Aldermore plans London IPO in October

Challenger bank says half-year pre-tax profit jumped 250%

Clarges Mayfair

British Land penthouse breaks sale record

Company says it exceeded previous high of £5,000 per sq ft

Citi eyes local buyers for Japan unit

Bidders attracted by $14bn in forex deposits

Mercuria unit to be regulated by FCA

Financial scrutiny for Swiss trader’s UK division

Canada’s Omers in Paris property drive

Oxford Properties’ purchase part of €1bn portfolio drive

Lodha Group homes in on London property

Indian group plans $5bn investment to crack market’s top tier

Investors sceptical over pension risks

Companies with largest DB schemes most penalised

Russia SWF head tries to avoid politics

Kirill Dmitriev hopes peace talks over Ukraine will end sanctions

Bats to launch ETF reporting service

Exchange to create tape of record for OTC instruments

Andre Esteves, Chairman & CEO of BTG Pactual talks during an interview with journalists of the Financial Times, in Sao Paulo July 22, 2014. Photographer Manu Correia
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Brazil’s BTG expands into UK equities

Lender hires manager from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Pressure to deliver on Alibaba rhetoric

Ma will have to execute after telling investors ‘trust us’

Blackstone to pull out of Russia

Buyout group chooses not to renew Russian consultants’ contracts

Mortgage clampdown threat to rich buyers

BBA is seeking an exemption from the rules for wealthy clients

Private equity: changing the game

Why aren’t buyout companies looking for big deals?

Sukuk issue to boost Dubai’s ambitions

Private equity interests killed Phones 4U

Owners put financial interests over operational strategy

Goldman lifts veil on ties with LIA

Goldman defence offers glimpse into a sovereign wealth fund

Axa joins IFC in developing markets push

French insurance group looks to expand in high-growth areas

S Korean private equity struggles to exit

Lack of exit routes a headache for local buyout funds

China risks ‘balance-sheet recession’

Stimulus impact wanes as companies lose appetite for borrowing

Meddings lands board role at L&G

Ex-StanChart finance director reunites with chairman Stewart

Woodford raises stake in Game Digital

Fund manager buys up shares put on market by Elliott Advisors

Alibaba’s IPO banks split $250m fee pool

Group drives hard bargain with 1% payment on up to $25bn raised

Finra shines light into dark pools

Agency seeks higher levels of transparency and disclosure

Goldman admits cultivating ties with Libya fund

Bank’s filings reveal ‘strategic partnership’ with Gaddafi regime

Salmond quits as vote shifts status quo

Referendum will change how UK is ruled

Cyprus businessman Aristodemou arrested

Property developer and former bank chairman detained

Aberdeen chief’s alert over Scotland pledge

Gilbert concerned that commitments will not be honoured

Property finance in the crowd

As the sector grows, so do warnings of the risks

Artemis unveils US fund range

Fund manager warns that US shares are not cheap, however

Pension schemes stick with hedge funds

US fund giant exits $4bn holding

Fund rankings under scrutiny

Performance tables do not paint whole picture of funds

City relieved but wary of unresolved issues

Threat abates of mass exodus of financial institutions after Scots’ vote

Scotland vote to unleash London IPOs

Aldermore, Miller Group and RAC expected to file for float soon

KBC winds up diamond finance arm

Yinren failed to submit takeover plan to Belgian regulators

The end of banks’ heyday

Margins, profits and dividends will never fully recover

UK financial shares jump on Scottish poll

KBC ends Diamond Bank sale to Yinren

Chinese investor missed deadline for regulatory submissions

No vote to boost Scottish property deals

Buyers held off on completions until the future became clear

City Insider: Weir’s Cochrane leads Noes

Keith Cochrane, John McFarlane and Masroor Siddiqui in the news

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