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  1. September 12, 2012

    UBS looks to put cap on banker bonuses

    UBS is looking at capping bankers’ bonuses as the Swiss bank joins its European peers in cracking down on remuneration...

  2. September 4, 2012

    Merkel’s good politics and bad economics

    The president of the Bundesbank was once the mightiest central banker in Europe. No more. In the council of the European...

  1. May 31, 2012

    Ackermann defends record at Deutsche

    Josef Ackermann ended his turbulent decade-long leadership of Deutsche Bank with a robust defence of his record, saying...

  2. May 3, 2012

    UBS investors protest against pay plan

    UBS shareholders fired a warning shot to Axel Weber, the incoming chairman, as they voted heavily against proposals by the...

  3. April 11, 2012

    ECB board member hints at bond buys

    The European Central Bank could again intervene in bond markets to try to rectify “unjustified” concern over Spain’s fiscal...

  4. March 1, 2012

    Central bank leaders display differences

    When Mario Draghi and Jens Weidmann took office last year, most assumed both men would prove more pragmatic than their...

  5. March 1, 2012

    Bundesbank squares up to ECB’s Draghi

    The honeymoon is over for Mario Draghi. Four months after he took over as president of the European Central Bank, the...

  6. February 26, 2012

    Draghi must be wary of LTRO elixir’s power

    A trillion euros? Half as much – or less? The level of demand in the European Central Bank’s second offer of cheap,...

  7. February 20, 2012

    The Bank needs more than a new governor

    Who should run the Bank of England? It is not a question that the government needs to answer immediately. But with Sir...

  8. February 17, 2012

    German president quits over probe

    Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun the fraught task of finding a cross-party nominee to become German president after...

  9. January 16, 2012

    Chicago Booth economics professors join the G30

    Raghuram Rajan, economics professor at Chicago Booth and Axel Weber, visiting professor there, have been appointed to the...

  10. December 30, 2011

    The Euro Clouds

    ATHENS. The spotlight opens on George Papandreou, who is at home in bed, tossing in his sleep. Papandreou (waking up): Great...

  11. December 18, 2011

    Mario Draghi: Charged to save the euro

    Mario Draghi was always the underdog in the race to win the top job at the European Central Bank. It did not matter that the...

  12. December 7, 2011

    Bundesbank and ECB need not clash

    Is Frankfurt set for a great central bank showdown? If policymakers manage to strike a deal on a new “fiscal compact” at...

  13. November 15, 2011

    Ermotti to present UBS plan to investors

    UBS is preparing to provide investors with details of a strategic plan that will shrink its investment bank’s balance sheet...

  14. November 15, 2011

    UBS: leadership at last

    Everything comes to those who wait, including poisoned chalices. UBS, by confirming interim boss Sergio Ermotti as its chief...

  15. November 15, 2011

    UBS names Ermotti new chief executive

    UBS has appointed Sergio Ermotti as its permanent chief executive, removing uncertainty surrounding its future leadership...

  16. November 14, 2011

    Ackermann ends push to lead board

    Josef Ackermann is to leave Deutsche Bank after a decade as chief executive after failing to win shareholder support to...

  17. November 13, 2011

    Bundesbank chief champions purist approach

    The Bundesbank is back. When the euro was launched 13 years ago, Germany’s central bank lost its role in setting interest...

  18. October 26, 2011

    Weber gets early go-ahead to join UBS

    Axel Weber, the former Bundesbank president, will be able to join beleaguered Swiss banking group UBS earlier than expected...

  19. September 25, 2011

    Clash on strategy prompted UBS chief to quit

    UBS chief executive Oswald Grübel resigned after the board refused to back his plans to overhaul the bank’s strategy and...

  20. September 25, 2011

    UBS: the board loses its nerve

    The board of UBS has put its own interests above those of investors. In accepting the resignation of chief executive Oswald...

  21. September 25, 2011

    Dark humour and hard talk at IMF meetings

    Alarm over events in the eurozone, the wider global economy and financial markets dominated the annual gathering of...

  22. September 24, 2011

    UBS chief resigns over rogue trader affair

    UBS was plunged deeper into crisis on Saturday after the Swiss bank’s board announced the departure of Oswald Grübel as...

  23. September 21, 2011

    UBS: focus on structural changes

    I’ve started, so I’ll finish. Oswald Grübel, lured out of retirement in 2009 to haul UBS out of its post-crisis funk, at...

  24. September 15, 2011

    Key dates in UBS trading crisis

    Sept 15 2011 UBS says a trader in its London exchange traded funds business, has lost about $2bn from unauthorised trading...

  25. September 13, 2011

    Discord at the ECB heralds the eurozone’s endgame

    German central banking history has been studded with spectacular personnel departures. In a country where the intertwining...

  26. September 11, 2011

    Germany nominates Asmussen to succeed Stark

    Germany has confirmed that it will nominate Jörg Asmussen, its top international troubleshooter in the financial crisis, to...

  27. September 11, 2011

    Germany rewrites its contract with ECB

    Germany’s contract with the European Central Bank has been rewritten. Jürgen Stark’s surprise resignation as ECB executive...

  28. September 9, 2011

    Berlin’s influence in ECB under pressure

    German central bankers tick differently to others of their kind. Jürgen Stark’s surprise resignation on Friday from the...

  29. September 9, 2011

    ECB and the euro

    Would the last hardline hawk to leave the European Central Bank please turn out the lights? The imminent departure of Jürgen...

  30. September 9, 2011

    ECB resignation hits global markets

    World financial markets have been thrown into fresh turmoil after the abrupt resignation of Germany’s member of the European...

  31. July 26, 2011

    Fitschen to be Deutsche Bank’s face at home

    During several years of speculation over the succession at Deutsche Bank, Jürgen Fitschen’s name barely cropped up until a...

  32. July 24, 2011

    Decision looms over Deutsche Bank succession

    Deutsche Bank is expected as early as this week to announce how it will replace Josef Ackermann as chief executive, after...

  33. July 22, 2011

    ECB satisfied at deal struck

    The European Central Bank and Jean-Claude Trichet, its president, got a lot of what they wanted from the summit – although...

  34. July 10, 2011

    Jain set to be named D Bank co-chief

    Anshu Jain is now virtually certain to be named co-chief executive of Deutsche Bank, following a meeting of senior directors...

  35. July 8, 2011

    Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank may be Germany’s biggest bank by most measures, but with size comes contempt for good governance. Its...

  36. July 4, 2011

    UBS: new signing

    What a blinder! Once it was clear that Axel Weber had talked himself out of the top job at the European Central Bank, the...

  37. July 3, 2011

    Deutsche recriminations on failed Weber move

    The senior ranks of Deutsche Bank are close to open warfare with Josef Ackermann, chief executive, and Clemens Börsig,...

  38. July 1, 2011

    Time to question Pluthero’s value to CWW

    What are managers worth? Axel Weber, UBS announced on Friday, has agreed to chair the Swiss bank and will receive SFr2m...

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