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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.

Commerzbank may have to ask for new bailout

Germany's banks ordered to increase capital ratios after stress tests reveal new vulnerabilities

Jupiter's managers share £63m share windfall on IPO anniversary

Edward Bonham Carter and other top managers at Jupiter Fund Management banked almost £63m yesterday as they sold shares on the first day that their post-flotation lock-in lapsed.

Brussels looks at 'say on pay' legislation

Company managers may have to put their pay packets to a shareholder vote and introduce a quota for women executives under new proposals from Brussels.

Architects' Sketchbooks: Back to the drawing board

An intriguing new book delves into the notepads of leading architects to show the sketchy origins of some truly monumental buildings

Oil price closes in on $100 a barrel as global demand continues to rise

The prospect of $100-per-barrel oil hove into view yesterday, as crude prices rose almost to within a dollar of the psychologically important level last seen more than two years ago.

Edward Bonham-Carter: A worldly warning from the man who guides Jupiter

The Business Interview: The fund management star tells James Moore that overzealous regulation threatens the City's ability to generate wealth

Low inflation worries US Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve said it was concerned that inflation rates are unhealthily low in the US, and it could act again soon to boost prices and economic activity.

James Moore: Jupiter prospers when it floats in its own orbit

Outlook Jupiter's was one of the smoother flotations of recent times, even if the shares did have to be priced towards the bottom end of the initial range set by its bankers. Yesterday it gave some indication that those investors who backed the business when it returned to the London Stock Exchange got a rather good deal.

Business Diary: Romer's coded message for UK

The Obama administration can't quite help itself.

Boxing: Klitschko makes Haye bide his time

David Haye will have to wait until next year at the earliest to fight Vladimir Klitschko after the Ukrainian announced yesterday that he will defend his IBF world heavyweight title against Russian challenger Alexander Povetkin in September.

Flotation to value Jupiter at up to £748m as IPO prices at lower end of range

The fund manager Jupiter is set to sell shares in its initial public offering (IPO) towards the bottom of its guidance, showing that investors are still cautious amid weak markets, a source close to the deal said.

Bank confidence ebbs as Libor hits 10-month high

The rate at which banks lend to each other leapt to 10-month highs yesterday, marking their declining confidence as the fear of contagion sweeps Europe.

Jupiter asks investors for £220m in London IPO

Jupiter Asset Management, the fund manager, is set to brave choppy equity markets and list on the London Stock Exchange. It expects to raise in the region of £220m, valuing the group at about £1bn.

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