Return of the covenant light loan, BNP Paribas boss interviewed, Russian ramifications and more Co-op chaos

Patrick Jenkins is joined by Anne-Sylvaine Chassany, private equity correspondent, for a look at how debt investors are abandoning normal creditor protections and snapping up riskier “cov-lite” loans at a faster rate and in greater proportions than at the peak of the credit bubble. Martin Arnold reports back from his interview with Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, chief executive of BNP Paribas, who sees investment banking going through a deep transition period as a result of regulation, capital requirements and a shit to electronic exchanges. Daniel Schäfer has the latest on rumblings in Russia, where Austrian banks find themselves particularly exposed, and Sharlene Goff has news of the Co-op Bank, which needs to raise another £400m just three months after its rescue