China orders regulators to curb property lending

Central government steps in to deal withRead more

Syngenta reassures investors on ChemChina deal

Swiss group confident $44bn takeover wilRead more

Payments: interloping antelope

US banks need to beat disrupters with aRead more

Monte dei Paschi to cut jobs in latest survival plan

Italian bank’s shares climb 20% as new cRead more

China’s Xiongmai recalls cyber attack webcams

‘Botnet’ attack crippled services from TRead more

Arm chief warns of dangers of hard Brexit

UK tech group says restrictions on imporRead more

Western banks resigned to Asia’s low deal fee culture

The most profitable opportunities are noRead more

Chinese banks raise capital for debt swap deals

China Construction Bank seeks outside inRead more

Wells TV ad campaign aims to rebuild damaged brand

Bank’s new chief Tim Sloan seeks to recoRead more

Boost for Glencore on thermal coal price deal

Price highlights dramatic change in fortRead more

Wells Fargo and RBS / Cobham / Microsoft

Bank bosses do not need to encourage higRead more

Wells Fargo and RBS / Cobham / Microsoft

Bank bosses do not need to encourage higRead more

Key US oil pipeline hit by outage

Key US oil pipeline hit by outageRead more

PDVSA bags bond swap but doubts remain

PDVSA bags bond swap but doubts remainRead more

Petra Diamonds: rough cut

Pledge to cut capital expenditure must bRead more

AT&T bonds slide as Time Warner deal digested

Prospect of up to $40bn in new debt to fRead more

Air France to get new chief to boost union relations

Frédéric Gagey will become finance direcRead more

Syngenta: finding chemistry

ChemChina very likely has not given up oRead more

Iran: Inside the battle to succeed Khamenei

Reformists and hardliners vie to influenRead more

Syngenta shares hit by fears of ChemChina deal delay

Chinese group has chosen not to submit cRead more

Cobham: think smaller

Critics of diversification have been givRead more

Philips enjoys bump from China as Europe stalls

Dutch group warns of political instabiliRead more

Philips enjoys bump from China as Europe stalls

Dutch group warns of political instabiliRead more

Germany withdraws approval for Chinese tech deal

Berlin reopens probe into Aixtron deal aRead more

Microsoft lifts UK software prices after pound falls

US technology group follows Dell and AppRead more

RBS incentivised fee-based accounts pre-crisis

City watchdog has urged UK banks to imprRead more

Bankers’ pay remains out of kilter with reality

Excessive remuneration is still a cancerRead more

S Korea’s Hanjin looks to sell European business

Beleaguered shipping group accelerates aRead more

Cobham shares slide 13% on fresh profit warning

FTSE 250 defence group issues third warnRead more

What’s next for Portuguese bonds?

