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Thursday 19 May 2011
The public have a direct interest in knowing whether the former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland Sir Fred Goodwin had a relationship with a senior colleague, a Liberal Democrat peer said today.
Friday 06 May 2011
Outlook The curious affair of the Financial Services Authority's report into Royal Bank of Scotland continues. The good news – at least for those of us who believe in accountability and transparency – is that an abridgedversion of the report at least will eventually be published. That did not look likely back in December when the FSA announced its inquiries into the near-collapse of the bank had concluded and that no action would be taken against any of the individuals involved. The regulator initially refused to make its workings public.
Friday 06 May 2011
The potentially explosive report into the near-collapse of Royal Bank of Scotland will be delayed by many months after MPs yesterday appointed independent experts to review the Financial Services Authority's findings.
Thursday 05 May 2011
A serving MP may have taken out a super-injunction preventing details of their activities being exposed, it was disclosed today.
Thursday 28 April 2011
Sir Fred Goodwin, the former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) boss, and other high-profile men are coming under intense political pressure to follow Andrew Marr and shed the protection of gagging orders.
Saturday 19 March 2011
This week, The Times asked "100 top lawyers" if they were in favour of public figures having the right to resort to law in order to keep their business and private affairs secret. Yes, they said. Only 27 per cent were against.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Ministers have ruled out reforming Britain's privacy laws or bringing in new legislation to stop super-injunctions silencing the media, the Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said yesterday.
Thursday 10 March 2011
Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland who became a focal point for anger over the financial crisis, has obtained a super-injunction banning the media from identifying him as a banker.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Royal Bank of Scotland's chief executive Stephen Hester is in line to earn a total of £7.7m for 2010, the nationalised bank revealed last night.
Sunday 19 December 2010
It's that time of year when we get to enjoy a rare public appearance by Jason "Missing" Gissing, the reclusive co-founder of online grocer Ocado (whose job title of "director of people, culture and communications" hardly reflects his behaviour).
Wednesday 15 December 2010
The chairman of Parliament's influential Treasury Select Committee has added his voice to calls for the release of the details of a Financial Services Authority investigation into the rescue of the Royal Bank Scotland.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
Sir Fred Goodwin, the former RBS chief executive who was pilloried for his role in the financial crisis, ran into trouble again yesterday when the international architects he advises admitted cash flow problems.
Saturday 30 October 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
Outlook Jérôme Kerviel must be choking on his croissants this morning. While he's facing a lengthy jail term for his rogue trading at SocGen, the boys who nearly bust UBS, once the pride of Switzerland's financial services industry, are getting off scot-free.
Thursday 07 October 2010
Does the punishment fit the crime? When US hedge fundmanager Paul Greenwood pleaded guilty last month to defrauding clients, he no doubt expected the American courts to be tough with him. But even before the sentence is handed down, the pain has begun for Greenwood: he's been forced to auction his collection of 1,350 teddy bears, which until now have been displayed inpresentation cases at his home. Amazingly, the bears are thought to be worth £2m.
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