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  1. February 25, 2013

    Dividends back on banks’ agendas

    When Antony Jenkins, Barclays chief executive, unveiled his long-awaited “Transform” plan a couple of weeks ago, there were...

  2. April 30, 2012

    Early flotations might leave RBS adrift

    For three years now, Britain’s state-owned banks have been battered from all sides – by investors, the government, the...

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  1. March 16, 2012

    Investment banking: In need of a brush-up

    After weeks of stressful negotiations, Massimo della Ragione and Diego de Giorgi, both high-flying partners at Goldman...

  2. January 24, 2012

    Finance: Banks face a perfect storm that is getting worse

    It is hard to imagine a more perfect storm. Four years after the worst financial crisis the world has seen – at least for 80...

  3. January 23, 2012

    Hot topics in a cold climate

    Seb Morton-Clark speaks to three of the FT’s Davos aficionados on the issues likely to be raised at the forum. Here is the...

  4. December 13, 2011

    Banking: walking away

    Rewind a few years, and some of Europe’s most ambitious banks were piling into central and eastern Europe as fast as they...

  5. November 27, 2011

    Big Issue bank leaps forward with HSBC’s £4m

    The venture capital arm of the Big Issue – a self-styled “social merchant bank” – has taken a leap forward with a £4m...

  6. November 21, 2011

    Conquistadores left ‘isolated’

    It did not take long for António Horta-Osório to import some of his most trusted colleagues from Santander to Lloyds Banking...

  7. October 10, 2011

    Former GE man’s lightning touch

    Steve Bertamini is a man in a hurry. The Singapore-based global head of retail and SME banking at Standard Chartered likes...

  8. September 22, 2011

    Reforms: Banks locked in vicious circle as regulators debate tougher rules

    After faint hopes last year of a sustained global economic recovery, it is clear that a second leg of the financial crisis,...

  9. September 5, 2011

    It is hard to understate the bank liquidity crisis

    The French are not known for their understatement, but François Pérol has excelled himself. On Monday, the head of the...

  10. August 23, 2011

    Easing capital rules would lead banks away from vital lending

    From Prof Anat R. Admati. Sir, In his excellent comment “Star traders, rip-offs and old-style bankers” (August 19), John...

  11. August 15, 2011

    Troubled omens for share-buying bank believers

    Question: who really believes in the banks they lead? Answer: only a tiny fraction of the world’s top bank chief executives...

  12. August 1, 2011

    Asian growth will cement HSBC’s dominance over Citi

    Which is the better global bank – HSBC or Citigroup? On most measures, the answer looks self-evident. Britain’s biggest bank...

  13. June 15, 2011

    Crisis and disasters boost zeal for reform

    It was not just the excesses of the credit boom that made the world think twice. There has been a run of bad environmental...

  14. May 9, 2011

    Global colonisers stage retreat to corporate banking

    Is the era of the global consumer bank over? HSBC has become the latest group to signal a retreat from some of its...

  15. April 4, 2011

    Investors find BNP Paribas a hard bank to love

    “Bigger is better” was a mantra of western banking that went out of fashion with the financial crisis. As Citigroup – the...

  16. February 28, 2011

    Brighter future for bank stocks as believers join the fold

    Why would you ever invest in a bank? It’s a natural enough question. Between January 2008 and December 2010 banks globally...

  17. January 24, 2011

    Davos: finding common ground in a complex world

    Eurozone in focus: a demonstrator waves a Greek flag decorated with “for sale” notices during a protest outside parliament...

  18. January 24, 2011

    What’s on the agenda at Davos?

    From the banking crisis to the economic growth of the emerging markets, leading FT journalists discuss the issues likely to...

  19. October 9, 2010

    Keen banker chats would surprise

    From Mr Charles Scanlan. Sir, In praise of HSBC’s new boss Stuart Gulliver, Patrick Jenkins and Henny Sender recount that...

  20. October 2, 2010

    Surprising if bankers found any ‘all-comers’ keen to chat

    From Mr Charles Scanlan. Sir, In praise of HSBC’s new boss Stuart Gulliver, Patrick Jenkins and Henny Sender recount that...

  21. September 27, 2010

    HSBC to provide few fireworks at Shanghai

    The board of HSBC is still flying to Shanghai for its long-planned gathering on Wednesday. The chairman and finance director...

  22. September 18, 2010

    Wishy-washy rules might come back to haunt regulators

    Step aside investment bankers. Regulators are the new masters of the universe.Last weekend, the world’s top central bankers...

  23. September 11, 2010

    It’s time to turn siren off in the pursuit of Diamond

    This morning on the way to work I saw the laughable sight of one of London’s new police bicycles, complete with flashing...

  24. July 13, 2010

    Bank balance: EU stress tests explained

    The FT’s banking editor Patrick Jenkins explains the background to the EU’s plan to stress test 91 European banks, and what...

  25. June 29, 2010

    Reforming the global financial system

    From Dodd-Frank to Basel III, this graphic explains the current plans for global financial regulatory reform in advanced...

  26. June 28, 2010

    Recovery agenda

    Global heads of business have urged world leaders to set an urgent agenda for economic recovery, writes Patrick Jenkins .At...

  27. June 19, 2010

    Bankers resigned to change

    What with the planned abolition of the FSA, the appointment of a commission to examine how the banking sector should be...

  28. February 10, 2010

    Back to the drawing board

    A delegate takes part in a brainstorming session to ‘rethink, redesign, bebuild’ at this year’s World Economic Forum Among...

  29. February 2, 2010

    Video: Banker bashing at Davos

    FT Davos 2010 video – In the wake of US president Barack Obama’s proposals to regulate banks and limit their size and...

  30. February 2, 2010

    Video: Financial reforms still ‘half-baked’

    FT Davos 2010 video – In this video from the World Economic Forum, Patrick Jenkins, the FT’s banking editor, talks to Sadeq...

  31. January 23, 2010

    Barclays seeks to head off criticism by deferring bonuses of top staff

    Britain's Barclays Bank plans to defer up to 100 per cent of the bonuses of top staff to head off criticism of bankers' pay...

  32. January 19, 2010

    Asian rise casts long shadow

    An edited extract of an interview with Stephen Green, chairman of HSBC, with Patrick Jenkins, the Financial Times banking...

  33. January 18, 2010

    Transcript: interview with HSBC chairman

    Patrick Jenkins, the FT’s banking editor, interviewed Stephen Green, chairman of HSBC on Thursday 14 January. Here is a full...

  34. November 28, 2009

    Dubai shockwaves rock global markets

    Tremors from the shock request by Dubai's flagship government-owned holding company for a debt standstill spread through...

  35. November 25, 2009

    Smoke signals

    This spring, with equity markets plunging and bank results deep in the red, was probably not the best time for a banker to...

  36. November 16, 2009

    JPMorgan close to capturing Cazenove

    JPMorgan Chase is set to take ownership of Cazenove, the 190-year old stockbroker, in a £940m ($1.57bn) deal that will...

  37. October 16, 2009

    Banking on the future

    Stephen Green, chairman of HSBC, Vince Cable of the UK’s Liberal Democratic party and FT columnist Gillian Tett – just three...

  38. October 5, 2009

    Curbs on bonuses would simply be an overreaction

    From Mr Alex Nowrasteh. Sir, Krishna Guha and Patrick Jenkins report ("US banks face less strict curbs on bonuses", October...

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