Investors have reasons to be cautious abRead more

Barclays’ Africa split estimated to cost up to £1bn

Terms of split could prove expensive oveRead more

Brussels nears antitrust settlement with Gazprom

Deal likely to prompt backlash from eastRead more

Deutsche’s US arm faces fresh legal fight

Case to proceed that pits bank against iRead more

Germany’s Mittelstand adds new data to old technology

Everyday tools are given new purpose witRead more

Germany’s Mittelstand adds new data to old technology

Everyday tools are given new purpose witRead more

Rockwell Collins in $6.4bn deal for B/E Aerospace

Slowing commercial aerospace market putsRead more

Vinamilk deal gives Morgan Stanley little cream

$25,000 Vietnam fee to sell $800m of stoRead more

Rolls-Royce bucks pension trend with surplus

UK workers get retirement boost while otRead more

To revive America’s economy, raise interest rates

The longer the low-rate environment lastRead more

India launches race to build fighter jet

Deal to supply air force rates among worRead more

Connected devices create cyber security weak spots

‘Internet of Things’ excitement marred bRead more

Silicon Valley: Under pressure to float

Investors, employees and a need to fundRead more

Silicon Valley: Under pressure to float

Investors, employees and a need to fundRead more

Chinese companies target Portuguese banks

Fosun in talks for stake in BCP, while MRead more

BBA says small lenders plan to quit UK by Christmas

Lobby group says international banks assRead more

Glencore sell-offs bore through debt burden

Group’s turnround drive pays off, but muRead more

‘Internet of things’ was mobilised for internet outage

Hacked devices linked to ‘sophisticated’Read more

iPhone set for first annual sales fall

Apple is forecast to report 9% decline tRead more

US charges Russian man over cyber attacks

Nikulin was held in Prague at FBI’s requRead more

Airbnb’s future in New York rests on politics

The home-sharing site would be wise to wRead more

Nintendo hints at key shift in focus with Switch

Pricing will be key to clarifying whetheRead more

New York governor approves Airbnb crackdown

Home-sharing site vows to fight new statRead more

Cyber attack hits hundreds of websites

Twitter, FT, Spotify and Airbnb among thRead more

FT explainer: what just hit the internet?

