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    1. December 23, 2014

      Bumper year for coco bond sales

      European financial institutions are set to take advantage of investors’ continuing thirst for yield in the new year by...

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      December 18, 2014

      The SNB goes negative

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    1. December 11, 2014

      Commerzbank US settlement set to top $1bn

      Commerzbank is in talks to pay US authorities more than $1bn in fines to resolve allegations that the German bank broke...

    2. December 8, 2014

      The doubts that linger over solution to ‘too big to fail’

      When big banks fail it creates a complete mess. After Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in 2008, UK authorities were...

    3. December 8, 2014

      Mizuho Financial Group focuses on lending beyond Japan blue-chips

      The president of Mizuho Financial Group has vowed to do more lending outside Japan, anticipating higher margins and less...

    4. December 1, 2014

      On the issue of bank conduct the consensus is more must be done

      It struck many observers as odd when Barclays decided against joining a group of six banks that last month agreed to pay...

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      November 28, 2014

      I see currency wars

      The first rule of currency wars is: you always talk about currency wars. The second rule is: you can always find one to talk...

    6. November 26, 2014

      Dangers of the dollar-bull consensus

      Predictions of exchange rates are notoriously unreliable. So much so that when analysts at BNP Paribas compared consensus...

    7. November 24, 2014

      A culture ratio is more important than a capital one

      Tim Geithner said he realised Merrill Lynch’s risk culture was not in great shape when John Thain, then chief executive, did...

    8. November 24, 2014

      Humbling of France’s BNP has implications for bank takeovers

      Only a few days ago, Eliane Houlette was an unknown quantity. Now, in financial circles at least, she is almost a household...

    9. November 21, 2014

      Senators grill William Dudley on US bank regulation

      The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has been accused of working for the Wall Street banks it regulates at a heated Senate...

    10. November 21, 2014

      Week in Review, November 22

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BNP officials investigated by French...

    11. November 20, 2014

      BNP Paribas shakes up investment banking division

      The new head of corporate and investment banking at BNP Paribas has taken steps to reshape the division, bringing together...

    12. November 19, 2014

      French prosecutor investigates senior BNP Paribas figures

      Three of the most senior figures at BNP Paribas, Baudouin Prot, Michel Pébereau and Philippe Bordenave are being...

    13. November 18, 2014

      BNP Paribas faces possible insider trading probe

      French prosecutors have opened a preliminary inquiry into suspected insider trading by officials at BNP Paribas, said a...

    14. November 17, 2014

      Asia-exposed banks hit FTSE 100

      The FTSE 100 fell on Monday, in line with jitters seen across global markets that followed Japan’s unexpected return to...

    15. November 16, 2014

      Winners and losers from HK-Shanghai Stock Connect

      For completing in just seven months perhaps the most complex projects undertaken in financial markets since the launch of...

    16. November 12, 2014

      Regulators slap $4.3bn fines on six banks in global forex probe

      Penalties in global forex probe Six major banks have been fined more than $4bn as regulators punished them for their role in...

    17. November 11, 2014

      Ancien régime of bank bailouts is not yet confined to history books

      The interests of banks, politicians and regulators rarely overlap neatly, but when it comes to ending taxpayer bailouts all...

    18. November 6, 2014

      StanChart case has hatched cuckoos in the nest for New York banks

      It is always toe curling when a gauche foreigner louses things up for everyone else. An example would be this columnist –...

    19. November 2, 2014

      Big business in quest for a standard to rally on EU membership

      The Duke of Wellington said of his troops “I don’t know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but by God they...

    20. November 2, 2014

      Movers & shakers: November 3

      C Xiaoyu Liu has moved to Aviva Investors, the £234bn asset management arm of the insurer Aviva, as a fund manager for...

    21. October 31, 2014

      European banks: the more things change

      This was meant to be it. The clean slate. The line in the sand. The fresh start. Sunday’s official assessments of Europe’s...

    22. October 31, 2014

      BNP Paribas bounces back to profit following record US fine

      BNP Paribas returned to profit in the third quarter amid a strong performance in fixed income and international retail...

    23. October 26, 2014

      MPS vulnerability exposed by ECB

      Italian central bank officials did their best to cast a positive spin on the results of the European Central Bank’s stress...

    24. October 26, 2014

      ECB results show ‘solidity’ of French banks, says government

      French banks are sufficiently robust to withstand a crisis, the Banque de France has said, after all bar one passed the...

    25. October 21, 2014

      Mob justice is a dangerous way to deal with bad businesses

      Big, bad companies are firmly in the sights of politicians. Last week UK Labour party leader Ed Miliband announced a...

    26. October 19, 2014

      China’s developers park bulldozers in slack market

      China’s hard-pressed property developers are responding to a housing market downturn by parking their bulldozers and turning...

    27. October 15, 2014

      Bank investors fear new outlook for rates

      US bank stocks suffered their worst one-day fall in almost two years as market turmoil fuelled fears that the industry would...

    28. October 13, 2014

      Health checks heighten rationale for Italy bank takeovers

      Italy’s investment bankers are agog. In a country still racked by economic weakness and stubborn structural rigidities,...

    29. October 11, 2014

      Banks agree to derivatives rules to cope with future crisis

      The world's largest banks have agreed to give up their rights to immediately end derivatives contracts with crisis-hit...

    30. October 8, 2014

      Saudi Arabia absorbs lower oil prices

      As the price of Brent crude continues its seemingly relentless slide – down more than 20 per cent since a mid-June high of...

    31. October 2, 2014

      Draghi’s lack of detail on measures disappoints

      The tight security and street protests in one of the poorest regions of a country mired in its third recession in seven...

    32. September 28, 2014

      Banks increase efforts to stay on right side of law

      If there was any doubt in bank executives’ minds about the perils of falling foul of US sanctions, it was decisively...

    33. September 26, 2014

      Lemierre to replace Prot as BNP Paribas chair

      BNP Paribas has appointed Jean Lemierre to become the next chairman of France’s biggest bank by assets. The former head of...

    34. September 26, 2014

      Global banks: innocents abroad

      Why do banks go abroad? It could be to tap new markets, assist existing customers away from home, or to raise funds at lower...

    35. September 26, 2014

      Jean Lemierre has earned his place at the head of the BNP Paribas table

      Jean Lemierre is good in a crisis. People who know the senior adviser at BNP Paribas who was on Friday night named as the...

    36. September 26, 2014

      Freshfields’ trinity delves into Tesco’s profit overstatement

      Crack team: Freshfields trinity It’s no surprise that Tesco looked to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to scrutinise how...

    37. September 23, 2014

      BNP Paribas chairman Baudouin Prot to step down

      Baudouin Prot is to resign as chairman of BNP Paribas and the board of France’s biggest bank by assets will meet later this...

    38. September 23, 2014

      Bank fines - a world of pain

      The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has hit Barclays with a £38m fine for failing to properly segregate client assets. We...

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