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  1. 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...

  2. August 18, 2014

    Singapore bank OCBC plans S$3.3bn rights issue to fund China push

    OCBC plans to raise S$3.3bn ($2.7bn) in fresh equity to help fund its push into China, Singapore’s second-largest bank...

  1. August 7, 2014

    A tale of two turnrounds

    On Thursday, within minutes of each other, Mark Wilson at Aviva and Stephen Hester at RSA updated investors on the progress...

  2. August 6, 2014

    Tesco at 10-year low on profit fears

    Fears of a Tesco profit warning dragged the shares to a new 10-year low on Wednesday. “Tesco needs to take drastic action to...

  3. July 9, 2014

    Qatar to sell down stake in LSE

    The Qatar Investment Authority is to sell down a third of its stake in the London Stock Exchange Group ahead of the bourse’s...

  4. July 3, 2014

    Woes of Espírito Santo’s biggest shareholder imperil bank

    Among listed Portuguese banks, Banco Espírito Santo had seemed the most resilient to the financial crisis. The only one of...

  5. July 3, 2014

    European banks raise capital ahead of stress tests

    Bankers call it the “announcement effect”. As one European bank raises capital, the focus shifts to rivals with weaker...

  6. June 25, 2014

    Millennium BCP shares rise on rights issue announcement

    Shares in Millennium BCP, Portugal’s second largest listed bank, rose strongly on Wednesday after the group announced a...

  7. June 13, 2014

    UKLA’s backbone gives strength to equity indices

    Pity the poor stock market regulators. Charged with keeping markets clean, they are expected to turn away listings from...

  8. June 11, 2014

    Monte dei Paschi: penny-stock impression

    A share price that rises 20 per cent one day and falls 20 per cent the next on thin trading volumes. Italy’s third-largest...

  9. June 11, 2014

    Monte dei Paschi shares tumble amid capital raising

    Shares in Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the Italian bank that has received three state bailouts in the past five years, tumbled...

  10. June 2, 2014

    New World Resources outlines debt restructuring

    New World Resources put forward plans for a debt restructuring and rights issue and warned insolvency could otherwise loom...

  11. May 30, 2014

    Accounts irregularities found at Espírito Santo’s parent group

    Portugal’s Espírito Santo Financial Group has reported “serious irregularities” in the accounts of its parent company in the...

  12. May 22, 2014

    Deutsche Bank faces investor grilling over €8bn capital raising

    Deutsche Bank was criticised by shareholders at its annual meeting in Frankfurt on Thursday over its decision to tap...

  13. May 20, 2014

    Finance: Deutsche Bank’s gamble

    Last month Anshu Jain received an urgent phone call. Deutsche Bank’s co-chief executive was told that Sheikh Hamad bin...

  14. May 19, 2014

    Deutsche Bank expects Qatari’s anchor deal will hold firm

    When news of Deutsche Bank’s €8bn capital raising broke at the weekend, it hardly shocked the world – for months, investors...

  15. May 19, 2014

    Deutsche Bank capital-raising plan questioned

    Investors and analysts have been quick to pick holes in Deutsche Bank’s new plan to boost its capital – questioning the...

  16. May 18, 2014

    Deutsche’s capital ‘hunger march’ resumes

    Just 13 months after it last tapped investors for more money, Deutsche Bank has again been forced to admit it does not have...

  17. May 18, 2014

    Deutsche Bank to raise €8bn from investors

    Deutsche Bank has turned to the Qatari royal family as part of plans to raise €8bn as the lender attempts to draw a line...

  18. May 16, 2014

    Lamprell outlines $120m rights issue

    Lamprell is to raise $120m in a rights issue aimed at improving manufacturing facilities following the oil rig maker’s...

  19. May 16, 2014

    BES rights issue triggers Portuguese lender’s shares to shed 10%

    Shares in Banco Espírito Santo fell more than 10 per cent on Friday after Portugal’s second largest listed lender by assets...

  20. May 1, 2014

    Serco shares fall 5% after rights issue announcement

    Shares in Serco, the outsourcing company that runs prisons and air traffic control towers, fell 5 per cent in morning...

  21. April 29, 2014

    Eurobank rights issue returns Greek lender to private hands

    Eurobank has pulled off one of the biggest capital raisings in Greek history, attracting more than €7bn of orders from big...

  22. April 28, 2014

    Serco issues profits warning

    Serco, the scandal-hit outsourcing company, has issued a profits warning and signalled that it might have to raise capital...

  23. April 25, 2014

    Week in Review, April 26

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Apple gives low-key hint to products in...

  24. April 8, 2014

    Tech IPOs must address a more critical audience

    It is more like a slow puncture in a tyre than the pricking of a bubble. Compared with the sharp share price falls of some...

  25. March 27, 2014

    Babcock shares fall after rights issue to fund £1.6bn Avincis deal

    Babcock International moved one step closer to becoming the ultimate ‘boys’ toys’ company when the British engineering group...

  26. March 25, 2014

    RSA kicks off another emergency cash call

    For longstanding investors in Royal and Sun Alliance, it must have seemed like groundhog day. Little more than a decade...

  27. March 25, 2014

    Discounted rights issues that came with a heavy price

    When it comes to discounted rights issues, RSA – and the insurance sector – has form.The exit of Bob Mendelsohn, then chief...

  28. March 25, 2014

    Hester revisits pay pressure as RSA shareholders query bonus plan

    Stephen Hester, the banker dragged into successive pay rows when he led Royal Bank of Scotland, is now facing questions from...

  29. March 20, 2014

    Intu cements retail centre dominance with Westfield acquisitions

    Shopping mall owner Intu has cemented its dominant position in UK retail space leasing with the acquisition of three centres...

  30. March 20, 2014

    Don’t expect Malone the ‘cable cowboy’ to ride into the sunset

    When Comcast delivered its surprise bid for Time Warner Cable last month, most observers assumed it would knock the...

  31. March 19, 2014

    Monte dei Paschi: goodnight Siena

    Slowly but surely, Siena is withdrawing from Monte dei Paschi di Siena. A foundation based in the Tuscan city (and...

  32. March 14, 2014

    Li Ka-shing steps back from ports business

    Two of Hong Kong’s biggest tycoons have taken diverging approaches in adjusting their portfolios, as Cheng Yu Tung’s...

  33. March 13, 2014

    Malone chooses rights issue over Sirius deal

    John Malone’s Liberty Media has dropped its bid to buy a minority stake in Sirius XM, the satellite radio operator, in...

  34. March 7, 2014

    RSA poaches Irish fixer from rival insurer

    Stephen Hester has lured the head of one of RSA’s biggest rivals in Ireland to spearhead the insurer’s attempts to recover...

  35. March 4, 2014

    Premier Foods completes £1.1bn refinancing package

    Premier Foods will be “liberated from its past” through a £1.1bn refinancing package and a pensions deal, chief executive...

  36. March 4, 2014

    Serco profits plummet after string of embarrassments

    Serco revealed a 62 per cent drop in profits on Tuesday as it admitted that chasing sales at the expense of customer service...

  37. February 27, 2014

    New RSA chief Stephen Hester wastes no time making an impact

    It is results day for Royal Bank of Scotland, and Stephen Hester is unveiling another widespread restructuring plan, along...

  38. February 27, 2014

    RSA: insurance policy

    Investment metaphysics, law 1: risk and reward are eternally linked. For years, the income-hungry shareholders of the...

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