Nick Kochan

Nick Kochan is a financial and political journalist based in London. He has written extensively on financial and white collar crime

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Women whose ideas won't go to waste

From India to Guatemala and Nigeria, the initiative of female entrepreneurs in areas of need has been recognised in the Cartier awards

The Bo Xilai case highlights China’s institutional corruption

The state makes some gesture towards curbing state corruption, but family relationships and tradition are at the core of the problem

We’re letting our fraudsters get away with it

The failure to deal with this problem is damaging the City’s reputation

Arnaud Bamberger: Haute horlogerie

The Anglophile describes himself as a saleman to important clients, from playboys and captains of industry to royals. He tells Nick Kochan what makes the Cartier brand tick

Resist this cross-border bullying of Cyprus

The real issue here is the moral behaviour of large nations towards smaller ones

Simandou, one of the world's richest undeveloped mineral deposits

The corruption deal of the century: How Guinea lost billions of pounds in Simandou mining licensing

The African country is fighting to get back billions of pounds of mining rights lost in a murky transaction

Diezani Alison-Madueke: The woman working to clean up Africa's dirty oil

As thieves siphon off 200,000 barrels a day in Nigeria, Nick Kochan meets the minister tasked with cracking her country's £1bn-a-year 'blood oil' industry

These fines for HSBC, Standard Chartered and LLoyds prove there's one law for US banks, another for Europe's

There is a suspicion that the swingeing fines imposed on foreign banks are the result of political imperative

David Green, a commercial barrister, is said to 'relish a fight'

Fraud squad's new bruiser

David Green has brought his tough style in the courtroom to the Serious Fraud Office, promising to get tough on those who have broken the rules on Libor and hospitality

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How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
Sugary drinks 'are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year'

Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map
Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

This was the year of 24-carat Golden Oldies
Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week

Thom Browne's scarecrows offer a rare beacon in commercial offerings
A year of the caliphate:

Isis, a year of the caliphate

Who can defeat the so-called 'Islamic State' – and how?
Marks and Spencer: Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?

Marks and Spencer

Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?
'We haven't invaded France': Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak

'We haven't invaded France'

Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak
Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres

Why do we ignore the worst of the massacres?

The West’s determination not to offend its Sunni allies helps Isis and puts us all at risk, says Patrick Cockburn
7/7 bombings 10 years on: Four emergency workers who saved lives recall the shocking day that 52 people were killed

Remembering 7/7 ten years on

Four emergency workers recall their memories of that day – and reveal how it's affected them ever since
Humans: Are the scientists developing robots in danger of replicating the hit Channel 4 drama?

They’re here to help

We want robots to do our drudge work, and to look enough like us for comfort. But are the scientists developing artificial intelligence in danger of replicating the TV drama Humans?
Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

'Heritage' is a loaded word in the Dixie, but the Charleston killings show how dangerous it is to cling to a deadly past, says Rupert Cornwell
What exactly does 'one' mean? Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue

What exactly does 'one' mean?

Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue