Financial sector

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Greensill lobbying row: FCA mulls ‘restrictions’ on financial system
Regulator to review mechanism that allowed now-collapsed bank to operate in UK without a licence

Rupert Neate

12, May, 2021 @6:15 PM

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Treasury to sell £1.1bn in NatWest shares, cutting taxpayer stake to 54.8%
The government has been gradually reducing its holdings in the bank since the 2008 financial crisis

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, May, 2021 @6:48 PM

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Vaccines will not inoculate investors against the danger of an ‘epic bubble’
Markets have been on a dazzling run since Pfizer’s trial results. Now there is reason to worry that things are going too far

09, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Apple’s $90bn share buy-back is a reminder of US tech giants’ domination
In effect, the iPhone maker has the equivalent of an entire BP lying around as spare change

Nils Pratley

29, Apr, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Lloyds profits soar as Covid loan loss provisions released
Banking group claws back £459m from cash pile meant to cover bad debts

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

28, Apr, 2021 @7:25 AM

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Credit Suisse records almost £600m loss on Archegos collapse
Loss branded ‘unacceptable’ as Swiss bank says hedge fund failure wiped out best quarterly performance in a decade

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

22, Apr, 2021 @8:34 AM

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Leading finance firms sign up to Mark Carney forum on low-carbon investment
Barclays, HSBC and Axa among 160 firms in global alliance to hasten transition to net zero economies

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

21, Apr, 2021 @4:01 AM

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Social media sites warned over risky investment offers
City watchdog flags up platforms such as YouTube and TikTok in promoting investments to inexperienced consumers

Rupert Jones

20, Apr, 2021 @5:26 PM

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UK taxpayers face £120m compensation bill for LC&F scandal
Government announces payouts for almost 9,000 people who invested in defunct London Capital & Finance

Rupert Jones

19, Apr, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Bitcoin records biggest one-day drop for almost two months
Fall comes amid warnings over speculation by novice investors in cryptocurrencies such as dogecoin

Graeme Wearden

18, Apr, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Hedge fund profits boom despite some high-profile problems
Funds made gains of 6% for the first quarter of the year – the strongest since the 2008 financial crisis

Joanna Partridge

15, Apr, 2021 @7:08 PM

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What did Greensill Capital actually do? | Adam Leaver
Behind David Cameron’s lobbying lies a surreal web of ‘supply chain financing’ and ‘factoring’, says accountancy professor Adam Leaver

Adam Leaver

15, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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