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Chinese investors eye UK bank stake

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Chinese state-backed investors are eying a stake in one of the domestically focused U.K. banks, and have hired lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright in London to examine their options for gaining a foothold in the U.K. market, sources have told CNBC.

City pay and bonus boom revealed

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The financial rewards handed to the City's highest-paid bankers rose by a third last year – and more than 2,700 of them were paid more than €1m (£830,000) in 2012.



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SEC announces whisteblower award of more than $325,000

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced a whistleblower award totalling more than $325,000 for a former investment firm employee who tipped the agency with specific information that enabled enforcement staff to open an investigation and uncover the extent of the fraudulent activity.

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SocGen delivers 'solid results'

French bank Societe Generale enjoyed the benefits of a sharp increase in its retail banking business and what its chief saw as a "moderate" improvement in economies as it recorded a 27 percent increase in third-quarter group net profit to 1.126 billion euros ($1.2 billion).