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Outlook The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street likes drama to be reserved firmly for the stage. So yesterday's announcement from her Financial Policy Committee on "potential amplification channels" of financial risks was characteristically short on hyperbole.

Mitch Feierstein: Firms too big to fail before, like JPMorgan, are bigger now – and not any safer

City View: Bankruptcies are integral to capitalism, like forest fires, clearing underbrush to allow renewed growth

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.

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.

Asking prices rise as house market confidence grows

Home sellers are finally growing in confidence, judging by a survey by Rightmove of more than 100,000 asking prices across the country.

House prices near peaks seen before recession

Property asking prices have neared their pre-crisis peaks, according to the latest RightMove House Price Survey, published today.

City jobs on rise — but only from rock bottom

The number of new City jobs trebled last month, but only against December’s count which was the lowest since the financial crisis began in 2008.

New City jobs treble, but it's still a long way from boom

The number of new City jobs trebled last month but only against December's count which was the lowest since the financial crisis began in 2008.

Crest Nicholson set for stock market return in first UK float of 2013

The first float of a UK company this year cheered the City yesterday as housebuilder Crest Nicholson unveiled plans for a £500m return to the stock market.

Owen Jones: We need a new means of protest

If you're lacking in inspiration, go and chat to the students of Featherstone Sixth Form in Southall, like I did last Friday. They will shatter any clichéd prejudices about an apathetic X-Factor generation who stare blankly when politics is even mentioned. These bright young women and men were full of excitement and eloquence as they discussed their futures, as well as those of Britain and the world; and they were full of fury and frustration about the fact their generation was the first to face being poorer than their parents since Berlin fell to the Allies.

Analysis of Wheatley on... Banks: 'The truth is that if our supermarkets in this country, if John Lewis operated in a way that banks do, they wouldn’t have any customers;' Working in Hong Kong: 'I had a funeral effigy of me burnt outside the office. That was the sort of things I had to deal with. It’s a different sort of pressure than in the UK;' 2005-2008: 'That was a horror period in terms of what we are discovering today in terms of the way people were abused in their financial services.'

Burnt in effigy, Martin Wheatley has the steel to shake City

The chief of the new Financial Conduct Authority smells blood

Birley is clearing boss at NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext has hired Patrick Birley, the former head of clearing company LCH.Clearnet, as chief commercial officer at its London-based clearing house, which the exchange plans to open next June.

I'd support crisis probe, says bank chief

A Parliamentary inquiry into the performance of the Bank of England during the financial crisis should be ordered immediately, MPs said last night, after the Bank's Governor Sir Mervyn King made the surprise statement that he would be happy to co-operate with such a probe.

'I feel that Nick Clegg is horrifically compromised by the Coalition. All the common ground I had with him is kind of lost' - Catherine Annabel, 54

Owen Jones: The Coalition has failed. There is an alternative. Can Ed Miliband be its champion?

It's up to the Labour leader to offer the country a coherent Plan B

Ready for their close-up: The Near and the Elsewhere exhibition

Those of us who imagined that the perfect lives in The Truman Show constituted a glimpse of the future could have no better reality check than The Near and the Elsewhere, a potent exhibition of visual artworks at the PM Gallery at Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing, London. These unsettling freeze-frames – by turns surreal, mysterious, or coruscatingly depressing – are like slides from some urban-cum-architectural pathology lab.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee