Promontory suspended over StanChart work

NY regulator challenges consultancy over Iran sanctions review

Gulliver plays down pivot to Asia strategy

HSBC chief denies market volatility in China has affected plans

RBS: about time, too

The UK government is selling some of its shares in the bank. It should have done so years ago

UK begins process of selling RBS stake

Initial tranche of £2bn of shares to be placed with institutions

Exor/Partner Re: Safety in numbers

Conglomerates, even interesting ones, demand a discount

HSBC: being picky

Bank becoming more choosy about deploying money as chief needs to put excitement into share price

Paris landlords plan action on rent caps

Property agencies say measures will deter investment

Hayes conviction a big victory for SFO

Agency risked reputation in pursuing Libor case against trader

Tom Hayes: ‘The Machiavelli of Libor’

Ex-trader had near-legendary status among fellow expats in Tokyo

Exor wins battle for PartnerRe

Agnelli-controlled company scuppers Axis Capital’s merger plans

Hayes found guilty of rigging rates

Ex-trader sentenced to 14 years for conspiring to manipulate Libor

Europe’s banks need coherent business mix

Auditors go high-tech to win new business

As competition hots up, firms are turning to data analytics

HSBC’s shrinking empire tests Gulliver

Shifting focus to Asia could expose lender to challenging events

HSBC agrees Brazilian sale as profits rise

Increase of 10% in pre-tax first-half profit comfortably beats analyst expectations

China suspends Citadel brokerage account

Regulators seek to curb trading practices fuelling market plunge

Index tracker fund price war heats up

Commerzbank profits driven by retail unit

German lender touts turnround and reiterates pledge to return to paying dividend in 2015

China online payment rules criticised

Payment limits are 'not even enough to buy one iPhone'

Karpelès quizzed on great bitcoin mystery

Mt Gox founder questioned on exchange’s missing digital currency

UniCredit chief explores strategy options

Italian lenders brace for results of European regulators’ health check

Barclays and UK say goodbye to big time

The ‘shrink and swim’ strategy leaves the UK without a global investment bank of its own

Lasting damage of third-party misconduct

Groups’ share prices drop on average 2.6% after penalties for breaches by contractors

Banks must adapt to digital, study warns

More than 25% of global population to use mobile accounts by 2019

Morgan Stanley brokers in pay dispute

Bank says issues caused by ‘one-off situations’

Buyers flock to London development land

Foreign investors push dealmaking to highest since 2007

London generates half of UK stamp duty

Housing demand subdued in capital after tax reforms

Hester to strengthen hand as Zurich circles

RSA chief aims to show turnround efforts bearing fruit

Ralph Hamers, ING: Down-to-earth digital

Dutch banker is borrowing much from tech, but not its hyperbole

Online lenders push for voluntary code

Industry wants to counter concerns over abusive practices

S Korea seeks to boost investment abroad

Proposed tax relief is aimed at easing currency appreciation

Europe freezes Cayman hedge funds out

Most large managers denied Europe-wide marketing ‘passport’

Pensions beat funds on gender diversity

Females occupy nearly a fifth of senior roles at large investors

Fund houses undaunted by China woes

Foreign asset managers maintain their exposure to mainland stocks

Goldman out of top 10 Europe managers

BlackRock is bestselling European fund manager

Honeywell landed with debt-ridden pension funds

Company acquires two unrelated schemes in deal for Elster

Former Mt Gox chief arrested in Japan

Karpelès is suspected of falsifying data at bitcoin exchange

Pensioners promised sky-high parking yields

Doubts raised over airport investment scheme with 8% guarantee

Week in Review, August 1

Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, oil majors and Microsoft featured

House prices rise in outer London

Residential prices are rising faster in the suburbs

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