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    1. September 30, 2014

      Banks limit FTSE losses after RBS update

      Buoyant banks stood out on the FTSE 100 on Tuesday, but the index drifted lower as protests in Hong Kong kept sentiment...

    2. September 24, 2014

      RBS falls on weaker FTSE 100

      Stocks in London fell for the third day in a row this week, with Royal Bank of Scotland dropping after it was forced to cut...

    1. FT Alphaville

      September 4, 2013

      A peek into the swaps swamp

      First up, consider this comic flow chart from the FCA. Click to enlarge. Yes, of the 30,169 cases of potential mis-selling...

    2. September 1, 2013

      The Academic Week Ahead: Sept 2 – 8

      Monday – September 2 Study business strategy online The University of Virginia Darden School of Business launches another...

    3. May 15, 2013

      Lombard: HSBC’s 14-pointer plan could leave it dodging bullets

      Healthy stags grow big antlers to demonstrate their ability to accumulate more energy than they need purely to survive. A...

    4. May 13, 2013

      HSBC and Standard Chartered drag but FTSE edges up

      HSBC and Standard Chartered dragged on the London market on Monday, even as the FTSE 100 edged to its eighth straight gain....

    5. March 12, 2013

      Petrofac rises on Kuwait and Russia hopes

      Contract hopes buoyed Petrofac as the FTSE 100 inched to a fourth straight gain. The oil services engineer rallied 4.1 per...

    6. March 1, 2013

      Support services boost FTSE

      Support services stocks extended a strong start to 2013 by outperforming the FTSE 100 with outsourcer Capita and credit...

    7. February 12, 2013

      Crackdown on tax trickery a fiddly task

      Neo-conservative dogmatists once theorised that multinational businesses were superseding governments as a power in the...

    8. October 23, 2012

      RBS quizzed over sale of US division

      The agency in charge of the UK government’s stake in Royal Bank of Scotland has quizzed the bank’s board about the potential...

    9. August 9, 2012

      FTSE 100 closes in on year’s peak

      Wide-ranging broker comment on UK banks caught investors’ interest as modest gains took the FTSE 100 nearer its year high....

    10. July 26, 2012

      Lloyds looks beyond PPI and Libor

      António Horta-Osório, chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, is in a strong position to argue that bank behaviour needs to...

    11. May 28, 2012

      Pru’s uninspired hire faces tough task

      Paul Manduca, the non-executive director who at one point led Prudential’s search for a chairman, is to take the job...

    12. April 30, 2012

      SSE has wind taken out of its sails

      Debt concerns left SSE among the fallers yesterday as the FTSE 100 drifted to its second consecutive monthly loss....

    13. April 11, 2012

      BT bruised but brake put on FTSE losses

      BT was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100 following a broker downgrade on Wednesday as the index recovered from the previous...

    14. March 17, 2012

      Tax income by logistic sigmoid curve

      From Mr Ian Gordon. Sir, Speaking as a mathematician, I have to argue (or perhaps nit-pick) with Jason Streets’ description...

    15. November 11, 2011

      UK domestic banks offer good reasons for cheer

      As the dust settles on the third-quarter reporting season, what have investors learnt about the UK banking sector? Have its...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2011

      Climb on the Headless Horse

      Its CEO is exhausted and has been packed off to the sanatorium, the interim boss has his mind on other things, a large...

    17. beyondbrics

      November 2, 2011

      StanChart: feeling the chill

      embed1 The global chill in the banking industry is finally getting to Standard Chartered Bank. With its operations dominated...

    18. FT Alphaville

      October 21, 2011

      It's not the banks, it's the bankers, cont'd

      Good news: pay to bankers is falling. Bad news: having wiped out the shareholders, they’re still eating all the pies. Morgan...

    19. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2011

      You're all wrong (on RBS)

      A headline like that can only mean one thing — another rant from Europe’s Dick Bove. In Friday’s note, Evolution’s Ian...

    20. October 13, 2011

      Banks drive London losses after Fitch cuts ratings

      Banks led the first significant losses for London stocks in eight sessions after Fitch downgraded UK state-supported...

    21. FT Alphaville

      October 11, 2011

      Britain's Dick Bove

      Ian Gordon is fast becoming the UK’s answer to Dick ‘I ♥ banks’ Bove. Last week, the Evolution Securities analyst and bank...

    22. February 21, 2011

      Banks weigh on London losses

      Banks were the FTSE 100’s main drag with HSBC among those under pressure after Exane BNP Paribas recommended selling before...

    23. January 17, 2011

      Potential boardroom changes send Lloyds lower

      Lloyds Banking Group was a faller on Monday as the FTSE 100 slipped for a third consecutive day. Shares in Lloyds weakened...

    24. January 8, 2011

      Commuting won’t kill whingeing MPs

      From Mr Ian Gordon. Sir, You report (January 6) that MPs are upset at the idea that they should commute up to an hour into...

    25. July 31, 2010

      The banking resurgence that could yet lead to a fall

      Profits up, bad loans down and a new ‘competitor’ in Metro Bank that will boast just two branches by the end of the year –...

    26. June 18, 2010

      Banks' gains help Footsie notch up seventh day of rises

      A seventh successive rise yesterday lifted the FTSE 100 to its highest level in a month, with bank stocks among the biggest...

    27. June 17, 2010

      Footsie notches up seventh day of rises

      A seventh successive rise on Thursday lifted the FTSE 100 to its highest level in a month, with bank stocks among the...

    28. May 29, 2010

      Dearth of deposits threatens lending

      Savers shunned the banks in April, as very low rates on deposits made it more attractive to repay mortgage loans than to...

    29. May 28, 2010

      Dearth of deposits threatens lending

      Savers shunned the banks in April, as very low rates on deposits made it more attractive to repay mortgage loans than to...

    30. February 9, 2010

      Lloyds tumbles to seven-month low before equity issue

      Lloyds Banking Group missed out on a London market rally yesterday, with the stock sliding to a seven-month low.Lloyds...

    31. February 8, 2010

      Lloyds falls to seven-month low ahead of equity issue

      Lloyds Banking Group missed out on a London market rally on Monday, with the stock sliding to a seven-month low. Lloyds...

    32. January 7, 2010

      Footsie at 16-month high amid strength in miners and banks

      Royal Bank of Scotland continued its stellar run yesterday, helping the FTSE 100 edge to its fourth straight gain. RBS took...

    33. January 6, 2010

      Footsie at 16-month high

      Royal Bank of Scotland continued its stellar run on Wednesday, helping the FTSE 100 edge to its fourth straight gain. RBS...

    34. January 5, 2010

      RBS shows the way as Footsie rises to a 16-month high

      Royal Bank of Scotland led the way as the FTSE 100 hit a 16-month high on the first trading day of the year. RBS, the worst...

    35. January 4, 2010

      RBS shows way as Footsie hits 16-month high

      Royal Bank of Scotland led the way as the FTSE 100 hit a 16-month high on the first trading day of the year. RBS, the worst...

    36. June 8, 2009

      Lloyds repays £2.3bn to UK Treasury

      Lloyds Banking Group has repaid £2.3bn ($3.7bn) to the UK Treasury after strong support for its open offer and placing which...

    37. March 30, 2009

      Great Lengths

      Great Lengths: The Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Britain By Ian Gordon and Simon Inglis English Heritage £19.99 292...

    38. February 17, 2009

      Questions hang over Lloyds' capital position

      Reassuring words from the prime minister's office yesterday helped stem some of the panic selling of shares in Lloyds...

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