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

Rothschild stokes £1.5bn coal struggle

Nat Rothschild has gained the upper hand in his power struggle with the Indonesian Bakrie family, after side-lining their top adviser at Bumi Resources, the £1.5bn-valued coal-mining concern that they co-own.

James Moore: Swiss banking's veil of secrecy gets a welcome tug

Philipp Hildebrand is apparently a very good swimmer. Perhaps that's why he feels he can push on against what looks like an overwhelming tide flowing against him. The head of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) is facing calls to resign over currency transactions made by his wife Kashya.

Spanish practices are set to come to a hair salon near you

Being a former Credit Suisse banker might not be the most natural preparation for a job in the hairdressing business, but for two Spanish bankers now based in London it was a natural business decision.

The Week Ahead: Lloyds figures unlikelyto cheer their ailing boss

It has been a rather eventful run-up to Lloyds' latest set of figures. As well as the many twists and turns of the eurozone debt crisis drama, plus updates from its UK rivals Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland, there was also the small matter of theannouncement last week that its chief executive, António Horta-Osório, is taking a temporary leave of absence.

Credit Suisse fined over 'unacceptable risk'

The UK arm of banking giant Credit Suisse has been fined £5.95 million by the City regulator for failing to sufficiently assess the risk a complex investment product posed to customers.

ITV pays Credit Suisse to take on the risk on its pension scheme

The broadcaster ITV yesterday sought to draw a line under the rapidly rising cost to its underfunded final salary pension scheme of people living longer by paying Credit Suisse to take on the risk.

David Prosser: Putting a cap on the cost of pensions both present and future

Outlook: If you retired a decade ago, the chances are you will live for three years longer than your employer had expected to have to pay you a pension

Barratt in talks to sell shared equity home loans portfolio

Barratt Developments yesterday confirmed it was in talks to sell off part of its portfolio of "shared equity" loans.

Market Report: US bid talk returns as ITV pushes ahead

Market gossips looking for the next prime time takeover deal switched once again on to ITV last night, as reheated rumours of interest from across the Atlantic pushed the broadcaster up.

Credit Suisse axes 2,000 as profits slump

The jobs cull continued in the banking sector yesterday as Credit Suisse announced it would cut 2,000 positions and reports surfaced that HSBC was planning to announce thousands of redundancies.

Poor UK sales pull down Carphone

Carphone Warehouse suffered more bad news in the UK as it revealed that its domestic performance had dragged down its European sales.

In a busy City week, Reckitt is set to declare a slowdown

Reckitt Benckiser, owner of Durex and Nurofen, kicks off a busy week in the City tomorrow, with interim results also due from FTSE 100 giants BP and GlaxoSmithKline.

US inquiry into Credit Suisse over tax evasion

Credit Suisse revealed yesterday that it had been drawn into US investigations of tax evasion that has already cost its rival UBS $780m (£483m).

HitecVision set to raise 1.5bn euros

HitecVision, the oil and gas private-equity group, is preparing to raise a 1.5bn euro fund for its next round of investments.

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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