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. raises another £10m

Two women entrepreneurs confirmed their status heading one of Britain's fastest-growing online businesses yesterday when 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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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London