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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Thursday 29 November 2012
First his man loses the election, then a former employee faces insider trading claims
Monday 26 November 2012
The Sunday Times
Friday 23 November 2012
Could Paul Singer destroy another economy?
Monday 19 November 2012
Bankers looking for a career boost are facing up to a clear choice: go East. With City job losses soaring finance workers are looking to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore for new opportunities.
Retiring early? Nice work if you can get it: The new trend for spending more time with your bank balance
Monday 22 October 2012
James Blunt has suggested he may quit the music industry at the grand old age of 38 to hang out in Ibiza with his girlfriend and sizeable bank balance. And he's not the only one retiring prematurely.
Friday 19 October 2012
Outlook Greg Coffey was the Wizard of Oz, a magician who had an extraordinary way with money, making astonishing amounts of it for clients and barely less amazing amounts for himself.
Saturday 06 October 2012
Last Sunday at a speaking engagement down in Bath I sat next to a Swiss guy who wrote trading algorithms and software for Geneva based hedge funds. It was that sort of dinner – a place where the mathematically gifted fund managers exchange ideas and theories with academics on how to predict market movements.
Monday 01 October 2012
Britain's highest earner has said the rich need to pass "the smell test" when it comes to paying tax – a week after The Independent revealed him as the country's biggest individual taxpayer.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Former Tory MP Sir Peter Viggers infamously claimed £1,645 on parliamentary expense to build a house for the ducks at his constituency home, but Crispin Odey has gone one better or, in fact, several times better.
Friday 10 August 2012
The Glazer family are floating a stake in Manchester United in New York. But it is a rotten deal for both shareholders and fans
Thursday 12 July 2012
The new head of the embattled Serious Fraud Office has put a tough senior former judge on the payroll to aid his attempts at cracking down on City crime.
Thursday 12 July 2012
QC with a terrifying reputation as a judge hired by new head of the SFO
Tuesday 10 July 2012
The financial news giant Thomson Reuters has splashed out $625m (£403m) in cash on US-listed foreign-exchange platform FX Alliance.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
Goldman Sachs has installed as its first regional chairman in Beijing a banker who set up a business with partners including jailed insider trader Raj Rajarathnam and on-trial former Goldmanite Rajat Gupta.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
A hedge fund manager accused by the Financial Services Authority of lying to investors about "catastrophic losses" has been fined a record £3m by the watchdog.
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
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- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
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