Merger gives Italy new banking giant

Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano confirm a much-anticipated deal to create Italy’s third-biggest bank. Ivor Bennett reports. Merger gives Italy new banking giant This is one of what will be 2,500 branches…...


UK regulator ditches banking review

A public review of Britain’s banking culture has been scrapped just months after it was announced. One lawmaker branded the move a “surrender”, but regulators say they want to work individually with banks to...


Investment banking comeback for SG & CA

Investment banking: so dead. Or at least that was a very recent prediction. The latest raft of results suggest it’s alive, and fighting back. After BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole and SocGen are the Investment...