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  1. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2014

    "People want money"

    “Money,” we were once told, “is whatever you can use to pay your debts.” That definition is both precise and slippery, since...

  2. August 18, 2014

    Coronation’s humbling shows scale of Abil crisis

    As South Africa’s financial sector absorbed the news that African Bank Investments, the country’s biggest provider of...

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  1. Risk Management

    Catastrophes are forcing up premiums for local authorities and large companies, drivin...
  2. Vienna as a Financial Centre

    The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
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  1. August 15, 2014

    Challenger banks on the charge

    The UK market should be fertile ground for challenger banks. Regulators have eased requirements for new lenders; competition...

  2. August 15, 2014

    Week in Review, August 15

    A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories. Investors pile into cybersecurity start-ups Venture...

  3. August 13, 2014

    Citizens Financial beefs up commercial arm ahead of looming float

    Citizens Financial Group, the US unit of Royal Bank of Scotland, is bolstering its commercial banking operations as it...

  4. August 10, 2014

    Corporate America’s inquisitor-in-chief

    Wall Street and corporate America will breathe a collective sigh of relief when US Senator Carl Levin retires this year,...

  5. August 8, 2014

    Shire drops on doubt over AbbVie takeover

    All may not be lost for Shire shareholders. The drugmaker dropped 5.1 per cent this week on worries that US moves to curb...

  6. August 7, 2014

    ‘No more bank bailouts’ cannot be an empty slogan

    Sometimes it is hard to state the obvious. Your spouse’s middle-aged bulge. Your boss’s bad breath. You are aware of it but...

  7. FT Alphaville

    August 7, 2014

    Derivatives and public entities: don't be a day-one loser

    Banco Espirito Santo has recently, and spectacularly, shown how many sins of the past lie beneath Portuguese corporate life....

  8. August 4, 2014

    Resource stocks help FTSE 100 rebound

    The FTSE 100 started a tentative rebound on Monday, with its heavily-weighted resource stocks looking undervalued after the...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Most hedge funds fail: Clarity is the enemy of profitable finance, says Dan. But...

  10. July 30, 2014

    Bank bonuses: some stick

    It is not easy to get the balance right between carrot and stick. But any parent will tell you that just promising less...

  11. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE How to forward a new golden age: A guest post by Carlota Perez, Centennial Professor of...

  12. July 24, 2014

    Tata Steel starts refinancing Corus debt

    Tata Steel has tapped the US dollar bond market for $1.5bn, marking the first step in plans to refinance approximately...

  13. July 24, 2014

    BlackBerry stakes out business customer

    John Chen was grounded by a typhoon in Hong Kong but he laughs when asked whether BlackBerry is facing similar storms. “It’s...

  14. July 20, 2014

    Carney leads push to break ‘too big to fail’ impasse

    Officials led by Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, are attempting to bridge sharp differences among leading G20...

  15. July 18, 2014

    Letter from Lex: 21st century fox

    Of course he had to get involved. Could Rupert Murdoch, one of the media sector’s most enthusiastic dealmakers, really sit...

  16. July 17, 2014

    RSA to cut almost a tenth of costs

    Stephen Hester is preparing to cut almost a tenth of RSA’s £2bn annual costs as the insurer’s chief executive undertakes the...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian equity markets were in day two of a rebound as investors took an optimistic view that problems in Portugal’s...

  18. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    The LIA and Libya's struggle to move on

    News that Abdulmagid Breish has been removed from his position as chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority brings yet...

  19. July 8, 2014

    Deutsche Börse defends greater role for clearing houses

    Deutsche Börse has defended the elevated role of clearing houses post-financial crisis amid growing calls for the risk...

  20. July 4, 2014

    Investor roundtable: cautious outlook for second half of 2014

    FT Money on Wednesday held its third investor round-table, bringing strategists and managers of retail and institutional...

  21. July 1, 2014

    Bilfinger warns shift to renewables will hit profits

    Bilfinger, the German industrial services group, says it will cut jobs and capacity because its profits will be hit by...

  22. June 25, 2014

    Dealers face revenue hit in swaps shake-up

    Large dealers are facing losses of $2.5bn-$4.5bn from the $13bn in revenues generated last year from large global interest...

  23. June 24, 2014

    Defence specialist Chemring plans for peacetime

    “This management change is about the future; it’s not about the past.” Peter Hickson, chairman of British defence specialist...

  24. June 22, 2014

    Finance graduates sense job-security

    Is job security in the finance profession a distant dream? What concerns do master’s in finance graduates have about working...

  25. June 20, 2014

    Winton doubles payout to bumper £197m

    Winton, the London hedge fund founded by David Harding, paid its staff and partners £197m in dividends and salaries last...

  26. June 20, 2014

    Britain’s economic scars will outlast its long convalescence

    Admitting that you know too little about the state of the economy to make a confident decision about monetary policy might...

  27. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: You turn your back for five minutes and there’s a mystery anthropologist added to the lineup....

  28. June 17, 2014

    More to bank competition than switching by numbers

    There is much to like in the cut of Andrea Leadsom’s jib. The new City minister is a 50-year-old ex-banker who has promised...

  29. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2014

    Gill Marcus: telling it straight as S Africa faces threat of downgrade

    If anybody had any lingering illusions about the worrying state of South Africa’s economy, Gill Marcus, the central bank...

  30. beyondbrics

    June 6, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * US warns on China air force spending | A Pentagon report claims that Beijing’s annual defence spending is...

  31. FT Alphaville

    June 5, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder courtesy of Paul Murphy: “Think of a festival, but for finance rather than music. Oh, and without...

  32. June 3, 2014

    Big banks rethink dealmaking strategies in Asia

    Matt Hanning piled out of his family car in a hurry and into Sydney’s Shangri-La hotel where he was greeted by Kuok Khoon...

  33. May 28, 2014

    Vienna fights to remain key banking and finance centre

    For more than a decade from the early 1990s, Austrians looked with pride at their banks, as most of the largest and some...

  34. May 27, 2014

    Disarm our doomsday machine

    Are financial crises an inevitable feature of capitalism? Must the government rescue the system when huge crises occur? In...

  35. May 27, 2014

    RBS slashes US mortgage business

    Royal Bank of Scotland is shrinking in the US under regulatory pressure from the Federal Reserve, with the loss of hundreds...

  36. May 27, 2014

    EU banks back in infrastructure loan zone

    Even in a country infamous for trains not running on time, nine years is a long wait. That is the time it took to finalise a...

  37. May 22, 2014

    GE extends bid deadline for Alstom unit

    General Electric has extended a deadline for its $16.9bn bid for the energy business of Alstom of France, giving it more...

  38. May 20, 2014

    US mortgage lenders face shake out amid losses

    US lenders face a wave of consolidation as they grapple with the end of a mortgage refinancing boom that has cut sharply...

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