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    • newBoost for HSBC as major Chinese investor Ping An increases stake
      Move halts slump in share price after money-laundering claims and US-China spatHSBC has received a much-needed vote of confidence from its largest investor after China’s Ping An Asset Management increased its stake in the embattled bank.The move co…
      - 8 hours ago, 28 Sep 20, 1:36pm -
    • The Guardian view on the EU economy: adopt, not outlaw, Keynesian policies | Editorial
      During the pandemic, the EU dropped its austerity-inducing budget rules and restrictions on its central bank’s ability to finance government spending. It get should rid of them permanentlyIn an emergency, the normal rules do not apply. Coronavirus…
      - 3 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 1:30pm -
    • What $2tn in possible corrupt activity reveals about Kleptopia | Tom Burgis
      The FinCEN files include more than 2,000 leaked suspicious activity reports that banks had filed to the US Treasury. They show how kleptocrats hoard secrecyFive years ago, in the bar of a war correspondents’ club in London, I met a man who had stol…
      - 5 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 8:06am -
    • HSBC, Goldman Sachs and PwC delay return to offices in England
      Companies’ decisions follow government Covid-19 U-turn on back-to-work driveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHSBC, Goldman Sachs and PwC have postponed plans to bring staff back to their offices in England after the gov…
      - 6 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 7:34am -
    • NatWest unveils savings account offering 3% interest
      Up to £50 a month can be put into account designed to help people with little or no savingsNatWest has unveiled a new account with a market-leading 3% interest rate designed to help customers with little or no savings.Customers can put between £1 t…
      - 6 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 2:50pm -
    • UK recession expected to continue until spring amid Covid-19 surge
      City says economic fightback is running out of steam as new restrictions are announcedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s economy is heading for a prolonged recession lasting until next spring as the number of co…
      - 7 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 9:35am -
    • Leaks show Chelsea owner Abramovich funded Israeli settler group
      Russian oligarch’s firms donated £74m to Elad, who are accused of trying to seize Palestinian neighbourhoodsCompanies controlled by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich donated tens of millions of pounds to a highly controversial Israeli settler group a…
      - 7 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 4:01pm -
    • Thousands of Britons living in EU told their UK bank accounts will be closed
      Lloyds and Barclays among banks taking action due to lack of post-Brexit trade dealThousands of Britons living in the EU will have their UK bank accounts closed by the end of the year because of the UK’s failure to agree a post-Brexit trade deal.Ll…
      - 8 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 8:00am -
    • NS&I to slash savings rates and Premium Bonds prizes
      Government-backed body to reduce returns on direct saver, investment account and IsasMillions of savers with NS&I have been dealt a blow after it announced it would slash interest rates in November and cut the Premium Bonds prize fund a month later.S…
      - 8 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 6:32am -
    • Barclays and HSBC shares fall after reports of alleged suspicious transfers
      Standard Chartered stock also falls after claims banking sector handled $2tn in potentially corrupt transactionsShares in the banking sector have fallen after media reports that some of the world’s largest banks moved large sums of allegedly illici…
      - 8 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 4:09am -

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    • Hundreds of City firms at risk of collapse because of Covid, FCA warns
      UK financial watchdog also criticised social media companies for allowing investment scam ads on their platformsBritain’s financial watchdog has warned that hundreds of small and medium-sized City firms are at risk of collapse due to the economic p…
      - 4 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 2:54pm -
    • Troubled test-and-trace system drafts in management consultants
      Guardian learns ‘hundreds’ of consultancy staff ‘on standby’ for ‘back-office’ roles with other firms contacted for helpCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government is preparing to shore up its £10bn coron…
      - 10 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 2:07pm -
    • BlackRock votes against 49 companies for lack of climate crisis progress
      World’s largest asset manager reveals votes against directors on environment issuesBlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has disclosed that in the past year it has voted 55 times against directors at 49 companies for failing to make progr…
      - 11 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 1:04pm -
    • Scottish Mortgage won't be too bothered about the Nasdaq's wobble | Nils Pratley
      The investment fund understands the value of thinking long-term and backing winnersThursday’s biggest faller in the FTSE 100 index was Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, a wholly unsurprising move on a day the technology-heavy Nasdaq took a tumble…
      - 25 days ago, 3 Sep 20, 2:50pm -
    • Is Hut Group's vaulting ambition a leap too far in cutthroat online market?
      The e-commerce retailer is looking for £920m and a huge valuation from its stock market debut – but there are reasons to be waryWe are invited to view the imminent arrival on the London stock market of The Hut Group, a Manchester-based e-commerce…
      - 30 days ago, 30 Aug 20, 4:00am -
    • Mark Carney takes on new job in Canada
      Former Bank of England governor joins asset management firm to lead its ESG investment strategyThe former Bank of England governor Mark Carney has returned to his roots as an investment banker with a job spearheading environmental and social investin…
      - 33 days ago, 26 Aug 20, 1:22pm -
    • Global dividends plunge by $108bn during Covid-19 crisis
      Study of world’s largest 1,200 companies reveals biggest quarterly drop since records beganCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe amount paid out by big companies to their investors plummeted between April and June as fir…
      - 36 days ago, 23 Aug 20, 7:01pm -
    • Ryanair's flight cuts are no surprise and signal an aviation nosedive
      Decent test-and-trace systems at airports might help sector as Covid-19 cases rise in EuropeThat didn’t take long. A rise in Covid-19 cases in Europe has prompted Ryanair to cut flight capacity by 20% for September and October. “Forward bookings…
      - 42 days ago, 17 Aug 20, 2:11pm -
    • We'll hire 100 black interns a year, say UK fund managers
      City firms sign up to #100BlackInterns to tackle underrepresentation Headhunters with diversity brief still mainly whiteA group of 80 leading City fund managers has committed to hiring at least 100 black interns per year, starting in 2021, to make up…
      - 43 days ago, 17 Aug 20, 7:41am -
    • PwC and Schroders will allow staff to work from home after Covid crisis
      Accountancy firm and the fund manager will ‘rethink the rulebook on flexibility’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePricewaterhouseCoopers and Schroders are to allow the majority of staff to continue to work from home af…
      - 43 days ago, 17 Aug 20, 5:39am -

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