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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...

    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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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),...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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 –...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. June 28, 2010

      Recovery agenda

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

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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",...

    27. September 23, 2009

      Partnership that defied crisis

      The banking crisis has claimed many scalps but those of both men at the helm of BNP Paribas remain intact, write...

    28. June 27, 2009

      Changes to debt values wreak perverse effect on banking profits

      "Fair value reversals will be a big theme in the second quarter," says Huw van Steenis, analyst at Morgan Stanley,...

    29. July 5, 2008

      Stories: The Undiscover'd Country

      The "Bridgend suicides" brought notoriety and lurid headlines to the Welsh town where FT journalist Patrick Jenkins...

    30. March 27, 2006

      Germany’s new breed of serial entrepreneur

      Think of entrepreneurship in the US and you think of Nasdaq, writes Patrick Jenkins . In London, there is the...

    31. March 20, 2006

      Property fund outflows continue

      German investors continued to pull their money sharply out of the crisis-hit open-ended property fund sector in...

    32. February 22, 2006

      Chaos as Heros contracts cancelled

      The first signs of chaos erupted on German high streets yesterday, as retailers and banks cancelled contracts with...

    33. February 20, 2006

      Dresdner Bank's Nazi links revealed

      Dresdner Bank controlled a company that built Nazi concentration camps, funded the SS and was intimately connected to...

    34. February 15, 2006

      Staff bonuses to be performance-related

      Klaus-Peter Müller, Commerzbank’s chief executive, pledged yesterday to stop the “watering can” approach to paying his...

    35. February 15, 2006

      Commerzbank to double dividend

      Commerzbank yesterday pledged to double its dividend to 50 cents a share, as it reported headline results for 2005...

    36. January 20, 2006

      On Europe: German property market chills

      The German property market is in crisis. And frostbite looks like the big risk for investors. At least those are the...

    37. November 18, 2005

      On Europe: Commerzbank’s gravity defiance

      Commerzbank defied gravity again this week. When news of the bank’s plans to acquire mortgage lender Eurohypo emerged,...

    38. October 7, 2005

      Postbank to own 850 top branches

      Postbank, the post office bank that is Germany's leading retail bank, said yesterday it would take over ownership of...

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