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In 1990 interest rates were at 15 per cent. You didn't need to be brain of Britain to know that rates at that level were not going to last. It should be easy, therefore, to look at interest rates today – standing at 0.5 per cent – and see this must be the bottom of the interest rate cycle, with little chance of them remaining at record lows in the medium to long term.

Top London player cashes in after £52m deal with Man

The leading London hedge fund player Blaine Tomlinson was considerably better off yesterday after the firm he founded 21 years ago was bought by Man Group for up to $82.8m (£52.3m).

Ex-Goldman man faces insider dealing charges

The great and the good of the Indian business community may be fiercely protesting his innocence on the web and in interviews, but a jury of ordinary New Yorkers will decide the fate of Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs board member whose trial for insider trading got under way yesterday.

Nasdaq chief embarrassed by Facebook glitch

The chief executive of Nasdaq said the stock exchange is “humbly embarrassed” by its bungling of Facebook's hugely anticipated debut as a public company on Friday.

Notonthehighstreet.com raises another £10m

Two women entrepreneurs confirmed their status heading one of Britain's fastest-growing online businesses yesterday when notonthehighstreet.com raised another £10m to fund expansion.

Spain and Italy pay the price for investors' jitters

Spain and Italy saw their borrowing costs spike again yesterday as investor fears intensified that those two nations could be knocked sideways by a sudden Greek exit from the single currency.

JPMorgan shares lurch down again as trading losses hit $3bn

Jamie Dimon's worst fears for the scale of losses on the "London Whale" derivatives disaster could be coming true in double-quick time.

Greek exit fears hit bond markets

Madrid and Rome see borrowing costs rise as fears of Greek contagion are ratcheted up

Spanish borrowing rates edge up on contagion fears

Spanish markets faced more selling pressure today as investors fretted about the future of the euro amid increasing concerns over Greece's future in the single currency bloc.

Poor growth numbers raise new euro fears

Official figures showing large parts of the eurozone to be in recession yesterday fuelled investors' fears about the viability of the single currency.

DR MARTIN COWARD: Founded the Ikos hedge fund with his Greek-born wife Elena Ambrosiadou

'Amicable divorce'? Tycoon couple Dr Martin Coward and Elena Ambrosiadou show Greeks how millionaires do it...

While thousands of impoverished people in the crisis-hit countries of Europe have been marching in opposition to more spending cutbacks and austerity measures, rather different scenes will soon be played out in an Athens courtroom.

BlackRock launches range of European debt funds

BlackRock has launched eight exchange-traded funds (ETFs) investing in the sovereign debt of single European countries, at a time when the future of the eurozone is in deep crisis.

Tesco's corporate bond is offering 5 per cent a year until 2020, with a minimum investment of £2,000

Tesco bond doesn't offer supermarket savings

Tesco Bank is offering a tempting, 5 per cent a year until 2020 in its latest offering.

£1.2bn JP Morgan Chase loss investigated

A team of high-stakes traders, including one dubbed the London Whale, were today at the centre of an investigation over £1.2 billion losses at America's biggest bank.

Markets recover on Greek government deal hopes

Markets recovered today on hopes for an end to Greece's political chaos. Spanish shares outperformed all others after the government confirmed it will nationalize the country's fourth-largest bank.

Simon English: If you're mad now at what financiers make, wait a bit

The phrase "shareholder spring" has already become a cliché that should probably be banned by all self-respecting journals.

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