deal unless higher offer emerges

Asian IPOs end 2014 on a high

Hong Kong notches up its strongest performance in three years

London’s IPO price falls curb enthusiasm

Bumper year finishes skewed towards first half

Digital upstarts risk crashing back down

Advantages may prove shortlived as competition intensifies

Foreign banks retreat from Russia

Syndicated loan volumes this year collapsed to 14% of 2013 total

Xavier Niel buys Orange Switzerland

French entrepreneur acquires group from Apax Partners

Specialist funds caught in Russia crisis

Investors had pinned hopes on a long natural resources boom

EU caps debit and credit card fees

Draft law seeks to end protracted battle with payment groups

EU toughens up research fee rules

Move to tackle conflicts of interest and a lack of transparency

Treasury eyes £3bn Lloyds stake sell-off

Holding could fall towards 20% in run-up to election

Insurers warns over US terrorism cover

Congress fails to renew programme inspired by 2001 attacks

Barclays says universal banking is ‘dead’

Chief executive says investment needed is big challenge

Man Group buys Silvermine for $23.5m

Deal is the latest US acquisition by the hedge fund manager

Lender OnDeck soars 33% in IPO

Technology-powered ‘peer-to-peer’ specialist raises $200m

UBS chooses Staley for board role

Swiss bank’s nomination will be voted on at next year’s AGM

Barclays to hit financial targets early

Chief says bank ‘well positioned’ to meet regulatory requirements

Jeb Bush’s interests face scrutiny

Donors are concerned about Bush’s complex business dealings

Aim expands on a flurry of activity

Queue of companies lining up to join junior market getting longer

‘Largesse’ assets may be on borrowed time

Withdrawal of central bank support will be big theme


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