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Wednesday 20 April 2011
The chairman of taxpayer-owned bank RBS defended the pay deal of chief executive Stephen Hester, claiming that, in market terms, the £7.7m package was towards "the lower end".
Thursday 17 March 2011
Thursday 17 March 2011
Outlook What we won't get in next week's Budget is anything new on theregulation of the banking sector. Recognising what a toxic topic this would be, particularly given the LibDems' public pronouncements about bankers prior to the election, Mr Osborne very wisely opted to kick reform into the long grass by appointing the Independent Banking Commission. Until Sir John Vickers' inquiry comes up with proposals later this year, Mr Osborne doesn't have to address this issue in any meaningful way.
Saturday 05 March 2011
Einstein made his greatest discoveries in the Swiss capital – yet you need not be a genius to work out that the city makes an ideal weekend escape, with the prospect of good skiing nearby.
Thursday 03 March 2011
Standard Chartered warned yesterday that muddled rules and the banking levy were making the UK a less attractive base for its booming business as the bank racked up its eighth straight year of record profit.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
The Financial Services Authority (FSA), the market watchdog, has raised its budget for the coming year to just over half a billion pounds, an annual increase of more than 10 per cent.
Saturday 15 January 2011
US Outlook: You can pretty reliably measure how well the efforts to reform the banking system are going by listening to how annoyed Jamie Dimon is on a results conference call. The more complaining he does, the more content you should feel.
Monday 10 January 2011
Prized for centuries for its pungent aroma and golden colour, saffron commands the highest price of any spice. Shoppers may wish to query its purity and quality, though.
Wednesday 29 December 2010
A powerful group of international financial regulators has proposed that the payments made by banks to senior management, risk management staff, traders and other "material risk takers" be made public for the first time.
Friday 17 December 2010
Outlook Coming soon to a stock market near you: more capital raisings from banks. The Basel Committee, the global banking regulators who earlier this year set new standards for capital, liquidity and leverage, has been doing its sums. Yesterday, it said the world's largest 94 international banks needed to raise €577bn in order to comply with the new capital requirements, due to be introduced gradually over the six years from 2013 onwards.
Scholl / Jaroussky / Ensemble Artaserse, Barbican Hall, London<br/>Bartoli / Fagioli / Kammerorchester Basel, Barbican Hall, London
Sunday 12 December 2010
Tuesday 26 October 2010
The battle over the future of banking witnessed another skirmish yesterday as the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, and the chief executive designate of Barclays, Bob Diamond, clashed over tougher rules.
Friday 22 October 2010
Thursday 14 October 2010
Outlook Standard Chartered's insistence yesterday that its £3.5bn rights issue has been launched primarily with the more stringent capital requirements of Basel III in mind was met with some scepticism in the market. After all, the bank raised £1bn in August 2009 and its Tier One capital ratio, at 9 per cent, is comfortably ahead of the 7 per cent required under Basel III. Might the cash call have more to do with amassing funds for acquisitions, some analysts wondered?
Monday 11 October 2010
"Too tough" banking regulation will put a "drag on economic recovery" and cost upwards of 10 million jobs globally, the world's leading bankers have warned.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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