The Co-operative Bank's disgraced former chairman, Paul Flowers, apparently won the job because he beat his rivals' psychometric test scores, MPs on the Treasury Committee have been told.
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Monday 30 September 2013
The activist investor fund chaired by Lord Myners, the former minister for UK financial services, is reported to be pushing G4S to break itself up.
Wednesday 25 September 2013
The Bank of England’s risk-watchers put hedgies in the spotlight today as potentially vulnerable to rising market interest rates.
Wednesday 07 August 2013
L&G upbeat over £15bn investment
Tuesday 06 August 2013
BT sports Betfred deal
Wednesday 31 July 2013
The activist investor calling for Sony to spin off its film and music business tore into Sony Entertainment's management yesterday, saying the division was treated like a "red-headed stepchild".
Friday 26 July 2013
US prosecutors mounted an aggressive legal assault on the giant SAC Capital hedge fund yesterday, alleging in a rare criminal case that insider trading "was substantial, pervasive and on a scale without known precedent in the hedge fund industry".
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Miliband’s gag – ‘He is the Prime Minister for Benson and hedge funds’ – was a work in progress
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Tory strategist’s links to cigarette giant pile pressure on PM after tobacco policy U-turn
Saturday 13 July 2013
Sterling fell in the first part of the week because traders decided that US interest rates were likely to rise before ours do, thus making the dollar a more attractive currency to hold.
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: How David Cameron and William Hague got caught up in a battle of the sexes
Wednesday 10 July 2013
David Cameron and William Hague got into similar trouble, but for exactly opposite reasons. If the Foreign Secretary had said “stupid person” or (admittedly a bit of a mouthful for an impromptu sedentary aside) “stupid Honourable Member”, he’d be home free. As the lip reading consensus was that he muttered “stupid woman” while Cameron was answering, or more accurately not answering, a hostile question from Labour’s Cathy Jamieson, he quickly became Twitter villain of the day.
Friday 28 June 2013
One of the City's most colourful bankers, Alex Snow, is to become chief executive of Lansdowne Partners, the hedge fund manager which made a killing selling shares in British banks during the financial crisis.
Thursday 27 June 2013
Sky Blues remain in administration and fans face baffling business complexities as uncertainties remain
Wednesday 19 June 2013
The billionaire investor Dan Loeb has increased pressure on Sony's board by lifting his stake in the electronics group to 7 per cent.
G8 protests: 57 people arrested in London after clashes between police and anti-capitalist demonstrators
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Major operation launched to clear central London HQ of anti-G8 movement in former police station
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Japan's SoftBank has secured the backing of a major Sprint shareholder after raising its bid for the American wireless carrier to from $20.1bn to $21.6bn (£13.9bn) to counter a rival proposal by Dish Network, the US satellite firm.
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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- 4 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire