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      Fast Asia Open: Japan stocks slide as yen rises

      Japanese shares are trending lower in early trade as the yen began to strengthen ahead of the stock market open and...

    2. August 26, 2016

      AB InBev/SABMiller deal to yield $2bn in fees and taxes

      Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller will pay a staggering $2bn in taxes and fees to advisers to complete the...

    1. FT Alphaville

      August 24, 2016

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 24th August, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:02 on 24 Aug 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce...

    2. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Troubled Lloyds chief to state intention to stay at bank

      Lloyds Banking Group’s chief executive will express his commitment to continue leading the bank tomorrow in a note to...

    3. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Asian markets muted as dollar stalls

      The yen experienced a brief bout of strength on Tuesday, exerting downward pressure on the stock prices of Japanese...

    4. FT Alphaville

      August 22, 2016

      Of Chinese bank bailouts, SOE pay scales and credit cycles

      First, have a look at these from UBS’s Asia team earlier in the month: They show a recurring worry about China’s credit...

    5. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      Bearish sterling bets just keep growing

      Sterling’s still looking for love. Bets against the pound have surged to yet new record levels as investors continue to...

    6. August 18, 2016

      Negative rates starting to weigh on banks’ profits

      European banks could be forced to slash costs, make riskier loans or charge fees for current accounts to offset...

    7. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      All eyes on the labour force after Brexit vote: economists react

      Britain’s labour market held steady with unemployment and earnings remaining largely unchanged in the three months to...

    8. FT Alphaville

      August 10, 2016

      How much auction information is too much?

      Some people aren’t terribly happy with the way government debt is sold in the US and UK. Consider a recent blogpost...

    9. FT Alphaville

      August 9, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: The CMA to the barricades

      The CMA’s banking ‘revolution’, Wm Morrison-Ocado renegotiation and UK retail bounce. FT Opening Quote, with commentary...

    10. FT Alphaville

      August 8, 2016

      Markets Live: Monday, 8th August, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:05 on 8 Aug 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    11. FT Alphaville

      August 5, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: RBS half year losses hit £2bn

      RBS half year losses hit £2bn, Positive results at William Hill, profit cut at Esure. FT Opening Quote is your early...

    12. August 4, 2016

      Goldman warns of Brexit restructuring

      Goldman Sachs has said the UK’s vote to leave the EU could force it to “restructure” some of its UK operations, in one...

    13. August 3, 2016

      StanChart profits hit despite improving bad debts

      Standard Chartered reported an improvement in bad debts in the first half despite a 46 per cent fall in pre-tax profit,...

    14. Fast FT

      August 3, 2016

      Standard Chartered H1 profits fall 46%

      Standard Chartered has reported a 46 per cent fall in pre-tax profit after the emerging markets-focused bank saw a drop...

    15. Fast FT

      August 3, 2016

      Hyundai Merchant Marine plunges on convertible bond plan

      Shares in the South Korean shipping company fell nearly 30 per cent in the wake of its decision to issue Won200bn...

    16. August 2, 2016

      Brexit fears prompt City workers to seek redundancy cover

      Well-paid City workers are on the hunt for insurance policies that will protect them if they lose their jobs as a...

    17. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Banking shares slide as fears over bad loans in Italy persist

      Italian banks are continuing to slide as fears over bad loans persist and shares in UniCredit, Italy’s largest lender...

    18. August 1, 2016

      What Kweku Adoboli and fellow fraudsters can teach banks

      Banking needs more Kweku Adobolis. Not the “master fraudster” portrayed by prosecutors at his trial in 2012 but the...

    19. July 31, 2016

      The need for speed in UK retail

      Is that a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker flying over? Or an Amazon drone delivering a smartphone? Small unmanned air...

    20. July 28, 2016

      The Brexit reckoning: UK plc reports

      UK companies with a combined market value of £500bn reported results yesterday — and revealed stark differences in how...

    21. July 28, 2016

      Lloyds to shed more jobs and branches in cost-cutting drive

      Lloyds Banking Group is to axe 3,000 jobs in a £1.4bn cost-cutting drive and has damped the outlook for dividends...

    22. July 28, 2016

      Lloyds is an early victim of the Brexit effect

      Ever since the UK voted for Brexit last month, financial services companies have been fretting about the impact on...

    23. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Lloyds slides as Brexit fears bite

      It has been a fairly bleak morning so far for UK financial stocks, as shares in Lloyds Banking Group slide and...

    24. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Forex write-down hits Rolls-Royce

      Sterling’s fall hits Rolls-Royce, a slew of mixed results and Jaguar is caught between Tata and NTT DoCoMo. FT Opening...

    25. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Lloyds sheds another 3,000 jobs, warns of post Brexit slowdown

      Lloyds Banking Group has more than doubled first-half profit but is accelerating cost-cutting measures by closing a...

    26. July 25, 2016

      Santander Consumer shares tumble on earnings delay

      Santander Consumer USA has appealed for more time to file its accounts, pushing back the release of its second-quarter...

    27. July 24, 2016

      European banks brace for downturn with more cost cuts

      European banks from Barclays to BBVA are launching another round of cost-cutting as they brace for conditions to...

    28. July 23, 2016

      BHS verdict to shine a light on demise of high street stalwart

      MPs probing the collapse of BHS will not move to strip Sir Philip Green of his knighthood, despite admonishing the...

    29. July 20, 2016

      Day of reckoning for world’s oldest bank

      Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest surviving lender, faces its latest reckoning on July 29, when the...

    30. July 20, 2016

      Abu Dhabi wealth fund goes in house

      Abu Dhabi’s main sovereign wealth fund has brought more of its portfolio buying activity in house as it seeks greater...

    31. July 19, 2016

      Goldman blames Brexit for returns squeeze

      Blame it on Brexit. Right at the start of Goldman Sachs’ second-quarter earnings call on Tuesday, Harvey Schwartz...

    32. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      S&P may cut Deutsche Bank's rating

      Standard & Poor’s on Tuesday placed Deutsche Bank’s credit rating on review for a downgrade. The ratings agency revised...

    33. July 19, 2016

      US bank earnings: five things to watch from Goldman Sachs

      US banks’ second-quarter reporting season continues on Tuesday with Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street thoroughbred. Here...

    34. July 17, 2016

      Why online lenders should become banks

      It wasn’t so long ago that online lenders routinely looked down on their traditional banking rivals. According to Mike...

    35. July 15, 2016

      Wall Street retreats from record high

      Friday 21:00 BST. US and European stocks closed out a strong week on a slightly subdued note, even as further positive...

    36. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2016

      If Spain didn't need capital controls, why would anyone?

      The free movement of capital will lead to an optimal allocation of resources and the integration of open, competitive...

    37. July 13, 2016

      Anger at JPMorgan’s ‘unhelpful’ Brexit warnings

      Senior bankers in London are growing frustrated with JPMorgan Chase’s public warnings that it may cut thousands of jobs...

    38. July 13, 2016

      US bank earnings: five things to watch as JPMorgan goes first

      US banks’ second-quarter reporting season begins on Thursday, with JPMorgan Chase — the biggest by assets — playing its...

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