Singapore to increase investment in China

Sovereign wealth fund GIC to boost exposure to emerging markets

Evercore buys ISI for up to $440m

Groups plan to merge their institutional equities operations

Mortgage lenders cut interest rates

Experts urge borrowers to fix before interest rates increase

First ‘simple product’ hallmark awarded

Savings product providers apply for seal of approval after review

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Equity income fund sales hit record high

Investors seeking income turn to new Woodford fund

Prudential refunds pension annuity

Prudential apologises to business partner for misleading comments

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week in review

Week in review, August 2

Featuring oil majors, Airbus, and UK and European banks

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Risks and rewards of peer-to-peer lending

Investors remain concerned by p2p lending risks

Sberbank says sanctions hit world finance

EU action will not ease Ukraine crisis, argues big Russian lender

Beware creep of policy into price-setting

To try to modify the rules is to reckon without human nature

Is the property market cooling?

Impact on housing market from mortgage rules change uncertain

Cocos: return of toxic bubble-era stuff

Return to form at Man Group

Busiest week for US listings since 2007

Companies rush to market ahead of summer slowdown

Gherkin owners launch fightback

UK group offers to buy out German investors in bid to stop sale

Clawing back bonuses easier said than done

UK lawyers have warned clawbacks would be difficult to enforce

How the Gherkin was pickled

Tale of debt and risk, yet London’s landmark tower is no ordinary credit crunch victim

Axa downplays low interest rates’ impact

Insurer reports better than expected first-half profits

Hiring spree boosts Robert Walters

City of London yet to see ‘meaningful recovery’, says group

RBS curbs its exposure to Russia

Bank says lending down £100m in first half of year

SocGen shakes off hit on Russia business

Problems more than outweighed by performance elsewhere

Russian groups convert cash reserves

Sanctions spark move into Asian currencies

Asset managers may escape systemic label

Regulators may lift a threat hanging over BlackRock and Fidelity

Report says bank funding advantage erodes

Wall Street cheers Government Accountability Office study

Investor, by their writedowns so shall you know them

‘Exceptionals’ in Lloyds, Shell, and Diageo results

BES scrambles to avert government rescue

European banks feel backlash of clean-up

Record losses for Banco Espírito Santo and BNP Paribas

Hedge funds bet on Argentine recovery

Groups buy into country’s energy, banks and telecoms companies

Generali ‘back in the race’, says chief

Insurer’s first-half earnings reach 10-year high

CME’s profits drop as trading volumes fall

Exchange operator hit by ‘historically low levels of volatility’

A bubblegum fix will make banks safer

It’s a pity it has taken a financial crisis to force financiers to embrace barcodes

Help to Buy used by almost 40,000 people

Schroders defies passive investment trend

Asset manager’s strong results contrast with rival Aberdeen

Banco Espírito Santo: holey credit

Portuguese bank needs lessons in how to handle a PR crisis

Windstream: tax windfall

Everything is real estate now

Santander’s bad loan ratio falls

BES shares tumble after order to raise capital

Portuguese central bank also said former executives could face legal action

Erste swings to €1bn net loss

Writedown in Romania and money set aside for Hungary forex law

Toscafund to set up US office

Latest UK hedge fund to expand across Atlantic


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