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  1. June 23, 2014

    Fears mount over asset managers’ shadow banking operations

    The shrinking banking sector is creating a “major opportunity” for asset managers to step into the lending breach, but...

  2. June 15, 2014

    EU family businesses more optimistic

    Family businesses in Europe have become more optimistic about their prospects and are increasing their hiring on the back of...

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  1. June 15, 2014

    Half of fund groups to disappear

    Half of fund companies will disappear by 2030 as the asset management industry struggles to keep up with technological...

  2. June 10, 2014

    Britons’ food spending lowest since 2008

    The amount Britons spend on food has dropped for the first time since at least 2008 as a supermarket “price war” drives down...

  3. June 8, 2014

    Anglo Irish Bank ‘consigned to history’

    Anglo Irish Bank, the institution that brought Ireland’s financial sector crashing down in 2008, has been “finally consigned...

  4. June 8, 2014

    Big Four get serious on cyber security

    Earlier this year, one of the Big Four accountancy firms sent out a presentation to clients warning them of the dangers of...

  5. June 8, 2014

    Movers & shakers: June 9

    ● JPMorgan Asset Management has poached Christoph von Reiche from Goldman Sachs to lead its institutional business in...

  6. June 6, 2014

    UK sees sharp drop in candidates available for permanent jobs

    The availability of candidates to fill permanent job vacancies fell last month at its sharpest rate for almost 17 years,...

  7. June 2, 2014

    UK professional services see boom in recruitment

    Hiring in finance, accountancy and other professional sectors in the UK is booming despite a weaker City of London jobs...

  8. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2014

    Tax doesn't have to be taxing, except when it's a Greek bond tax [updated]

    “R-r-r-r-retroactive?”* We can imagine that’s something of a trigger word for Greek bondholders with long memories. Also, a...

  9. May 12, 2014

    Chairman of KPMG’s Dutch unit resigns

    The chairman of KPMG’s Dutch operations has resigned less than a month after authorities launched a criminal investigation...

  10. May 8, 2014

    UK employers fear lack of skilled workers, say recruiters

    The availability of staff to fill permanent jobs has fallen at its fastest rate for 10 years, reinforcing employers’ fears...

  11. May 8, 2014

    Poundland records 13% jump in sales

    Sales at Poundland, the discount store chain that floated in March, jumped to just under £1bn in its last financial year, in...

  12. May 4, 2014

    ‘Mindfulness’ gives stressed-out bankers something to think about

    A quiet revolution is gripping the City of London. Fast-paced financiers are turning to “mindfulness”, an ancient Buddhist...

  13. May 4, 2014

    Countries slow race to bottom on tax competition

    The proposed takeover of UK-listed drug group AstraZeneca by Pfizer of the US has reignited the debate over tax competition...

  14. May 1, 2014

    Home ownership ‘becoming a fairy tale’

    Half of all 20 to 34-year-olds could be living with their parents by 2040 because of rising housing costs and a shortage of...

  15. April 28, 2014

    Indirect tax becomes levy of choice for governments

    Governments are increasingly turning to indirect taxes to raise revenue, according to a survey that has found that one in 10...

  16. April 15, 2014

    UK retail sales fall for second month in a row

    UK retail sales fell for the second month running in March, with the later timing of Easter holidays hitting spending. The...

  17. April 8, 2014

    Starting salaries grow at fastest rate for seven years, say recruiters

    Starting salaries for permanent jobs have grown at their fastest rate for seven years as employers struggle to find the...

  18. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    Everstone gets hitched to India bridal wear queen

    Ritu Kumar is the Vera Wang of Indian bridal wear, one of the oldest and most coveted designers for Indian women on their...

  19. March 25, 2014

    Demand for analytics skills outstrips supply in all sectors

    The rapid growth of big data has been such that few sectors can ignore it. A survey last year by SAP, the business software...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2014

    India elections: an advertising bonanza

    Slowly but surely Mumbai’s billboards are being filled with large, stern faces that gaze down ominously at passersby. One...

  21. March 11, 2014

    Ecobank board ousts chief executive Thierry Tanoh

    The controversial chief executive of Ecobank Transnational has been ousted by the bank’s board, bringing an end to a...

  22. March 11, 2014

    UK retail sales fall as discounts curb food price inflation

    UK retail sales fell in February, as supermarket discounting campaigns caused a slowdown in food price inflation. Sales were...

  23. March 9, 2014

    Forex probes set to dwarf Libor cases

    The global probe into possible price rigging in foreign exchange markets has spawned a new industry centred on investigating...

  24. beyondbrics

    March 7, 2014

    India elections: India’s battleground state

    Its population is bigger than Brazil’s. The way its people vote can decide the direction taken by world’s largest democracy....

  25. February 23, 2014

    CDR revs up for sale of British Car Auction

    British Car Auction could soon join the raft of private equity-backed companies on the block after Europe’s biggest...

  26. February 19, 2014

    Big Four keep their grip on company audits

    Attempts to bring competition to the market for auditing Britain’s largest companies are failing to bear fruit, as the Big...

  27. February 16, 2014

    Forex in the spotlight

    The annual Prime Finance get-together in The Hague is a rather arid affair, with a coterie of academics, lawyers and the odd...

  28. February 14, 2014

    Luxembourg faces loss from EU ecommerce VAT reform

    Luxembourg is set to be the big loser when new EU rules on value added tax on ecommerce transactions kick in next year. The...

  29. February 12, 2014

    Accountants PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and EY face taming moves

    Are the Big Four accounting leviathans about to be tamed? Even as their revenues ascend to fresh records, PwC, Deloitte,...

  30. beyondbrics

    February 7, 2014

    Rajan and the price-conscious Indian shopper: in sync

    Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India, may be right when he dismisses the link between inflation and growth...

  31. February 7, 2014

    UK employment recruiters struggle to meet rising demand

    Job vacancies rose at their fastest pace for more than 15 years last month, with recruiters struggling to meet soaring...

  32. January 29, 2014

    Pay rising for in-demand accountants

    The growing demand for accountants in times of both boom and bust has been reflected in recent years’ salaries, which have...

  33. January 23, 2014

    US SEC slaps six-month ban on auditors’ China JVs

    The Big Four global auditing firms have vowed to appeal a decision by a US Securities and Exchange Commission judge to ban...

  34. January 20, 2014

    Regulators to probe Co-op’s finances in a fresh blow to bank

    The accounting watchdog has joined a long list of investigators examining the near collapse of the Co-operative Bank as it...

  35. January 19, 2014

    KPMG at risk of losing £1.3m Aberdeen contract

    Aberdeen Asset Management will put its audit contract with KPMG out to tender in 2015 in a sign that large companies are...

  36. beyondbrics

    January 14, 2014

    Delhi, AAP and retail reform - opting out

    Don't worry, it's not happening The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), having assumed power in Delhi just last month, is starting to...

  37. January 13, 2014

    Graduate jobs to hit seven-year high in 2014

    The number of jobs available to UK graduates will hit a seven-year high in 2014, signalling a return to pre-crisis levels in...

  38. January 9, 2014

    Nigerian watchdog slams Ecobank governance

    Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a scathing assessment of “governance lapses” at Ecobank...

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