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Barclays is also poised to axe 400 investment bank jobs on top of the 1700 it announced a year ago in a bid to slash costs

Broadgate sale to net £600m profit for Blackstone

Blackstone, the US private equity firm, is set to make hundreds of millions of pounds profit on the sale of its 50% stake in Broadgate, the office complex which is home to some 30,000 City workers.

Rothschild puts daughter on the board of £2bn RIT

Lord Rothschild has appointed his eldest daughter to the board of his £2bn investment company RIT Capital Partners.

Rothschild daughter Hannah joins RIT Capital Partners board

Lord Rothschild today appointed his eldest daughter Hannah to the board of his £2 billion investment company RIT Capital Partners.

Market Report: US weakness gives sellers the jitters

There were few winners on the benchmark index as heavyweight healthcare companies and fears over tapering US stimulus dragged down the markets.

Fabrice Tourre wanted to 'feed Wall St greed' says SEC lawyer

Fabrice Tourre fraudulently misled investors in a bid to “feed Wall Street greed,” giving them “half the truth” about a sub-prime mortgage investment that ultimately went bad when the credit crunch tore through the housing market, a lawyer for the US Securities and Exchange Commission claimed yesterday in a closing argument before a New York jury.

Market Report: Drugs do work as Shire hits new high

On a day when traders' screens turned red and the market dived more than 30 points, Shire was breaking records.

Pensions lose their first claim on assets when firms fail

The Supreme Court has thrown out a controversial ruling that handed pension holders priority over unsecured creditors when companies fail.

RBS 'casino bank' fined £5.6m over misreporting

Double blow for bank after front-runner for Stephen Hester's job rules himself out

Abe’s ‘shock and awe’ tactics win approval

Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has won fresh backing at the ballot box for his “shock and awe” strategy to revive the economy, sending Asian shares higher.

Anthony Hilton: These numbers don’t add up to a recession

The unemployment figures came out on Thursday and showed a better-than-expected improvement, with the rate now the lowest since December 2010.

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Oh my Lord! Peer says he uses DVLA 'friends' to track down motorists who drop litter

Agency asks Lord Selsdon for further information about his Westminster statement

Bumi battle nears end with $501m deal

The long-running saga of separating the battle-bruised miner Bumi from Indonesia’s powerful Bakrie family could finally be coming to an end after the parties announced a potentially decisive $501m (£330m) deal yesterday.

Barclays to pay new finance boss Tushar Morzaria more than £6m a year

Right-hand man from JPMorgan in line for bumper package as he replaces old guard

Crisis? What crisis? Bonuses soar at Goldman as profits leap

Bankers’ pay at Goldman Sachs jumped more than 25 per cent for the last three months, meaning the average employee earned £77,200 in the quarter.

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Goldman Sachs profits beat Wall Street estimates to more than double to $1.93bn

Goldman Sachs has beaten Wall Street estimates by doubling its quarterly profit through investing its own money and underwriting.

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