News China’s new President Xi Jinping

Relative of President Xi Jinping accused of being a director of an offshore company based in the British Virgin Islands

Market Report: Glencore marks unhappy anniversary with new low

A much-hyped listing swiftly followed by the share price plummeting – sound familiar? As the fall-out from the Facebook IPO continues to rumble on, today marks the one-year anniversary of another debut that has not exactly lived up to expectations. After a massive float worth £37bn, official trading of shares in Glencore International began exactly 12 months ago. However, you could forgive those investors who got in at the start for not blowing out the candles on the cake with too much enthusiasm.

Into University Partnerships' sale

An education group that specialises in partnering with universities, but is opposed by many lecturers, is looking to private equity to take a minority stake in the business.

Renaissance offer for Andrew Osborne

The former Bank of America Merrill Lynch corporate broker at the centre of a Financial Services Authority (FSA) "market abuse" crackdown has been offered a return to the City by Russia's Renaissance Capital.

Biggest scalp in purge and the other culprits

Ian Hannam is by far the Financial Services Authority's biggest scalp in the recent flurry of prosecutions on disclosing inside information.

The Business Matrix: Saturday 24 March 2012

Racing yacht Bob donated to charity

Next Directory sales hit £1bn as profits rise 16%

Retailer's results to show online business netted £257m last year

Market Report: Exillon on the rise after rumour of Russian suitors

It has been on its knees recently, but Exillon Energy spurted up yesterday after becoming the latest oil group to get a boost from takeover talk. The Russia-focused explorer – which has seen its share price more than halve over the past year – jumped nearly 8 per cent as speculation was reheated that it could become a target.

Valerie Dias, Chief risk and compliance officer at Visa - one of a handful of women who lead the charge in our top businesses

Meet the women who lead the charge in our top businesses

Male directors of British companies still vastly outnumber female ones, but things could soon change thanks to the efforts of pioneers such as these. Kate Youde reports on gender imbalance in the boardroom

Market report: Takeover talk ratchets up shares and excitement

There is nothing like bid talk to get the Square Mile excited, and there was plenty to whet the appetite yesterday. The news that Vodafone is eyeing up Cable & Wireless Worldwide was not the only prospective deal on investors' minds amid claims that companies are eager to start splashing the cash.

Money matters: Photographer Mark Henley snaps the secretive world of Swiss banking

Thanks to the country's famous privacy laws, the Swiss banking industry holds colossal fortunes within its vaults. Photographer Mark Henley trains his lens on a high-finance haven. Click on the gallery above to see his images.

Credit Suisse bankers suffer the biggest cut after lossesin bonuses

Bankers at Credit Suisse are set to take the biggest cut in bonuses so far in the 2011 bank reporting season. Across the group, which employs thousands in its Canary Wharf offices in London, the average bonus cut is 41 per cent. The 15 executive directors will take a 57 per cent cut.

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.

BP aims to improve City relations with 14 per cent dividend rise

BP's chief executive, Bob Dudley, is expected to increase the oil giant's dividend for the first time since it was reinstated for the end of 2010 after a six-month suspension.

City rogue trader at Credit Suisse pleads guilty

A trader at the centre of the sub-prime mortgage securities scandal at Credit Suisse in London was unmasked yesterday as he pleaded guilty to falsifying the books in a New York court.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee