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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'

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
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Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness