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      Investec eyes global growth in wealth management

      Investec is opening its first Asian office for its wealth and investment business in Hong Kong as part of the bank’s...

    2. May 19, 2015

      Swiss private banks: no secret formula

      Uncle Sam has ruined all the fun. Under a deal between Switzerland and the US two years ago, Swiss private banks have begun...

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      The Swiss watch industry hopes for a change in fortunes as it gathers for Baselworld, ...
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    1. May 19, 2015

      HSBC to charge for holding deposits

      HSBC has become one of the biggest global banks to say it will begin charging clients on deposits in a basket of European...

    2. May 18, 2015

      Bid revival hopes boost Aveva to 8-month high

      A revival of bid hopes meant Aveva hit an eight-month high on Monday. Schneider Electric, Emerson and General Electric are...

    3. May 17, 2015

      European CFOs more optimistic about prospects

      More than a third of chief financial officers in Europe are more optimistic about their companies’ prospects compared with...

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      May 6, 2015

      Austria’s ruling means Ukraine will remain a country where crime pays

      Austria’s refusal to extradite Dmitry Firtash to the US is confirmation that Europe holds two contradictory positions on...

    5. May 3, 2015

      MBA by numbers: Mobility of UK graduates

      As the British general election campaign reaches its climax this week, polls show that concern about the arrival of foreign...

    6. April 29, 2015

      Trading helps BP weather oil price fall

      BP’s oil trading arm, one of the biggest and most active of any energy major, has proved its worth again, helping the...

    7. April 28, 2015

      Mercuria earnings rise after JPMorgan unit swallowed

      Mercuria posted unchanged earnings last year as the fast-growing commodities trader digested the acquisition of JPMorgan’s...

    8. April 26, 2015

      Movers & shakers: April 27

      BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, has appointed Yoshiyuki Izawa as chairman and country head of Japan. Mr Izawa...

    9. April 26, 2015

      ‘Every [Swiss] pension fund manager is worried’

      It appeared to be a normal January morning in Zurich when the chief executive of a Swiss insurer began presenting his...

    10. April 24, 2015

      Flash crash trader at centre of web of offshore accounts

      The west London trader charged with contributing to a sudden crash in US equity markets five years ago set up companies in...

    11. April 24, 2015

      Need for better commodity regulation deepens

      I recognise that the recent decline in gas and oil prices may have somewhat diminished the level of public and policy...

    12. April 23, 2015

      Olam hit at almond ‘villain’ claim over water use

      Disagreement has broken out between leading agribusiness chiefs over the cultivation of almonds in drought-stricken...

    13. April 22, 2015

      Former BP chief says oil prices set to soar

      Tony Hayward, the former BP chief executive who runs Iraqi Kurdistan-focused Genel Energy, on Wednesday said oil prices are...

    14. April 21, 2015

      Mercuria resumes search for big investor

      Mercuria is to resume its search for a major investor to help in the next stage of its expansion, the CEO of the Swiss...

    15. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      FT Commodities Summit: No-one saw the oil slump coming

      Some highlights from the FT Commodities Summit, which is taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland this Tuesday and Wednesday....

    16. April 21, 2015

      Credit Suisse: checkout time

      Brady Dougan’s bet that markets would swing back in his favour has paid off — at least partly — just as his stint as Credit...

    17. April 21, 2015

      Oil prices have hit their lows, says Vitol chief Ian Taylor

      Vitol chief executive Ian Taylor said profitable trading opportunities created by the oil crash have been sharply diminished...

    18. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      Dispatches from the 2015 FT Commodities Summit

      FT Alphaville is in Lausanne, Switzerland, for this year’s Commodities Summit. The conference is taking place at the Beau...

    19. April 21, 2015

      Fears over Credit Suisse equity overshadow strong earnings

      Concerns that Credit Suisse might need to raise equity overshadowed strong earnings growth in the first quarter as...

    20. April 20, 2015

      Trafigura chief sees oil fall as ‘growth opportunity’

      Swiss commodity group Trafigura has seen strong returns from its oil trading division so far in 2015 and intends to remain...

    21. April 19, 2015

      Swiss pension schemes ‘bankrupt in 10 years’

      Swiss pension schemes will be bankrupt within 10 years unless Switzerland’s government wins public support for a radical...

    22. April 17, 2015

      Is it too late to disclose Swiss tax liability?

      My elderly father has a bank account in Switzerland after years of working there and I am worried that he is ignoring the...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      April 14, 2015

      Matterhorn lights up

      Stars seen in the sky over the Matterhorn mountain, seen from the Riffelberg area, in Zermatt, Switzerland ...

    24. April 12, 2015

      German 10-year bond yields heading below zero

      Germany’s benchmark 10-year government borrowing costs are on track to fall below zero for the first time, raising fresh...

    25. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      Don't blame the locals too much for the Danish krone

      You may remember that the smaller corners of the European currency markets were unexpectedly interesting at the beginning of...

    26. April 10, 2015

      French courts offer an unlikely source of income for banks

      Want to know how to earn a positive return on cash with an implicit guarantee from a G7 government? Thought that might grab...

    27. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      European stocks and not-so-record highs

      European stocks as measured by the Stoxx 600 index finally passed their March 2000 high this week. As measured by the FTSE...

    28. April 9, 2015

      Ayatollah says US distorting Iran nuclear deal

      Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, accused the US on Thursday of distorting the nuclear framework agreed with...

    29. April 9, 2015

      French magistrates open formal criminal probe into HSBC

      HSBC Holdings has been placed under criminal investigation by French authorities and made to post €1bn bail over allegations...

    30. FT Alphaville

      April 9, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Tsarnaev guilty of Boston Marathon bombings Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 counts against him for his role in...

    31. April 8, 2015

      Switzerland becomes first to sell 10-year debt at negative yield

      Switzerland has become the first government in history to sell benchmark 10-year debt at a negative interest rate, as...

    32. April 7, 2015

      UBP chief rejects claims that Swiss private banking is dead

      Reports about the death of Swiss private banking have been exaggerated. That, at least, is what Guy de Picciotto is arguing....

    33. April 2, 2015

      Iranians take to streets to celebrate deal

      Residents of Tehran poured into the streets at midnight local time, honking car horns, playing loud music, singing and...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      April 1, 2015

      Room with a view

      US Secretary of State John Kerry looks at the view of Lake Geneva from his hotel room as the Iran nuclear talks continue, in...

    35. March 31, 2015

      Oil slips as nuclear talks near deadline

      Brent crude dropped as talks between Iran and six global powers over a nuclear deal entered their final stretch and primed...

    36. March 30, 2015

      Swiss bank BSI to pay $211m in US tax evasion probe

      Swiss private bank BSI will pay a $211m penalty as the first financial institution to resolve a tax probe in a landmark US...

    37. March 29, 2015

      Medics welcome GSK deal to provide meningitis B vaccine

      Patient groups and medics have welcomed an agreement between the government and GlaxoSmithKline to make Britain the first...

    38. March 29, 2015

      Swiss banking model is ‘dead’, says Abu Dhabi finance centre chief

      Abu Dhabi intends to set itself up as a new hub for wealth management, with the head of its nascent international financial...

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