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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.

The Business On... Bill Winters, Founder, Renshaw Bay

Renshaw Bay? Never heard of it

The Business On... Gary Gensler, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Flexing his muscles, is he?

LSE hails TMX deal but Canadians remain wary

Shares in the London Stock Exchange soared yesterday after it confirmed plans to merge with TMX Group, which owns the Toronto stock exchange.

NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse plan monster merger

NYSE Euronext, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, and Deutsche Börse are close to proposing to merge and form the world's largest equity exchange. The deal would directly challenge competition authorities and would accelerate the wave of consolidation sweeping across the industry.

The Business On... Jon Corzine, Chief executive, MF Global

Third time lucky, let's hope

Terence Blacker: Why are we so scared of silence?

People are so afraid of silence that they are prepared to have their privacy invaded

Unnamed buyer swoops on up to 80 per cent of London's copper market

A mystery buyer has cornered the London copper market, sitting on up to 80 per cent of the physical stockpiles traded on the capital's metal exchange.

FSA charges five in Blue Index case

Five people, including two former directors and one former trader at the derivatives brokerage Blue Index, have been charged with insider dealing by the Financial Services Authority, the market watchdog.

LSE takes aim at rivals as it gears up to move into derivatives

Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange, is squaring up for a potential legal battle with rival derivative exchanges as he prepares the company to take on their businesses.

The great American mortgage crisis deepens

Foreclosure abuse has sparked anger at the banks, as fears over its impact on the fragile housing market grows. Stephen Foley investigates

One computer trade caused 'flash crash'

The "flash crash" which sent the US stock market down 9 per cent in 20 minutes on 6 May began in the futures market with a single computer-generated trade, according to a joint report by stock and derivatives market regulators last night.

James Moore: A worthy attempt by the FSA to lead the way on banking reform

Outlook The more we learn about the banking crisis, the more crazy what was going on in the months leading up to it appears to be. Take credit derivatives, those weird and wonderful devices that, when linked to subprime mortgages, very effectively spread a worldwide financial 'flu.

Goldman Sachs: The bank standing at the crossroads

New US and international regulations threaten to deprive Wall Street's king of the hill of its crown

Mephedrone legal alternatives just as risky, say experts

Many of the legal alternatives to mephedrone available on the internet contain the same substance or related chemicals and are just as risky, experts warn today.

The City Diary: A spy too ordinary: Camilleri unimpressed by Russian 'agent'

Slackbelly exposes the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Square Mile
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Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
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Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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10 best PS4 games

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Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

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