London set for more demonstrations as protesters spring into action again

A new wave of disruptive protests will take place in London in May, according to demonstrators who pitched a campsite outside St Paul's Cathedral and stayed there for more than four months.

Scotland Yard has ruled out local gang involvement in the shooting of German Gorbuntsov

Russian banker 'knew his would-be killer'

Scotland Yard issues description of man with sub-machine gun responsible for shooting in a London street

Russian banker stable after attack

A wealthy Russian banker remains "critical but stable" under armed guard in hospital today after being gunned down in a suspected assassination attempt.

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Ex-Russian banker German Gorbuntsov hurt in shooting

A former Russian banker is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot several times in London.

Rail commuters face disruption

Rail and Tube passengers suffered travel disruption today because of problems including another signal failure and attempted theft of lead from a station.

WiFi at Tube stations for Olympics

Tube passengers will have access to free WiFi during the Olympic Games. Platforms at 80 stations will have wireless coverage after Transport for London appointed Virgin Media to provide the service.

FSA fines senior banker over 'parlour games'

A senior executive at Credit Suisse who leaked details of a €2.5bn (£2bn) bond issue by playing parlour games with a fund manager has been fined by both the regulator and his own bank.

Jim Armitage: The gilded one who got to keep his high-flying job

Ah, the bankers. Free market economics dictate that they are worth more than doctors, scientists or engineers. Hence those bonuses. Question their bosses about these individuals' pay and they will urge you to consider Wayne Rooney and Lionel Messi: "These guys are one in a million. Genius risktakers, Brain surgeons. You have to pay them this kind of money because no one else can do what they do."

Jim Armitage: A rare exposure of dodgy dealing that reveals the real charade in the City

Outlook: Ah, the bankers. Free market economics dictate that they are worth more than doctors, scientists or engineers. Hence those bonuses. Question their bosses about these individuals' pay and they will urge you to consider Wayne Rooney and Lionel Messi: "These guys are one in a million. Genius risk takers, brain surgeons. You have to pay them big money because no one else can do what they do."

Senior banker fined over bond issue 'charades' but keeps his job

A senior executive at Credit Suisse who leaked details of a €2.5bn (£2bn) bond issue by playing parlour games with a fund manager has been fined by both the regulator and his own bank.

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Bonuses slashed as Credit Suisse slides into the red

Bankers at Credit Suisse are set to take the biggest cut in bonuses so far in the 2011 bank reporting season.

Miliband urges bankers to reconnect

Ed Miliband warned bankers today they must wave goodbye to their culture of "excessive" bonuses and reconnect with the rest of the country.

Hamish McRae: We have welcomed the new rich for centuries, now isn't the time to bar them

What will the world's new rich want to buy? And, since the UK is perhaps the most open market in the world, should we remain relaxed about their investment choices?

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