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    1. April 21, 2016

      Vatican suspends PwC audit of its finances

      The Vatican has suspended an audit of its finances by accountancy firm PwC, marking a setback for Pope Francis’s drive...

    2. April 18, 2016

      Bank bondholders need rights like shareholders

      When companies fail, shareholders get wiped out and outstanding losses are recouped from bondholders. Well, not always....

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    1. April 15, 2016

      What would Brexit mean for me and my money?

      Have you ever taken a low-cost flight to Europe and claimed compensation when that flight was delayed? Perhaps you’ve...

    2. April 14, 2016

      BNP Paribas to cut jobs at French investment banking unit

      BNP Paribas is planning to cut about 11 per cent of its French investment banking workforce as the lender restructures...

    3. April 12, 2016

      Matteo Renzi’s banking plan in Italy is not ambitious enough

      Two years into his term of office, Matteo Renzi has finally turned to the problem that threatens not only to undermine...

    4. March 30, 2016

      Fears over impact of cap on bankers’ bonuses ‘unfounded’

      Fears that a cap on bankers’ bonuses would greatly inflate their fixed pay and damage financial stability have proved...

    5. March 25, 2016

      Profit metrics: the adjustment bureau

      Put on all the sauce you want. If the food is rotten, you will get sick. In recent months, more scrutiny has been...

    6. March 25, 2016

      EU rules set to hurt City and asset managers

      Did many in the world of finance get around to reading “C (2016) 1403 final”, published by the European Commission...

    7. March 24, 2016

      Tighter rules proposed for banks’ credit risk

      The biggest lenders to corporates may have to hold even more capital as a result of proposed new rules that would curb...

    8. March 17, 2016

      EU rejects Mifid II trading reforms

      Calls by banks and asset managers for a swift finalisation of Europe’s controversial trading reforms were dashed after...

    9. March 14, 2016

      Solvency II: Insurers split over EU’s shared rules

      To its fans, it is a beautiful example of harmonisation, a way of protecting customers and investors that also helps to...

    10. March 14, 2016

      EU’s top insurance supervisor discusses next steps in regulation

      For a man who has just spent a decade involved in complex, detailed and sometimes fractious talks on insurance...

    11. March 8, 2016

      Greece’s Piraeus and Attica banks probed over recapitalisation

      Two of Greece’s biggest lenders are being probed by the eurozone’s banking watchdog in connection with last year’s...

    12. March 6, 2016

      Exchanges merger will settle London versus Frankfurt fight

      Sometimes in Europe, market forces settle matters where politics has hit an impasse.  It happened when the eurozone...

    13. March 2, 2016

      Clearing must be looked at ahead of any LSE deal

      Deutsche Börse is no stranger to the game of exchange consolidation. The German group’s bid approach for London Stock...

    14. March 1, 2016

      Brussels reviews rules on bonus cap for smaller EU banks

      Britain’s battle against an EU cap on bankers’ bonuses gained a new lease of life on Tuesday as the European Commission...

    15. February 29, 2016

      UK declines to extend EU bonus cap rules

      The UK has told the Brussels’ financial watchdog it will not comply with EU rules that would force the bonus cap that...

    16. February 28, 2016

      Hedge funds seek refuge from unfair European regulations

      If anyone wants to understand why so many UK-based hedge fund managers are inclined towards Brexit, they need look no...

    17. February 25, 2016

      German ‘doom loop’ proposal would hit Italian, Spanish banks

      Italian and Spanish banks would suffer another blow to their profits if Brussels adopts a German plan to break the...

    18. February 25, 2016

      Free Lunch: Mars v Venus on fixing the banks

      Not all that stressed The European Banking Authority has released its plans for how to “stress test” Europe’s banks...

    19. February 25, 2016

      EU rethinks rules on bank bonuses

      City brokers and smaller banks are on course to win a reprieve from EU rules on bonuses that regulators and the...

    20. February 24, 2016

      EU banking watchdog reveals 2016 stress test scenarios

      Banks across the EU will be tested to see if they could survive the perfect storm of an emerging market shock, stagnant...

    21. February 23, 2016

      Is the era of bank bailouts over? Nobody knows

      During Deutsche Bank’s share price meltdown a couple of weeks ago, Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, said...

    22. February 18, 2016

      Italy would block EU bank insurance plan

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, has thrown a spanner into talks on the creation of a common deposit insurance...

    23. February 15, 2016

      Cameron tries to win over critics of City ‘safeguards’

      David Cameron made a late bid on Monday night to overcome strong French objections to his proposed “safeguards” for the...

    24. February 15, 2016

      European banks face array of challenges

      The demise of European bank share prices and debt is a wake-up call. Economic growth and financial stability are...

    25. February 11, 2016

      Britain locked in battle with France and Germany over City rules

      Britain is at loggerheads with France and Germany over the right of the City of London to diverge from the eurozone's...

    26. February 11, 2016

      EU official defends new rules for failing banks

      The top EU official in charge of applying tough new rules for failing banks has rebuffed calls for the measures to be...

    27. February 11, 2016

      Bank turmoil: are Europe’s new bail-in rules to blame?

      When Brussels last month trumpeted the launch of its new rule book on failing banks, it could hardly have imagined the...

    28. February 10, 2016

      The dubious allure of coco bonds for banks

      No system of bank regulation can ever banish the possibility of failure. The aim of policymakers since the crisis has...

    29. February 10, 2016

      Europe’s Mifid II market reforms set to be delayed by a year

      Financial markets are set to win a one-year reprieve from an EU overhaul of trading rules after Brussels on Wednesday...

    30. February 9, 2016

      EU probes suspected rigging of $1.5tn debt market

      European regulators have opened a preliminary cartel investigation into possible manipulation of the $1.5tn...

    31. February 7, 2016

      UK fears that rules harm insurance competition

      The UK government and regulators have launched a push to change key aspects of the new Solvency II regime for insurers...

    32. February 3, 2016

      Brokers should bin the bundles of research notes

      Over the past four decades, many City of London conventions have been quietly abandoned. Stockbrokers no longer charge...

    33. February 3, 2016

      Financial regulators call for more detail on EU referendum deal

      The heads of Britain’s twin financial regulators said more detail is needed on David Cameron’s deal to allow the City...

    34. February 3, 2016

      Brexit deal: would City safeguards have stopped bonus cap?

      What does Britain’s push to boost rights of non-euro countries actually achieve?  The draft “safeguards” are billed by...

    35. February 3, 2016

      Cameron’s EU deal: what the UK has — and has not — secured

      David Cameron is claiming that his draft EU deal delivers the “substantial change” he wanted to see in Britain’s...

    36. February 2, 2016

      EU probe into asset managers uncovers potential mis-selling

      Nearly a sixth of equity funds in Europe have potentially been mis-sold to investors, according to the European markets...

    37. February 2, 2016

      EU regulations blamed for ‘swamping’ businesses

      Europe’s biggest companies, banks and investment groups have launched a scathing attack blaming mounting regulations...

    38. January 31, 2016

      Cameron hopes on Brexit deal rise after Tusk meeting

      David Cameron’s hopes of securing an EU deal for Britain at a summit this month were rising on Sunday night, in spite...

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