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The world's most generous billionaires

As Mark Zuckerberg announces plans to donate 99 per cent of his Facebook shares, who are the other big beasts with deep pockets? Simon Usborne charts the most generous

Banks braced for verdict on tougher stress tests tonight

Britain’s banks will tonight learn whether they have passed tough Bank of England stress tests, after the collapsed bank HBOS was told it had “less than” a 1 in 100,000 chance of failing those imposed by the then regulator just three years before its near-collapse.

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