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Things worth reading: 20th December 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Ukraine leader urges calm after PrivatBank is nationalised Lloyds Bank buys MBNA credit card firm for £1.9bn Barclays braced to cut up to 7,000 trading customers Christine Lagarde: IMF chief convicted over payout Fed approves rule requiring banks to publicly disclose liquid assets Italy …

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Things worth reading: 19th December 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Crunch time for troubled Monte dei Paschi as survival rests on savers Banks told to plan breakup as contingency in case of financial disaster  As yuan weakens, Chinese rush to open foreign currency accounts Former UBS traders bring case against City watchdog Post-Brexit deals …

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Things worth reading: 16th December 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Brexit trade deal could take 10 years, says UK’s ambassador Euro tumbles to 14-year low against the dollar Lloyd’s of London plots EU shift to ward off Brexit threat Don’t be afraid to fight for the City, Lords tell the Government  US Federal Reserve …

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Things worth reading: 15th December 2016

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC shutting four bank branches a week Wells Fargo fails ‘living will’ test, faces restrictions: U.S. regulators One billion accounts may have been breached in latest Yahoo attack Watchdog eyes revamp of financial compensation scheme Brexit: Warning firms could leave City over uncertainty Why …

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Things worth reading: 14th December 2016

Things we’re reading today include … ‘Bank let me withdraw $2million so I spent it on strippers, cocaine and fast cars’ Wells Fargo fails US bankruptcy test for a second time UniCredit shares soar on plan to raise billions UniCredit unveils €13bn fundraising and plans to cut 14,000 jobs HSBC …

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Things worth reading: 13th December 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Exclusive: SWIFT confirms new cyber thefts, hacking tactics Fed gives banks five years to comply with Volcker Rule limits City watchdog to review mortgage market competition $1,570,000,000,000: how much the world spent on arms this year  Barclays exits retail banking in Europe after selling …

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Things worth reading: 5th December 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Italy in race to seal €5bn bank bail-out after Referendum rejection RBS chiefs ‘knew investment bank’s head wasn’t up to the job’ in run-up to near collapse US banks face clash over EU regulations Financial sector struggles with vision for Brexit RBS offers to …

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Things worth reading: 2nd December 2016

Things we’re reading today include … UBS picks Frankfurt over London for wealth management business Referendum adds to Italian banks’ woes Insurers grapple with cyber-attacks that spill over into physical damage Smart money? Revising bank-capital standards Singapore to ban ex-Goldman banker amid 1MDB probe Rule breakers face bigger possible fines …

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Things worth reading: 1st December 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Banking app targets budgeting millennials Former Barclays banker hearings adjourned Logica pair plead guilty to insider dealing RBS fails toughest Bank of England stress test as Barclays and Standard Chartered struggle Bank of England yields to vegan pressure over plastic fivers The health of …

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Things worth reading: 28th November 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England to reveal stress test results for UK’s biggest banks Tesco Bank under investigation for possibly ignoring warning of potential cyberattack Mark Carney to warn EU bureaucrats they face messy divorce if they fail to adapt to Brexit Mark Carney plan for …

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Things worth reading: 25th November 2016

Things we’re reading today include … ECB warns of political uncertainty risk to eurozone American bankers look forward to a bonfire of financial rules Wells Fargo asks U.S. court to dismiss account scandal lawsuit How much will Brexit cost? India grapples with the effects of withdrawing 86% of cash in …

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