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A former senior investment banker, his wife and a family friend pleaded guilty yesterday to eight charges of insider trading.

Investors in legal row over Gherkin advice

Court ruling against Deustche Bank could prompt fresh claims on City's landmark skyscraper

The Hedonist: Berlin

By Tremayne Carew-Pole from <a href="http://www.hg2.com" target="new">Hg2</a> luxury city guides

Editor-At-Large: Who's cashing in on fine art? The banks, of course

The world's most expensive artwork, sold at auction last week for £65m, is by a sculptor who is considered rather unfashionable. He is certainly not ranked by critics as one of the half- dozen most important artists of the 20th century. Even more puzzling, the work is not unique, but is number two of an edition of six. Why did Giacometti's bleak stick figure of a man walking hit the jackpot?

Private banking group Kleinwort Benson snapped up for &#163;225m

Belgian buyer to keep name dating back to 1852

David Prosser: Watchdog's bark is worse than its bite

Outlook In this brave new world of better financial regulation, we can presumably rest assured that any transgressions by City folk will be viewed pretty dimly by the powers that be. Well not if the case of two Dresdner Bank traders who have just been convicted of insider trading is anything to go by.

Dresdner sued by more ex-staff in payout dispute

Investment bank's parent refuses to make payouts after huge Dresdner losses

Merkel makes &#163;44bn U-turn to try to save sinking German economy

Critic of UK's 'crass Keynesianism' offers package of tax cuts and state spending

German government injects &euro;10bn into Commerzbank

State to take 25 per cent stake to preserve merger deal with Dresdner Bank

Leading graduate employers pull out of university 'milk round'

Several leading graduate employers have pulled out of this year's university "milk round", as the credit crunch has forced them to pare back recruitment plans for 2009.

The great Wall St earthquake

The disappearance of two more giant investment banks will transform an industry whose business model has been broken on the wheel of the credit crunch. By Nick Clark

City braced for fresh round of banking job cuts

Commerzbank plans to shed 1,200 jobs in London as it agrees to buy out Dresdner for &euro;8.8bn

Margareta Pagano: A capital crunch is coming if cash calls aren't speeded up

The Treasury must grasp the nettle if the City is to keep its reputation

Market Report: BSkyB heads south on bleak advertising outlook

BSkyB was weak yesterday after JP Morgan reignited investor concerns about the outlook for advertising revenues.

Market update - 26 June

The FTSE 100 was down 70 points at 5595.1, while the FTSE 250 was down 88.7 points at 9232.5 at 11.52am today.

Market update - 25 June

The FTSE 100 was up 24.7 points at 5659.4 at 11.23am on Wednesday - Barclays led the blue-chip advance and climbed by almost 6 per cent or 18.25p to 329p after launching its long-expected £4.5bn cash call and announcing a plan to bring in new investors, including the Qatar Investment Authority and Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

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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