Call for cut in stock market trading hours to aid working parents

Proposal by City lobby groups could make the industry more accessible to womenCity lobby groups are proposing cutting stock market trading hours to help make banking and asset management more accessible to women and working parents.The Investment Assoc…

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Forget a 2008 Lehman Bros-style crash – this is how a ‘normal’ recession could start | Dan Davies

Current political uncertainty or trade restrictions could shock business confidence, but policymakers are fixated on financeThere’s a hoary old proverb in the financial markets that a crisis happens precisely when the institutional memory of the last c…

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Burford Capital replaces finance chief to appease investors

UK-listed litigation financier bows to pressure and demotes CFO after hedge fund criticismBurford Capital is replacing its chairman and finance chief in an effort to appease shareholders after a US hedge fund made allegations of poor governance and mur…

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Could devaluation of China’s yuan trigger the next financial crisis? | Larry Elliott

Anyone looking around for bad economic news in this ‘silly season’ is spoilt for choiceEvery now and then, August belies its reputation as a sleepy month when nothing happens and throws up an event that shakes financial markets.The Latin American debt …

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City regulator intervenes as Burford alleges market manipulation

Litigation finance firm hits back after attack by Muddy Waters hedge fundThe City regulator has begun “wide-ranging enquiries” following the US hedge fund Muddy Waters’ attack on the UK-listed Burford Capital last week that sent its shares plummeting b…

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City urged to attach ‘climate risk’ reports to pensions

MPs want mandatory climate reporting within three years to avoid risk to investmentsBritain’s biggest companies, investors and pension funds must come clean to investors on the financial risks they face due to the climate crisis, MPs have said.The envi…

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How a big French bank helped London tenants get back to work

L&Q social housing association secured loan by BNP Paribas under condition it helped its unemployed residents find jobsFor a couple of years Nontando Mpofu, known to her friends as Lucy, struggled to find permanent work and often found herself reli…

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