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    April 17, 2014

    Constructing negativity and the ECB

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  9. April 17, 2014

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  10. April 17, 2014

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  11. April 16, 2014

    Sean Fitzpatrick relief as court ordeal ends

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  12. April 16, 2014

    Face of Irish crisis cleared of loan fraud

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  13. April 16, 2014

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    RWE warns income will stabilise ‘at lower level’

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  15. April 16, 2014

    UK to revoke asylum status of Kazakh banker-activist

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  16. April 16, 2014

    Weak investment banking weighs on Credit Suisse

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    April 16, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

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  18. April 15, 2014

    Monte Paschi shares suspended as it studies increased fundraising

    Shares in Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets, had to be suspended from trading on Tuesday after...

  19. April 15, 2014

    Rio Tinto makes ‘progress’ in Mongolia copper mine dispute

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  20. April 15, 2014

    Renzi overhaul signals Italian business shake-up

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  21. April 15, 2014

    Super Tuesday for EU bank regulation

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  22. April 15, 2014

    Six ways Europe’s financial sector is meant to mend its ways

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    NY financial services regulator deepens probe into Credit Suisse

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  24. April 15, 2014

    RSA promotes emerging markets head Paul Whittaker

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    April 15, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Japanese stocks were on pace to end a seven-day slump after Wall Street stocks rebounded from a two-month low,...

  26. April 14, 2014

    Irish Stock Exchange goes public

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    Guest post: don't discount risks of trade protectionism

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    April 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

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  29. April 14, 2014

    Wall Street climbs off two-month lows

    Monday 21:00 BST. US stocks recouped some of their recent losses as forecast-beating results from Citigroup and a robust set...

  30. April 13, 2014

    Doomsayers risk a self-fulfilling prophecy

    Is the eurozone entering a “lost decade” with a conjunction of low growth and deflation? The prospect is unsettling. But the...

  31. April 13, 2014

    ECB policy makers plot QE road map

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  32. April 13, 2014

    City bankers to evade EU bonus cap with ‘role-based’ allowances

    Several thousand of London’s top-earning bankers will soon be in the highly unlikely position of thanking European lawmakers...

  33. April 13, 2014

    Law firms more willing to wield axe and switch to new lines

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  34. April 13, 2014

    Investors predict executive pay protest against UK banks

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  35. April 13, 2014

    EU banks win backing of US money market funds

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  36. April 13, 2014

    UBS to pay half of profits in dividends to shareholders

    UBS will start paying out half of its profits to shareholders this year, its chief executive has said, and the Swiss bank...

  37. April 13, 2014

    Ukrainian businesses hit hard by Russian moves

    Anatoliy Yurkevych had an unpleasant surprise last week when he learnt from a statement on the website of Russia’s federal...

  38. April 13, 2014

    Portuguese finance minister open to unconventional easing by ECB

    Portugal’s finance minister said she would welcome unconventional monetary easing measures from the European Central Bank,...

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