Sport Mohamed Salah, of Basel, holds off Chelsea's Frank Lampard during their Europa League semi final second leg at Stamford Bridge last May

Chelsea’s new signing accused of snubbing opposition before match

Leading article: The triumph of the lobbyists

International co-operation on banking reform is axiomatically desirable. We live in an era of massive global capital flows and sophisticated cross-border banking. A firm like HSBC takes deposits from ordinary savers in Hong Kong but is regulated in London. Goldman Sachs collects money from clients in Europe and invests it in China. In a world of globalised finance, it makes sense for national regulators to work together.

David Prosser: Basel allows the banks to breathe a little easier

Outlook: While the G20 will no doubt embrace Basel III with great enthusiasm, many of its members have yet to fully implement Basel II, unveiled in 2004

Lehman two years on: banks cheer Basel accord

But there are fears over some countries ignoring the rules. James Moore reports

Tricky lessons yet to be learnt by international regulators

The view from Wall Street

Bank watchdogs agree Basel III capital overhaul

Regulators double reserve ratios to protect against collapses

Banks running scared as Basel group increases reserves ratio

To the outsider, Basel is what passes for Switzerland's cultural centre: it is the site of the country's oldest university, and it is a tri-national city – with suburbs in France and Germany – which forms Switzerland's largest metropolitan area.

Regulators near Basel III deal

Global regulators, seeking to avoid an effective German veto of proposed new rules for banks' balance sheets, are expected to reach a deal next week in a dispute over the definition of capital reserves.

Album: Beethoven, Symphonies 5 & 6 / Antonini (Sony)

In the 17 years since Frans Brüggen completed his still-thrilling Beethoven Cycle, the most vivid recordings have been period-modern hybrids.

Osborne urges G20 to take on banks over new capital rules

Chancellor warns EU states not to back down over tougher regulatory regime

David Prosser: Warm words for the mutuals, but actions would speak louder

The problem is that mutuals have so far had little success in persuading the powers-that-be to promote their business model

Ernst Beyeler:Charismatic and influential art dealer who co-founded the Art Basel Fair

Ernst Beyeler was one of the world's most important art dealers, a charismatic and passionate gentleman of the trade who owed his success to a combination of luck, good judgement and friendships with some of his favourite artists. Aside from selling some 16,000 works in his lifetime, he and his wife Hildy built a personal collection encompassing some 200 pieces by 40 of the most important painters and sculptors of the last century, which since 1997 has been on public view at a specially designed museum at Riehen, near Basel in Switzerland. When choosing a picture for themselves, the deciding factor was always whether or not they would like to see the work in their own home.

Credit crisis cost the nation £7trn, says Bank of England

Bank director criticises current regulation and calls for structural reform

City brokers angry at new capital reserve regulations

City brokers, often dubbed the backbone of the Square Mile, could soon have to put more capital aside as regulators look to tighten rules regarding capital adequacy.

Philip Hensher: Independence day for a land with no name

This month, the southern half of Sudan moved closer to independence. The ruling party in Khartoum and the former rebels in the south agreed terms for a referendum, to be held in 2011. Nobody thinks that the result is likely to result in anything but a vote for independence. But one issue hasn't been resolved, as far as I know. What will the new country be called?

Lenders face £1trn funding shortfall, says Bank report

Restraint by banks would have spared taxpayers' recapitalisation costs
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee