Asset managers snap up coco bank debt

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Bank deals follow career of chairman’s alleged lover

Deutsche Bank rights issue back on table

Lender forced to consider ‘plan B’ after capital ratio trails its rivals

Fed on course for further $10bn taper

Expected slowdown in asset purchases driven by recovery

Ardian raises $9bn to buy bank assets

Fund manager targets deals with lenders under regulatory pressure

Huge demand for Numericable’s junk bond

Bankers report order book of more than $100bn for $21bn issue

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Citi 2013 pay awards backed by investors

Support comes after shareholder rebuke two years ago

Cable warns FTSE 100 groups over pay

UK business secretary writes to chairmen of top companies

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