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      Former Royal Bank of Scotland trader arrested in forex rigging probe

      A former trader from the Royal Bank of Scotland has been arrested by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office in its criminal...

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      Through the looking glass: the Kremlin struggles to restore calm

      At a lengthy news conference in Moscow on Thursday, Vladimir Putin fielded a question about his status as Russia’s most...

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    1. 17 hours ago

      Madoff risks return for Santander

      The ghosts of the six-year-old Madoff scandal are coming back to haunt Banco Santander, one of the world’s biggest banks. In...

    2. 18 hours ago

      Tesco & Carrefour: no place like home

      Leaking fuel and losing altitude. No airstrip in sight. What to jettison? That is the choice facing Captain Dave Lewis, of...

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      China looks to Europe - through the Balkans

      In the pale sunlight of an unseasonably warm December day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar...

    4. 23 hours ago

      Hong Kong clears banks in forex rigging probe

      Two Hong Kong traders tried to influence the region’s currencies and several more sent “indiscreet” messages about client...

    5. December 19, 2014

      Markets will win game of chicken with Fed

      At the FT’s Frontier Markets conference in New York, in mid-December, only a handful of participants subscribed to the view...

    6. December 18, 2014

      Icelandic bank pays back further £1.36bn

      The UK government has recovered a further £1.36bn of taxpayers’ money, six years after bailing out thousands of British...

    7. December 18, 2014

      Foreign banks retreat from crisis-hit Russia

      Foreign banks have fled Russia in dramatic fashion in 2014, cutting back their exposure to the country well ahead of the...

    8. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Will Ireland's banking inquiry go the distance?

      By Vincent Boland It is the event that the Irish cannot put behind them. Six years ago, the country’s banks collapsed, and...

    9. FT Alphaville

      December 18, 2014

      Markets Live: Thursday, 18th December, 2014

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:05 on 18 Dec 2014. Participants in this session were: Paul...

    10. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Live blog: Vladimir Putin's annual press conference

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 12:51 on 18 Dec 2014.Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his...

    11. December 18, 2014

      EU caps debit and credit card transaction fees

      Fees to process debit and credit card transactions are to be capped under an EU law that attempts to wrap-up a protracted...

    12. December 17, 2014

      EU toughens up research fee rules

      EU regulators on Wednesday agreed tougher rules on the way broker research is paid for, in an attempt to tackle conflicts of...

    13. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      US Markets Live, special FOMC presser edition

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 20:37 on 17 Dec 2014. Participants in this session were:...

    14. December 17, 2014

      UBS chooses former JPMorgan man Jes Staley for board role

      UBS is to nominate Jes Staley, the former head of JPMorgan’s investment bank, for election to its board of directors....

    15. December 17, 2014

      Oil price fall offers far more good than bad for Europe

      The negative effects of the sharp fall in the oil price since June have been well aired. As this week has already shown, a...

    16. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 17th December, 2014

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 11:53 on 17 Dec 2014. Participants in this session were: Paul...

    17. December 17, 2014

      Banks and fund managers plan new European equity venue 

      A consortium of investment banks and fund managers are working on a new not-for-profit equity trading venue in Europe that...

    18. December 17, 2014

      Dixons Carphone bucks wider London losses

      Dixons Carphone drove to the top of a weakening FTSE 100 on Wednesday, after the newly merged retailer’s half-year results...

    19. Lex Live

      December 17, 2014

      US Stocks - as safe as they seem?

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 13:08 on 17 Dec 2014.Europe and Japan are fighting deflation,...

    20. December 17, 2014

      Irish central bank urged to ease mortgage restrictions

      The Irish central bank is under pressure to ease restrictions it plans to place on mortgage lending amid a chorus of...

    21. December 16, 2014

      Drought looms for EU bank bond investors

      The eurozone banking sector has been force-fed cheap finance by Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, since...

    22. December 16, 2014

      Rouble collapse prompts Moscow shopping spree

      Russians hurried to change their savings and pensions into dollars and euros while also stocking up on furniture and...

    23. December 16, 2014

      Palestinians push for UN deadline on Israeli withdrawal

      Palestinians are preparing for a confrontation with Israel and the US over a proposal for the UN Security Council to set a...

    24. December 16, 2014

      Rate expectations help cheer FTSE 100

      London’s FTSE 100 rose on Tuesday, moving off losses seen in opening trade after inflation data reached a 12-year low,...

    25. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2014

      Markets Live: Tuesday, 16th December, 2014

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:15 on 16 Dec 2014. Participants in this session were: Paul...

    26. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2014

      How to regulate banks: crazy like a fox

      People don’t like it when banks default on their obligations, because lots of people use those obligations as money. Think...

    27. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2014

      The UK banking system, stressed

      Do click through for the full thing — the Co-Op is the loser of the bunch and was told to hand in a new capital plan. RBS...

    28. December 15, 2014

      Lower inflation expected as oil drops

      Expectations priced into financial markets about future inflation rates have hit fresh lows on both sides of the Atlantic as...

    29. December 15, 2014

      Bank of Cyprus shares to resume trading

      Bank of Cyprus will take another step towards recovery on Tuesday when its shares resume trading 22 months after the lender...

    30. December 15, 2014

      Investment risks of Europe’s ‘protest’ parties

      When the eurozone debt crisis erupted five years ago, Greece’s woes were the prologue to a much bigger European financial...

    31. December 15, 2014

      Time to leave the German Bund party

      At a time when there is a widespread expectation that the European Central Bank will soon launch its version of...

    32. December 14, 2014

      Julius Baer feels vindicated over Merrill Lynch deal

      Two years after Julius Baer snapped up the international wealth management business of Merrill Lynch, the Swiss group’s...

    33. December 14, 2014

      Quarterly Review: BlackRock surrenders top spot to JPMorgan

      BlackRock slid down the rankings for European cross-border fund sales in the third quarter of 2014, with the world’s largest...

    34. December 14, 2014

      Eurozone prospects look better tomorrow than they do today

      The European Central Bank is holding off (for now) on quantitative easing bond purchases, yet it remains on the top of...

    35. December 14, 2014

      Hedge funds contest Banco Espírito Santo bailout decision

      A group of investors who lost hundreds of millions of euros in the collapse of Banco Espírito Santo has filed a lawsuit...

    36. December 12, 2014

      Week in review, December 13

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Lending Club comes of age with entry to...

    37. December 12, 2014

      Banks sign up to offer fee-free accounts

      The UK government is to unveil the details of a new fee-free current account on Monday, which will be offered by major high...

    38. December 12, 2014

      Bankers will fail to win back trust with tragedy analogies

      Up until this week, banking analyst Ian Gordon was best known in the City of London for firing off rapid response notes...

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