The City as a financial hub

London has railed against a raft of regulations from the European Union and the UK Government as it fights to maintain its reputation and status as a global centre for finance and investment

City divided on UK relationship with EU

An FT series considers what it would mean if Britain left the EU


The UK’s swaggering new regulator has wreaked havoc in the stock market
City of London
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City financiers fear ‘Brexit’ from EU

An FT series looks at what it would mean if Britain left the EU

Green party leader Natalie Bennett
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Greens propose shake-up of City of London

Banking system ‘no longer fit for purpose’, party says

London GDRs fall to decade low

UK market for depositary receipts hurt by Russia crisis

Hostility to EU seen as threat to London

Report warns that capital has to ‘stay open for business’

City anti-corruption unit to be set up

Sleaze-fighting team will seek to repair London’s image

UK business urged to make case for EU

Former HSBC chief leads call for pragmatic approach to Europe

City facing more than ‘a few bad apples’

Scandals like forex probe rubbing salt in wounds, says BoE deputy

New York and London vie for world title

Financial centres face competition from emerging Asian hubs

New Lord Mayor of London elected

Alan Yarrow becomes 687th head of the City of London

MEPs urged to give Hill a fair hearing

Barnier says British successor ‘objective and competent’

Bankers’ pay to be cut from Hill’s remit

Incoming European Commission president deals blow to London

Jourová: Rapid rise for EU bank pay chief

Political stock of new commissioner is high in the Czech Republic

Juncker considers creating financial services tsar

London fears tilt of policy towards eurozone

London brokers face research shake-up

Some contemplate adopting a subscription model

UK set for clash with ECB over clearing

Central bank accused of breaking single market rules

UK sukuk bond attracts £2bn in orders

Islamic debt pays profits based on rent from properties

London stays ground in renminbi trade

But is unable to capitalise on bond strength

Sukuk plans disappoint Islamic banks

London based lenders surprised they were not chosen as issuers

Renminbi boost for London’s forex trade

CCB to be first clearing bank in UK for Chinese currency

Osborne to toughen rules on market abuse

Plans to make forex and other manipulation a criminal offence

City scandals prompt anti-bribery review

Concern over London’s reputation as financial centre

City of London rues departure of EU influence

Election casualties include key defensive heavyweights

UK in race to issue Islamic bond

Sukuk part of government strategy to help the City of London

Rehn says City has no reason to fear EU

Eurozone countries unlikely to impose new rules on London

Court dashes drive to resist tax on City

Eurozone’s plan for levy on financial transactions survives challenge

UK loses challenge to EU transaction tax

Court notes Britain can still take action once FTT is adopted

Singapore renminbi trade overtakes London

Lead reflects international use of currency in trade finance

City braced for EU ‘Tobin’ tax ruling

Rapid progress of case augurs ill for Britain’s prospects

Sanctions plan threatens global legal hub

Proposals ‘undermine London’s status’, say lobby groups