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      EU toughens up research fee rules

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      US Markets Live, special FOMC presser edition

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      UBS chooses former JPMorgan man Jes Staley for board role

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    9. 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...

    10. December 17, 2014

      Dixons Carphone bucks wider London losses

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      US Stocks - as safe as they seem?

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    12. 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...

    13. December 16, 2014

      US risks EU rift on new Russia sanctions

      President Barack Obama is to sign a bill authorising new sanctions on Russia and offering further aid to Ukraine, despite...

    14. December 16, 2014

      BoE’s first stress exam signals issues ahead

      For most of this year, the Bank of England’s first ever public stress test exercise has been hanging ominously over the...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

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      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...

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      December 16, 2014

      How to regulate banks: crazy like a fox

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      December 16, 2014

      The UK banking system, stressed

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    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. December 14, 2014

      Quarterly Review: BlackRock surrenders top spot to JPMorgan

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    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. December 12, 2014

      Karl Otto Pöhl, former Bundesbank president, 1929-2014

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    34. December 12, 2014

      Ex-minister Vadera to chair Santander UK

      Shriti Vadera has been appointed chairman of Santander UK, making the former Labour minister the first woman to chair a big...

    35. December 12, 2014

      Petrofac leads London’s oil sector lower

      Stocks in London and across Europe were sharply lower on Friday as oil prices dominated global market sentiment once again,...

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      December 12, 2014

      Markets Live: Friday, 12th December, 2014

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

    37. December 12, 2014

      UK banks face fines for illegal migrant accounts

      Banks and building societies that open current accounts for known illegal immigrants will face fines or even ­criminal...

    38. December 11, 2014

      Banks tempted with ‘carrot or stick’ plan on packaged loans

      Banks that simplify the bundles of asset-backed loans they sell to investors could be rewarded with lower capital...

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