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RBS: the good and the bad

Fri, 2014-07-25 16:51
Good news about bad loans can only take RBS so far. A more sustained recovery in the share price will require good news about good loans.
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Caixabank’s rise points to sector rally

Fri, 2014-07-25 13:51
Investors send shares up sharply on news of banking group’s rise in quarterly profits and the second consecutive drop in its bad loan ratio
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RBS chief optimistic on Ulster Bank

Fri, 2014-07-25 11:37
Ross McEwan explores opportunities for RBS’s subsidiary across the Irish Sea despite it costing the bank £15bn over the past five years
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Former Banco Espírito Santo head detained

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:42
Ricardo Salgado, former executive chairman, questioned as part of investigation into alleged tax evasion and money laundering and released on €3m bail
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Lloyds to pay up to £300m Libor fines

Thu, 2014-07-24 19:52
UK bank will be the seventh financial institution to be fined as a result of investigations into the scandal over benchmark manipulation
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Lazard earnings hit record on M&A rebound

Thu, 2014-07-24 19:12
Bank gains from surge in deal activity back to pre-crisis levels during a period when some Wall Street rivals have retreated from advisory work
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M Stanley draws $275m line under SEC case

Thu, 2014-07-24 19:09
Latest deal marks a milestone for the regulator which is finalising its investigations linked to mis-selling in the run up to the financial crisis
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Barclays defends ‘dark pool’ venue

Thu, 2014-07-24 18:02
UK bank asks court to dismiss lawsuit brought by New York attorney-general alleging it misled clients about level of high-frequency trading
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Bank provisions: be prepared

Thu, 2014-07-24 16:30
Banks are going to have to be more forward looking in their assessments of problem loans. Could be painful, but the new rules could deliver a more robust system
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London brokers face research shake-up

Thu, 2014-07-24 15:43
European proposals backed by FCA would stop banks from charging investors for research out of share dealing commissions
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Accounting standards change hits banks

Thu, 2014-07-24 13:02
The international accounting standard setter publishes a standard on financial instruments, a key part of which is a change in the impairment model
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EU’s ‘covered bond’ decline is no loss

Thu, 2014-07-24 08:09
The shift should help Europe move from relying on politically powerful national banking champions towards open, continent-wide capital markets
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EU to weigh extensive sanctions on Russia

Thu, 2014-07-24 06:04
Proposal includes ban on buying new debt or stock of Russia’s largest banks and from listing new shares on European exchanges
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Mortgage woes set to hit 2.3m households

Thu, 2014-07-24 00:08
The number struggling to cover payments is expected to double by 2018 – even with small gradual interest rate rises, a study has found
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GSK stumbles in the final furlong

Wed, 2014-07-23 21:18
Respiratory drug Advair, which contributes about a fifth of GSK’s total revenues, disappoints as group heads into period of transition
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StanChart urged to start Sands succession plan

Wed, 2014-07-23 20:35
Sir John Peace has been urged to conduct an internal and external search for a new CEO as some shareholders are agitating for fresh leadership
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Standard Chartered: bank charges

Wed, 2014-07-23 19:35
UK-based lender’s rivalry with Asian groups is heating up, but a halt to its expansion could entice buyers back to the battered stock
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Bricks come loose from StanChart tower

Wed, 2014-07-23 19:09
The Asian-focused bank is facing a reversal of fortunes, and interviews with investors, analysts, rivals and insiders reveal an organisation struggling to adapt
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Deutsche Bank’s US regulatory woes deepen

Wed, 2014-07-23 19:05
Regulators and analysts are concerned the bank is running out of time to improve reporting structures ahead of crucial US stress tests in 2016
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Goldman rebuked over £1m legal fees claim

Wed, 2014-07-23 18:18
UK judge takes unusual step of expressing dismay at the legal bill that the bank’s lawyers were requesting
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