Tag Archives: London

Investors face £230m loss in London Capital & Finance collapse

LC&F sold £236m of mini-bonds that promised strong returns to 11,400 customers. Photograph: Mike Kemp/In Pictures/Getty Images More than 11,400 investors are likely to lose more than £230m in savings due to the collapse of London Capital & Finance after it was announced that only 159 affected mini-bond customers would receive compensation. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme said it had identified a small group of ... Read More »

London attack: Seven of eight victims identified

The identities of seven people killed in the London Bridge attacks have been confirmed, as police say the death toll has risen to eight. The aunt of French national Sebastien Belanger, who worked as a chef, said he was among those killed on Saturday. It comes as police searching for another French national Xavier Thomas, 45, recovered a body from ... Read More »

At This Office in London, Pole Dancers and Half-Naked Mermaids

More than 60 million people use Badoo Trading Ltd.’s dating app in places like Latin America and Russia, but back home in London, all anybody knows about it are the parties. Half-naked women dressed as mermaids. Almost-naked models used as sushi platters. Others coated in body paint. Notice a theme? At this spring’s Too Funky Friday party, a George Michael ... Read More »

As ‘Brexit’ Tensions Rise, E.U. Proposal Targets London Finance

Valdis Dombrovskis, a European Commission vice president, in Brussels on Thursday. “In the context of Brexit, we see that the situation is changing,” he said. CreditEric Vidal/Reuters European Union officials fired an opening salvo on Thursday in a “Brexit”-related dispute that could threaten London’s status as the undisputed financial capital of Europe and affect hundreds of trillions of dollars’ worth ... Read More »

Ireland voices anger over EU rivals wooing finance firms from London

The Irish Financial Services centre in Dublin, one of four main alternative locations for financial firms alongside Frankfurt, Paris and Luxembourg. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Ireland has complained to the European commission that it is being undercut by rival centres competing to host financial firms looking for a base in the European Union outside London after Brexit. Last week, the US ... Read More »

Simon Rattle offers up musical ‘tapas bar’ for first season in London

Conductor Simon Rattle unveiled what he described as a musical “tapas bar” on Tuesday as he presented an eclectic program for his first season with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). Rattle, the outgoing chief conductor of the prestigious Berliner Philharmoniker, will take up his new role as music director of the LSO in September and will be running both orchestras ... Read More »

Simon Rattle offers up musical ‘tapas bar’ for first season in London

Conductor Simon Rattle unveiled what he described as a musical “tapas bar” on Tuesday as he presented an eclectic program for his first season with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). Rattle, the outgoing chief conductor of the prestigious Berliner Philharmoniker, will take up his new role as music director of the LSO in September and will be running both orchestras ... Read More »