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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

Britain leads Europe for the most fat-cat bankers

Britain has three times as many highly paid bankers than the rest of Europe put together, according to new figures likely to reopen the dispute over City pay.

Vince Cable unveils Lib Dems proposal to build up to 25,000 homes but accuses Tories of blocking plans

Business Secretary blames Tories for lack of council houses being built

Jim Armitage: Yes, things are looking up, but there's still a long way to go

This is still a 'risk-off' market. Expect a trickle of deals, sure, but not a flood

Nat Rothschild attacks 'inferior' Bumi deal

The billionaire financier Nat Rothschild has accused the board of the miner Bumi of subjecting long-suffering shareholders to an "inferior" deal, as the scandal-scarred group desperately tries to untangle its convoluted ownership structure.

The public will be able to buy shares through an online retail offer

Banks to earn millions in Royal Mail privatisation

Of the seven City institutions appointed to steer through the IPO, only one is British

Icap in a tumble despite big leap in bond trading on Fed's move

A huge surge in bond trading after the United States Federal Reserve shook markets with plans to slow its money-printing programme failed to save broking giant Icap from a City sell-off yesterday.

Ed Cowan has been demoted from opening by Darren Lehmann

Ashes 2013: Deep-thinker Ed Cowan thrilled by intensity of battle to come

Australian has gone down to No 3 but will have plenty to write about in his diary

Market Report: Chancellor's chop good news for RBS

Axe swinging by George Osborne at Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) investment banking arm helped it to achieve top spot on the blue-chip index yesterday.

Lord Freud: 'Food from a food bank is by definition a free good and there's almost infinite demand'

Demand for food banks has nothing to do with benefits squeeze, says Work minister Lord Freud

Astonishing claim from the millionaire welfare minister

Graduate outlook best since 2008

This summer’s graduates will have the best job prospects since the economic crisis began, according to research out today.

The UK charges one of the lowest rates among the world’s biggest economies

This report brings long awaited justice to the banking sector. Mr Osborne would do well to heed it

The public instinctively feels the law has been found wanting in the aftermath of the banking collapse

Guy Hands to conquer City again?

Investment king looks to regain his crown. But backers may be reticent, reports Jamie Dunkley

Tan Twan Eng wins Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with The Garden of Evening Mists

Tan Twan Eng has won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with The Garden of Evening Mists, beating double Man Booker winner Hilary Mantel to the title.

RBS to cut 2,000 more jobs as shares tumble

Decision comes after surprise exit of chief executive Stephen Hester

Glencore chief strengthens board

Glencore Xstrata's chief executive, Ivan Glasenberg, has announced three new appointments to the board of the wheat trading-to-coal mining empire, including the veteran Wall Street banker John Mack.

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