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Things worth reading: 13th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Debt should not be the only tool to get companies through Covid-19 Resurgent Wall Street disconnected from reality on the ground Bank of England could increase economic stimulus, says senior official More than 300 lawmakers urge IMF, World Bank to cancel poor countries’ debt …

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Things worth reading: 12th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays still banking on climate breakdown UBS eyes digital bank licence in China Judo Bank achieves Unicorn status on $230 million fund raise Bitcoin goes through third ‘halving’, falls vs U.S. dollar Bitcoin ‘halving’: What does the much-hyped event mean? Brexit: UK-EU trade talks …

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Things worth reading: 11th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Unemployment due to Covid-19 is surely worth more than a footnote | Larry Elliott EU could open legal case against Germany over ECB bond-purchases ruling: Commission Andrew Bailey needs to be more convincing about the path to recovery For central banks, hope for precision …

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Things worth reading: 8th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Investors row back on ethical principles, research shows A perky stockmarket v a glum economy Credit-rating agencies are back under the spotlight Emerging markets launch QE, too Coronavirus bailouts: Which country has the most generous deal? Losses by central banks are nothing to fear

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Things worth reading: 7th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Banking the rich and famous: the rise of private digital banks Bank of England expected to hold off on fresh stimulus for now Coronavirus threatens future of eurozone, Brussels warns Small firms secure £2bn in bounce-back loans in first 24 hours Virgin Money suspends …

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Things worth reading: 6th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Top Wirecard shareholder calls on board to end ‘whitewash’ Brexit talks hurtling towards new crisis point, says Irish foreign minister When the banks closed in Wuhan, nobody cared Coronavirus: Barclays customers struggle to get ‘vital’ loans Jolt to eurozone as German court warns against …

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Things worth reading: 5th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Revolut on the hunt for acquisitions CEOs cutting salaries is mostly a ‘publicity stunt’ How the paper trail went cold in KPMG’s special audit of Wirecard Coronavirus: UK banks get 45,000 loan applications on first day RateSetter halves payouts to investors Managing identity risk …

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Things worth reading: 4th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Mifid II influence spreads beyond EU borders Donald Trump pushes for an economic reopening Warren Buffett dumps US airline stocks, saying ‘world has changed’ after Covid-19 U.S. processes over $500 billion in small business loans to stem coronavirus fallout UK business confidence at all-time …

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Things worth reading: 1st May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Lloyds profits crash 95% as bank covers expected surge in bad debts Banks ‘can do more’ to compensate fraud victims How to detect business fraud Why the unemployed in America could face a lost decade Global equities dip at end of best month since …

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Things worth reading: 30th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays may have to put aside £4.5bn to cover bad debts due to coronavirus StanChart eyes quick recovery as profit falls 12% on coronavirus crisis Barclays boss: Big offices ‘may be a thing of the past’ ‘No prospect’ of UK government selling RBS stake …

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Things worth reading: 29th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Coronavirus ‘will hasten the decline of cash’ Coronavirus: HSBC puts 35,000 job cuts on hold UBS profits jump 40% as wealth unit performs robustly Ten reasons why a ‘Greater Depression’ for the 2020s is inevitable FCA tells banks advising on debt not to muscle …

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Things worth reading: 28th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Australia’s NAB taps investors for $2.2 billion as coronavirus halves profit UBS posts 40% first-quarter net profit rise as transaction levels jump UK’s lowest paid most at risk during Covid-19 crisis, report finds How Goldman’s vampire squid gave way to BlackRock  HSBC profits halved …

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Things worth reading: 27th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England probes how long banks can survive the lockdown Banks paid millions in bonuses weeks before ban on cash rewards UK economy will take three years to recover from coronavirus – EY Virgin Atlantic hires bank in search for emergency funds Coronavirus: …

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