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    1. November 5, 2014

      New push to ease Japan commodity trading rules

      A top Japanese politician is pushing for an overhaul of regulation governing exchanges, potentially opening the door to a...

    2. October 30, 2014

      Dai-Ichi executive calls on SEC to act on payment allegations

      An executive at Dai-Ichi Life, has widened a long-running complaint against his employer, recently telling authorities in...

    1. beyondbrics

      August 28, 2014

      Kookmin gets off lightly in South Korea's latest banking scandal

      Investors should be extra careful about betting on South Korean banks, given the sector’s frequent internal strife and...

    2. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2014

      FCA 1.1 -- Ian Charles Hannam 1

      We feel sympathy for the FCA. But then, the hole in which it finds itself is of its own digging. Consider the fresh news....

    3. April 30, 2014

      Nomura’s retail business hit by crackdown on sales tactics

      Nomura Holdings saw a contraction in its core domestic retail business in the fourth quarter, as weak markets combined with...

    4. beyondbrics

      March 20, 2014

      Guest post: to punish Putin, the LSE should delist Rosneft

      By Bruce Misamore, former CFO of Yukos As the world flails about looking for ways to get Russia’s attention over the Ukraine...

    5. February 16, 2014

      Japan pension fund warns of unfair Abe pressure

      The head of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund has hit out at pressure to rebalance its bond-heavy portfolio,...

    6. February 7, 2014

      Japan brokers urge revamp on savings accounts

      Brokers in Japan are urging the regulator to revamp a scheme designed to lure a new generation of investors to the world’s...

    7. January 23, 2014

      Mizuho president Yasuhiro Sato stripped of banking unit role

      Mizuho president Yasuhiro Sato has stepped down from running the group’s main banking unit following a yakuza loan scandal...

    8. December 26, 2013

      Japan investors face UK-style financial code

      Investors in Japan will soon be bound by the country’s first code of conduct covering engagement with companies, which...

    9. December 26, 2013

      Mizuho chairman to stand down over yakuza loans scandal

      The chairman of Mizuho Financial Group is to stand down, in an attempt by the lender to draw a line under a scandal that has...

    10. December 12, 2013

      Deutsche Bank’s Japan unit sanctioned over client entertainment

      Japan’s financial watchdog has rapped the local arm of Deutsche Bank for spending too lavishly on client entertainment, in a...

    11. December 4, 2013

      Deutsche Bank expected to face action in Japan anti-bribery probe

      Japan’s financial regulator is expected to penalise a local unit of Deutsche Bank as early as Thursday over allegations that...

    12. December 4, 2013

      Deutsche Bank employee arrested in Japan anti-bribery probe

      An employee of Deutsche Bank’s Japanese brokerage division has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, as the country’s...

    13. October 30, 2013

      Pressure builds on Mizuho chief over gangster loans scandal

      Pressure is building on Yasuhiro Sato, president of Mizuho Financial Group, over his handling of a shady loans scandal that...

    14. October 17, 2013

      Japanese banks put squeeze on gangsters

      Japanese gangsters are poised for a credit crunch after the country’s top banking lobby declared it was fed up with yakuza...

    15. October 11, 2013

      Badly treated investors and lightweight regulation

      Catalyst Investment Group may not be a name you are familiar with. But the tale of this company’s failings is a cautionary...

    16. October 8, 2013

      Mizuho’s Yasuhiro Sato quits government panel amid scandal

      Yasuhiro Sato, president of Mizuho Financial Group and one of Japan’s most powerful bankers, has stepped down from a...

    17. September 27, 2013

      Mizuho told to cease ‘antisocial’ lending

      Mizuho Bank has been rapped by Japan’s financial regulator for failing to take steps to curb indirect loans to gangsters for...

    18. FT Alphaville

      September 15, 2013

      Retro AV, looking back five years...

      Here are the FT Alphaville posts from September 15, 2008. Have a click through. Busy times! If you want to explore other...

    19. July 16, 2013

      MPs unhappy at lack of prosecutions in horsemeat scandal

      UK and Irish authorities’ failure to prosecute anyone involved in a Europe-wide food scam, whereby horsemeat was illicitly...

    20. FT Alphaville

      July 9, 2013

      Dear Mr Bailey...

      The Commission encourages bondholders, where they are sufficiently concerned, to raise such issues publicly where practical....

    21. The A-List

      July 9, 2013

      Banks need to question their 'three lines of defence'

      In a little-noticed paragraph of its final report, the British Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards took aim at one...

    22. FT Alphaville

      July 3, 2013

      The tax man, playing the press?

      The British tax authority, HMRC, pushed out the following on Wednesday: A senior London bank executive has been arrested on...

    23. June 12, 2013

      Private investors to be forced to pay for Japan’s bank failures

      Japan is to force losses on investors in troubled banks, brokers and insurers, leading efforts by regulators around the...

    24. May 17, 2013

      Lamprell on track to break even as trading steadies

      Lamprell, the specialist engineering group, said it remained on track to revise its borrowing facilities with its banks by...

    25. April 12, 2013

      RBS rebuked over yen Libor manipulation

      Japan’s financial regulator has issued a formal rebuke to Royal Bank of Scotland for its role in the global scandal over...

    26. April 9, 2013

      Asda finds horse drug in corned beef

      Asda, the supermarket chain, on Tuesday said very low levels of the horse painkilling drug phenylbutazone, also known as...

    27. FT Alphaville

      March 28, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE When you can’t beat them, spend it: Gary Jenkins notes that when there’s nothing better...

    28. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2013

      Is the FSA (still) a leaky ship?

      It may seem fanciful that Tidjane Thiam and other directors at Prudential believed that a leak of their planned $35bn...

    29. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2013

      The Pru and thin-skinned, idiot regulation

      A theory was gaining ground on Wednesday that, having utterly failed in any way to deal with Britain’s cartwheeling banks...

    30. March 19, 2013

      French find ‘illegal’ British lamb meat

      French veterinary inspectors investigating the recent horsemeat scandal have discovered a large consignment of lamb meat...

    31. March 14, 2013

      Ex-GLG pair to launch EM-focused fund

      Two emerging markets traders formerly from Man Group have begun raising money for a new venture, APQ Partners, in what is...

    32. FT Alphaville

      March 5, 2013

      A wholly unregulated Libor, FSA edition

      Yes yes, the FSA had trouble passing the Wall Street Journal around the office in mid-2008. They also seem to have been less...

    33. FT Alphaville

      March 5, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, with a recovery from Monday’s sell-off helped by comments by Fed...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 4, 2013

      HSBC: "difficult" year ahead, but growth coming from China's recovery

      embed1 HSBC, the giant of emerging markets’ banking, disappointed investors with a 6 per cent drop in pre-tax profits to...

    35. March 1, 2013

      Horsemeat found in Taco Bell products

      The horsemeat scandal drew in Taco Bell, the US-based fast food company, and further products as the food regulator unveiled...

    36. February 24, 2013

      20,000 miles to the plate

      The average cod covers 10,000 miles in its lifetime. If the cod is destined for the dinner plate, it may travel another...

    37. FT Data

      February 22, 2013

      How can you be sure what's in that tasty meat pie?

      by Kate Allen and Hannah Kuchler Food-related law enforcement, that’s how. On the face of it, the UK has a fairly strict...

    38. February 21, 2013

      FSA denies it was slow on Libor scandal

      The City watchdog has challenged accusations that it was slow to launch an investigation into Libor manipulation and failed...

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