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  1. September 12, 2014

    Veteran untainted by banking crisis

    Barclays’ management shift For evidence of how hard it is to find people to run a big bank nowadays look no further than...

  2. September 9, 2014

    The dilemma of defining risk appetite in banking

    When presenting HSBC’s first-half results last month, Douglas Flint, the bank’s chairman, talked of “disproportionate risk...

  1. The A-List

    September 9, 2014

    The dilemma of defining risk appetite in banking

    When presenting HSBC’s first-half results last month, Douglas Flint, the bank’s chairman, talked of “disproportionate risk...

  2. September 4, 2014

    Lloyd’s head backs No camp as Scottish poll gap narrows

    The chairman of Lloyd’s of London has become the latest head of a large financial institution to throw his weight behind the...

  3. September 2, 2014

    Scots poll shows business wields little power in politics

    Scots cannot have been paying attention. Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of BHP, and Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC,...

  4. August 28, 2014

    Restaurant Group boss takes company off Yes menu

    A row has broken out over a letter from 200 business people backing Scottish independence after one of the key signatories...

  5. August 22, 2014

    Business voices speak up on risks of Scottish independence

    Opponents of Scottish independence have generally struggled to persuade business leaders to take a stand for staying in the...

  6. August 21, 2014

    Strategies shift as regulators renew scrutiny of bank compliance

    In an episode of hit television series Homeland, US intelligence agents track the finances of Iranian terrorists to a...

  7. August 7, 2014

    Complicated banks face complex rules

    Six years after the global financial crisis the tolerance of the public and politicians for bankers moaning about their lot...

  8. August 6, 2014

    UK banks must give facts on regulatory burden, says Andrew Tyrie

    Bankers complaining about the burden of regulation need to produce detailed figures quantifying the cost to their companies...

  9. August 4, 2014

    Logic of ringfencing questioned

    The proposal from HSBC’s chairman that the deadline for British banks to separate their high-street and investment banking...

  10. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - GE brings the internet of things to the factory floor. - Bruegel blog review: the economics of big...

  11. August 4, 2014

    HSBC wrestles with soaring costs of compliance

    Since Stuart Gulliver took over as chief executive of HSBC in January 2011, many areas of the bank have shrunk, including...

  12. August 4, 2014

    HSBC chairman Douglas Flint warns of ‘danger’ in staff becoming risk-averse

    HSBC’s chairman has warned of a “growing danger” that employees are becoming too risk-averse because they fear punishment...

  13. May 23, 2014

    HSBC shareholders revolt on pay

    More than a fifth of shareholders’ votes were cast against HSBC’s three-year pay policy in the latest sign of investor...

  14. May 14, 2014

    HSBC cuts chairman’s bonus with £1m cap

    HSBC has more than halved the bonus that its chairman can receive this year in response to pressure from shareholders ahead...

  15. The World

    January 22, 2014

    Davos debate: Is the financial system now safer?

    (c) World Economic Forum By Martin Arnold, Banking Editor Two of the world’s most senior bankers sought to rebuff the...

  16. August 19, 2013

    Financial services companies lift salaries to beat bonus cap

    Almost two-thirds of the UK’s financial services companies have increased salaries for key staff this year in anticipation...

  17. June 19, 2013

    Lombard: FTSE 100 chair shortage provides chance to diversify

    If you could buy futures on wise old owls qualified to become FTSE 100 chairmen, prices would be trending higher. At least...

  18. May 24, 2013

    HSBC ‘humbled’ by magnitude of Mexico money laundering scandal

    HSBC’s ethics and business practices came under the spotlight at the bank’s annual meeting on Friday, where the chairman...

  19. November 5, 2012

    Banks plea for right to sell derivatives

    Three of the UK’s biggest banks have told MPs they should be allowed to sell simple derivative products from within their...

  20. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2012

    What are the odds of a former Goldmanite getting the BofE governor job?

    The race for Mervyn King’s job is hotting up — months before it’s even officially advertised — as rumours circulate that a...

  21. April 5, 2012

    Flockhart to quit as HSBC executive

    Sandy Flockhart, a senior director at HSBC, is relinquishing his executive duties after a career spanning almost 40 years at...

  22. August 1, 2011

    Scale of Gulliver’s brutal revolution emerges

    When HSBC promoted Douglas Flint and Stuart Gulliver, two of its longest-serving senior directors, to run the bank last year...

  23. June 8, 2011

    UK banks divided over ringfencing

    A clear divide is emerging between the heads of Britain’s biggest banks over how to implement a key proposal to restructure...

  24. May 11, 2011

    HSBC targets savings of up to $3.5bn

    HSBC has narrowed its global ambitions, announcing targeted savings of $2.5bn-$3.5bn over the next two to three years and a...

  25. April 11, 2011

    Relief as draconian measures fail to materialise

    As recently as six months ago, a report calling for leading UK banks to construct expensive and ill-defined firewalls around...

  26. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2011

    Regulators divided on systemic risk list

    US officials are split on how many financial institutions should be branded systemically important amid desperate lobbying...

  27. FT Alphaville

    March 7, 2011

    Osborne stands by UK banks review

    George Osborne, the UK chancellor, believes that expected recommendations on restructuring UK retail and investment banking...

  28. March 6, 2011

    HSBC quietens relocation rumours

    HSBC moved to damp down speculation at the weekend that it was preparing to relocate to Hong Kong because of a mounting...

  29. March 6, 2011

    Osborne stands by banking review

    George Osborne, the UK chancellor, believes that expected recommendations on restructuring retail and investment banking...

  30. February 28, 2011

    Little comfort for investors from HSBC

    As Stuart Gulliver presented his inaugural set of results as the new chief executive of UK bank HSBC, he joked that his...

  31. February 28, 2011

    New bank rules hit HSBC’s outlook

    HSBC has warned investors that its future profitability will be affected by new global regulations designed to make the...

  32. February 1, 2011

    HSBC under pressure over UK base

    The new chairman of HSBC says the bank is coming under increasing pressure from shareholders to justify the costs of being...

  33. February 1, 2011

    Osborne eyes US banks for start-up aid

    George Osborne is hoping to recruit big US banks to provide more start-up equity for British entrepreneurs as he puts the...

  34. January 24, 2011

    HSBC chief opts to remain a UK taxpayer

    HSBC’s new chief executive has dropped plans to relocate to Hong Kong, choosing to remain in London. The decision will mean...

  35. January 23, 2011

    Top bankers return to Davos

    Annual gathering: some big banks stayed away from last year’s event but this year leading financiers will be present at the...

  36. December 2, 2010

    Barclays chief calls for rethink on free banking

    The concept of free banking should be reconsidered as part of the debate about the future shape of banks in Britain, John...

  37. November 7, 2010

    HSBC and StanChart call for Basel III rewrite

    Some of the biggest trade finance providers, led by HSBC and Standard Chartered, are lobbying to have tough capital rules...

  38. November 5, 2010

    HSBC and RBS see bumpy ride ahead

    Britain’s two biggest banks sounded a warning on the outlook for the economy, with both HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland...

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