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Money laundering crackdown prompts switch from BVI incorporations

Former Amaranth star fined over gas trades

Large bets by trader once paid $100m helped bring down hedge fund

Sense of urgency underpins fresh scrutiny of markets

Trading equities in the US and to a lesser extent in Europe is becoming more opaque

Interview: Walt Lukken, Futures Industry Association

‘There are signs of cracks developing in the system’

Regulators probe shadows

Alternative trading systems are causing concern around the world

ParFX trials high-speed market makers

Month-long experiment lets Virtu Financial and GSA Capital trade

CME names Vermaas to lead in Europe

Former Amsterdam SE chief to take up new role in January

Hong Kong debut Islamic bond raises $1bn

First sukuk by AAA-rated government draws almost $5bn in orders

JPMorgan tells clearers to build bigger buffers

Bank says current system brittle and opaque

Swaps dealers warn on market transparency

US reform efforts said not delivering more competition

Job Moves: who is hiring and where

The latest job moves and coverage of people making the news in the world’s financial capitals

EU rejects Google’s antitrust deal again

About-turn follows a change in political climate

‘Savings of €70m’ in switch to T2S

First attempt to quantify the impact of ECB-led project

Brussels set to challenge UK bankers’ pay

Cash allowances ‘disregard spirit of bonus cap’

CEOs hoard good news for stock sales

Research adds to concerns about executives’ short-term incentives

UK set to license Chinese bank branch

ICBC is expected to gain approval for a London operation

Banks face lawsuit over Isdafix claims

Allegations open up a new litigation front for 14 institutions

Germany and EU face mobile fees ‘war’

Regulator’s failure to follow guidelines angers Brussels

Regulators under fire over HBOS report

Watchdogs to receive early copy of potentially critical review

Insurers attack BoE over capital rules

Officials accused of raising levels ‘by any means available’