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BoE to oversee ‘ethical hacking’ of banks

Mon, 2014-04-21 21:55
Exercise will test resilience of banks’ computer systems to cyber threats, as concerns grow over online security amid damage from the Heartbleed bug
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Goldman finds it’s hard to restore a shine

Mon, 2014-04-21 17:49
Investors are no longer paying for Goldman as if it is exceptional. Restoring the brilliance premium is going to be a tough ask for Mr Blankfein
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Europe’s economy needs securitised debt

Mon, 2014-04-21 14:22
Investors can now earn higher returns by investing in industrial companies rather than financial institutions
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Russia bars Ukraine banks from Crimea

Mon, 2014-04-21 11:17
Russia’s central bank blocks four Ukrainian banks from operating in Crimea, underscoring the difficulties of the region’s economic transition
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Japan money lenders rise on rule-easing report

Mon, 2014-04-21 09:00
Acom, Aiful and other consumer finance companies rally on Nikkei report that Tokyo is set to ease restrictions on maximum interest rate levels
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Banks warn as low rates squeeze returns

Sun, 2014-04-20 19:11
Average net interest margin falls to 2.64% at four biggest US banks, which is the lowest level in at least a decade and taking toll on profitability
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Europe’s banks: dividend doubts

Sun, 2014-04-20 19:05
Lenders are promising healthy payouts, but investors might have to look north
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KfW lobbies for unit to come off ECB list

Sun, 2014-04-20 18:52
State-owned bank lobbies for KfW Ipex to remain under national supervision on grounds that German government owns the parent group
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Banks fear impact of stress on workforce

Sun, 2014-04-20 17:34
City Mental Health Alliance aims to foster a culture where mental wellbeing is nurtured as competition, stress and long hours take their toll on staff
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Co-op backers send in top troubleshooter

Sun, 2014-04-20 15:06
In wake of announcement of record losses, lenders appoint restructuring expert from RBS to push through Lord Myners’ recommendations
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Regulators warned on monitoring risk

Sun, 2014-04-20 14:30
EU’s top markets regulator says securities watchdogs have inadequate resources to cope with new regulatory regime for monitoring risk
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Monte dei Paschi lifts share sale to €5bn

Fri, 2014-04-18 19:36
The Italian bank, which is in the middle of cutting jobs and selling assets in an effort to return to profitability, plans to increase its offering from €3bn to €5bn
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Employee disputes keep City lawyers busy

Fri, 2014-04-18 19:33
Cases are on the rise in London as companies attempt to poach rival teams to capitalise on improving market conditions, a law firm has reported
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Week in Review, April 19

Fri, 2014-04-18 19:32
Citi beats estimates; Tesco chief in turnround vow; Diageo in United Spirits offer; Google buys Titan Aerospace; and Imperial Tobacco closes UK factory
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Lidbetter preaches Co-op reform

Fri, 2014-04-18 18:49
Chairman has month to convince board ahead of AGM but must convince senior members to approve a plan that would wrest control from their representatives
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JPMorgan’s China head moved to fresh role

Fri, 2014-04-18 18:36
New role for Shao, who ran unit at centre of ‘princeling’ scandal, is latest in flurry of high-level moves since probes into bank’s hiring practices
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Banks retreat from Moscow deals

Fri, 2014-04-18 17:50
Moves led by Japanese highlights the reluctance of global banks to agree loans or finance deals with Russian clients
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Jury still out on Barclays’ ‘Saint Antony’

Fri, 2014-04-18 17:02
The next few weeks will be critical in determining whether the group’s chief executive is able to see out his five-year turnround plan
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Banks lobby to retain commodities units

Thu, 2014-04-17 21:56
Move by Wall Street groups comes as the Federal Reserve considers tougher rules on the ownership of physical assets
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Trade credit insurance to the rescue

Thu, 2014-04-17 19:59
This humdrum, clerical mechanism could mitigate the risk of securitising European banks’ lending to small and medium-sized enterprises, says John Dizard
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