Mark Kleinman is the city editor of Sky News
Thursday 19 March 2015
If taxes are one of life’s few certainties, then taxes on banks are becoming just as predictable.
Thursday 05 March 2015
Falling profits, boardroom turmoil and a declining return on equity: by any measure, Standard Chartered’s 2014 was a year to forget.
Thursday 19 February 2015
PLAC, CRD-4, the FCA and the PRA: but for HSBC, the most important acronym in the banking lexicon right now is KYC (Know Your Customer).
Thursday 05 February 2015
Other than their membership of the UK’s blue-chip share index, what unites Barclays, G4S, GlaxoSmithKline, Rolls Royce Holdings and Tesco?
Friday 23 January 2015
It takes a lot to overshadow a quantitative easing programme on the scale of the one announced by the European Central Bank yesterday, but the Duke of York’s private life somehow managed it.
Thursday 08 January 2015
It's with some trepidation that I set out my predictions for the year ahead in corporate Britain, not least because the first of them might appear misguided even by the time you read this.
Thursday 18 December 2014
Vince Cable knew what he was letting himself in for when he asked Lord Myners to oversee a review of the British government’s privatisations.
Friday 05 December 2014
There are few things bankers dread more than being summoned for hours of intellectual flagellation by Andrew Tyrie, the relentless chairman of the Treasury Select Committee.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Desperate times call for desperate measures. How else to interpret the crude insinuation from BG Group that its newly anointed chief executive might not join if investors vote down a one-off share award worth £12m?
Thursday 06 November 2014
It's the privatisation row that won’t go away.
Thursday 23 October 2014
It's day 53 for Dave Lewis as chief executive of Tesco. Ordinarily, that might be a time for a new boss to pause for breath, but the firefighting engulfing him since his arrival looks like the first act of a much longer-term drama.
Thursday 09 October 2014
The news that two directors of HSBC’s UK operation are stepping down because of proposed bank sanctions provoked a predictable reaction: good riddance, cried one commentator; they exerted no real influence anyway, exclaimed another.
Thursday 25 September 2014
Things are always unnoticed until they’re noticed.” Those seven Rumsfeld-esque words could seal Sir Richard Broadbent’s fate as Tesco chairman.
Thursday 11 September 2014
YESTERDAY’S desperate round of campaigning in Scotland by the main Westminster party leaders might have offered a boost – but not to those they wanted to vote No to independence.
Thursday 28 August 2014
It is surprisingly easy to find bankers with positive things to say about Andrew Bailey, their chief regulator.
Thursday 14 August 2014
Nigel Wilson has hardly put a foot wrong since replacing Tim Breedon, his po-faced predecessor, as chief executive of Legal & General just over two years ago.
Thursday 31 July 2014
Quite literally, yesterday it was payback time for Britain’s banking industry.
Thursday 17 July 2014
SIR Andrew Witty has been keeping his head down in recent weeks, as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) seeks a cure for what ails it in China.
Thursday 03 July 2014
Does someone at the new body set up to promote investor long-termism have a bizarre sense of humour?
Thursday 19 June 2014
TALK of energy suppliers and con tricks, and the assumption might be that the Big Six have been indulging in a reputation-shredding episode of doorstep mis-selling.
Thursday 05 June 2014
PHILIP Clarke is beginning to sound like the corporate equivalent of Alastair Cook at the end of England’s disastrous Ashes defence.
Thursday 22 May 2014
IF AT first you don't succeed, walk away and try again in six months: as City epithets go, it’s not exactly compelling.
Thursday 08 May 2014
THERE have been many crucial days already during Antony Jenkins’ short tenure at Barclays, but today will be the most important of all.
Thursday 24 April 2014
IT WAS ever thus: investment bankers kick off the year talking up a economic environment ripe for throwing up industry-defining mergers and acquisitions.
Thursday 10 April 2014
LIKE hands-on managers who get rebranded as directors of football, senior advisers at investment banks often find their august titles are merely stepping-stones on the way to a graceful exit.