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      Lloyds Banking Group: words and bonds

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      To save the euro, let Greece go

      Another deadline is approaching for Greece and its fate within the eurozone. The tripwire is April 9, when the next loan...

    6. 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...

    7. March 30, 2015

      Merger season looms for Italy’s popolari

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    8. March 30, 2015

      Shawbrook narrows price range ahead of float

      Shawbrook, the challenger bank, has narrowed the price range of its shares ahead of its debut on the stock market on...

    9. March 30, 2015

      Argentina in last-ditch manoeuvre to pay bondholders

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    10. March 30, 2015

      Healthcare sector leads feverish M&A activity

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    11. March 30, 2015

      Dealmakers have fastest start since 2007

      Global dealmaking is off to its fastest start since 2007, with the value of mergers and acquisitions struck in the first...

    12. March 30, 2015

      Risks of following the crowd on dollar and yuan

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    13. March 29, 2015

      Lex in-depth: Universal banks

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    14. March 29, 2015

      BoE and ECB settle four-year battle over City clearing houses

      Britain and the European Central Bank have ended a four-year battle over City of London clearing houses in a deal that could...

    15. March 29, 2015

      European payouts rise by more than 10%

      Europe’s largest companies have increased shareholder payouts by the highest annual amount since the financial crisis,...

    16. March 29, 2015

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

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    17. March 29, 2015

      Read insurance small print, companies warned before rules revamp

      One of Britain’s most powerful pension trustees has said companies need to take insurance more seriously so that they do not...

    18. March 27, 2015

      Jorge Paulo Lemann, a lean, hungry mogul

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    19. March 27, 2015

      US money invades eurozone shores

      After the euro’s sharp falls in recent months, continental Europe’s tourist industry hopes for a strong season this summer....

    20. March 27, 2015

      Euro rebound fades at $1.10 mark

      The euro slipped back at the end of a week that saw repeated failures to sustain a rise above $1.10 against the dollar, as...

    21. March 27, 2015

      Deflation: the modern policy bogeyman

      In 2009, the Bank of Japan conducted a public survey on deflation. The results were not what the esteemed central bank...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2015

      Yield of dreams

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    23. March 27, 2015

      RBS confirms Coutts International sale to Union Bancaire Privée

      Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the sale of Coutts’s international operation to Union Bancaire Privée, the family-owned...

    24. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Airlines are toughening up rules after French prosecutors said the co-pilot of...

    25. March 26, 2015

      UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

      The announcement by George Osborne, UK chancellor, on March 12 that Britain would join China’s answer to the World Bank — a...

    26. March 26, 2015

      George Osborne rejected diplomatic advice to join China-led bank

      George Osborne overrode strong objections from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office when he made the decision to join China’s...

    27. March 26, 2015

      SNB warns of ‘difficult times’ as currency move hits home

      Switzerland is facing “difficult times” and a short period of deflation following January’s abrupt unwinding of a currency...

    28. March 26, 2015

      Sound and fury over UK’s AIIB membership signifies very little

      Understandably, David Cameron ignored Foreign Office advice in signing the UK up to membership of the Asian Infrastructure...

    29. March 26, 2015

      Rival Rothschild branches face court battle over family name

      More than two centuries after the first Rothschild made his fortune in European banking, two branches of the dynasty are set...

    30. March 26, 2015

      Data show how Greek bank run loomed before bailout extension deal

      Greek companies and households pulled €7.6bn out of their bank accounts during the government’s standoff with its...

    31. March 26, 2015

      RBS agrees to sell Coutts International to Swiss bank UBP

      Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to sell Coutts International to Union Bancaire Privée, the family-owned Swiss private...

    32. March 26, 2015

      Plato runs ‘beauty parade’ for tech provider

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    33. beyondbrics

      March 26, 2015

      Europeans in the AIIB: a sign of Chinese weakness

      The decision of several European countries to join the China-inspired Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has created a...

    34. March 26, 2015

      RBS raises value of Citizens sale to $3.7bn

      Royal Bank of Scotland on Wednesday increased the value of shares it is selling in Citizens Financial to as much as $3.7bn...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 26, 2015

      Guest post: divisive trade blocs set to punish consumers

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    36. March 25, 2015

      Etihad backs IAG €1.35bn Aer Lingus bid

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    37. March 25, 2015

      Writedown on Heta bad-bank pushes BayernLB to €1.3bn loss

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    38. March 25, 2015

      Greek hopes to tap €1.2bn from EU fund dashed

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