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    1. March 3, 2015

      UK retreat from investment banking gathers pace

      Britain’s retreat from investment banking is set to accelerate as Royal Bank of Scotland aims to slash as many as 14,000...

    2. February 26, 2015

      RBS moves to speed up full return to private sector

      Royal Bank of Scotland is to cut bonuses, shed riskier assets and seek regulatory clearance for resuming dividend payments —...

    1. January 21, 2015

      BNP to hold talks over job cuts

      BNP Paribas is considering job cuts at its corporate and institutional banking division in France and will discuss the issue...

    2. January 8, 2015

      StanChart shuts global equities business

      Standard Chartered is pulling out of institutional equities globally in an abrupt move that underscores the bank’s new...

    3. December 10, 2014

      RBS to scale back Japan fixed-income trading business

      Royal Bank of Scotland plans to wind down its core fixed-income trading business in Japan, a market it entered more than 40...

    4. December 9, 2014

      Citigroup hit by extra $3.5bn in charges

      Citigroup will take about $3.5bn in legal and restructuring charges in the fourth quarter, as the US bank prepares to settle...

    5. December 2, 2014

      Aviva agrees £5bn takeover of Friends Life

      The chief executive of Aviva has pledged to assimilate its takeover target Friends Life with “almost surgical precision”...

    6. October 28, 2014

      Lloyds axes 200 branches and 9,000 jobs

      Lloyds Banking Group sought to secure its future as Britain’s leading retail bank with a major digital transformation...

    7. October 24, 2014

      UK banks axe branches in favour of digital model

      Britain’s biggest lenders are shutting hundreds of branches and culling thousands of staff in a push to cut costs and move...

    8. October 22, 2014

      Lloyds to unveil 9,000 job cuts

      Lloyds Banking Group is set to announce plans to cut about 10 per cent of its workforce next week as part of its new...

    9. October 14, 2014

      CME cuts 150 jobs in company rejig

      CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange operator, said it would cut 150 jobs, or 5 per cent of its global workforce,...

    10. FT Alphaville

      September 9, 2014

      How to spend it: ECB bond-buying edition

      Securitisation has gotten a bad rap thanks to its association with dodgy underwriting during the bubble. Yet bundling loans...

    11. beyondbrics

      September 3, 2014

      Guest post: the trillion dollar scandal of financial secrecy

      By David McNair of the ONE Campaign While the newswires are dominated by the threat of Isis, a critical opportunity to cut...

    12. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2014

      Yes, trade with poor countries has cost US jobs

      Polled in March 2012, top academic economists overwhelmingly agreed that “freer trade improves productive efficiency and...

    13. FT Alphaville

      August 22, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Buiter on helicoptor drops: David clocks a new paper from Citi’s Willem Buiter, on why...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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....

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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....

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. FT Alphaville

      May 16, 2014

      Death of Banks Watch

      Introducing a new series tracking the slow death of the traditional investment banking model (if not banking itself). Just...

    29. May 15, 2014

      Big changes at Barclays need deft handling

      The headlines about Barclays screamed ‘14,000 jobs to go this year’. In essence, it is a larger figure than an already large...

    30. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Australian equities lost momentum after the government revealed its 2014 budget — various welfare benefits would be...

    31. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2014

      Hedge funds, fortunes and merit

      Institutional Investor’s Alpha published its rich list for 2013 this week which, as Matt Levine has described with flair and...

    32. May 8, 2014

      Barclays moves to cut 7,000 jobs in retreat from investment banking

      Overhaul at Barclays Barclays signalled its retreat from the world of global investment banking as it slashed 7,000 jobs...

    33. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Appetite for stocks has returned to Asia-Pacific following a more encouraging development in Ukraine, and after the...

    34. May 7, 2014

      Barclays’ bad bank push to lead to further job losses

      Barclays plans to announce several thousand more job cuts on top of the 12,000 it has promised as it unveils the creation of...

    35. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: “Asian stocks swung between gains and losses as investors weighed corporate earnings before the Federal Reserve...

    36. beyondbrics

      April 29, 2014

      Guest post: disaster risk financing needed to help safeguard Asia-Pacific from future hazards

      By Bindu N Lohani of the Asian Development Bank Coconut farmers in the Philippines, factory workers in Thailand and the...

    37. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2014

      Guest post: US sanctions - can they work?

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The US government rolled out another round of sanctions on Russia today – its third –...

    38. April 20, 2014

      Barclays to wind down commodities trading

      Barclays, one of the world’s biggest commodities traders, is planning to exit large parts of its metals, agricultural and...

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