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US tycoon offers to fund Capital's Trafford deal

The US property tycoon stalking Capital Shopping Centres (CSC) yesterday offered to pay for the group's bitterly contested purchase of the Trafford Centre from rival mogul John Whittaker.

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US makes $12bn profit on Citigroup sell-off

The US government has sold its remaining shareholding in Citigroup, providing American taxpayers with a $12bn (£7.6bn) profit and raising hopes of better times for a bank that came to epitomise the phrase "too big to fail".

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Hands's lawyers to consider EMI appeal

Guy Hands's lawyers are poring over the New York court judgment that dismissed the private equity tycoon's claims that Citi had misled him over his £4.2bn purchase of EMI.

Right on cue: Meet the new generation of hot young British actors taking the world by storm

There's no waiting in the wings any more: rather than spending years in repertory, the new generation of British male actors are coming camera-ready to Tinseltown courtesy of fledgling careers on television

Stephen Foley: The song may have ended but for Guy Hands, the malady lingers on

US Outlook: It is sometimes said that to understand is to forgive, but that won’t apply to David Wormsley.

Future of EMI in doubt as Hands loses legal fight

Bank may take control of record label after bitter £7bn case between former friends

Terra Firma may be on shaky ground as EMI case concludes

If it weren't worth billions, the trial would sound like a schoolyard spat, with childhood nicknames and allegations of lying. Stephen Foley reports

'No memory of misleading Hands' over EMI deal

One of the City of London's top bankers was assailed in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday for playing both sides of the 2007 takeover of EMI and misleading a client to juice his multi-million-pound bonus.

Hands' nemesis takes the stand in EMI trial

The banker accused of betraying private equity kingpin Guy Hands over the purchase of EMI took to the stand to defend his integrity last night, saying he had always been as truthful and honest as he could.

Stephen Foley: Why the courts should remember the first rule of business: a deal is a deal

US Outlook: David Boies, America's most famous litigator, has been having a busy few days.

Seen at last – the shadowy figure at the heart of £7bn EMI feud

Elusive Citigroup financier David Wormsley appears in court

Citigroup posts earnings of $2.15bn

The US banking giant Citigroup posted net income of $2.15bn (£1.4bn) yesterday as the sector's third-quarter reporting season continued to beat expectations.

On the record: ‘friends’ who fell out in £4bn EMI feud meet again in court

EMI boss and Citigroup financier in Manhattan court over £4bn deal that went sour
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