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    China set to overtake the US as an outward investor

    By Spencer Lake, HSBC Chinese companies have been stepping up their global investment spree in the past 12 months. Mergers...

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    Shadow banks take up the running in risky lending

    For decades local upstarts and foreign powerhouses have tried to crack the US corporate banking sector, usually resulting in...

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  1. June 26, 2015

    Bankers seek ways round bonus clawbacks

    Bankers seeking to shield themselves from new rules allowing a decade’s worth of bonuses to be clawed back have been...

  2. June 24, 2015

    Standard Chartered: easily said

    Bill Winters, new chief at Standard Chartered, has a clear mandate. Decide which of the bank’s businesses can produce high...

  3. June 18, 2015

    Service-based pensions face their Waterloo 200 years after the battle

    As a common soldier, John Guthrie was, in the words of the Duke of Wellington, “the scum of the earth”. His descendants, of...

  4. June 17, 2015

    Wells Fargo and HSBC banned from new mortgage servicing business

    Wells Fargo, the US’s largest mortgage lender, and HSBC have been banned from taking on new mortgage servicing activities...

  5. June 16, 2015

    Boring banking makes a comeback

    Do the almost simultaneous announcements this month of a new regime at Deutsche Bank, and an extensive restructuring at...

  6. June 15, 2015

    The tricky business of rebranding banks

    People like me — 40-something Brits with a guilty fondness for peanut and caramel chocolate bars — still hanker after a good...

  7. June 14, 2015

    Breaking up retail and investment banks is not so hard to do

    Next to the hated bank levy, few of the UK government’s regulatory reforms are more calculated to bring even mild-mannered...

  8. June 14, 2015

    Mexico: Clearing out

    Before the 2008 financial crisis, Mexican banks had a big problem: too many dollars. Tourism and businesses in the northern...

  9. June 12, 2015

    Week in Review, June 13

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Apple takes on Spotify with music...

  10. June 11, 2015

    City Insider: Flint sparks up HSBC’s defence

    Flint-hearted (Mansion House part 1) When George Osborne said in his Mansion House speech on Wednesday night he wanted...

  11. June 10, 2015

    UK bank levy and ringfence head list of City of London grievances

    The full lobbying power of the City of London has swung into action, as bankers, insurers and asset managers seek to...

  12. FT Alphaville

    June 10, 2015

    Markets Live: Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

    This Markets Live session ended at 12:04 on 10 Jun 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder PMHi...

  13. June 10, 2015

    HSBC faces uphill battle to bolster China business

    A key element of HSBC’s new strategy is a pivot to Asia and southern China in particular, but analysts say longstanding...

  14. FT Alphaville

    June 10, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - Sainsbury sales fall in price wars

    Sainsbury sales are suffering from food deflation and price wars, Zara’s owner has fashioned a 28 per cent profit increase...

  15. June 9, 2015

    Gulliver’s eastern travels come up short for HSBC shareholders

    Filth. As City put-downs of recent decades go, it is one of the more inventive — combining, as it does, the acronym ‘Failed...

  16. June 9, 2015

    HSBC: weight training

    Like a middle-aged man who has already suffered one heart attack, HSBC — along with other red-faced and sweating survivors...

  17. June 9, 2015

    Job cuts overshadow HSBC’s push into Asia

    Headlines about HSBC’s latest strategy on Tuesday were dominated by its drastic plan to cut 50,000 jobs. But while Europe’s...

  18. June 9, 2015

    HSBC brand to vanish from UK high streets

    HSBC’s brand is set to disappear from British high streets as part of sweeping reforms that will cut as many as 8,000 jobs...

  19. June 9, 2015

    HSBC in charts: Where the bank plans to generate growth

    Stuart Gulliver, HSBC chief executive, has borrowed from the lexicon of President Barack Obama to describe a key aspect of...

  20. FT Alphaville

    June 9, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - HSBC to cut up to 25,000 jobs

    HSBC is cutting up to 25,000 jobs, WPP’s Martin Sorrell faces shareholders’s wrath over his pay and we’ve UK trade data at...

  21. FT Alphaville

    June 9, 2015

    FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

    You can sign up to receive the email here. G7 vows to clean up, HSBC to cut up to 25,000 jobs, tracking your career The...

  22. June 9, 2015

    HSBC to axe up to 50,000 jobs in 2 years

    HSBC has promised to shed 50,000 jobs over the next two years by closing retail branches, shrinking its investment bank and...

  23. June 8, 2015

    Banks’ post-crisis legal costs hit $300bn

    The total cost of litigation aimed at a group of the biggest global banks since 2010 has broken the £200bn ($306bn) barrier,...

  24. June 5, 2015

    George Osborne to signal end to ‘banker bashing’

    George Osborne will signal an end to “banker bashing” next week, amid a clamour from the City for him to ease off on...

  25. June 5, 2015

    Week in Review, June 6

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. HSBC pays SFr40m over money-laundering...

  26. June 5, 2015

    Banks step up fightback against wave of UK regulation

    Banks are stepping up public attacks against a wave of regulation intended to make the financial system safer but which,...

  27. June 5, 2015

    Banks prepare to sell down stakes in data provider Markit

    Many of the large banks that were early investors in Markit are using the end of a lock-up period following the UK data...

  28. June 4, 2015

    All eyes on Gulliver as he prepares second HSBC shake-up plan

    HSBC will next week present investors with its second attempt in four years to simplify and shrink Europe’s biggest bank by...

  29. June 4, 2015

    HSBC critics should eat hats, restore heads

    It has become reflexive to demand resignations when news breaks regarding the past misdeeds of banks. So whose heads should...

  30. June 4, 2015

    Swiss prosecutor blames weak laws for failure to convict HSBC

    HSBC has paid SFr40m ($43m) in compensation to the Geneva prosecutor to resolve a high-profile money laundering...

  31. June 1, 2015

    Tepid factory data add to Asian gloom

    Manufacturing and exports across Asia remained weak in May, painting a gloomy picture of economic activity in the region and...

  32. May 31, 2015

    Romário leads drive for Brazilian probe into Fifa

    Brazil’s upper house has voted to launch a congressional inquiry into corruption allegations relating to the country’s...

  33. May 28, 2015

    Banks face US investigation in Fifa corruption scandal

    US indicts 14 over ‘rampant’ Fifa corruption Fifa officials and the sports executives who allegedly paid them bribes used...

  34. May 28, 2015

    Branding offers staff a higher purpose

    As they cruise the travelators and walk the terminals, passengers at London’s Heathrow airport will notice that, along with...

  35. May 27, 2015

    Wall St banks top London bonus league

    The top five investment banks paying the highest bonuses in London this year are all American, according to a survey...

  36. May 24, 2015

    Shadow banks push for easing of loan caps

    A band of lenders within the shadow banking system is making a new push on Capitol Hill, seeking an easing of rules capping...

  37. May 21, 2015

    Banks caught in forex probe braced for legal barrage

    Lawyers are rubbing their hands in anticipation of the barrage of civil lawsuits that they expect after the $5.6bn...

  38. May 20, 2015

    Trader transcripts: ‘If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying’

    They were known as the “Cartel” or the “Mafia” among their peers. The unsubtle nicknames were given to a group of traders...

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