Attack on company with fewer than 500 emRead more

Prepare for the US post-election natural-gas war

The enemies of pipeliners are plotting tRead more

New protections for pension savers

Regulator to receive new powers over masRead more

GE cuts forecasts amid oil and gas weakness

US manufacturer’s revenues and operatingRead more

The man entrusted to explain the Saudi shift

When the energy minister calls an end toRead more

There is nothing revolutionary about Airbnb and Uber

These companies’ rebellious posturing isRead more

Heathrow: you cannot keep politics out of planning

Decisions are only made when the consequRead more

SAP boosted by UK software sales after Brexit vote

UK sales growth helps company to post 8%Read more

Small-cap focus: Technology

Enthusiasm for London tempered by profitRead more

It’s time to stand up for the whistleblowers

Without real protection for whistlebloweRead more

Bombardier to cut more than 10% of workforce

Canadian plane and train maker pushes ahRead more

Profit warnings: freaky Thursday

Sometimes, it really is just a coincidenRead more

Smart machines are on their way whatever we think

Artificial intelligence has the potentiaRead more

Financial treasures and terrors lurk in your attic

Being disorganised can be a symptom of dRead more

Shell to sell Canadian shale assets for $1bn

Anglo-Dutch group needs to reduce borrowRead more

BHP Billiton digs deep to close gender gap

Miner says aim for women to make up halfRead more

RBS and Lloyds: mind the share price gap

Lenders’ performance has diverged sinceRead more

Russian gas pipeline threatens European unity

Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 tests EU credibiRead more

Brazil files homicide charges over Samarco disaster

19 people died when a dam collapsed lastRead more

Morgan Stanley eyes record $120m fee from Monsanto

Bank set to receive the highest sum forRead more

Pioneering spirit America would do well to revive

For centuries millions moved to find worRead more

Nasser steps down as BHP Billiton chairman

Australian tells shareholders he stayedRead more

Carlos Ghosn stakes his reputation on Mitsubishi

Some analysts question whether he can haRead more

Heathrow vows to curb charges during runway build

Airport seeks to reassure airlines aboutRead more

Switch in mood as investors go bullish on NatGas

Biggest long position in more than two yRead more

Oil producers optimistic that the slump is over

But companies are divided over whether aRead more

Lufthansa shares jump as airline raises profit target

German group bounces back from July warnRead more

Glencore unloads Australia coal haulage business

Swiss group hits asset disposal target wRead more

Reckitt Benckiser / Saudi bond / Laird

Multinational group’s corporate cultureRead more

Exxon backs ‘serious action’ on climate change

US oil group seeks to shed its image asRead more

Analysts dismiss ‘carbon bubble’ warning

IHS Markit says climate change threat toRead more

Exxon CEO dismisses supply crunch fears

US oil chief argues that the viability oRead more

BHP Billiton aims for 50% of workforce to be women

Anglo-Australian miner says better gendeRead more

Essar sale a push to address India banking issues

Deal with Rosneft also shows difficultyRead more

Travis Perkins issues profit warning

UK’s largest builders’ merchant to closeRead more

Insurers team up to study benefits of blockchain

Evaluation to look at whether technologyRead more

US energy: California’s cleaner dream

The state has attracted criticism over tRead more

Treasury abandons flagship Osborne reform on pensions

Plans for sale of retirement annuities rRead more

Frackers profit from shifting fortunes

Opec has moved past hopes of crushing USRead more

Thermal coal prices hit $100 a tonne

Benchmark prices in Asia have doubled siRead more

Oil groups ‘threatened’ by electric cars

Fitch says investors could sell out of eRead more

Wall Street banks boosted by oil price recovery

Financiers reduce reserves held for futuRead more

Towns where Clinton must dig deep for support

Despite a $30bn pledge to revitalise AppRead more

Ryanair: cutting fayres

Irish airline’s shares have done less baRead more

Greenpeace sues Norway over Arctic oil drilling

Groundbreaking legal action to say OsloRead more

Ryanair cuts profit forecast on weak pound

Airline says situation could worsen if sRead more

One person dies in blast at BASF chemicals site

German group shuts down 14 facilities afRead more

Doug Oberhelman to retire from Caterpillar

Management shake-up follows prolonged doRead more

Johnson Matthey upbeat on battery division

UK group targets decade of rising salesRead more

Johnson Matthey upbeat on battery division

UK group targets decade of rising salesRead more

Carmakers fear effects of Brexit tariffs

Suppliers say uncertainty over trade agrRead more

Kenya Airways’ chairman to step down this year

Announcement comes as crisis at lossmakiRead more

Sinking ships are surprisingly good news

There is a lifeboat on the horizon for cRead more

Liberty House to reopen Kent steel works

Group that tried to buy Tata Steel UK plRead more

Sinochem and ChemChina in merger talks

Talks over a merger could complicate CheRead more

Pensioners could win payout after FCA annuity probe

