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Should the UK pay financial rewards to whistleblowers?

May 2, 2017

UK authorities have so far balked at the suggestion of introducing significant US-style financial rewards for whistleblowers. Hannah Laming of law firm Peters & Peters asks if it is time for a rethink.

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Barclays leads chemicals M&A renaissance

May 2, 2017

In a busy chemicals M&A arena, Barclays' EMEA team has been making waves. Edward Russell-Walling looks at its work on the acquisition of the US's Airgas by France's Air Liquide, as well as compatriot Total's sale of Atotech.

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Caixa Geral marks Portugal’s AT1 return

May 2, 2017

Despite an EU bailout last year, in March state-owned Caixa Geral de Depositos felt confident about launching the first issuance from a Portuguese bank in about two years, as Joanne Hart reports.

Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Furaih teaser

SAMA vice-governor looks to add value to the Saudi economy

May 2, 2017

Saudi Arabia's economy has been flat over the past few years, largely due to the slump in oil prices. However, as the vice-governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Furaih, tells James King, the banking sector is performing well, bolstered by newcomers adding value to the country.

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Citi markets and securities chief retains a rare global perspective

May 2, 2017

Citi’s global head of markets and securities services, Paco Ybarra, is a three-decade veteran of the US bank. He talks to Danielle Myles about running a truly global business, the bank’s equities strategy and the truth about the Volcker Rule.

Bank M&A: back from the dead?

May 2, 2017

After a moribund few years, M&A deals in Europe’s banking sector look set for a renaissance.

Turkish vote could bode badly for banks

May 2, 2017

The outcome of the Turkish referendum to hand broader powers to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is causing ripples of worry regarding the country's banks.

Deals of the year 2017

Deals of the Year 2017 – Africa

May 2, 2017

The Deals of the Year 2017 winners from Africa.

Deals of the year 2017

Deals of the Year 2017 – Americas

May 2, 2017

The Deals of the Year 2017 winners from the Americas.

Deals of the year 2017

Deals of the Year 2017 – Asia-Pacific

May 2, 2017

The Deals of the Year 2017 winners from Asia-Pacific.

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