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

Sanctions plan threatens global legal hub

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


The UK’s swaggering new regulator has wreaked havoc in the stock market

Osborne takes shine off FCA anniversary

Chancellor reinforces speculation over watchdog’s leadership

London to host renminbi clearing bank

UK reinforces efforts to attract Chinese investment

City warns of damage from EU regulation

Lobby group fears effect of banking union

New York has overtaken London in the rankings
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London loses top finance centre billing

New York overtakes capital amid fears over EU and regulation

FX scandal puts London’s reputation at risk

BoE involvement mirrors the affair it was drawn into over Libor

UK and Singapore in renminbi trade move

‘Financial dialogue’ unprecedented between the two centres

City fears march of the populists

Financial centre lobbies prospective MEPs

EU exit will block UK bank trade

Top Brussels official gives stark warning on single market access

City sees 34 per cent rise in new jobs

Growth signals increasing confidence in strength of recovery

JPMorgan raises alarm on euroscepticism

US bank says UK could lose clout in transatlantic trade

London loses case on short-selling rules

City suffers defeat in drive to limit power of financial watchdogs

Javid warns on ‘too big to fail’ bank risk

Taxpayer still exposed to threat, says City minister

‘Robin Hood tax’ is alive, warn Lords

EU financial transactions tax remains ‘serious threat’ to City

London furthers renminbi hub dreams

StanChart to clear transactions in Chinese currency in UK

Europe deal will cap ‘dark pools’ trading

Move threatens to deal a blow to the City of London

London wins first offshore renminbi issue

China’s biggest bank issued a Rmb2bn bond in the UK

London listing rules to be tightened

Proposals follow corporate governance row at ENRC

WFE to switch headquarters to London

Trade association’s bid to boost investor ties is blow to Paris

Osborne to launch Islamic bond plan

Bid to make City a centre for sharia-compliant finance

Cameron aims to boost Islamic finance

London has been a natural hub for sharia-compliant industry

Osborne cements London as renminbi hub

Direct exchange trading with sterling to be permitted

Access to markets signals Beijing’s resolve

China has granted UK-based institutions an £8.2bn quota to invest in Chinese securities

US bankers attack Osborne’s ‘lovefest’

Lawyers and finance figures hit out at light-touch rules for Chinese banks

UK opens doors to Chinese banks

Offer to break down regulatory barriers to lure renminbi trade

London leads UK business activity growth

Companies throughout the UK are hiring and increasing production

London increases share of renminbi trade

Trading volumes in Chinese currency more than double

London remains top financial centre

Rating for UK capital falls more than any other moneymaking hub

EU referendum fears tower over City

Poll pledge creates uncertainty in London’s financial heart