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  1. May 12, 2014

    Top banking jobs are turning into hot seats

    Pity the poor headhunters. Finding people to lead some of the world’s biggest banks is harder than most people think. The...

  2. February 21, 2014

    Project Cook chops RBS down to size

    RBS turns the page The drastic strategic overhaul of Royal Bank of Scotland, to be unveiled next week by chief executive...

  1. November 4, 2013

    Centrica chief to forgo bonus over energy bills

    The chief executive of Centrica, owner of British Gas, has decided not to take his bonus this year amid public anger about...

  2. November 1, 2013

    RBS criticised over small business lending

    Royal Bank of Scotland has been turning away three out of four small businesses that approach it for loans, after screening...

  3. October 6, 2013

    Proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards rises to 19%

    The proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards has risen, after stalling last spring, raising hopes that a target of 25 per cent...

  4. September 23, 2013

    GlaxoSmithKline China sales face growing pressure

    Sales of GlaxoSmithKline’s medicines in China are thought to have dropped 30 per cent since officials accused the UK...

  5. July 31, 2013

    RBS selects McEwan as new chief

    Royal Bank of Scotland is in late-stage discussions with regulators at the Bank of England to appoint insider Ross McEwan as...

  6. July 24, 2013

    RBS must look to itself as search for new chief hits obstacles

    Royal Bank of Scotland is no stranger to sticky situations. Ever since its collapse and part-nationalisation in 2008, the...

  7. July 24, 2013

    RBS stalls in external search for chief

    Royal Bank of Scotland is no stranger to sticky situations. Ever since its collapse and part-nationalisation in 2008, the...

  8. July 23, 2013

    Former HSBC man bows out of race to head RBS

    Royal Bank of Scotland has lost its leading external candidate to be chief executive after Mark McCombe told senior...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 4, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks outside Japan rose after better than expected private sector US jobs data. Japanese stocks were slightly lower....

  10. July 3, 2013

    Interviews start for top job at RBS

    Royal Bank of Scotland has begun the process of interviewing shortlisted candidates to replace Stephen Hester as chief...

  11. 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...

  12. June 13, 2013

    Stephen Hester: Anatomy of a departure

    Sir Philip Hampton likes to see himself as a marriage counsellor, who has often been called upon to manage a rocky...

  13. June 13, 2013

    Osborne shouldn’t treat RBS like his family business

    It may have lacked the savagery of the “drive-by shooting” suffered by his predecessor, Fred Goodwin, more than five years...

  14. June 13, 2013

    George Osborne accused of ‘shambolic’ handling of Hester ousting

    Labour accused George Osborne of a “shambolic and uncertain approach” over Royal Bank of Scotland, as the bank’s shares...

  15. June 12, 2013

    Hester’s ousting is shabby example of state meddling

    The defenestration of Stephen Hester as chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland dispels any doubts that the bank is...

  16. June 12, 2013

    The Treasury hand that helped Hester out of RBS

    Behind the departure of Stephen Hester, the long-suffering chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, lies the barely...

  17. June 2, 2013

    George Osborne set to face down pressure to split up RBS

    George Osborne enters a critical month for the banking sector determined to map out an exit strategy to end the state’s...

  18. May 14, 2013

    RBS to spend an extra £450m on IT

    Royal Bank of Scotland is to spend an additional £450m to repair its ailing IT systems, as the part-nationalised UK lender...

  19. May 5, 2013

    TV preview: Bankers, BBC2

    The old horror of “talking heads” once prevalent among television directors was always irrational. It depends on what the...

  20. May 3, 2013

    Treasury cool on sale of RBS stake

    Not content with undertaking one of the biggest corporate restructurings in British history, Stephen Hester has assumed the...

  21. May 3, 2013

    RBS: – Really Big Sale

    It was not exactly a propitious start. On Friday, Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Sir Philip Hampton said he wanted the...

  22. May 3, 2013

    RBS presses for sale of state stake

    The chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday said he wanted the UK government to be able to start selling its 81 per...

  23. FT Alphaville

    May 3, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks rose for the first time in three days as investors awaited the release of US jobs data and reacted to the ECB’s...

  24. May 3, 2013

    RBS head to send signal for reprivatisation

    Royal Bank of Scotland is poised to send the clearest signal yet that it is ready for the government to begin reprivatising...

  25. February 8, 2013

    Embattled Hester aims to finish the task

    Stephen Hester had prepared the ground well. As long ago as last November, the chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland was...

  26. FT Alphaville

    October 23, 2012

    For this UK banks analyst, hopes are now dashed

    The research department at Investec offer a notably clear illustration of any given analyst’s recommendation record on any...

  27. October 17, 2012

    Government hails RBS ‘milestone’

    The government on Wednesday hailed news Royal Bank of Scotland had exited a state-backed insurance arrangement, which at its...

  28. June 8, 2012

    Tough journey with RBS far from over

    Sir Philip Hampton’s easy charm is still intact. After three often brutal years as chairman of part-nationalised lender...

  29. June 8, 2012

    UK government hold on RBS set to tighten

    The UK government’s ownership of Royal Bank of Scotland is likely to be reinforced before it is reduced, the UK bank’s...

  30. May 30, 2012

    RBS says investors may never recoup losses

    The chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland warned the bank’s investors that they may never recoup the losses they have suffered...

  31. February 23, 2012

    ‘The groundswell feels irreversible’

    It has been one year since the government-commissioned Davies Report warned corporate Britain that it faced statutory quotas...

  32. February 23, 2012

    RBS chief warns of risk from interference

    Royal Bank of Scotland’s management warned that continued political interference risked turning the state-owned bank into a...

  33. February 19, 2012

    Jump in pay for non-executive directors

    Non-executive directors of FTSE 100 companies received rises averaging 10 per cent in businesses where fees were increased...

  34. February 16, 2012

    RBS director defends Hester bonus award

    The director at the centre of a recent bonus row at Royal Bank of Scotland says pay decisions should not be swayed by the...

  35. February 6, 2012

    UK bankers and the matter of the public good

    I think Stephen Hester is doing a pretty good job of clearing up the mess at Royal Bank of Scotland. When he arrived as...

  36. February 3, 2012

    Flashpoints ahead for RBS pay committee

    Royal Bank of Scotland has set up a team of people to look at how the pay packages of chief executive Stephen Hester and...

  37. February 3, 2012

    Little chance of the quiet life for RBS chairman

    Sir Philip Hampton has little time to pursue his passion for sailing these days, as the 58-year-old financier grapples with...

  38. February 3, 2012

    RBS considers dropping banker bonuses

    Royal Bank of Scotland has set up a team of people to look at how the pay packages of chief executive Stephen Hester and...

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