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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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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003