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Istanbul aggressively increased its overnight lending rate to 12% from 7.75%

Market Report: Dividend fears cause National Grid tumble

The power was pulled from National Grid amid fears of a dividend cut as the wider London market also took a tumble yesterday. Vague rumours that the energy company could cut its dividend sent it to the bottom of the benchmark index.

Scandal-hit miner ENRC shunned by leading City brokers

Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank cut ties with company facing fraud inquiry

HSBC is off to a flier on results

Banking giant’s chief executive is racing ahead of schedule with his efforts to reduce costs

Ben Chu: Deutsche's capital gains

Outlook Bank shareholders don't like capital issuances. Investors simply won't buy the equity. That's, at any rate, what we're often told by banks' management teams, as they complain about regulators' demands for them to build up their safety buffers.

Qataris poised for €1.6bn takeover of Printemps

"Arab spring" is about to gain a new meaning. The famous French department store, Printemps – spring in French – is about to be taken over by a Qatari consortium for a reported €1.6bn (£1.3bn).

Kingfisher flounders in snow

The group behind the DIY chain B&Q will cap a year to forget when it posts a fall in profit this week.

Builder Crest Nicholson lifts City spirits as it returns to market with a tag of £641m

The housebuilder Crest Nicholson made a triumphant £641m stock-market return as major investors piled into the biggest float of a British company since the launch of the insurer Direct Line last October.

The Business Matrix: Saturday 2 February 2013

Pinewood has new expansion plan

Jim Armitage: Despite the Davos hype, Europe's economy is still neck-deep in crisis

Global Outlook: Tokyo shut all but two of its 55 nuclear generators when Fukushima blew up

Fired banker loses €40m payoff over Libor fixing

At last, it seems, a banker may be paying a penalty for getting caught up in one of the City’s biggest scandals.

City braced for job cuts as Morgan Stanley axes 1,600 staff

Morgan Stanley is to cut 1,600 jobs across its global workforce in a move that could result in the loss of hundreds of jobs in the City of London.

UK poised to shoot out of recession

Lower inflation will help consumers to restore growth to the economy, economists say

James Moore: No one-way street with US regulators

It is clear that the US approach to regulatory reform is not entirely even-handed

Market Report: Smiths is tipped to join assets sale track

Siemens' shock swoop on Invensys' rail signalling business last month has got the City chatting about what other clever deals could be worked up in the new year.

Market Report: Deutsche gives nod to embattled banks

Britain's banks have had a torrid time of late – and deservedly so. Money-laundering, mis-selling and excessive bonuses are just some of the issues that have eroded investor confidence in a sector, that has been up against the wall since 2007.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
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
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

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