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The mistake resulted in the share price of Britain’s largest bank rising more than 10 per cent

Investment Insider: UK firms to prosper from Japan's revival

Abenomics is aiming to turn around the country's fortunes

James Ashton: Shaken and stirred, Sir John Bond is ousted after digging himself into a hole at miner

Mr Bond, we've been expecting you. The ambush that greeted Sir John Bond in a small Swiss theatre was every bit as dramatic as the assaults his namesake superspy has faced over the years.

Banks get reprieve on current accounts

Britain's high street banks have been let off the hook by the Office of Fair Trading, which has decided not to refer them to the Competition Commission over the current account market.

HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver warns 14,000 more jobs to be cut

HSBC today warned that it could cut up to another 14,000 jobs worldwide as chief executive Stuart Gulliver continues to take the axe to the cost base of Europe’s biggest bank.

The News Matrix: Tuesday 14 May 2013

Service stations told to advertise prices

Naturalist and television presenter Bill Oddie; HSBC's London HQ; Deforestation in the Malaysian Borneo state of Sarawak

What the Sunday Papers said…

The Independent on Sunday: HSBC job cuts as restructuring goes ahead

The Business Matrix: Monday 13 May 2013

BP moves staff from Tripoli

HSBC set to announce more job cuts to make it leaner and meaner

HSBC could announce more job cuts on Wednesday, when investors will be told that the chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, will push ahead with plans to produce a leaner, more streamlined bank.

Unite union said Lloyds Banking Group has announced almost 2,750 job losses since the start of the year

850 jobs go as Lloyds axes Southend base in bid to reduce costs

Lloyds Banking Group came under attack today for cutting hundreds more jobs and planning to close a large office.

James Moore: HSBC may be coining it in now, but it still has key questions to answer

Outlook Remember when the banks were getting pilloried for making too much money? They've been so busy losing it recently that it seems like a very long time ago.

Profits almost double to $8.4bn at HSBC

HSBC profits almost double to $8.4bn but more jobs may be lost

Chief executive Stuart Gulliver hints more job cuts could be on the way

HSBC is boosted as the banks 'reform'

After a lengthy stint in the stocks, the big banks started to edge back into favour last week. Signs that their cost-cutting is paying off and they might actually be reformed characters may have even stopped people hating them quite so much.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 7 May 2013

HSBC profits to rise as costs cut

HSBC is off to a flier on results

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

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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