A number of providers failed customers aRead more

Copper falls on China trade activity concerns

Weakening demand for metals hits sharesRead more

Applied Graphene strikes fishing rods deal

Century Composites deal reflects wider aRead more

Insurtech companies cosy up to customers

Half of incumbents believe they will losRead more

Why companies punish you for loyalty

Being faithful to your bank, insurer orRead more

Modi and Putin to meet as old alliance drifts

Brics summit gives leaders chance to revRead more

Kenya Airways raises stakes in pilot row

Government joins calls for planned stoppRead more

China rethinks developing world largesse

An end to risky bets on the ‘red elephanRead more

Kito to bid for German cranemaker Stahl

Japanese group wants to increase its preRead more

Hard targets to dump boardroom Trumps

Evidence is building that companies withRead more

Monarch secures new funds and licence

Controlling shareholder Greybull CapitalRead more

UK-China flights to double under new deal

Number of air services permitted to riseRead more

GE pays $1.65bn for LM Wind Power

Purchase of turbine group strengthens grRead more

Airbus threatens to sue Poland

France warns of diplomatic consequencesRead more

Old Mutual receives approaches for UK unit

Analysts value British operation at £3bnRead more

Alcoa misses Q3 forecasts ahead of split

Aluminium group kicks off earnings seasoRead more

BHP and Newcrest battle for SolGold stake

Global miners keen to forge partnershipRead more

Sompo deal reveals Japan’s overseas thirst

Tokyo insurer seeks to diversify earningRead more

Miami Phil faces Mitie challenges

Running a low-margin outsourcer will beRead more

M&G looks to Luxembourg after Brexit vote

Asset manager plans to build a new invesRead more

Boeing lands Qatar deal for up to $18.6bn

Order comes as weak global market threatRead more

Boeing lands Qatar deal for up to $18.6bn

Order comes as weak global market threatRead more

GKN warns of job losses

230 workers sent home and warned that thRead more

Carlyle buys Total’s Atotech business

Private equity group beats rivals as FreRead more

Tuifly grounded by mass pilot absences

Tie-up plans with Air Berlin in disarrayRead more

Avolon in $10bn deal for CIT leasing unit

Leasing group says buyout will expand flRead more

Japan fires blanks in campaign to sell arms

Dearth of orders prompts change of tackRead more

Aviation global warming pact wins go-ahead

Airlines back UN accord to offset emissiRead more

NN Group/Delta Lloyd: Mo’ money no problems

Bid for peer that has completed two righRead more

RHI shuns UK incorporation after Brexit

Enlarged group decides against British rRead more

Chinese groups eye bids for Osram

Focus on German LED maker highlights groRead more

Ahlsell plans largest Swedish IPO in years

Plumbing and tools wholesaler to list inRead more

Osram: seriously

Lightbulb maker’s reported bidder is unlRead more

Insurance disrupters need to hold advantage

Industry asking how innovative are the eRead more

EasyJet: the blame Dame

The low-cost carrier is expanding capaciRead more

Brexit and disruption take toll on easyJet

Full-year profits expected to fall by shRead more

MetLife eyes business disposal over IPO

Insurer lays out plans for Brighthouse FRead more

Quit the EU gently to protect UK workers

May should not take the quack Brexit remRead more

Blue Origin tests rocket escape system

Jeff Bezos’s company moves closer to putRead more

Etihad and Tui eye new tourism airline

Plan could help Abu Dhabi carrier salvagRead more

NN Group launches bid for Delta Lloyd

The biggest insurer in the Netherlands lRead more

Sompo Holdings: unendurable future

Buying unreasonable growth at an unreasoRead more

Sompo agrees $6.3bn Endurance takeover

Japanese insurer’s purchase of Bermuda-bRead more

Perth’s slide highlights commodity bust

Destruction of ‘Taj on the Swan’ mansionRead more

JFK, Heathrow and moving people by train

Manhattan traffic jams offer lessons forRead more

Bosch gear under scrutiny in VW scandal

World’s largest automotive component makRead more

IFC offers yield carrot for investors

World Bank arm aims to tempt institutionRead more

Comeback kid: Anglo American shares crack £10

Mining house best performer in FTSE 100Read more

Australia toughens up on errant bankers

Tighter rules and criminal penalties forRead more

Pegasus says Turkish tourism is reviving

Airline’s chief says president’s crackdoRead more

Reliance agrees €1.9bn defence contract

Ambani-controlled group announces jointRead more

Tech to drive down car insurance premiums

Study says driverless cars, better dataRead more

Insurers rush to grab hold of start-ups

Traditional players hope to take advantaRead more

Fortescue calls turning point for iron ore

China demand is stable and bulk of largeRead more

Long-range aircraft market under pressure

The downturn in orders is being felt mosRead more

What Ian Harebottle reads on the train

The gem mining chief catches the early mRead more

BAE gets funds to start building new submarines

Government releases £1.3bn for first phaRead more

Airbus brings passenger jets under its wing

Changes will strengthen chief executive’Read more

Musk mission to Mars raises red flags

Experts see plan as relatively credibleRead more

