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  1. February 17, 2014

    Barclays’ bonuses give the City a say on banking values

    Reflecting on a testy question-and-answer session with a gathering of disgruntled bankers from his company’s underperforming...

  2. FT Alphaville

    January 31, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - The temptation of central bankers. - Public policy gone wrong: Google, Motorola and Lenovo edition. -...

  1. FT Alphaville

    October 22, 2013

    A wide circle for stability, with the FPC

    Not surprisingly, and as Financial Policy Committee external member Martin Taylor predicted, his comments on the housing...

  2. Off Message

    October 22, 2013

    'I don’t think, personally, that it should be the FPC’s job to stop house prices going up'

    Martin Taylor, external member of the Financial Policy Committee, is one of the sharpest writers on matters financial. His...

  3. October 21, 2013

    FPC member rejects role for BoE in restraining house price rises

    A Bank of England policymaker has expressed his “astonishment” at suggestions that it should try to impose a cap on...

  4. June 5, 2013

    MPs raise ‘serious concerns’ over Clara Furse appointment to FPC

    A parliamentary committee has raised “serious concerns” about the appointment of Dame Clara Furse, former London Stock...

  5. June 4, 2013

    Dame Clara gets wrong end of the Commons touch

    MPs came into their hearing on appointments to the Bank of England’s new Financial Policy Committee ready to challenge the...

  6. June 4, 2013

    Dame Clara Furse under fire at hearing on new financial watchdog

    Dame Clara Furse, former London Stock Exchange chief executive, faced a withering critique on Tuesday as MPs sharply...

  7. April 5, 2013

    Pity the poor footballers

    Martin Taylor regularly has to tell footballers that they’ve lost all their money in disastrous investments. “I had to...

  8. April 4, 2013

    Footballers seek redress for £14m losses

    Twelve Premier League footballers are pursuing their financial advisers for £14m in losses following advice to invest in...

  9. March 27, 2013

    Watchdog talks tough on bank capital

    The pronouncement by the Financial Policy Committee on Wednesday that UK banks need to fill a £25bn capital shortfall by the...

  10. March 26, 2013

    Osborne rejigs BoE’s stability regulator

    George Osborne has rejigged the membership of the Bank of England’s powerful financial stability regulator, drafting in a...

  11. July 6, 2012

    How traders trumped Quakers

    To the thoughtful observer, it has as much in common with historic regiments, religious cults, primitive tribes and small...

  12. July 6, 2012

    BP’s man should follow Agius and vanish

    Compare and contrast, as they say in all the best exams, styles of crisis management. Here’s Marcus Agius, resigning the...

  13. June 28, 2012

    Osborne threatens tougher Libor curbs

    George Osborne on Thursday threatened tougher sanctions for banks after Barclays was hit with a record fine for trying to...

  14. May 10, 2012

    Fund managers’ rewards tied to results

    From Mr Robin Hindle Fisher. Sir, Martin Taylor is harsh to tar institutional fund managers with the same brush as bankers...

  15. March 20, 2012

    To cut or not to cut – advice of a 50-percenter

    Like many readers of the FT, I pay British income tax at the marginal rate of 50 per cent. Or perhaps I’m the only one;...

  16. February 10, 2012

    False dawns and public fury: the 1930s are not so far away

    Forget the icy weather: the financial markets are signalling that spring is coming. Equities are rallying and credit spreads...

  17. October 21, 2011

    When a snap decision is better than the perfect strategy

    In last Saturday’s Rugby World Cup game between Wales and France, the referee’s decision to send off the Welsh captain after...

  18. September 12, 2011

    Academic returns to dreaming spires

    First-year economics undergraduates about to start at Oxford university are in for a treat – at least if they are...

  19. August 16, 2011

    LCH.Clearnet loses another executive

    LCH.Clearnet, the UK-based clearing house, has lost another senior executive with the resignation of Natasha de Teran, head...

  20. July 14, 2011

    LCH hires new CIO amid shake-up

    LCH.Clearnet has hired a former Bank of America Merrill Lynch banker, Tom Zschach, as group chief information officer in one...

  21. May 24, 2011

    Total end ‘unlikely’ to bank aid, says Vickers

    Members of a commission that is proposing a shake-up of the banking industry admitted their reforms might not prevent more...

  22. December 14, 2010

    Lenders want to charge for accounts

    Banks privately embrace the idea of charging for current accounts but the fear of losing customers means none is prepared to...

  23. October 7, 2010

    Bankers to face public grilling in debate

    Edinburgh, home of Royal Bank of Scotland, the biggest British casualty of the financial crisis, is to host the UK’s first...

  24. September 22, 2010

    Hiring Bob

    While some members of the banking fraternity might be getting twitchy over the bonus bashing coming out of the Liberal...

  25. September 21, 2010

    Public approval sought for banking review

    The Banking Commission is planning a series of Question Time-style public debates, as the government-appointed body seeks...

  26. September 8, 2010

    Banking system decision to take year at least

    It is only a matter of days since HSBC, Standard Chartered and Barclays were suggesting with varying degrees of subtlety...

  27. FT Alphaville

    September 8, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other things from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: The eurozone is good for Germans Which country is the...

  28. September 7, 2010

    Barclays’ success comes at a price

    The date was October 4 1997 and Martin Taylor, Barclays’ then chief executive, had just announced that the bank was to sell...

  29. July 8, 2010

    Commission sets out to restructure banks

    The government-appointed Commission on Banking met on Thursday for its first discussion of how the UK’s “heavily...

  30. Money Supply

    June 16, 2010

    King of the castle

    George Osborne and Mervyn King’s Mansion House speeches have just been published. Their content makes it clear that the Bank...

  31. April 5, 2010

    HarbourVest to list European loans fund

    HarbourVest, one of the biggest private equity fund of funds, is branching out into debt markets with plans to raise more...

  32. March 29, 2010

    Errors that undermined the euro

    The majority of economic analysts, especially those in financial markets, follow governments, central banks and...

  33. March 28, 2010

    Errors that undermined the euro

    he majority of economic analysts, especially those in financial markets, follow governments, central banks and international...

  34. March 24, 2010

    Stark outcome for countries that overspend

    From Mr Ilyas Kanaan. Sir, Martin Taylor's proposal to split the euro in two as an accommodation to differing appetites for...

  35. FT Alphaville

    March 22, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Clive Crook: US financial reform ignores wider terrain Current...

  36. March 21, 2010

    A pseudo solution to the euro's failings

    It was in Calabria, on New Year’s Day 2004, that it came home to me that southern Europe was set for serious trouble with...

  37. March 15, 2010

    BarCap faces its toughest challenge

    Tucked away in the corner of Bob Diamond's Canary Wharf office - among the Barclays Capital chief's golfing paraphernalia -...

  38. March 14, 2010

    BarCap faces its toughest challenge

    Tucked away in the corner of Bob Diamond’s Canary Wharf office – among the Barclays Capital chief’s golfing paraphernalia –...

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