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  1. August 18, 2014

    Stocks advance as Ukraine worries ease

    Monday 21:00 BST. Global stocks started the week on a firm note amid easing concerns over the situation in Ukraine and a...

  2. July 30, 2014

    Australia’s first world war commemorations raise questions

    As a bugler breaks the silence at Sydney’s Anzac memorial with the daily rendition of “The Last Post”, visitors bow their...

  1. June 22, 2014

    Challengers lead charge into regional banking

    The wave of challenger banks entering the UK market is expected to boost regional lending because a number have chosen to...

  2. May 9, 2014

    Two arrested in Australia forex probe

    Australian police have arrested a government employee and a banker on charges related to insider trading and abuse of public...

  3. 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,...

  4. April 3, 2014

    NAB: just a little more time

    Right then, when is that UK spin-off? The arrival of a new chief executive at National Australia Bank will spur talk that...

  5. March 30, 2014

    CLS warns of financial system ‘shakedown’

    A patent infringement case being heard by the US Supreme Court on Monday could amount to a “shakedown of the world’s...

  6. March 25, 2014

    Clydesdale and Yorkshire close branches in bank overhaul

    Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks will close 28 “unsustainable branches” and invest £45m in customer improvements over the next...

  7. February 12, 2014

    Australian banks: teachers’ pets

    Listening to Commonwealth Bank of Australia present results, one is reminded of what banks everywhere sounded like a decade...

  8. February 10, 2014

    US patent case set to test settlement system

    Some of the world’s largest banks and clearing houses are closely watching a patent case in the US Supreme Court that could...

  9. October 31, 2013

    Dollar up as markets ponder taper timing

    Thursday 20:10 GMT. Action in the currency markets grabbed the headlines as expectations for central bank policy on both...

  10. October 8, 2013

    Japan current account underwhelms

    Japan’s run of uncertain economic data has continued, with its current account surplus undershooting forecasts. The lower...

  11. September 26, 2013

    Clydesdale fined £9m by UK regulator over mortgage errors

    The £8.9m regulatory fine handed out to Clydesdale and its sister bank Yorkshire on Thursday, for their treatment of...

  12. August 13, 2013

    The Macro Sweep: Europe and Australia

    Europe is on a roll with the positive data. The Zew measure of economic expectations for the eurozone improved – so there is...

  13. June 12, 2013

    ‘Tapering’ debate tarnishes Aussie dollar

    When Stanley Druckenmiller, the legendary hedge fund manager, told an investor conference in New York a month ago that the...

  14. March 13, 2013

    S&P 11 points shy of all-time high

    Wednesday 20:05 GMT. Wall Street staged a tentative rebound in afternoon trading, pushing the S&P 500 closer to an all-time...

  15. February 26, 2013

    Italian impasse rekindles eurozone jitters

    Tuesday 21:15 GMT. Markets showed signs of stabilising after resurgent eurozone debt angst sparked a broad sell-off in risk...

  16. February 14, 2013

    NAB assesses £5.3bn in property loans

    National Australia Bank, the country’s fourth-largest bank by market value, has approached advisers to help determine the...

  17. January 29, 2013

    Euro hits strongest level in 13 months

    The euro reached its strongest level in 13 months against the dollar as consumer confidence in Germany rose and amid reports...

  18. January 21, 2013

    Safe banking comes at a price

    Boring and safe – but not as safe as they seem. Politicians and regulators would love to inhabit a world where banks take...

  19. FT Alphaville

    January 16, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Everyone’s exposure to everyone else: A recent IMF working paper runs through just how...

  20. FT Alphaville

    January 16, 2013

    Coming soon to the LSE... YorkDale Bank Plc

    What’s this? A new publicly listed bank? And before you ask, we are not talking about Metro Bank or those RBS branches...

  21. November 29, 2012

    Australian banks – high and dry

    Yeah, yeah. Bank targets 15 per cent return on equity. We’ve heard that one before. What looked like a disappointing return...

  22. November 13, 2012

    Business sentiment fall hits Sydney index

    Australian shares led losses in the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday as business sentiment fell, while broader markets...

  23. November 6, 2012

    Tokyo carmakers fall after Nissan outlook

    Asian stocks were mixed and activity low with investors reluctant to make any big bets on the last trading day before the...

  24. October 24, 2012

    Australian banks in focus ahead of results

    When the Australian bank reporting season starts on Thursday with annual results from ANZ Bank the focus of investors will...

  25. October 19, 2012

    Asian techs hit by disappointing US earnings

    Asian markets took a breather as earnings misses by Google and Microsoft in the US drove the region’s technology shares...

  26. August 17, 2012

    ANZ extends pay freeze for 900 top staff

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has moved to defuse some of the criticism of bank profits in Australia and...

  27. August 14, 2012

    Bank of Japan minutes help Asian equities

    Demand for defensive stocks helped the Hang Seng to its first gain in three sessions on Tuesday while indices in the wider...

  28. August 14, 2012

    NAB blames UK for missing estimates

    National Australia Bank has blamed the UK and a rise in bad debts from business customers for results that missed market...

  29. June 3, 2012

    Australia loves shopping on the internet

    As a continent with big distances between its city centres, Australia might not seem an obvious leader in online retailing...

  30. May 2, 2012

    Asia lifted by US and China growth hopes

    Asian shares edged higher as solid manufacturing data from the US and China bolstered confidence in the global economic...

  31. April 30, 2012

    Banks stay away from the office party

    When the global property industry gathered in Cannes this March, there was something missing from the French resort. The...

  32. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Spain’s government and its banks are discussing a ‘bad bank’ scheme, says the FT, citing officials and bankers. However...

  33. April 30, 2012

    NAB to quit UK property lending market

    National Australia Bank has announced plans to clean up its UK business, retrenching to its northern heartlands and cutting...

  34. April 2, 2012

    Banks in spotlight over board composition

    The president of the American Museum of Natural History sits on JPMorgan Chase’s risk committee and some observers think she...

  35. March 28, 2012

    Islamic bonds stage comeback from crisis slump

    Islamic bonds have staged a comeback, after several gloomy years in which even Muslim bankers and clerics questioned the...

  36. March 22, 2012

    Lloyds to miss branch sale deadline

    Lloyds Banking Group will miss its goal of agreeing the sale of 630 branches to the Co-operative Group by the end of this...

  37. March 9, 2012

    The SVR domino effect has begun

    So the domino effect has begun. It started last week when Halifax, the UK’s largest mortgage lender and the bank that once...

  38. February 24, 2012

    Oaktree vies for control of Fitness First

    Oaktree Capital, the distressed debt investment fund, is seeking to take control of Fitness First as the gym chain nears a...

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