Exor sweetens $6.8bn PartnerRe bid

Agnelli group appeals to investors to scuttle rival Axis offer

US should toughen bank reforms, says IMF

Fund’s call highlights GOP efforts to water down Dodd-Frank

Italy asset managers: a class of their own

Listed funds aim to take market share from the banks

Global fund industry manages record $74tn

Sector profits match historic 2007 peak of $102bn

Greece lacks new plan at last-chance talks

ECB says it cannot be overly generous with emergency loans

Karen Cook takes senior Goldman post

Star banker has built an enviable list of large-cap clients

Hundreds of China stocks halt trading

Over a third of listed companies suspended

Austria to pay Bavaria €1.23bn over Hypo

Neighbours agree to resolve long running fight over bank collapse

Peer-to-peer lenders make China fairer

Small enterprises now have alternative to loan sharks

China market volatility worries Beijing

Critics argue that state action will only benefit ‘dumb money’

Tom Hayes takes the stand in Libor trial

Former UBS trader says managers were fully aware he was rigging rates

Explainer: China Securities Finance Corp

Obscure institution now conduit for PBoC market intervention

Still too big to fail

Five years of Dodd-Frank have not fully solved the problem

Banks team up for OTC swaps utility

World’s biggest swaps dealers create infrastructure hub to cut down on swaps trading disagreements

Asia’s mixed record in market intervention

Region has history of controversial moves to shore up stocks

China’s equities slump will spur bad debt

Drop in share prices puts underground loans at risk

Goldman programmer’s conviction thrown out

Sergey Aleynikov wins second appeals victory after spending a year in prison

UK banks in digital payment app tie-ups

Deals designed to retain customers as mobile systems gain ground

Bank living wills reveal Wall St victims

Regulatory test sees Goldman and Morgan Stanley ruined by crisis

Greece: over to EU

If debt relief had come earlier the pain would have been no worse

EBRD in talks to buy Ukraine bank stake

Investment in Raiffeisen unit intended to boost SME lending and boost market confidence

Aim loses another nomad

Further drop-off in brokers able to act for smaller companies

How emergency liquidity programme works

Crucial part of function as lender of last resort

Insurance M&A on track for record year

Cheap borrowing and efficiency seeking fuel a boom in takeovers

Philippine borrowers: highly leveraged

Lower-income households may be at risk of default despite efforts to dampen mortgage demand

Bovis basks in house sales record

Homebuilder hikes interim dividend amid rise in property prices and ‘robust market conditions’

ECB, enemy of the euro?

Strangling Greek banks is legally and economically unjustifiable

Holder: big fines changed bank culture

Former attorney-general insists levelling ‘record-setting penalties’ was right course of action

KKR hires ex-Bolloré exec for Africa push

Latest sign of private equity firms wanting to expand on continent

UK bankers urge Budget rethink on levy

BBA claims policy has led to 13% shrinkage in assets

UK flood fund in £2.1bn reinsurance deal

Average £10.50 levy on every home policy to finance scheme

Pension infrastructure plan raises just £1bn

Original plans of Osborne’s scheme were to raise ‘up to £20bn’

France in a spin over ‘revolving door’

Pérol trial raises awareness of links between banks and the state

Turkish banking heads for consolidation

ING enters talks to buy HSBC’s operations

European banks pile into samurai bonds

Sector turns to yen-denominated paper amid Greek crisis

StanChart joins pact to prevent deforestation

Ten banks have signed up to influence clients

Dan Schulman, PayPal: flip-flops or suit

The man who will lead the payments group after its eBay spin-off

Bond will return but at which studio?

Sony faces a battle to hold on to superspy’s licence

EU accounting rules could mask new crisis

Financial institutions would have to guess whether the loans they have made could default

Executives fear asset management iTunes

Four-fifths of senior fund staff expect market to be disrupted

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