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  • Bank rescue adviser quits Credit Suisse to launch start-up

    An executive who advised ministers on the rescue of Brit‎ain's banking system during the 2008 financial crisis is leaving his employer to launch the latest in a string of firms founded by top City figures. Sky News understands that Sebastian Grigg, a vice-chairman of Credit Suisse (LSE: 0QP5.L - news) 's investment bank …

  • More than 20 European business associations and companies interviewed by Reuters say they back their governments' position that Britain's banking sector can only enjoy EU market access post-Brexit if the country still follows the bloc's rules. Britain wants a trade deal that gives London's financial district, known as …

  • Safe as houses? Not in this fast, volatile market Telegraph - Sat, Sep 24, 2016 16:05 BST

    Safe as houses? Not in this fast, volatile market

  • Once safe bonds now 'offering only risk', so where should you invest?

  • Wall Street slumps on weak tech, energy shares AFP - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 21:51 BST
    Wall Street slumps on weak tech, energy shares

    Twitter shares soared after CNBC reported that the microblogging service is in talks with potential acquirers including Google and Salesforce.com

  • Brexit worries knock sterling to 5-week low Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 16:11 BST

    Sterling skidded over 1 percent to hit a five-week low close to $1.29 on Friday after three straight weeks of losses, as worries over Britain's exit from the European Union kept pressure on the currency. The pound had jumped back over $1.31 on Thursday, after Bank of England policymaker Kristen Forbes said she saw no case …

  • Royston Wild considers the investment case of two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) fallers.

  • Germany's Commerzbank mulls cutting 5,000 jobs: reports

    Commerzbank warned that its overall profits for 2016 would be lower than the year before

  • 'We profit from other investors' mistakes' Telegraph - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 15:56 BST

    'We profit from other investors' mistakes'

  • Twitter surges 20% on buyout report; US stocks dip AFP - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 15:32 BST
    Wall Street slumps on weak tech, energy shares

    Twitter shares soared after CNBC reported that the microblogging service is in talks with potential acquirers including Google and Salesforce.com

  • These 3 surprise high-yielders destroy cash Fool.co.uk - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 15:00 BST

    These three stocks pay income of up to 27 times today's base rate, says Harvey Jones.

  • BizWireTV Video News: Innovative Security Tech with Live Face ID and Hot Product Launches You Need to Know About

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- @BizWireTV Featuring 3M, IMDb, LuDela and Prudential On the latest BizWireTV , 3M is getting proactive about safety and security measures with its new live face identification ...

  • Form 8.5 - PREMIER FARNELL PLC Business Wire - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:54 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) August 2016 FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) ...

  • Form 8.5 - SABMILLER PLC Business Wire - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:54 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) August 2016 FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) ...

  • Form 8 (DD) - ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV Business Wire - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:54 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8 (DD) PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PARTY TO AN OFFER OR PERSON ACTING IN CONCERT (INCLUDING DEALINGS FOR THE ACCOUNT OF DISCRETIONARY INVESTMENT CLIENTS) Rules 8.1, 8.2 ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)- LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP Business Wire - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:53 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) August 2016 FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) ...

  • FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - SABMILLER PLC Business Wire - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:43 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV Business Wire - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:42 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)- DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG Business Wire - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:42 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.3 - London Stock Exchange Group Plc Business Wire - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:34 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Transaction in Own Shares Business Wire - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:29 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- HARGREAVE HALE AIM VCT2 PLC 23 September 2016 Purchase of shares for cancellation Hargreave Hale AIM VCT 2 plc announces that today the company purchased 87,766 Ordinary shares ...

  • HSBC walks U.S. regulatory tightrope over $10 bln of 'trapped' capital Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:33 BST

    Britain's HSBC is seeking to release billions of dollars of capital tied up in the United States without upsetting the country's politicians and regulators, senior sources at the bank said. HSBC, which has been in the sights of U.S. regulators over breaching anti-money laundering rules, has more than $20 billion of capital …

  • European shares pull back after Fed-inspired rally; RWE falls Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:28 BST

    European shares fell on Friday, pulling back from two-week highs hit the previous session after the Federal Reserve signalled an increasingly cautious approach to future rate hikes, with banks leading ...

  • MOVES-StanChart head of financial markets Paul quits Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:12 BST

    LONDON, Sept 23 - Standard Chartered's head of its financial markets unit Jonathan Paul has quit after less than 18 months in the role. The bank said Paul will leave next week to pursue other interests. ...

  • Brexit worries knock sterling back towards $1.30 Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:24 BST

    Sterling slipped back towards $1.30 on Friday, ending the week in much the same place as it started, with worries over Britain's exit from the European Union (KSE: 000910.KS - news) keeping pressure on the currency. The pound had jumped back over $1.31 on Thursday, after Bank of England policymaker Kristen Forbes said …

  • Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley takes CEO role Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 08:43 BST

    Britain's Sports Direct, the retailer trying to mend its battered image, named its billionaire founder and controlling shareholder Mike Ashley as chief executive on Friday after Dave Forsey quit the role. Lawmakers have condemned it for "Victorian" working conditions, investors and media have slammed it for dire corporate …

  • Banks investigated for failing to help scam victims Telegraph - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 08:01 BST

    Banks investigated for failing to help scam victims

  • Which? makes 'super complaint' to force banks to help scam victims

  • Are these the best dividend stocks in the FTSE 100? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 07:00 BST

    Edward Sheldon looks at two of the highest yielding dividend stocks in the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX). Are these yields sustainable?

  • FOREX-Dollar on track for weekly losses in wake of Fed, BOJ Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 01:48 BST

    The dollar gained in Asian trading on Friday but was on track to end a tumultuous week with losses after the Federal Reserve trimmed its long-term interest rate expectations and the Bank of Japan rebooted its monetary policy framework. The U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but signalled it …

  • Cambridge's property market falters as house prices in Scotland climb 

  • Where are the youngest first-time buyers in the UK? Telegraph - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 00:01 BST

    Where are the youngest first-time buyers in the UK?

  • Barclays to pay $500,000 to settle charges over record keeping -CFTC Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 18:44 BST

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Thursday it had ordered Barclays Bank PLC to pay $500,000 to settle charges of record-keeping deficiencies. As part of the settlement, which covered ...

  • EBS set to launch EBS Live Ultra faster data service Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 17:29 BST

    ICAP (LSE: IAP.L - news) -owned EBS Brokertec said on Thursday it was on the verge of launching its "Ultra" data service, a high-speed feed that will further strengthen the hand of the large banks and computer-driven trading firms that dominate the currency world's biggest venues. The EBS Live Ultra service, priced identically …

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