Brexit puts third of office deals in doubt

Concerns linger over pricing but bulk of transactions go ahead

BHS report lays bare failure and liability

Inquiry lambasts collapsed store’s former owner, buyer and ‘directors, advisers and hangers-on’

Fund houses fill corporate lending gap

Study shows growing reliance of companies on asset managers

Michael Sherwood, Vice Chairman pf Goldman Sachs BHS hearings - RSS Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and Work and Pensions Committee Wednesday 29 June 2016

Goldman blamed for role in BHS deal

MPs say bank lent credibility to sale to curry favour with Green

The World Bank recruits true freethinker

Romer’s ideas are fascinating, unorthodox and politically risky

Italy finance minister rejects banks bail-in

Padoan denies ‘systemic’ banking problem on sidelines of G20

Portuguese banks face potential big losses

Novo Banco sale seen to affect shape of industry’s future

A branch of the Nationwide Building Society on Putney High Street in south west London. Nationwide Building Society have today reported a drop in its pre-tax profits.

Nationwide explores launch into SME lending

Move part of a strategic review to strengthen existing model

Allianz promises closer ties with Pimco

Relationship pledge between German insurer and US bond unit

European banks braced for downturn with more cuts

Region’s banks prepare for conditions to deteriorate this year

GE’s shedding of financial unit adds up

Offloading of most of GE Capital meets with favourable timing

Pension schemes stay loyal to hedge funds

There is more retirement money than ever in the asset class

Dutch pensions to clean up red-light area

Schemes invest €60m in a fund to redevelop district in Amsterdam

Chinese lenders climb private bank table

China Merchants Bank and ICBC surge on growth in domestic wealth

‘We have not seen major [Brexit] panic’

CEO of Pictet AM more worried about short-termism and passive

Brexit ‘stampede’ out of UK funds

M&G, Schroders, Fidelity and Invesco lose billions in withdrawals

Surge in first-time property buyers

Parents set to lend £5bn this year for deposits, says Halifax

Johnson expects City to keep passporting

Foreign secretary says Brexit can be ‘fantastic’ for UK finance

Week in Review, July 23

SoftBank in £24bn chip deal; HSBC, US banks, VW and Microsoft also in the news

A Wellcome case spotlighting front-running

Financial markets are full of episodes of front-running

Beazley plans Ireland base for EU growth

Other London-based insurers consider post-Brexit options

Timing is everything for Manny Roman

New Pimco chief is a popular and loyal ‘process man’

UK insurers censured over sales agents

‘Widespread’ evidence of bad practices and potential mis-selling of policies

LSL Property Services: home truths

Stagnant transaction levels are a big headache for estate agents

High Street banks target high rollers

Competition with wealth managers to service the needs of weathiest customers

GE warns of weak oil equipment market

Group’s second-quarter results boosted by jet engine unit

Inflation and what it means for your finances

The fall in sterling makes higher prices more likely

UK housing slowdown weighs on LSL

Estate agent blames EU vote for heightened consumer uncertainty

Northern business fears over funding

Funds for UK small businesses drawn from EU regional development money

China targets ‘ATM’ insurers

Regulator wary of aggressive upstarts such as Anbang and Baoneng

Millennials shape China’s outbound deals

Generation’s distinctive tastes spur Chinese companies’ M&A sprees

TSB: apocalypse not now

If the UK retail bank can control costs there is scope for earnings growth

Elite crew to steer City through Brexit

Impressive roster of senior financiers to co-ordinate contact with ministers

PayPal and Visa ink partnership agreement

Deal resolves competitive tension between the two payments groups

Draghi backs bailout of Italian banks

Shares jump on hint of backstop as ECB keeps rates on hold

MasterCard bags Vocalink for £700m

US cards issuer buys 92.4% of group that was owned by British banks

Goldman under spotlight in 1MDB complaint

US alleges improper diversion of money from deals bank worked on

Blackstone assets hit $356bn record high

Investment manager reports 2% rise in economic net income

US moves to block health insurer mergers

DoJ sues over Anthem’s takeover of Cigna and Aetna’s Humana deal

HSBC case another blow for trust in banks

Wholesale markets cannot function without customer confidence


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