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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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