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

Policymakers urged to help promote City

Barclays chairman wants to revive political and financier links


London's financial district, known as the Square Mile ©Getty
Scandals also drive a wedge between the City and fiscal mandarins
– Jonathan Guthrie

Deutsche Bank to move units out of City

Deal struck with Land Securities in Victoria to be nearer clients

City mayor wants banks to shed low profile

Alan Yarrow steps down as politicians strike more emollient tone

Osborne seeks two-tier Europe enshrined in law

Chancellor demands protection for economy, taxpayers and City

UK pushes for ‘emergency brake’ on EU

Bid to protect non-euro nations on reform wishlist

A HSBC bank is seen in New York City on Monday, March 5, 2007. HSBC Holdings on Monday said its 2006 profits rose 5 percent, just short of analysts' expectations, as Europe's biggest bank took a $10.6 billion hit for bad debts after problems in its U.S. mortgage lending. Bloomberg Photo: Adam Rountree

US emerges as potential HQ for HSBC

Bank review of UK base looks at alternatives to Hong Kong

China’s financial institutions circle London

Rise in dollar-renminbi and derivatives trades show hub status

Draft rules hurt City’s China ambitions

Policymakers and banks wake up to draft’s full implications

London is world’s top financial centre

UK capital boosted as fear of political uncertainty ebbs away

Osborne makes shielding City his priority

Chancellor seeks to prevent eurozone discriminating against London

UK seeks EU treaty protection for City

Osborne wants to prevent eurozone rigging of single market rules

Brexit presents opportunities to Ireland

Dublin keen to be more than just a financial satellite of London

Brevan Howard traders move back to London

Low tax rates fail to win staff over to Swiss merits

Credit Suisse and ING in London rethink

Banks frustrated by higher levy and EU debate

Ignore hedgies on helipads, Johnson urges

London mayor says city has great future even if Britain leaves EU

Deutsche Bank fires ‘Brexit’ warning shot

Lender studies moving UK operations if country votes to leave EU

Banks plot to shift repo trading from London

Levy prompts rethink on non-essential operations

Election euphoria faces Brexit challenge

UK investment sentiment threatened by European and Scotland worries

BoE and ECB settle four-year battle over City clearing houses

Deal protects London’s role in single market outside the euro and gives Brussels greater supervision

City warns on housing costs

Corporation says property market is ‘reaching crisis point’

ICE chief warns over UK derivatives trade

Shift to other markets likely to accelerate under new EU rules

Victory for City on eurozone clearing houses

Court forces ECB to scrap location policy

City divided on UK relationship with EU

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

City financiers fear ‘Brexit’ from EU

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

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