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      Square peg in a circular economy hole

      Since the birth of the industrial revolution, the global economy has been based on a linear “take, make and waste”...

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      Week in Review, August 1

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    1. July 31, 2015

      Investors hope for holiday after testing July

      Investors could be forgiven for feeling they deserve a summer holiday. Over the past month financial markets have been...

    2. July 31, 2015

      Reality bites for European banks

      You cannot be all things to all people. That simple truth is finally being absorbed by European banking chiefs. This...

    3. July 31, 2015

      Osborne ‘itching’ to start sale of RBS

      Senior City of London financiers say George Osborne is “desperate” and “itching” to start the first sale of government...

    4. July 31, 2015

      SNB reports record loss after abandoning currency cap

      Switzerland’s central bank has reported a record SFr50.1bn loss for the first half of 2015 after earlier this year...

    5. July 31, 2015

      Market volatility boosts BNP Paribas profits

      BNP Paribas reported its highest quarterly profits since 2012 as the eurozone’s biggest bank by assets benefited from...

    6. July 31, 2015

      City Insider: PR groups fight over Barclays

      Barclays: Spin wars Two of the City’s heavyweight spin-doctors are going head to head in a battle to advise Barclays on...

    7. July 31, 2015

      Weaker euro helps region’s companies beat expectations

      European companies are delivering quarterly profits ahead of expectations thanks to a weaker euro and improving...

    8. July 30, 2015

      Margin concerns weigh on Santander, despite profit growth

      Reduced provisions for bad loans in the UK, Spain, and Portugal helped drive Banco Santander’s second quarter net...

    9. July 30, 2015

      Another ex-Rabobank trader banned in UK for Libor rigging

      Another British former Rabobank trader who has pleaded guilty to Libor-rigging in the US has been banned by the UK’s...

    10. July 30, 2015

      Holders of senior bank debt face rising risks

      A new era is looming for holders of unsecured senior bank bonds, and with it more risk for a type of debt long favoured...

    11. July 30, 2015

      Lloyds sells Irish loan portfolio for £827m

      Lloyds Banking Group has sold a portfolio of Irish commercial loans for £827m as part of the state-backed lender’s...

    12. The World

      July 30, 2015

      The four horsemen of the bailout check-in to the Athens Hilton

      During Greece’s first and second bailouts they were known as the “troika”: three bureaucrats in suits endlessly...

    13. July 30, 2015

      New Deutsche Bank chief says results are not ‘good enough’

      Deutsche Bank’s new chief executive described its latest results as “nowhere near good enough” as he delivered a blunt...

    14. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Banks challenged on Super Thursday of results

      It’s a Super Thursday of company results both in the UK and on the continent, so probably a good day to release bad...

    15. July 30, 2015

      BME to offer swaps clearing service for small Spanish banks

      BME, an exchange operator in Spain, is set to launch a new service aimed at helping small Spanish banks comply with new...

    16. July 29, 2015

      HSH Nordbank’s fate set to be decided by EU and Germany

      Crunch time is approaching for HSH Nordbank. In the coming months, authorities in Brussels and in Germany will decide...

    17. July 29, 2015

      Zurich Insurance says any offer for RSA might be in cash only

      Zurich Insurance has signalled it is serious about launching a takeover bid for UK rival RSA after the Swiss group said...

    18. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Barclays still in need of a boost

      Barclays has beaten expectations, but it still needs to show more of the acceleration it promised after removing CEO...

    19. July 28, 2015

      Jones quits over Santander listing delay

      Santander UK’s chief financial officer has quit blaming a delay in the Spanish bank’s plan to publicly list its British...

    20. July 28, 2015

      Fosun extends European reach with purchase of former UniCredit HQ

      China’s Fosun group, the acquisitive private conglomerate, has extended its footprint in Europe by buying the former...

    21. July 28, 2015

      Japan’s banks return to pole position for cross-border lending

      Japanese banks have renewed their dominance of cross-border lending on the back of a two-year splurge triggered by the...

    22. July 28, 2015

      Imposing losses on Hypo bond holders illegal, says Austrian court

      An attempt by Austria to slash the cost to taxpayers of Hypo Alpe Adria bank, a high-profile European casualty of the...

    23. July 28, 2015

      Battle is on for offshore renminbi market

      For a sense of how the use of the renminbi is expanding beyond China, it helps to turn to Sanchuan Holding Group, a...

    24. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      The bond liquidity 'cognitive bandwidth deficit' problem

      The laissez faire school of finance has always orientated towards the notion that capital market funding is preferable...

    25. Brussels Blog

      July 27, 2015

      Varoufakis unplugged: the London call transcript

      The London-based Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, headed by an ex-Financial Times scribe – managing...

    26. July 27, 2015

      Romania: risks on the rise

      Romania seems to be receiving more than its fair share of attention — some good, some not so good. On the positive...

    27. July 27, 2015

      Yanis Varoufakis defends ‘Plan B’ tax hack

      Yanis Varoufakis has insisted he did nothing improper as part of a five-month clandestine project he ran as Greek...

    28. July 27, 2015

      BHF Kleinwort Benson to review €675m Fosun takeover offer

      The Belgian owner of Kleinwort Benson, one of the City of London’s oldest names in banking, has formed a boardroom...

    29. July 27, 2015

      Jury deliberates verdict in landmark Libor manipulation trial

      A jury in London has begun deliberating on whether Tom Hayes, the first person to go on trial accused of rigging rates,...

    30. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Ryanair profits climb 25 per cent

      Merlin has warned its profits will be hit by the Alton Towers accident, GVC is back in for bwin and Ryanair says a big...

    31. July 27, 2015

      UBS shares slip despite surge in profits

      Net profits at UBS rose more than 50 per cent in the second quarter, but the bank still found itself on the wrong side...

    32. The Exchange

      July 27, 2015

      The way to fix Greece is to fix the banks

      Successive bailout strategies for Greece have failed to grasp the nettle of the zombie banks. The banking sector is...

    33. July 26, 2015

      Greece bailout monitors question access to ministries

      Negotiators from Greece’s bailout monitors will fly to Athens on Monday to formally begin talks on a €86bn rescue after...

    34. July 26, 2015

      MUFG eyes US asset management deal

      Japan’s largest bank Mitsubishi UFJ Group wants to turbocharge its push into the asset management sector with an...

    35. July 26, 2015

      Companies diary: July 27 — July 31

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    36. July 26, 2015

      Former chief of Banco Espírito Santo under house arrest

      The former chief executive of Banco Espírito Santo, the lender at the head of the Portuguese business empire that...

    37. July 26, 2015

      Spanish banks switch from survival to expansion

      In the shadow of Boadilla del Monte, to the west of Madrid, lies a purpose-built complex that would put most bank...

    38. July 24, 2015

      German watchdog clears Anshu Jain of lying to central bank

      Germany’s financial watchdog has dropped a key strand of its investigation into Anshu Jain, the former co-head of...

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