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      Banks cannot invest in Iran without US guarantees

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      Lord Sainsbury emerges as the UK’s biggest political donor

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      NordLB faces ‘considerable’ loss as shipping loan troubles bite

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      August 25, 2016

      ECB paper urges more spending in core eurozone

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      Nordea and DNB to combine Baltic operations

      Sweden’s Nordea and Norway’s DNB plan to combine their operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to create the...

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      August 25, 2016

      Nordea and DNB to combine Baltic units

      Sweden’s Nordea and Norway’s DNB plan to combine their operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to create the second...

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      August 25, 2016

      European stocks slip amid cautious pre-Fed trading

      European bourses are drifting lower, tracking a soft Asia session, while forex moves are meagre in cautious trading...

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      As China nears exhaustion investors must look elsewhere

      With the Olympics just ended, we are refreshed in the terminology of physical exhaustion: athletes hit the wall, suffer...

    10. August 24, 2016

      Glencore meanders back from near-death experience

      In business, a near-debt experience can easily turn into a near-death one. A year ago, shareholders were slapping the...

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      August 24, 2016

      The dollar pairings most sensitive to Fed surprises - a chart

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      August 24, 2016

      EU calls on Greece to defend statistics office

      Brussels has called on the Greek government to defend the credibility of the country’s economic data, warning any...

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      August 24, 2016

      Iceland cuts interest rates

      The global central bank easing party just got a new member. Iceland, one of Europe’s most boom and bust prone...

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      August 24, 2016

      OneSavings pre-tax profits up 36%

      OneSavings Bank, the specialist buy-to-let property lender, reported a 36 per cent rise in profits in the first half of...

    16. August 23, 2016

      Euro fails to stick to the script

      If Jean-Claude Trichet was still running the European Central Bank, he’d no doubt be tempted to wheel out his trademark...

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      August 23, 2016

      JPMorgan scraps ECB rate cut call after decent PMIs

      JPMorgan says it no longer expects the European Central Bank to cut rates further after some strong eurozone business...

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      August 23, 2016

      Poland plans first European sovereign panda bond

      Poland is planning to become the first European country to issue debt into China’s mainland bond market with a sale of...

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      August 23, 2016

      Portuguese bond sell-off ploughs on

      Portuguese bonds just can’t catch a break. Even after Fitch held the country’s credit rating and outlook steady on...

    20. August 23, 2016

      Polish insurer in talks to buy UniCredit’s Bank Pekao

      Poland’s largest insurer PZU is preparing a deal to acquire UniCredit’s Bank Pekao, as the state-run company attempts...

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      August 23, 2016

      Eurozone business output hits seven-month high

      The eurozone’s private sector enjoyed its best month in seven as economic momentum in the bloc continues on its...

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      August 23, 2016

      Polish insurer in talks over UniCredit's Bank Pekao

      Poland’s largest insurer PZU is in the process of preparing a bid for UniCredit’s Bank Pekao, according to people with...

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      August 23, 2016

      European stocks creep up in Jackson Hole week

      European stocks are firm but global equity barometers are mixed, while action in forex and fixed income is tentative,...

    24. August 22, 2016

      Banks cannot stop being the villains of the piece

      The clue was always in the name. The 123 current account, launched by Santander UK four years ago, has paid customers 1...

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      August 22, 2016

      UK economic surprise index leaps to 3-year high

      Citi’s UK Economic Surprise Index has surged to a three-year high following a week of unexpectedly decent UK economic...

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      August 22, 2016

      Irish central bank official resigns

      The man in charge of supervising markets and investment firms at the Irish central bank has announced his resignation...

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      August 22, 2016

      ECB weekly bond-buying accelerates

      The European Central Bank ramped up its asset purchases up in the last week despite fears the central bank could soon...

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      August 22, 2016

      Gilts: gold medallists

      There are bond rallies and there are bond rallies. UBS points out that what we’re seeing in gilts at the moment is...

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      August 22, 2016

      Bearish sterling bets just keep growing

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    30. August 21, 2016

      Spanish bank BBVA warns bonus cap hurts tech push

      A leading Spanish bank has launched a new line of attack on the EU bonus cap by calling on the European Commission to...

    31. August 19, 2016

      Deutsche whistleblower Ben Artzi moves on after spurning award

      Eric Ben Artzi, the former risk officer who helped to expose false accounting at Deutsche Bank, this week shocked Wall...

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      August 19, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Indonesia rates, oil at $50

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    33. August 18, 2016

      Judicial investigation deals blow to Monte dei Paschi di Siena

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    34. August 18, 2016

      German bankers in call to lure London business to Frankfurt

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    35. August 18, 2016

      Negative rates starting to weigh on banks’ profits

      European banks could be forced to slash costs, make riskier loans or charge fees for current accounts to offset...

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      August 18, 2016

      Cautious ECB hints at further action in September

      Policymakers at the European Central Bank have said the latest wave of uncertainty in the global economy needed “very...

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      August 18, 2016

      Portuguese bonds still under pressure

      Portuguese bond yields are rising for their third consecutive day on renewed jitters about the health of one of the...

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      Eurozone inflation hits 0.2% in July.

      Inflation in the eurozone has been confirmed at 0.2 per cent for July, an eight-month high, on the back of rising...

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