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  • High-speed trading won't flash by

    16 April 2014

    Lawsuits, regulation and a book release have put high-speed trading back in the headlines
  • 90 to 81: Asian Citrus to CVS Holdings

    11 April 2014

    In the second 10-company segment of our analysis of Aim's top 100 companies, we give our verdict on Asian Citrus, Stanley Gibbons, FW Thorpe,...
  • Ukraine fallout hits Bank of Georgia Tip Update

    07 March 2014

    Crisis in the Ukraine and weaker emerging markets sentiment more generally are driving significant volatility in Bank of Georgia's shares.
  • Korean debts knock Standard Tip Update

    05 March 2014

    RESULTS: Standard Chartered's profits slipped for the first time in about a decade, significantly reflecting problems in Korea - but longer-term...
  • Provision hit strikes RBS

    29 January 2014

    Hefty new misconduct-related provisions at RBS have hit the lender's capital and left the bank on course for a painful full-year loss
  • Are UK banks on the mend?

    14 January 2014

    The Bank of England's latest Credit Conditions Survey indicates that credit demand is growing - so does this signal a sustained recovery for the...
  • Diamond Bob eyes Africa

    18 December 2013

    Former Barclays boss, Bob Diamond, and African billionaire, Ashish Thakkar, are floating an investment vehicle in London that will look to buy up African...
  • Currency headwinds blow from the east

    08 November 2013

    Lost in translation: Converting emerging market earnings back into pounds and pence is costing British companies dear
  • Mixed bag from the banks

    30 October 2013

    ANALYSIS: The recent third-quarter banking season delivered its usual quota of unpleasant surprises, but the underlying results hinted at a growing...
  • Bank of Georgia sees slower backdrop

    15 August 2013

    RESULTS: Georgia's economy slowed dramatically in the first half - and that has led to slower progress for Bank of Georgia, the country's largest...
  • New boss for RBS

    02 August 2013

    RESULTS: News that Ross McEwan to take the helm at RBS have overshadowed the lender's lacklustre half-year figures
  • Lloyds' recovery gathers pace

    01 August 2013

    RESULTS: Lloyds' recovery is looking increasingly entrenched, although - after a strong run since April - the shares are no longer looking so...
  • Barclays shares sink on rights issue

    31 July 2013

    A regulatory-driven fundraising, and lacklustre half-year figures, have hit Barclays' shares - but the deep discount implied by the rights issue...
  • Capital shortfalls eclipse bank reprivatisation talk

    20 June 2013

    The chancellor's Mansion House speech was short on detail regarding selling the government's shares in RBS and Lloyds - unlike regulators'...
  • RBS boss steps down amid reprivatisation talk

    17 June 2013

    RBS's boss has stepped down and it's rumoured that the government is preparing to say something about disposing of it shares - but don't...
  • Re-privatise the banks, but avoid radicalism

    13 June 2013

    A pro-Tory think tank has proposed distributing most of the government's shares in Lloyds and RBS free to taxpayers - but it's an approach...
  • Share prices leave profits behind

    07 June 2013

    Share prices may have raced ahead this year but profits will take time to catch up
  • Co-op PIB options

    15 May 2013

    The dive in Co-operative Bank's debt has set up all sorts of pricing opportunities if you can stomach the risk, as well as exposing some unusual...
  • Global banks remain on top

    08 May 2013

    First-quarter figures from HSBC, Standard Chartered and RBS emphasise how the UK's internationally-focused lenders are still doing best
  • Lloyds in recovery mode

    01 May 2013

    A sharply lower bad debt charge and an absence of further PPI-related provisions have helped Lloyds' profits recover - but credit demand still looks...
  • Barclays makes first-quarter progress

    24 April 2013

    Barclays reported modest progress with its first-quarter figures but, after soaring over 60 per cent since early September, the shares look up with...

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