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      Santander: a brighter yesterday

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      UniCredit and Santander call off talks to merge fund management units

      After 20 months of negotiations Italy’s UniCredit has abandoned talks with Spanish lender Santander over combining...

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      Senior JPMorgan dealmaker leaves for LionTree

      One of JPMorgan Chase’s most senior dealmakers is leaving the US bank to join LionTree, the telecoms and media-focused...

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      Deutsche Bank in settlement talks with DoJ over mortgage probe

      Deutsche Bank said it had begun settlement talks with the US Department of Justice over its probe into the German...

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      Ireland cuts GDP forecasts after Brexit

      The Irish Central Bank has reduced its forecasts for economic growth in response to the UK’s Brexit vote, predicting a...

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      European stocks; ITV, Rightmove & Peugeot Citroen surge

      It’s been another bumper morning packed with European earnings and stocks are ducking and diving in response. Here are...

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      Deutsche shares slip; Santander climbs

      A tale of two banks. Shares in Deutsche Bank and Santander are heading in opposition directions this morning as the...

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      US and European equity gauges firmer

      US and European equity gauges are firmer after hopes for a chunky fiscal boost by the Japanese government hit the yen...

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      How do you solve a problem like Italy’s non-performing loans?

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      Shawbrook shrugs off Brexit concerns with 14% profit rise

      UK challenger bank Shawbrook has reported a 14 per cent rise in pre-tax profits in the first half of the year and said...

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      Deutsche Bank hit by weak markets, restructuring costs

      Deutsche Bank’s profits slumped in the second quarter as Germany’s biggest bank was hit by a mixture of weak market and...

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      Luxembourg woos City to lure financial services business

      Luxembourg has stepped up efforts to win financial services business from the City of London following the UK’s vote to...

    13. July 26, 2016

      Italy races to gain private bailout for Monte Paschi

      Italy was last night racing to secure a privately backed bailout of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the most exposed of the...

    14. July 26, 2016

      Hungary holds rates at record low 0.9%

      The Hungarian National Bank has left rates on hold at a record low for the second consecutive month following a streak...

    15. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Commerzbank and BMS lead slide in bank stocks

      Share in European banks are under the cosh again today, and for a change Italian lenders aren’t the epicentre of the...

    16. Brussels Blog

      July 26, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Political Terror

      After the horror comes the soul searching. And, with unseemly speed, so too comes the politics. The revelations that...

    17. FT Alphaville

      July 26, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Reprieve for Openreach

      Ofcom rules on Openreach, CMC rules on Labrokes-Coral merger, Sergo shrugs off Brexit gloom. FT Opening Quote is your...

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      July 26, 2016

      Further reading

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    19. July 26, 2016

      Enav: on the radar

      Poor growth, poor banks, poor prime minister. Italy’s government has been trying to raise cash not just for its banks,...

    20. July 25, 2016

      3i jumps as Barclays raises price target

      Optimism on currency benefits helped to lift 3i Group to its highest level since 2008 as it claimed the largest riser...

    21. July 25, 2016

      Greece loosens capital controls to win back deposits

      Greece’s central bank has loosened capital controls it imposed 13 months ago in the hope that depositors will return...

    22. July 25, 2016

      Julius Baer adds 200 relationship managers for Asian expansion

      Julius Baer, the Swiss private bank, is expanding its global network of client relationship managers at the fastest...

    23. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Goldman: Italy's bank saga - not such a big deal

      It’s stress test week for European banks and six years on from the continent’s banking crisis, investors will be...

    24. July 25, 2016

      Bank regulators, be careful what you wish for

      The Bank of England’s announcement that UK banks can reduce the “rainy day” capital they had previously been asked to...

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      July 25, 2016

      Bank of Israel cites Brexit risks as it keeps rates on hold

      Israel’s central bank has cited the UK’s Brexit vote among the main considerations behind its decision to keep interest...

    26. July 25, 2016

      Stress tests add pressure on European banks

      Will Europe’s upcoming bank stress tests give the region’s lenders a vital boost, or further undermine them at a...

    27. July 25, 2016

      Tracking the risks of shorting the yen

      RBC Capital Markets says go short the euro (EUR) against the yen (JPY). In its latest trade suggestion, designed to...

    28. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Why eurozone QE is working - ECB

      Inflation is still proving elusive in the eurozone 16 months after the European Central Bank launched its unprecedented...

    29. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Monte dei Paschi shares hit in key stress test week

      It’s a big week for Italian banks and things are off to an inauspicious start. Shares in Monte dei Paschi, Italy’s...

    30. Brussels Blog

      July 25, 2016

      Brussels briefing: An anxious summer

      The offices have cleared, the traffic is calm, the sun is (supposed) to be out. Brussels is tranquil. But it belies a...

    31. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Markets steady ahead of big week for central banks

      Global stocks are holding eight month highs after Wall Street struck another record, but trading is cautious ahead of a...

    32. July 25, 2016

      Post-crisis clearing rules block derivatives users from market

      Thousands of European financial institutions risk being blocked from using derivatives as they struggle to comply with...

    33. July 24, 2016

      Italian finance minister rejects need for banks bail-in

      Pier Carlo Padoan, the Italian finance minister, has denied that Italy’s banks are suffering from systemic problems and...

    34. July 24, 2016

      Portuguese banks face potential big losses

      Portuguese banks, already undercapitalised and loaded with bad debt, are bracing for heavy losses from Lisbon’s so far...

    35. July 24, 2016

      The high price of Europe’s misguided pragmatism

      The ease with which an ob­server spots an unsustainable development increases with distance. The Brexit vote and...

    36. July 24, 2016

      European banks brace for downturn with more cost cuts

      European banks from Barclays to BBVA are launching another round of cost-cutting as they brace for conditions to...

    37. July 22, 2016

      Johnson expects City to keep passporting rights

      UK-based banks and other financial companies should be able to maintain their “passporting rights”, which allow them to...

    38. July 22, 2016

      Swedish banks: sensible lenders

      Sweden’s banks are as sensible as Volvos and flat-pack furniture. Net interest income is broadly stable, costs are...

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