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.
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Friday 18 February 2011
Renshaw Bay? Never heard of it
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Flexing his muscles, is he?
Thursday 10 February 2011
Shares in the London Stock Exchange soared yesterday after it confirmed plans to merge with TMX Group, which owns the Toronto stock exchange.
Thursday 10 February 2011
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.
Friday 04 February 2011
Third time lucky, let's hope
Tuesday 01 February 2011
People are so afraid of silence that they are prepared to have their privacy invaded
Saturday 04 December 2010
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.
Friday 26 November 2010
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.
Friday 19 November 2010
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.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Saturday 02 October 2010
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.
Thursday 26 August 2010
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.
Wednesday 21 July 2010
Wednesday 07 July 2010
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.
Sunday 04 July 2010
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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