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  1. FT Alphaville

    January 14, 2014

    Stop the frauds, an additional auditor option

    How might Chinese fraudsters be stopped? SkyTides, an investment firm started by a former auditor, has a suggestion: Special...

  2. September 30, 2013

    Pressure on business to prove it operates in a social manner

    Financial risk is a tangible concept in the corporate world: regulations dictate that where it exists, it should be...

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  1. 50 Top Business Ideas

    The FT puts the spotlight on which inventions and innovations have helped to create to...
  2. Responsible Business 2013

    Awards reward efforts to fill gaps in skills and tackle youth unemployment while Micha...
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  1. August 18, 2013

    Concerns mount over UK retail bond issues

    By most measures, the London Stock Exchange’s order book for retail bonds has been a runaway success. Since its launch in...

  2. August 15, 2013

    Will banks be safer if the London whale gets harpooned?

    And so the drama moves on to a courtroom. Two prime traders in JPMorgan Chase’s “London whale” misadventure have been...

  3. July 30, 2013

    JPMorgan to settle over power rigging charge

    JPMorgan Chase was expected to announce a settlement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as early as Tuesday after...

  4. July 17, 2013

    Cricket, tax and when to do the right thing

    The world’s first international cricket match took place in 1844 in New York between the US and Canada. That cricketing...

  5. July 9, 2013

    US lawmakers block ‘auditor rotation’

    US lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted against a controversial proposal that would have forced companies to switch...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 3, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - WTI outperforms. - Winklevii innovation. - The case of MBS volatility. - Does China’s central bank...

  7. June 30, 2013

    On Monday: There’s money to be made through forensic accounting

    The words “forensic accounting” conjure up images of detectives on the hunt for corporate malfeasance. By such means were...

  8. June 21, 2013

    Jailed Enron chief has sentence cut

    Jeffrey Skilling, the former chief executive of Enron, had 10 years taken off his 24-year jail sentence, giving him the...

  9. June 13, 2013

    Management

    Peter Drucker, who did more than most to promote the study of modern management, once pointed out that when Karl Marx’s...

  10. June 11, 2013

    Capitalism struggles to balance social value and profit

    Many argue that in order to transform capitalism so it benefits all of society, companies must stop thinking in terms of...

  11. June 5, 2013

    Report cites lack of board skills as cause of most company crises

    Fresh tools are needed to tackle serious blindness to risks in the boardroom that are the root cause of most company...

  12. June 5, 2013

    Company disasters – boards are to blame

    The root causes of most company failures lie in the boardroom, with a serious skills gap and risk blindness being the most...

  13. May 22, 2013

    Commodities traders acquire power stations

    The Swiss-based commodities traders are expanding into assets, buying or leasing anything from refineries to pipelines and...

  14. May 8, 2013

    Jailed Enron chief could see sentence shortened by 10 years

    Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron chief executive serving a 24-year prison term, could see his sentence shortened to 14...

  15. April 10, 2013

    The name game

    KPMG needs another scandal like a hole in its accounts. The admission by a former US partner that he had passed confidential...

  16. April 5, 2013

    Week in review, April 6

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Jeffrey...

  17. April 4, 2013

    Skilling in talks on early jail release

    Jeffrey Skilling, the former chief executive of Enron who was jailed for 24 years for his role in the company’s downfall,...

  18. March 28, 2013

    Quick View: ICE steps on the gas in Europe

    Away from all the attention garnered by changes to interest rate derivatives trading, US exchanges also have designs on...

  19. February 14, 2013

    Cinema review: Mea Maxima Culpa, This is 40, Side by Side and more

    So. Farewell, Pope. You had eight years to swing an unbeliever – this unbeliever – around to your way of thinking, or even...

  20. January 7, 2013

    Shining a light on Wall St’s power role

    Most people think about banks when they borrow or save money, not when they flip a light switch. But a recent set of...

  21. Westminster Blog

    December 21, 2012

    New US-UK extradition row breaks out over former UBS Libor trader

    A major new extradition row has broken out between Britain’s Serious Fraud Office and the US Department of Justice over...

  22. December 21, 2012

    UK politicians oppose trader’s extradition

    A trader charged in connection with the UBS Libor investigation has found himself at the centre of an increasingly fractious...

  23. December 14, 2012

    UBS staff face Libor probe in UK

    Existing and former employees of UBS have been put on notice that they are being investigated by the UK financial watchdog...

  24. December 6, 2012

    Whistleblower awaits ruling on Deutsche case

    In was on Friday November 4 last year that Eric Ben-Artzi, a vice-president in market risk management at Deutsche Bank,...

  25. November 27, 2012

    Muddy Waters issues critical Olam report

    Muddy Waters Research, the short selling firm, on Tuesday warned that Olam, the Asian commodity business, runs a high risk...

  26. beyondbrics

    November 21, 2012

    Further reading: faith and corruption

    Wednesday’s picks from the BB team: why belief in China Inc needs faith in the state; courts and corruption in Brazil; and...

  27. November 14, 2012

    The Effect, National Theatre, London

    When two people fall in love we often talk about the chemistry between them. But what is that chemistry? In part, it is this...

  28. November 5, 2012

    Cases not always easy for rating agencies

    The only recent US case that has involved a rating agency paying out came in the 1994 Orange County, California, bankruptcy....

  29. November 2, 2012

    Letter from Lex – an imperfect storm

    Frankenstein Halloween costumes were most likely not in vogue in New York this year after the city and beyond took a...

  30. October 21, 2012

    MF Global ‘most traded bankruptcy claim’

    MF Global has edged out Lehman Brothers as the most actively traded bankruptcy claim, the first time since 2008 that the...

  31. October 21, 2012

    Corporate ethics are a matter of life and death

    Corporations are legal persons. They can buy and sell property, borrow money, enter into contracts, sue and be sued. But...

  32. October 19, 2012

    The NatWest one: Gary Mulgrew

    Gary Mulgrew, gang leader of the NatWest Three, meets me in his new pub, the Noble House in Brighton. Before he took it over...

  33. October 19, 2012

    Shoot by all means, but ask questions first

    The clocks go back in a couple of weeks. Before long, I’ll be going to work and returning in darkness. The mornings are...

  34. October 15, 2012

    Dominant metals traders challenged

    The dominance of Glencore and Trafigura in metals trading is being challenged for the first time in a decade, as new...

  35. October 11, 2012

    ‘I chose retail but father said it’s accountancy for you, son’

    For any insolvency practitioner, the years since 2008 have been busy. But for Neville Kahn, they have been busier. In a...

  36. October 9, 2012

    Has Glencore become ‘too big to fail’?

    The global financial crisis of 2008-09 made clear that large global banks, such as Goldman Sachs, are just too big to fail....

  37. The A-List

    October 3, 2012

    How to avoid reputational ruin: a guide for banks

    The consequences of reputational damage can be overwhelming. Warren Buffett, a man with a quote for every season, has wisely...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 26, 2012

    NYSE: more Santanders por favor

    Banco Santander’s listing of its Mexican subsidiary on Wednesday is likely to provide a welcome jolt for the New York Stock...

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