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

Moves for extra £50bn from Bank

Turmoil in Spain and Greece fuels calls for another round of quantitative easing for UK economy

Collapse in UK factory figures fuels call for more stimulus

Biggest fall in manufacturing sector since 2008 as eurozone crisis hits confidence and orders

Lloyds suspends traders

Lloyds, the state-backed lender, is believed to have suspended at least two traders as it investigates possible interest rate manipulation.

Market Report: Weather threatens to rain on Kingfisher's update

It is always easy to blame the weather. While most stocks on the Footsie were heating up yesterday, Kingfisher ended up looking rather soggy amid warnings that the recent downpours may result in the retailer's trading update at the end of the month turning out to be a bit of a damp squib.

Market Report: FirstGroup stuck in reverse with margins set to nosedive

The shares of the bus company go down, down, down. FirstGroup remained stuck in reverse gear yesterday, as those at the wheel of the transport firm came under fire following last week's admission that margins at its UK bus unit would drop by more than a third this year.

Shell chief's pay package more than doubles but the dividend stays flat

Peter Voser, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, saw his total pay packet more than double in 2011, a year when shareholders in the oil supermajor had to make do with flat dividend payouts.

RBS and Goodwin sued for £2.4bn by angry investors

Royal Bank of Scotland and former directors including former chief executive Fred Goodwin and former chairman Sir Tom McKillop have been hit with a £2.4bn legal claim from angry investors in the taxpayer bailed-out bank.

RBS and Goodwin sued for £2.4bn by angry investors

Shareholders claim the bailed-out bank's former bosses misled them over a rights issue in 2008

Market Report: Imperial Tobacco shares light up on takeover talk

There's no stubbing out the takeover talk around Imperial Tobacco at the moment. The cigarette manufacturer, whose brands include Lambert & Butler, set a new, all-time high last night, after its share price once again lit up on suggestions its days of independence might be numbered.

Market Report: Next best thing as fashion grows for clothes retailers

Optimism that conditions might be easing for clothing retailers persuaded investors to stock up on Next yesterday, despite claims the level of service on the high street is waning.

Credit Suisse bankers suffer the biggest cut after lossesin bonuses

Bankers at Credit Suisse are set to take the biggest cut in bonuses so far in the 2011 bank reporting season. Across the group, which employs thousands in its Canary Wharf offices in London, the average bonus cut is 41 per cent. The 15 executive directors will take a 57 per cent cut.

Bonuses slashed as Credit Suisse slides into the red

Bankers at Credit Suisse are set to take the biggest cut in bonuses so far in the 2011 bank reporting season.

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