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Banks cut budgets for maths and models

Regulatory crackdown removes key incentive for measuring risk

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An interactive guide to this quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved

Goldman and Green’s links under scrutiny

MPs to probe relationship between bank and retail entrepreneur

DJIBOUTI, Djibouti: Chinese workers build the Doraleh Multipurpose Port, which will be the largest of eight ports in Djibouti and the site of China's first overseas military base. China is helping to bankroll a targeted $12.4bn for huge infrastructure projects including the Doraleh Multipurpose Port and a new railway in the tiny $1.5bn economy. Djibouti, a former French colony at the northeastern edge of Africa, is increasingly at the epicenter of global ambitions; quietly helping to shape a new world order while few outsiders have even heard of the country. Djibouti is key to the rise of China, the militarisation of global trade and security, and the emergence of a strategic chokehold that global rivals want the right to police. (Nichole Sobecki for The Financial Times Magazine)

China takes lead in development finance

China’s development lending eclipses loans from all six western-backed multilateral institutions

Thomas Piquemal, EDF chief financial officer

Deutsche Bank hires ex-EDF finance director

Piquemal quit over cost of Hinkley Point nuclear plant

BHS probe to shine light on advisers’ role

Who was responsible for assessing retail chain’s buyer?

Special Reports

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Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

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Insight into M&A in the technology, media and tele-communications sector

The skylines of London and New York
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Move over NY — here comes Jacksonville

Financial centres lose 42,000 jobs to allure of cheaper locations

Businesses are becoming more like banks

US companies today make more than ever before by simply moving money around, writes Rana Foroohar

Crédit Agricole hit by slowing markets

Drive to reduce future costs of debt impacts on lender’s results

Banks cull accounts to curb corruption

Thousands of customers wiped from institutions’ books

Mercuria to offer physical trading

Tie-up with Nasdaq enables group to take investment banks’ role

RBS fast-tracks junior investment bankers

Banks seek to retain young talent as competition mounts

China revives old path to profit

The region is both welcoming and wary of Beijing’s ’One Belt, One Road’ initiative

How the Silk Road will be financed

Not all projects are driven by commercial logic

Tory peer dismisses Brexit risk to banks

Howard Flight urges more focus on small businesses’ EU fears

Research headache unnerves fund managers

Draft EU rules will force fund houses to reveal fees and charges

The hits to banks’ reputation keep coming

Recent cases cast doubt over whether lessons from financial crisis have been taken seriously

Macquarie cautious despite record profits

Investment bank’s chief Nicholas Moore receives A$18.2m windfall

SocGen eyes deeper cost cuts

Profits beat forecasts but investment bank remains weak

What Lehman Brothers staff did next

The ill-fated bank’s entrepreneurial culture survives in new businesses

Senior Goldman Asia banker returns to London

Richard Campbell-Breeden was appointed to beef up Asia team

Market turmoil weighs on Commerzbank

Shares in Germany’s second-largest lender drop on lower earnings

Sharp falls in European bank shares

Market turbulence hits bank’s profits, which fell by 39%

HSBC profits drop on volatile market

Bank on track to hit targets but investor doubts about dividend grow

UBS: cloudier cuckoo land

Wealth management is getting tougher but the Swiss bank still leads the pack

Barclays is in need of more of a strategy

Executives receive compensation in good times and in bad, writes Robert Jenkins

EU near to ending CDS investigation

Brussels says it has won concessions from Markit and Isda

Turbulent markets hit Deutsche Bank profits

Lender looks at accelerating cost-cutting plan

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Banks rethink prime brokerage

Hedge fund servicing business is expected to grow strongly after period of uncertainty

Barclays shares rise on signs of progress

Sale of French businesses to be sped up to create ‘simpler’ bank

UBS raises $471m for cancer investment fund

Bank aims to supplement work of charities and public programmes

Credit Suisse poaches UBS wealth team in Mexico

Swiss bank boosts its Mexico relationship manager division

Goldman’s retail move follows the money

It is not going soft on greed by offering best savings account

Investment banks can endure tougher times

Goldman Sachs’ gamble on the return of prosperity looks optimistic

Banks score victory in fightback on capital

Basel Committee drops plan for new rules linked to interest rates

How Goldman Sachs became a flattened slug

Is this just a temporary downturn? Financiers certainly hope so

US bank revenues fall by most since 2011

Wall Street slump also causes profits to tumble 24%

City rainmakers unfazed by FCA report

Bankers say if FCA frees up competition, winners would be smaller boutiques and specialist brokers

AIIB and World Bank to team up on tasks

China-led bank tries to allay fears it rivals other institutions

Barclays headcount drops 8,000 in 4 months

Reductions triggered by hiring freeze and investment bank cuts

FCA proposes changes to IPO process

Regulator studying cross-subsidisation in capital markets and M&A