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    Europe’s banks: dividend doubts

    Rarely have so many organisations tried so hard to be so boring. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, banks, eager to...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE China’s FX grip is not what it seems: Izzy cites HSBC research which notices that the...

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  1. FT Alphaville

    April 16, 2014

    China's FX grip is not what it seems

    The influence of the ‘China factor’ on currency markets is waning. That at least is the view of HSBC’s FX strategy team,...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Promethean wrests Albermarle from administration

    Sir Peter Burt’s private investment vehicle Promethean Investments has come to the rescue of troubled pawnbroker Albermarle...

  3. April 15, 2014

    UK fixed investment set to grow at double its pre-recession rate

    UK fixed investment is likely to grow at nearly double its pre-recession rate this year, according to HSBC, which says the...

  4. April 13, 2014

    City bankers to evade EU bonus cap with ‘role-based’ allowances

    Several thousand of London’s top-earning bankers will soon be in the highly unlikely position of thanking European lawmakers...

  5. April 13, 2014

    Investors predict executive pay protest against UK banks

    Investors are planning to register a protest vote against UK banks including Barclays for boosting the fixed salaries of...

  6. April 11, 2014

    Turbulence ahead as markets divorce from fundamentals

    In the old days, it was the job of central bankers to remove the punch bowl at the first sign of froth. There have been a...

  7. April 10, 2014

    Deutsche Bank seeks to raise pay amid bonus clampdown

    Deutsche Bank is planning to spend hundreds of millions of euros on raising the fixed salaries of as many as 3,700...

  8. April 10, 2014

    Co-op Bank to withhold bonuses from former executives

    The Co-operative Bank will refuse to pay millions of pounds of bonuses to former executives as it attempts to take the sting...

  9. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2014

    That new Greek bond -- the terms

    Coupon not fixed yet. But note a) that they’ve hired lots of banks to sell this and b) the law… Issuer: The Hellenic...

  10. April 9, 2014

    Stocks slide at US oil hub hits physical traders

    The vacancy rate is rising in the world’s marquee oil hotel. Less and less crude is bedding down at Cushing, Oklahoma, the...

  11. April 8, 2014

    English law cannot stop Scots being sterling squatters

    Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, has stated that if Scotland became independent following September’s referendum,...

  12. April 8, 2014

    Citigroup to close swath of South Korean retail branches

    Citigroup plans to close nearly 30 per cent of its retail branches in South Korea as its revenues and profits in the country...

  13. April 7, 2014

    Vodafone leads way as UK dividends set to hit £91bn

    The UK’s largest quoted companies are expected to pay almost £91bn in dividends this year, an increase of nearly one-fifth...

  14. April 3, 2014

    Conscious uncoupling of three Simons forms two new boutiques

    It may have been one Simon too many. Just a few months after three of the City’s top rainmakers teamed up to create the most...

  15. April 1, 2014

    Asian economies endure rocky start to the year

    Asia ended a rocky first quarter with a whimper. The region’s two biggest economies, the export machines of China and Japan,...

  16. April 1, 2014

    Factory output points to stabilisation in Chinese economy

    Chinese factory activity remained steady in March, a tentative sign that the economy is stabilising and easing pressure on...

  17. April 1, 2014

    Charity Bank to get £14.5m investment from Big Society Capital

    Charity Bank, the lender that specialises in finance for small UK charities, will on Tuesday announce an investment from Big...

  18. March 30, 2014

    Algosaibis call meeting of creditors

    Saudi Arabia’s Algosaibi family has called a meeting of creditors as it seeks to break years of deadlock over debts...

  19. beyondbrics

    March 30, 2014

    The week ahead March 31 - April 6

    A great deal of economic data is released this week, including closely-watched China PMI numbers for the month of March,...

  20. March 27, 2014

    Big banks face tax rise under UK levy reform plans

    The biggest banks could face higher tax bills under government plans to reform the bank levy, published in a consultation...

  21. March 27, 2014

    HSBC chief Gulliver plays down China default danger

    Stuart Gulliver, chief executive of HSBC, downplayed the threat posed by China’s shadow banking sector, saying any possible...

  22. March 27, 2014

    Fed stress test results to hit RBS’s Citizens division hardest

    Of the three foreign banks that suffered the ignominy of having their capital plans fall foul of the US Federal Reserve’s...

  23. March 27, 2014

    Stocks drift as data fail to inspire

    Thursday 20:00 GMT. Global equities struggled to establish a clear trend as the latest US economic data offered limited...

  24. March 26, 2014

    Fed looks beyond banks’ financial target

    Banks on both sides of the Atlantic are learning the hard way that hitting the financial targets in the Federal Reserve’s...

  25. March 26, 2014

    Citigroup: stressed out

    Stressful, indeed, particularly for Citigroup. The Federal Reserve rejected its planned payout to shareholders as part of an...

  26. March 26, 2014

    Fed rejects Citi’s 2014 dividend and stock buyback plans

    The Federal Reserve rejected the capital plans of five large banks including Citigroup as part of its annual stress test,...

  27. March 26, 2014

    Man wins 16-year legal battle over laptop purchase

    A man has won a legal battle and a victory for consumer rights in a 16-year dispute over a laptop he bought in PC World....

  28. March 25, 2014

    Santander UK fined £12.4m over poor advice

    Santander UK has been hit with a £12.4m fine – one of the biggest ever retail banking penalties – for providing unsuitable...

  29. March 25, 2014

    Biggest lenders seek to ease bank tax burden

    The British government may shift the burden of its bank tax on to foreign institutions and away from UK retail banks,...

  30. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Funds cut Russian holdings | Investors are beginning to wonder what the long-term consequences of the...

  31. March 24, 2014

    When a haven harbours unseen risk

    If you had asked board directors at the beginning of last week which of two situations – the stand-off between Russia and...

  32. March 24, 2014

    Banks help limit FTSE 100 losses

    Europe’s main equities markets slipped in opening trade, but demand for London-listed financial stocks helped limit losses...

  33. beyondbrics

    March 23, 2014

    The week ahead, March 24-28

    It’s international conference season with meetings on Asian investment, Asean economies, African oil refining, small states...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2014

    Step aside Yuppies, make way for the Yummy

    The 1980′s gave us the Yuppies – Young Upwardly Mobile Professionals – who would wear bright v-neck sweaters with stiff...

  35. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2014

    Guest post: commodity super-cycle to be supported by demand for the good life

    Global commodity prices are significantly higher than they were a decade ago. Indeed, despite having fallen around 20 per...

  36. Material World

    March 21, 2014

    Why YUMMY -Young, Urban and Male - is the latest hot luxury acronym

    ACRONYM GLOSSARY: YUPPIE – ‘Young urban professional’ HENRYs – ‘High-earning not rich yet’ individuals DINKs – ‘Dual-income,...

  37. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff parses what Janet Yellen actually said about the ditching of thresholds in...

  38. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2014

    This is Nathan Barley. When's the crash?

    It’s an online urban culture dispatch from HSBC: Well weapon. Number of ctrl-f hits for metrosexual: 7. Number of ctrl-f...

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