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    QE in Europe: Yield to wurst

    It takes one to know one. In the first half of this year, Japanese investors bought more French government bonds than US...

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  1. 16 hours ago

    Deutsche Bank fined £4.7m by FCA over reporting blunders

    Deutsche Bank has been fined £4.7m in the UK for inaccurately reporting more than 29m transactions to the City regulator,...

  2. 18 hours ago

    IMI’s new chief Mr fixit

    In common with many of his peers, Mark Selway, the new chief executive of Birmingham-based manufacturer IMI, enjoys fixing...

  3. 19 hours ago

    Q&A: The battle over EU fiscal rules

    EU leaders will meet on Saturday to decide the final two job openings atop the bloc’s Brussels-based institutions, but many...

  4. 19 hours ago

    Lending to UK business falls in second quarter

    Lending to British businesses fell in the second quarter, according to Bank of England figures that show the Funding for...

  5. 21 hours ago

    Supermarket stocks set pace on FTSE 100

    Investors continued to check out market share data for London-listed supermarket chains on Thursday ahead of earnings season...

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    A sell-side take on the corporate fat cattery debate...

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  7. 23 hours ago

    Lombard Odier posts $68m net profit in first results

    Lombard Odier said that it made a net profit of SFr62.5m ($68m) in the first half of 2014, as the Swiss wealth manager...

  8. August 28, 2014

    ECB QE: will it happen and what next?

    Markets’ initial response to Mario Draghi’s Jackson Hole speech has been to inch up the probability that the European...

  9. beyondbrics

    August 28, 2014

    Guest post: banks should weather any China property crash

    By Hayden Briscoe and Hua Cheng, AllianceBernstein In spite of worries about a collapse in China’s property market, we think...

  10. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - A look at income inequality, hour by hour. And real wage growth this year. - Olivier Blanchard on...

  11. August 27, 2014

    German creditors challenge sale of BES insurance arm

    A group of German creditors is attempting to block the planned sale of a Portuguese insurance company in a move that could...

  12. August 27, 2014

    ECB signs up BlackRock to advise on bond buying

    The European Central Bank has stepped up preparations for a fresh move to combat deflation by appointing BlackRock to advise...

  13. August 27, 2014

    Commerzbank sells €160m portfolio of shipping loans

    Commerzbank has sold a shipping portfolio worth €160m as the lender continues to wind down assets in its so-called bad bank....

  14. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2014

    When FX wars become negative interest wars

    Beat Siegenthaler, FX strategist at UBS, has been wondering about what the Swiss National Bank may do if the ECB’s measures...

  15. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Bob’s back: Paul notes that Wednesday sees a resumption of trading in Atlas Mara...

  16. August 27, 2014

    Abenomics’ arrows fail to hit their mark

    Mid-August is Obon season in Japan, the time when people return to their ancestral homes and pay homage to the spirits of...

  17. August 27, 2014

    Central bankers face ‘confidence bubble’

    Frothy financial markets, asset prices at perilous highs, cautious investors pushed to take ever bigger risks – the side...

  18. August 26, 2014

    Currency winds rock multinationals

    Sir Martin Sorrell may have more reason than most UK chief executives to deplore the recent strength of sterling: WPP pays...

  19. August 26, 2014

    Rating rise to ‘buy’ propels RSA higher

    Shares in RSA Insurance shone in London on Tuesday, as the FTSE 100 returned from its late-summer long weekend to play...

  20. August 26, 2014

    France borrowing costs slide on ECB hopes

    As France awaits its new government and the outcome of a domestic political battle over how best to tackle its economic...

  21. August 26, 2014

    Compelling stimuli for bank debt issuance

    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, made some obliquely dovish comments over the weekend. Cue stock market...

  22. August 26, 2014

    S&P to offer European ‘ratings lite’ product

    Standard & Poor’s is offering medium-sized European companies a “ratings lite” product that would have less onerous...

  23. August 26, 2014

    Petrofac keeps full-year earnings guidance despite profits fall

    Petrofac maintained its full-year earnings guidance and a commitment to match last year’s dividend despite suffering a 44...

  24. August 26, 2014

    Currency headwinds are part of the corporate climate

    The list of UK companies not adversely affected by the strength of sterling just got shorter. On Tuesday, WPP and Regus...

  25. August 26, 2014

    Ex-BayernLB executives settle Hypo Alpe Adria court case

    Four former executives at BayernLB have reached a settlement over criminal charges of breach of trust relating to the German...

  26. FT Alphaville

    August 26, 2014

    Barclays' boys club

    Barclays’ most senior rainmakers held important client meetings last Wednesday. But rather than inside a wood-paneled...

  27. August 26, 2014

    Pictet in profit as wealth manager reveals results for first time

    Pictet said that it made a net profit of SFr203m ($222m) in the first half of 2014, as the bank reported results for the...

  28. August 26, 2014

    Rising risk of currency market volatility

    The biggest threat to investors may come from the foreign exchange market rather than the stretched prices of equity and...

  29. The A-List

    August 26, 2014

    The French crisis reflects the eurozone's woes

    As soon as the latest gross domestic product figures emerged, showing that the French economy was becalmed in the second...

  30. August 25, 2014

    Markets rally after Draghi QE hint

    Global markets rallied on Monday on expectations that the European Central Bank had moved a step closer to making billions...

  31. August 25, 2014

    James Bullard says Fed will need to alter guidance

    The US Federal Reserve will soon need to modify its policy statement as the economy improves and asset purchases end, said...

  32. August 25, 2014

    UK account holders flock to Swedish bank’s ‘church spire’

    Tucked away in a leafy side street of St Albans, a prosperous commuter town north of London, is a red-brick house with...

  33. August 25, 2014

    S&P 500 passes 2,000 for the first time

    The S&P 500, the world’s largest equity market and a bellwether of the US economy, rose above the 2,000 threshold for the...

  34. Gavyn Davies

    August 25, 2014

    Draghi steals the show at Jackson Hole

    For macro investors, the end of summer is usually signalled by the Kansas City Fed’s annual conference at Jackson Hole. On...

  35. August 24, 2014

    Central banks at the crossroads

    The world’s central bankers gathered at Jackson Hole last week in the great annual gathering of the monetary policy clan....

  36. August 24, 2014

    US / EU banks: leftovers

    There are very few rich pickings for US banks these days. Regulators and litigators remain at their throats, making money...

  37. August 24, 2014

    Swiss banks Pictet and Lombard Odier to open books

    Two of Switzerland’s oldest private banks will give details of their financial performance for the first time this week, in...

  38. August 24, 2014

    Inflation and jobs data for eurozone closely watched this week

    Highlights this week include inflation and unemployment data for the eurozone, Japan and Germany as well as more information...

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