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Jail-sentenced billionaire Mehmet Karamehmet is being sued for almost $10m (£6.6m) in the High Court over loans issued to Maltese shipping company Blue Shipping.

Transfer latest: Nicklas Bendtner's move to Eintracht Frankfurt could be off due to Arsenal striker's wage demands

The 25-year-old was in Germany on Tuesday to finalise the deal, but he could return to London after negotiations all through

Another foreign-billionaire battle looms in High Court

Commerzbank has launched High Court proceedings against the Turkish billionaire Mehmet Karamehmet in the latest international dispute to be brought to Britain.

Commerzbank gives up fight with bankers

The German banking giant Commerzbank yesterday finally gave up its four-year legal war with 104 London investment bankers who have been fighting for €52m (£44m) in unpaid bonuses.

Bankers win appeal over £44m in unpaid bonuses

Commerzbank furious at losing case over payouts cut after a takeover

Bankers win £44m bonus claim against Commerzbank

More than 100 London investment bankers who sued Commerzbank for €52 million (£44 million) over unpaid bonuses today won a landmark victory when the Court of Appeal upheld the decision in an unanimous verdict.

Eurozone's troubles hit UK trade figures

Turmoil in the eurozone continues to drag down the UK's exporters, raising the probability that the economy contracted again in the final quarter of 2012.

German in exile: Kurt Schwitters created En Morn in 1947, the year before his death in Ambleside

Visual art preview of 2013: Just the ticket

Schwitters, Manet, Vermeer ... it's set to be a vintage year for art shows, big and small

Bigger role for ENRC chairman to placate investors

Kazakh mining giant Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) has beefed up the role of its chairman as it tries to placate angry investors over corporate governance.

Oil prices rise as US refineries restart after Hurricane Sandy

The restart of refineries in the storm-hit northeastern United States gave a small boost to crude oil prices on Thursday.

Bankers win £42m claim for their unpaid bonuses

More than 100 London bankers have won their claim for £42m in unpaid bonuses against Germany's Commerzbank in the High Court. At least five are set to collect payouts in excess of £1m for bonuses promised just before the financial crisis.

Confidence in eurozone dives

Confidence plunged again in the eurozone this month as austerity bites and the single-currency bloc heads towards an all-but-inevitable recession, the European Commission warned yesterday.

The men's toilet in the 49th story of the headquarters of Commerzbank AG

The ultimate loo with a view

Some might feel that the world's bankers have been metaphorically wazzing on us from a great height for years.

Bankers pursue £42m in unpaid bonuses

More than 100 London investment bankers yesterday launched a claim in the High Court for £42m in unpaid bonuses from the German banking giant Commerzbank.

100 London bankers sue Germans over unpaid £42m in bonuses

More than 100 London bankers will next week go to the High Court to sue German banking giant Commerzbank over €50m (£42m) in unpaid bonuses.

German economy feared to have stalled 

Germany's economy slipped into reverse in the last quarter of 2011 in spite of showing strong overall growth for the year of 3 per cent, the country's Federal Statistics Office said today.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links