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Jimmy Choo steps up for £1bn float

Fed continues to taper with a further $10bn a month pulled back

The US Federal Reserve said it would continue to reduce its bond buying stimulus program by $10 billion a month and will keep interest rates extraordinarily low for as long as required.

Unions blast Barclays over speculation of imminent cut in branches

Barclays is also poised to axe 400 investment bank jobs on top of the 1700 it announced a year ago in a bid to slash costs

Markets rebound as Turkey hikes rates amid emerging markets turmoil

Istanbul aggressively increased its overnight lending rate to 12% from 7.75%

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UK house prices rose 8.8 per cent in the 12 months to January, according to Nationwide data

House prices up by 8.8% in 2013, Nationwide says

However prices remain 4% below their 2007 peak

With the bank due to report its annual results on 11 February, the prospect of further job losses is widely expected

Barclays to close 400 branches - and replace them with smaller outlets in Asda supermarkets

Hundreds of jobs to go in investment banking division as part of massive cost-cutting programme

'Psychometric tests' landed Co-op Bank job for Paul Flowers

The Co-operative Bank's disgraced former chairman, Paul Flowers, apparently won the job because he beat his rivals' psychometric test scores, MPs on the Treasury Committee have been told.

Emergency services were called to 25 Bank Street at around 8am this morning

JP Morgan employee who fell to death from bank's London office in Canary Wharf named as Gabriel Magee

Gabriel joined JPMorgan in 2004 and worked in technology. He was not a trader or a banker.

Pete Seeger talked the talk and walked the walk. Who comes close today?

Maybe young people in the West just aren't that angry any more

Former Deutsche Bank executive found dead in London home

William Broeksmit was found dead on Sunday by London police responding to reports of a man hanging at a house in South Kensington

Lloyds Banking Group to axe 1,080 jobs amid strategic review

Taxpayer-backed lender has cut 11,760 jobs as part of its 2011 strategic review

UK GDP: Slower growth puts Bank of England rate hike on back burner

Sterling fell as much as 0.3 cents following the release of the data as the Bank of England had forecast 0.9% growth over the quarter

Former chairman of the Co-operative Bank, Paul Flowers

Disgraced Paul Flowers won Co-op job thanks to 'psychometric tests' results

Paul Flowers — the Methodist minister filmed allegedly buying drugs — beat experienced bankers to the post of chairman of the Co-operative Bank because he scored highest on psychometric tests, it emerged today.

Britain's economy 'growing at fastest pace since 2007' crash, says CBI

Britain's economic output grew at its fastest pace in January since September 2007, the Confederation of British Industry said today

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