News US President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement about the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela in the briefing room of the White House

US politicians are closing in on a deal to ease the impact of spending cuts worth up to $200 billion (£122 billion) which are due to hit home next year, it emerged today.

Barings bondholders to sue

JOHN EISENHAMMER

Court order against ex-Barings bosses

TERRY SLAVIN

Barings tops league with pounds 20bn deals

JOHN WILLCOCK

The fuse is lit for Big Bang's second stage

John Eisenhammer recalls a traumatic year for the City; What followed were the rapid-fire takeovers of some of the City's household names

ING ready to answer MPs over Barings

DAVID HELLIER

City banks poised to pay bumper bonuses

Bonanza: Rejuvenated Barings leads the way in multi-million payouts

Ex-bosses at Barings face exile

THE BANK OF ENGLAND is set to deem Barings' former top managers "not fit and proper" to work in the banking industry, should they ever apply for positions again.

Bank of England seized inquiry papers

The Bank of England repeatedly thwarted the investigations in Britain of the Singapore authorities into the Barings collapse, writes John Eisenhammer.

Lloyds 'prepared to spend pounds 3bn'

Lloyds 'prepared to spend pounds 3bn'

Buyers queue to grab a stake in Gartmore

JOHN WILLCOCK

Vital questions to ask of a life policy

WHENEVER savers invest their money in an insurance com-pany's personal pension scheme or an endowment policy, the two most common questions they should ask are about the performance of its fund and the charges levied on it.

Baring Securities reports first-half loss

JOHN EISENHAMMER

IN BRIEF: NRG drops action against bank

NRG drops action against bank

$150m lawsuit over Barings bonds

Two rival sets of Barings bondholders are gearing up for a High Court confrontation over a $150m "pot" left over from the merchant bank's collapse which both claim is theirs.

Bank in dock over Barings

THE Bank of England was in a state of siege at the weekend, as critics awaited its report, due on Tuesday, on the collapse of Barings, the merchant bank.
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