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  1. 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....

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2013

    Dear Mr Bailey...

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. February 19, 2013

    Food Standards Agency to double testing

    The UK Food Standards Agency has doubled the scope of its testing for food authenticity, as the horsemeat scandal continues...

  37. February 15, 2013

    UK reveals horsemeat test results

    The UK released the first tranche of results of tests for horsemeat on Friday, declaring that slightly more than one per...

  38. February 14, 2013

    Morrison pulls salami products

    Wm Morrison has become the latest big retailer to withdraw meat products from its shelves as a precautionary measure after...

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