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      Investors be warned: the bond market must turn sometime

      Records were made to be broken. There were plenty of headlines for new equity highs this week, particularly the first new...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Week in Review, February 28

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    1. February 27, 2015

      Imminent QE triggers European fund inflows

      European funds are attracting a rising tide of money as investors prepare for the dawn of full-blown quantitative easing by...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Taking a punt on Europe

      This year I have cut the exposure of the notional fund to the US because it is doing well, and I am thinking of adding more...

    3. February 27, 2015

      The more dignified way to react as a banker at bonus time

      This is the season in which many investment banks hand out their bonus letters, each having waited to see what the others...

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      February 27, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 27th February, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:04 on 27 Feb 2015. Participants in this session were: ...

    5. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2015

      Noble Group, an 'asset light' commodity nomad

      Earlier this month, Noble Group – Asia’s biggest commodity trader by sales – rebuffed accusations by an unknown research...

    6. February 26, 2015

      Free Lunch: An alternative for Greece

      How to stay in the euro without more loans The Greek saga goes on. It is still not even certain that last week's "deal" will...

    7. February 26, 2015

      Bill Winters: In his own words

      Standard Chartered’s incoming chief executive Bill Winters has notched up nearly 30 years in the banking industry, including...

    8. February 26, 2015

      Standard Chartered: Sands of time

      One person’s “orderly succession plan” is another’s clean sweep of the board. In attempting to portray the latter as the...

    9. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2015

      Markets Live: Thursday, 26th February, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:05 on 26 Feb 2015. Participants in this session were: ...

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      February 26, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Morgan Stanley will pay $2.6bn to settle claims that it mis-sold mortgage-backed...

    11. February 25, 2015

      UK tax authority summons law enforcers over HSBC data

      Britain’s tax authority has called law enforcement agencies to a meeting early next week to assess whether there are grounds...

    12. February 25, 2015

      Deutsche Bank poaches Jeff Urwin from JPMorgan

      Deutsche Bank has poached a top executive from US rival JPMorgan to fill the vacant position of co-head of its investment...

    13. February 25, 2015

      HSBC inquisition leaves questions unanswered

      Stuart Gulliver has in many ways been his own worst enemy. Few doubt his abilities. Over a 35-year career at HSBC, the...

    14. February 25, 2015

      The BBVA bank vaults that hoard data instead of bullion

      The processors, roughly six feet tall, huddle in subterranean corridors. Apart from their humming, the room is locked in...

    15. February 25, 2015

      Ex-Greek minister on trial over HSBC accounts

      Former Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou went on trial on Wednesday charged with removing relatives from a list...

    16. Lex Live

      February 25, 2015

      Banks: HSBC vs TSB - does scale matter?

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 13:04 on 25 Feb 2015.HSBC is struggling to make the big, global...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 25, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. US Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen laid the groundwork for the end of zero interest...

    18. February 24, 2015

      Commerzbank in tax probe over unit in Luxembourg

      German prosecutors are investigating whether Commerzbank helped clients to evade taxes via its subsidiary in Luxembourg. The...

    19. February 24, 2015

      RBS to appoint Cullinan as head of investment bank

      Royal Bank of Scotland is set to appoint a new head of its struggling investment bank as the UK government-controlled lender...

    20. February 24, 2015

      Deutsche strikes deal with HP on IT system

      Deutsche Bank has struck a “multibillion dollar” deal with Hewlett-Packard to modernise some of its IT systems and outsource...

    21. February 24, 2015

      Investors raise concerns on EU junk bonds

      A group of Europe’s biggest investors have written a letter to bankers bemoaning slipping standards in the continent’s...

    22. February 24, 2015

      Pressure rises on HSBC’s Gulliver and Flint on eve of MP grilling

      Amid a bruising scandal over alleged tax-dodging by clients of HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm, group chairman Douglas...

    23. February 24, 2015

      Trichet warns on dangers of Greek eurozone exit

      Greece’s exit from the eurozone would be as dangerous for the currency bloc now as it would have been at the height of the...

    24. February 24, 2015

      Conflict clouds Ukraine’s debt distress

      When Ukraine’s president pleaded for help at last month’s World Economic Forum he worried aloud that the international...

    25. February 24, 2015

      Europe’s big banks will need to raise capital warns ECB

      Some of the eurozone’s biggest banks will need to raise more equity because of a clampdown on national exceptions to capital...

    26. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2015

      I find your lack of payment culture disturbing

      We think this means the ECB doesn’t want Greece to end up defaulting. In the old days of course, the jargon was “to reaffirm...

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      February 24, 2015

      Guest post: the long, hard struggle in Ukraine

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The crisis in Ukraine shows no sign of abating any time soon. Minsk I and II have failed to...

    28. February 24, 2015

      Eurozone approves Greek reform proposal

      The new Greek government cleared one of its final hurdles to extending its €172bn bailout for another four months when...

    29. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2015

      Markets Live: Tuesday, 24th February, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:07 on 24 Feb 2015. Participants in this session were:...

    30. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. An emergency Opec meeting will be called if the oil price slips any further,...

    31. February 24, 2015

      S&P 500 hits record after Yellen remarks

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. US stocks rose to record highs while Treasury bonds and the dollar saw choppy trading as participants...

    32. February 23, 2015

      Weary chief offers an ‘everyday explanation’ for Swiss bank account

      HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver on Monday found himself in the kind of situation he loathes — being quizzed by...

    33. February 23, 2015

      High costs warning for EU failed trade rules

      Europe’s bond and repo markets could be hit with billions of euros in costs and be forced into a radical reshaping under...

    34. February 23, 2015

      HSBC and the problem of managing mega banks

      One of the paradoxes of the banking business is that taxpayers indulge size by rewarding it with an implicit subsidy. Yet...

    35. February 23, 2015

      BAT set to pay £2.3bn for remaining stake in Souza Cruz

      A century since Albina Souza Cruz sold a majority stake in his eponymous Brazilian tobacco business to British American...

    36. February 23, 2015

      Wealth of experience prepares Sir Howard Davies for new RBS role

      Leading a state-owned bank may be a poisoned chalice to some people, but that has not deterred Sir Howard Davies from taking...

    37. February 23, 2015

      Eurogroup conference call raises hopes for Greek bailout extension

      Eurozone finance ministers are expected to hold a conference call on Tuesday to weigh Greece’s new economic reform plans,...

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      February 23, 2015

      Guest post: Russia ripe for M&A in oil and gas

      By Oleg Babinov, The Risk Advisory Group On February 2, the Financial Times reported that ExxonMobil is considering...

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