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EU watchdogs are preparing to impose multi-million euro fines on six banks, including Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC, where traders are suspected of having tried to manipulate Euribor interest rates.

CME's move lifts London

London received a major boost to its status as a global financial centre yesterday as the world's largest futures exchange, CME, revealed it has applied to run a new European derivatives market there.

It is the first time ground tiger claws, which may have come from tigers which were illegally poached, have been found by customs in the UK

Tiger claw products seized at Suffolk port

Herbal remedies and massage oils containing ground tiger claws, poisonous plants and cow urine have been seized by border officials at a UK port.

Britain cannot be trusted to reform Libor by itself, warns US Treasury

International central banks to tackle issue at Basel meeting

EU publishes draft rules to tighten up on derivatives

The European Union's securities watchdog has published draft rules to meet a December global deadline for making the derivatives market safer and more transparent.

Jamie Dimon to give evidence on $2bn loss

JPMorgan Chase was trying to prepare for new international regulations designed to make the financial system safer when it put on the disastrous hedging strategy that has cost it $2bn and counting.

Government to water down bank reform plans

Chancellor refuses to order full separation of retail and investment operations

Stephen Foley: Why can’t exchanges stay open all night?

US Outlook It is time to mothball the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. That ring-a-ling-a-ding might be iconic of American capitalism, but the opening hours of US exchanges are starting to look anachronistic in an age of 24-hour connectivity.

JPMorgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon: 'I was dead wrong'

Jamie Dimon blames bank's $2bn trading scandal on badly monitored strategy

Trading scandal boss: we were 'dead wrong'

The boss at the centre of the City's latest trading scandal admitted yesterday he was "dead wrong" to dismiss concerns about the bank a month earlier.

Stephen Foley: Regulator needs help to tame financial Wild West

At Goldman Gensler was lobbying for precisely the lack of oversight he now seeks to enforce

Alex Preston: Don't expect morality from a faceless behemoth that exists purely for profit

Banking is not a vocation. No one becomes a trader in order to follow a childhood dream

Greg Smith: 'It makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients off'

Goldman rocked by claims of 'toxic' culture

Goldman Sachs was fighting a new firestorm of public criticism last night, one that threatened to hit it where it hurts most – in its profits. Hours after a London executive published an extraordinary resignation letter in the New York Times, saying its bankers routinely brag about "ripping off" clients, Goldman was in full-scale damage limitation mode, trying to reassure its clients that the portrait of a "toxic" internal culture was a fiction peddled by a disgruntled employee.

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Toxic goodbye gives Goldman an image crisis

Banking giant goes on defensive after director's resignation letter exposes its 'moral bankruptcy'. By Stephen Foley in New York

Top Goldman Sachs executive quits over culture of 'toxic' greed

A senior executive at Goldman Sachs has attacked a “toxic” and “destructive” environment at the leading investment bank in as resignation letter published in the New York Times.

Investment View: You should bet on IG to run out a long-term winner

IG's clients are not so much traditional gamblers as they are financial traders
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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
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An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

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Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
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Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

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How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

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Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders