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BofA executive to join Perella Weinberg

David Azema to run boutique’s investment banking activities in France

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An interactive guide to this quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved

Goldman pushes US bond market algo

Computer program allows for immediate execution of a trade

Barroso’s Goldman job runs into protest

More than 76,000 sign demand for action from EU

Iran a no-go for banks without US backing

This tale is a sad example of how uncoordinated Washington’s policy can be

The hidden pipes of finance may be furring up

JPMorgan’s pullout of tri-party repo market shows impact of banks reshaping their business models

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Insight into M&A in the technology, media and tele-communications sector

Goldman Sachs: A play for the 99%

As executives hunt for income streams, can the bank be a friend to the consumer and small business?

BNP sells $485m stake in First Hawaiian

IPO reflects regulatory pressures in the US following crisis

Reserve Bank of India: unequal presents

Private banks, which have sounder balance sheets, have been helped by the state sector’s malaise

King’s Citi role highlights revolving door

The key must be in having in place robust regimes to cover such moves

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Stress tests fail to restore faith in banks

Investors want simpler, clearer rules and tests

Deutsche Bank: problems of scale

Concern over legal challenges and capital positions has intensified. John Cryan must make big calls

Credit Suisse returns to profit in Q2

Wealth arm reports strong growth as markets division bounces back

Deutsche begins DoJ talks over mortgage probe

Revenues drop 20 per cent against ‘challenging’ backdrop

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Bank regulators, be wary

Basel committee takes aim at traditional lending and the response is ferocious, writes Simon Samuels

A Wellcome case spotlighting front-running

Financial markets are full of episodes of front-running

US consumers buoy big lenders’ profits

Retail units’ lending provides lift as default rates near lows

Goldman returns signal Wall St squeeze

Results beat forecasts in slowest investment bank period post-2009

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Wall St on edge at Glass-Steagall embrace

Proposals similar to post-depression act gain bipartisan support

Bank of America squeezed by low rates

Second-biggest US retail bank suffers 18% profit slide

Goldman and Morgan to show banking pulse

Performance of rivals raises expectations for big Wall St players

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Universities enjoy construction boom

Race to attract students results in new building projects

City anger over JPMorgan’s Brexit warnings

Treasury presses UK banks not to speak about job losses

Citi bolsters strategic equities team

US bank makes strategic equities hire to meet investor demand

Goldman Sachs hires ex-EU chief Barroso

Former European Commission head to chair bank’s international subsidiary

'I don’t sit here feeling sorry for myself, feeling somehow that it is all going to unravel. Quite the reverse'
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Osborne pledges City Brexit safeguards

Vow to use ‘every possible measure’ to protect industry

Investment banks: no fee lunch

Income at bulge bracket operators has melted away

What do the property fund suspensions mean?

Three UK real estate funds have stopped investors taking out money

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My wife doesn’t work. What could she do?

She has a degree and income from her would be welcome. I want to find her a job she would enjoy

China’s CICC in merger talks with rival

China Investment Securities tie-up would expand retail footprint

The 9 ways Brexit will affect foreign banks

Uncertainty costs could be outweighed by move to cheaper locations

Barclays Libor verdicts give boost to SFO

Convictions ‘restorative’ for reputation following earlier acquittals

Brexit spoils hopes of Wall Street bounce

Trading revenues set to fall at some US banks

Goldman asset managers to tighten belts

Non-essential travel ban imposed amid outflows, poor performance

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Intrigue and betrayal stalk corridors of power

As world looks to UK for plan, Westminster becomes revenge tragedy

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Brexit: Europe plots a bank heist

London-based companies may need to move chunks of their business — but which cities in the EU will benefit most?

UniCredit brings back Mustier as chief

Frenchman faces task of turning round bank with €80bn bad loans

SocGen commits to the UK

London will remain financial hub, according to French bank

Battered European banks face US hurdle

Tough regulatory regime is expected to raise costs

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Brexit cannot risk what Britain does best

Being economically joined to Europe has been hugely helpful in bolstering the UK as a services hub

Banks begin moving operations out of UK

Warning over loss of EU ‘passporting’ rights for financial services

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