Sculptures of marble heads, a bronze bust of Alexander the Great and bronze statuettes of the gods form part of the collection
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Monday 23 March 2009
Many British businesses are giving up trading before being formally forced into insolvency as they face a worsening economy and banks reluctant to provide them with the funding they need to stay afloat, research published today suggests.
Saturday 14 March 2009
Tuesday 24 February 2009
3i group made further moves to cut its debts yesterday with a deal to buy out and liquidate an underperforming fund, but the private equity group was hit by a credit rating downgrade just hours later.
Saturday 21 February 2009
Bernard Madoff, the Wall Street grandee whose confession of a $50bn (£35bn) pyramid scheme prompted a new crackdown on fraud in the US, had not made a single investment on behalf of his clients in at least 13 years, it was revealed yesterday.
Sunday 01 February 2009
It was a long, stylish, but very disgruntled queue that waited in the spitting rain to get into the Design Museum for the British Cypriot fashion designer Hussein Chalayan's retrospective on 21 January.
Thursday 29 January 2009
The chief City watchdog has fined and banned two former senior executives at collapsed stockbroking firm Pacific Continental Securities (PCS) over "serious failures" at the group.
Sunday 11 January 2009
Saturday 10 January 2009
Sunday 21 December 2008
Staff at Madoff Securities International, the London arm of Bernie Madoff's collapsed US investment business, will meet tomorrow morning to discover their fate. The meeting will be the first since the $50bn scandal broke.
Saturday 20 December 2008
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Outlook It's reassuring to see that even in these straitened times, there are still some able to whoop it up as if in the latter stages of the boom. One such is "lucky" John Tiner, a former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, no less – lucky because he managed to get out of the FSA just before the proverbial hit the fan over Northern Rock and everything else.
Sunday 23 November 2008
Friday 07 November 2008
The number of people declared insolvent in England and Wales rose by nearly 9 per cent during the third quarter of the year, figures showed today.
Wednesday 17 September 2008
The US government could end up controlling the insurance giant AIG under a deal being considered late last night.
Monday 15 September 2008
Wall Street banks were preparing for one of the most dramatic shake-ups in the finance industry's history last night as it emerged that Lehman Brothers, an investment bank with a 158-year history, was working on a plan to declare bankruptcy.
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