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Midweek View: The Gogarburn HQ is a great monument to Mr Goodwin's vanity. The detail here is frightening, and laughable

The architecture firm that reached for the sky

Burj Khalifa. The Sears Tower. The World Trade Center... If it's a colossal construction, then Skidmore, Owings & Merrill probably designed it. Jay Merrick gets the measure of global architecture's biggest beasts

Politicians outraged as Sir Fred starts new job

Politicians today expressed bemusement and "disgust" after it emerged that former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin started a new job at an architectural firm.

Myners defends RBS after row over pay

City minister Paul Myners yesterday came out with a show for support for embattled Royal Bank of Scotland.

Nurse Jackie, BBC2<br/>My Daughter Amy, Channel 4<br/>Hustle, BBC1

Edie Falco's new, no-nonsense character would certainly have a few sharp words to say to Amy's self-absorbed father

Get tough over threat by RBS board, says Cable

'The bank is still operating as if it is a private bank' says the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman in row over bonuses.

Knives out in the City as the banks battle on

Sir David Walker promises to crack down on 'egregiously high' bonus payments with new rules on pay disclosure to follow limits on bonuses at Lloyds and RBS

RBS executives set for record &pound;4bn bonus bonanza

Bonuses and salaries totalling nearly £4bn are to be handed out to employees of the state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) this year, it emerged last night.

David Prosser: G20 bonus deal already looks strained

Outlook Lord Myners hasn't always "got" the issues at stake in the debate over City pay, failing to spot the incendiary nature of Sir Fred Goodwin's pension boost at Royal Bank of Scotland last year. But the urgency with which he is now tackling City bonuses, yesterday summoning representatives of international banks for a summit on pay, suggests he has wised up.

Shareholders consider suing RBS for &#163;9bn to recoup losses

Former directors of the Royal Bank of Scotland, including Sir Fred Goodwin, could be sued for up to £9bn after shareholders announced plans to take legal action against the bank.

Sarah Sands: More email kisses would oil the wheels at work x x x

A friend of mine, a clever, civilised man, once worked as a private banker to Fred Goodwin, during his reign of madness at Royal Bank of Scotland. My friend's field was not actually customer relationships, but Goodwin insisted that he would deal only with the most senior person in the bank where my friend worked.

David Prosser: Coming home, they've done their time

Outlook One by one, disgraced bankers are hitting the comeback trail. In the US, the former boss of Lehman Brothers, Dick Fuld, has been gainfully employed by a hedge fund since April. Back home, Andy Hornby, the former HBoS chief, is back in post running Alliance Boots. Now even Adam Applegarth, under whose stewardship Northern Rock became the first British bank to experience a run for more than a century, has picked up a new berth, advising a fund run by the US private equity group Apollo. It specialises in non-performing loans – a niche with which Northern Rock is now all too familiar.

Dom Joly: Football coming home for 'staycation'

Weird World of Sport: I expect to see Becks and a clearly recalcitrant Posh having a good time at Butlins in Minehead

David Prosser: RBS fuels the flames with more cuts

Outlook This paper warned yesterday that Britain's biggest banks would make further cuts to the pension schemes they offer rank and file staff, and within hours Royal Bank of Scotland was doing just that.

RBS to cap staff pension rise

Banking giant RBS is planning to cap increases in the pensions of over 60,000 workers in a "body blow" to its staff, it was revealed today.

Business Diary 15/08/2009

Albemarle pulls the Woolies over our eyes

The pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond announced it was all change at the top earlier this week. The chairman, Charles Nicolson, stepped down to be replaced by his chief executive Greville Nicholls.

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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