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    1. November 17, 2014

      Salesforce, City of London and the etiquette of skyscraper names

      A skyscraper by any other name Sports stadiums, road bridges, bicycle hire schemes, cable cars: it is increasingly common to...

    2. November 12, 2014

      City of London answers businesses’ call for superfast broadband

      Plans to provide the City of London’s own infrastructure for superfast broadband are being drawn up to help residents and...

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    1. November 2, 2014

      Swimmers battle City’s plans to reinforce dams at Hampstead ponds

      An early morning dip among the reeds and ducks in one of Hampstead Heath’s bathing pools, surrounded by grassy banks and...

    2. October 9, 2014

      City should be spared resident evil

      Free markets are threatening the future of the City. That is the paradox of a government plan to allow offices to be...

    3. September 29, 2014

      CISI chairman is elected new Lord Mayor of London

      Alan Yarrow, chairman of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, has been elected Lord Mayor of London, the...

    4. September 29, 2014

      The City of London’s strange history

      The City of London is known for its invisible earnings, as a hub of financial services such as insurance, commodities...

    5. September 5, 2014

      Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf to lead child abuse inquiry

      Fiona Woolf, the Lord Mayor of London, will head an independent investigation that will focus on allegations of child sex...

    6. April 23, 2014

      Accountancy and law to drive City jobs growth

      Professional services such as accountancy and law will be the main driver of jobs growth in the City of London during the...

    7. March 21, 2014

      Labour win raises questions on City of London’s independence

      The City of London’s centuries-old independence from party politics has been brought into question after Labour won its...

    8. February 10, 2014

      Henderson counts cost of battle for Smithfield

      A once-in-a-decade planning battle has erupted in the City of London that is pitting two small but influential conservation...

    9. January 22, 2014

      JPMorgan raises alarm over rising euroscepticism in Britain

      JPMorgan has warned that the UK could lose its clout in transatlantic trade and regulatory disputes if it exits the European...

    10. December 17, 2013

      UK financial services industry tax rose to £65bn in 2012/13

      Tax paid by the UK financial services industry rose from £63bn to £65bn last year, equivalent to 11.7 per cent of total tax...

    11. December 13, 2013

      City of London to help fund Crossrail art exhibitions

      A plan to create permanent art exhibitions in Crossrail’s central London stations has come a step closer after the City of...

    12. December 12, 2013

      London needs investment in transport and housing, says Adonis

      London needs investment in bridges, rail routes, hub airport capacity and housing to fuel its economy, according to a policy...

    13. November 22, 2013

      British Institutions: The City of London

      I happened to be standing by the reception desk in the City of London Guildhall when she walked in, tall and striking, in...

    14. November 18, 2013

      London banks quit carbon trading

      At least 10 London banks have scaled back or closed their carbon trading desks amid turmoil in the European emissions...

    15. September 30, 2013

      Fiona Woolf second woman in 800 years to be Lord Mayor of London

      A woman has been elected Lord Mayor of London for only the second time inthe institution’s 800-year history. Fiona Woolf, a...

    16. September 26, 2013

      EU referendum fears tower over City’s future

      As Conservative MPs prepare to make a fresh push to force an early referendum on EU membership, the renewed debate over...

    17. August 13, 2013

      Nosy but nice: how waste bins could have public benefits

      Londoners have become used to a scarcity of rubbish bins since their widescale removal in the 1980s, when the IRA used to...

    18. May 30, 2013

      Workers miss out on bonuses and rises as City of London cuts back

      Fewer City professionals have received bonuses in the past year, the amounts have fallen and only a minority have received...

    19. May 23, 2013

      Mario Draghi in City of London call for ‘more European UK’

      Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, tackled the political debate surrounding Britain’s EU membership on...

    20. April 28, 2013

      London promotes social impact fund

      The City of London Corporation has made its first forays into social impact investments, in an effort to catalyse...

    21. March 25, 2013

      London retains financial services crown

      London remains at the top of the league of global financial centres but overseas hubs are closing the gap, research has...

    22. March 22, 2013

      City of London opts to preserve status quo

      The campaign for reform of the City of London Corporation has fallen on deaf ears with voters opting largely to preserve the...

    23. March 17, 2013

      City ward hopefuls face reform calls

      This week’s elections to the City of London Corporation will be the most competitive in living memory, underlining the depth...

    24. February 4, 2013

      Finance supplants flip-flops in seaside town

      A seaside resort in Dorset might not appear the most obvious place for George Osborne to announce a banking crackdown likely...

    25. January 23, 2013

      The City needs its own referendum

      We shall fight them on the beaches, on the landing grounds and at the bar of Edgbaston Golf Club. Ukip, that is. The...

    26. December 20, 2012

      Dick Whittington’s fund reveals assets

      The City of London Corporation has shed new light on a investment fund to which Dick Whittington, the 14th century lord...

    27. December 19, 2012

      Financial services tax take drops

      Corporation tax payments from the financial services sector fell by a quarter in 2011-12 to £5.4bn, as the tax rate fell and...

    28. December 3, 2012

      London mayor hits back at ‘French attack’

      Boris Johnson has launched an offensive against France’s central bank governor, accusing him of a “naked attempt to steal...

    29. November 9, 2012

      New mayor banks on ‘grand readjustment’

      The new head of City of London Corporation will on Saturday don an ermine-trimmed robe and feathered tricorne before...

    30. October 9, 2012

      Oxfam turns investor with Mongolian loan

      British anti-poverty charity Oxfam has made its first venture into corporate finance with a £1m loan to a Mongolian...

    31. September 13, 2012

      Social investment bank in £37m deals

      Big Society Capital, the world’s first social investment bank, will on Thursday announce investments worth £37m as its seeks...

    32. July 13, 2012

      Threat to City’s image as bastion of banking

      The City’s image as a bastion of banking may be under threat as media and telecoms companies move in. But even during the...

    33. June 26, 2012

      City fear over Cameron’s EU demands

      The City of London has raised deep concerns over David Cameron’s strategy in Europe, warning that the prime minister’s...

    34. May 5, 2012

      Winner faces same list of problems

      Boris Johnson will embark on a second term as London mayor in the inauspicious context of a double-dip recession, tightening...

    35. April 18, 2012

      HSBC raises $300m in renminbi bond issue

      HSBC, the international bank, on Wednesday raised Rmb2bn ($300m) in London in the first renminbi bond issue outside China...

    36. April 18, 2012

      Osborne spearheads City push for renminbi market

      London will maintain its pursuit of the international renminbi market on Wednesday when George Osborne launches a City of...

    37. April 15, 2012

      Commissioner seeks funding to reduce cuts

      These are lean times for UK policing and the City of London force, which helps protect the country’s wealthiest financial...

    38. April 10, 2012

      Councils’ pension pool plan wins backing

      Business groups have swung behind proposals from councils to pool pension funds in an effort to cut administration costs and...

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