Musk eyes human travel to Mars by 2025

Founder of SpaceX programme for first tiRead more

Drone makers battle to deliver promises

GoPro takes on market leader DJI as theyRead more

KAL/Hanjin: abandon ships

The airline should abandon its founderinRead more

Lanxess: wise child

Buying Chemtura looks shrewd and affordaRead more

Investors welcome Lanxess-Chemtura deal

Shares in German chemicals group jump onRead more

Maersk plans expansion after break-up

Danish group seeks revenue boost from loRead more

Maersk conglomerate to split

One of Europe’s leading industrial conglRead more

Maersk: drilling down

It is hard to say how much value will beRead more

Maersk break-up will hang on family ties

Despite shipping woes, the Danish groupRead more

Hanjin ex-chair accused of insider trading

Choi Eun-young probed over sale of shareRead more

Pressure on German shipping lenders persists

Banks cut back on portfolios but in sellRead more

Hanjin to return chartered vessels

South Korean container line says it is lRead more

China’s ports suffer amid trade slowdown

Overcapacity already bigger than entireRead more

Week in Review, September 17

Bayer-Monsanto deal; EDF, Barclays, FordRead more

Linde chairman’s skills put to test

Boardroom veteran known for his knack foRead more

Scepticism swirls around Bayer’s megadeal

German company’s planned takeover of MonRead more

Bayer targets one-stop shop with Monsanto

But the tie-up is expected to be probedRead more

Bayer braced for scrutiny of Monsanto deal

Takeover would create world’s largest seRead more

Bayer / Monsanto: holy crop

If you are empire building, at least doRead more

Bayer Monsanto deal requires jumbo financing

Stock and bond issuance likely to rank aRead more

Maersk grabs clients after Hanjin sinks

Biggest container shipping group benefitRead more

Bankers beware toasting Monsanto deal

Lean times beckon if Bayer signals the eRead more

Bayer close to $66bn deal with Monsanto

German bidder is said to have sweetenedRead more

Seoul signals tough line with Hanjin demise

Government recognises that ‘too big to fRead more

Shrink the big container ship to fit the world

Shipping companies such as Hanjin have nRead more

Hanjin Shipping: choppy market waters

Taking a punt on shares surviving is craRead more

Fund move fuels Japan shipping M&A talk

Activist investor Effissimo’s growing stRead more

Hanjin bankruptcy brings chaos

Industry’s fundamental problem of balancRead more

NordLB to take full control of BLB

German bank takes over smaller peer thatRead more

Hanjin Shipping files for court protection

Rival eyes assets as South Korea’s biggeRead more

Hanjin Shipping: decked

Even state-backed lenders are now wary oRead more


Development, manufacturing, finance and transport. These are the trade and business sectors Philip Sidney knows like the back of its hand. We help you do business all over the world. Regulations are observed, but we also make sure opportunities are not missed. Sounds simple? In a complex world of ever-changing legislation and regulations, simplicity is just what you need!


Thanks to our years of experience in the legal and financial world, we know the rules of the international business world inside out. And we are keen to share this insight with you. We help you plot the right course and define your strategy. With integrity, diplomacy and trust being the key words here.


We immerse ourselves in your business and in the regulations and legislation that apply to you. Zooming in, zooming out and making connections. We create a compliance structure which is clear to everyone, allowing you to see for yourself how you can make legislation and regulations work to the best of your advantage. Because at Philip Sidney, we like to make ourselves redundant. Once everything goes well, we disappear into the background.

Philip Sidney Assessing Organisations on Compliance Maturity Level

The efficacy of your compliance program is measured by its maturity. The more mature, the more effective. You will not win a gold medal, but certainly make your mark with the regulator! And that will help you to drive and thrive your business.


How mature is your compliance organization? Are you in control? Are your internal compliance processes  running smoothly and efficiently? Interested in receiving more  guidance to answer these questions? Then watch our message…..


Philip Sidney will help you – for sure – to arrive at maximum maturity. Either you will have to take some more steps – and we’re there to help you, either we will help you to even better manage your compliance organization. Either we will find a way, or we will  make one….”






Several sectors have seen an increase in both legislative and regulatory pressure and the number of regulators. Philip Sidney is keen to enter into discussion with legislators and regulators on how to encourage companies, without introducing new sector legislation, to change their behaviour. For companies, the challenge then is to live up to the trust placed in them. Philip Sidney supports you in this endeavour. We give you a ‘licence to operate’. At the GTR Asia Trade Finance Week 2014, Philip Sidney partner Gert Demmink talked in detail about financing tradeprocedures & legislation, gate keeping and the cost of compliance