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Rule change opens way for £1.5tn Aramco float

The financial regulator plans to relax rules for sovereign companies wanting to list on the London Stock Exchange, opening the way for Saudi Aramco’s £1.5tn float. After a period of consultation which saw some opposition, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said from July 1 its “premium” listing plans to exempt …

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Ex-Goldman partners unite for new firm MW&L

Two former Goldman Sachs partners have united to form a new private investment vehicle that will deploy money from one of Greece’s wealthiest shipping families. Sky News has learnt that Matthew Westerman and Julian Metherell, who both spent lengthy careers based at the Wall‎ Street’s European headquarters in London, …

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Argentina gets $50bn rescue loan from IMF

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to give Argentina $50bn (£37bn) in standby loans to tackle soaring inflation that is crippling the economy.  Argentina’s peso has tanked by a quarter against the US dollar this year making imports more expensive. Inflation has been rising at about 25% a year, …

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G7: May urges Trump re-think on steel tariffs

Theresa May will briefly leave her government’s Brexit turmoil behind to persuade Donald Trump to re-think US steel imports. The prime minister will be joined by her counterparts from France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan as they establish a plan to convince the US President to halt the punitive …

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Heathrow failure could cost taxpayers 'billions'

Heathrow Airport could sue taxpayers for “billions of pounds” if the third runway expansion goes wrong, Justine Greening has suggested. The former transport secretary, whose Putney constituency lies under the flight path, said a clause in the Department for Transport’s agreement with Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) would mean the …

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MPs have 'lost confidence' in TSB boss Pester

The Treasury select committee of MPs has “lost confidence” in TSB chief executive Paul Pester’s ability to lead the troubled bank. In a letter to TSB chairman Richard Meddings, they said: “…the committee considers that the TSB Board should give serious consideration as to whether Dr Pester’s position as …

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