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    No vote still leaves some uncertainty for lawyers to profit from

    There was one professional constituency that was always going to do well whatever the outcome of the vote : lawyers. While a...

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    KBC winds up diamond finance arm after China deal collapses

    Belgian bank KBC will wind up its diamond financing arm after a deal to sell the division to a Chinese buyer fell through....

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    Weak ECB loans demand paves way for ‘QE’

    When historians come to write the story of the European Central Bank, they may look back at Thursday as the moment when the...

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    It was business wot helped win it

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    Scotland’s No vote keeps UK economy on track

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    Poor ECB take-up a sign of troubles facing the eurozone economy

    Here’s what the European Central Bank offered: as much money as you want, no strings attached for the first two years,...

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    Fed punishes Santander unit over dividend

    The US Federal Reserve issued an enforcement action against Banco Santander’s US subsidiary for paying a dividend without...

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    Albania’s parliament sacks central bank governor

    Albania’s parliament has voted to dismiss the country’s central bank governor for alleged abuse of office, the first...

  9. 23 hours ago

    Court rejects EU’s freeze on assets of Iran central bank

    The EU’s initial freeze on the assets of Iran’s central bank has been struck out in court, calling into question the bloc’s...

  10. September 18, 2014

    Draghi’s attempt to jump start stuttering eurozone falls flat

    Mario Draghi’s latest attempt to stave off economic stagnation in the eurozone had a faltering start on Thursday when demand...

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    September 18, 2014

    Un petit TLTRO

    This is well below the €100bn-plus forecasts that were consensus… Although maybe that makes it even more interesting that...

  12. September 18, 2014

    FTSE’s Scottish stocks higher

    London markets were flat on the day Scotland went to the polls to decide on independence, but several of the risers in early...

  13. September 18, 2014

    Europe shows negative interest rates not absurd – and might work

    Imagine borrowing money – but paying back less than the original sum. Absurd? Welcome to the new world of continental...

  14. September 18, 2014

    Mediobanca returns to profit

    Mediobanca, Italy’s largest listed investment bank, swung back into profit after booking losses on equity holdings a year...

  15. September 17, 2014

    Punch plan to restructure £2.3bn debt burden approved

    Punch Taverns overcame a major hurdle to reducing its debt burden on Wednesday after bondholders and shareholders approved...

  16. September 17, 2014

    Banks’ VAT bills set to soar after Europe court ruling

    Banks and insurers in Europe are bracing for extra value added tax bills that could potentially run into billions of euros...

  17. September 17, 2014

    Capital shortfalls likely to emerge from unprecedented ECB probe

    The probe of the euro area banking sector being led by the European Central Bank has been billed as a once-and-for-all...

  18. September 17, 2014

    EU to help countries reach emission targets

    The EU is planning to create two investment funds to encourage Poland and other reluctant eastern European countries to...

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    September 17, 2014

    The fatal flaw that could doom the European project

    There have been many failed attempts to unify the European continent by force. More recently, politicians have tried to do...

  20. September 17, 2014

    BSkyB and Sky Deutschland: An open marriage

    When BSkyB announced back in late July that it would like to consolidate Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland into Sky Europe, Lex...

  21. September 16, 2014

    Orange links with African banks to expand mobile money services

    Orange has agreed partnerships with African banks to expand its mobile money services across the region to try to match the...

  22. September 16, 2014

    Lenders hit at ECB over secrecy agreements

    The European Central Bank has come under fire from banks after asking them to sign secrecy agreements ahead of the results...

  23. September 16, 2014

    Speedy Hire warns vote uncertainty hitting Scottish construction

    One of Britain’s leading tool hire companies has warned that the uncertainty surrounding the Scottish referendum has stalled...

  24. September 16, 2014

    EM stocks tumble on Fed rate rise fears

    Emerging market stocks have tumbled as investors move capital back into the world’s biggest economy amid growing speculation...

  25. September 16, 2014

    ECB poised to start its lending spree this week

    Europe’s monetary guardians will see this week whether their first attempt at reviving the eurozone’s economic recovery by...

  26. September 16, 2014

    London stock decline led by mid-caps

    Much of the market action was among the mid-cap stocks on Tuesday, with Thomas Cook and Crest Nicholson among the biggest...

  27. September 16, 2014

    European banks feel effects of Fed’s ‘reverse repo’

    The Federal Reserve’s testing of a new liquidity tool has altered a longstanding financing relationship between money market...

  28. September 16, 2014

    Wide-eyed faith in central banks exposes markets to political risk

    Are markets being foolishly sanguine about geopolitical risk? At the end of July new economic sanctions against Russia did...

  29. September 16, 2014

    British Virgin Islands suffers amid push against money laundering

    The British Virgin Islands has long attracted Chinese companies looking to incorporate offshore but the Caribbean haven is...

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    September 15, 2014

    This is BABA. When's the crash?

    This of course is Alibaba, the Cayman e-commerce site. Click the image above for the SEC filing; click the image below for...

  31. September 15, 2014

    Investec to sell subprime mortgage business

    Investec, the specialist bank, is to sell its subprime mortgage business to US private equity group Lone Star Funds, as part...

  32. September 15, 2014

    RBS ex-chairman and fisheries businessman lead Yes donations

    The former chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland and a fisheries businessman were the largest donors to the Scottish referendum...

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    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: Exotic among exotics, Iran shares cast a spell

    By Faisal Ghori, author The best performing stock market in the world in 2013 was up 130 per cent last year*. The country...

  34. September 15, 2014

    Ana Botín reassures Santander investors on strategy

    Ana Botín, the new executive chairwoman of Banco Santander, sent a message of continuity and reassurance to shareholders on...

  35. September 15, 2014

    SABMiller tops FTSE on takeover talk

    SABMiller, the UK brewer, topped the FTSE 100 on Monday as bid speculation resurfaced after it made a failed attempt to take...

  36. September 15, 2014

    Europe stock fund inflows reverse sharply

    European shares have lost their allure. Strong inflows into equity funds in the first half of this year have gone sharply...

  37. September 14, 2014

    Deflation takes shine off sales for Italy’s shopkeepers

    It is mid-morning along Viale Libia, the main road in a middle-class neighbourhood in northeastern Rome, and Rosalba...

  38. September 14, 2014

    Europe shuns growth in favour of ‘safety first’

    It is the burning question for Europe – will it ever again grow at a reasonable rate? There are signs of a pick-up in the...

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