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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.

Festival-goers: beware of online ticket fraudsters

It's not really possible to imagine what they felt, the thousands of people who unwittingly arrived at music festivals proffering fake tickets. They had bought them from plausible-looking websites, handed over card details, paid hundreds of pounds and then... nothing.

Regulator fines Commerzbank £595,000 over reporting lapses

The Financial Services Authority has slapped Commerzbank with a £595,000 fine, making it the fifth City firm to be censured in eight months for failing to accurately report trading data.

Oil set to rise above $90 a barrel

Oil is set to rise above $90 a barrel this year as the global economic recovery drives demand, it was reported today.

Giacometti sculpture sells for world record £65m

A life-size bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti has been sold at auction for the world record price of £65,001,250.

Private banking group Kleinwort Benson snapped up for £225m

Belgian buyer to keep name dating back to 1852

Market Report: Merger speculation sends Helphire higher

Helphire Group specialises in providing assistance to those involved in road accidents, mainly through renting vehicles to motorists whose cars are being repaired. Its shares were given a helping hand of their own yesterday amid speculation the company was set for a takeover approach by an unnamed suitor. The shares didn't rise to the 80p gossips had assigned to the bid, but still closed up a healthy 8.6 per cent at 60p. The rise also marks a recovery following Helphire's news of a swing to a full-year £149m loss last week.

HSBC lines up deal to sell Docklands headquarters

Bank in talks to sell Canary Wharf tower, and offices in New York and Paris

Reichmann loses last shares in Canary Wharf

Paul Reichmann, the founder of London's Canary Wharf, has lost his last shares in the financial district, drawing to a close his 22 year association with the Dockland's location.

Songbird Estates increases stake in Canary Wharf

Group to increase the size of emergency rights issue

Dresdner sued by more ex-staff in payout dispute

Investment bank's parent refuses to make payouts after huge Dresdner losses

Chasing a sugar rush: global deficit drives price rises

Drought, speculation and biofuels are pushing the price to new peaks, says Sean O'Grady

Britain faces biggest losses as crunch costs spiral, IMF warns

Fund raises estimate of financial crisis losses to $4.1 trillion

Duffield bounces back from New Star with third investment venture

John Duffield, the veteran investor, has staged a comeback by launching a third investment group, Hyde Park Asset Management, following the recent near-collapse of his previous venture.

Bayern stand firm over Ribery exit

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge remains adamant that France winger Franck Ribery will not be leaving the German champions in the near future.

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