Money Neil Woodford is bemused by the speed with which economic commentators have moved from doom to euphoria

The biggest fund manager story of 2013 was the resignation of Neil Woodford from Invesco Perpetual. As you will be aware, Mr Woodford will continue to manage the Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income Funds until he leaves at the end of April, following which he will set up his own company.

Bank regulator warns hedge funds of crunch clampdown

The Bank of England regulator Robert Jenkins yesterday warned senior hedge fund managers to beware of a potential massive clampdown on their trading activities if the eurozone crisis triggers a return to the kind of liquidity crunch that followed the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

The Bank of England’s Mervyn King warned yesterday that UK inflation would stay above target

Banking: King hits panic button

Fears of new credit crunch prompt Bank of England to kickstart emergency lending scheme

Album: Back, Cello Suities - Richard Tunnicliffe

The liner notes remind us that Bach's Cello Suites are arranged "in increasing order of complexity", almost as a lesson. 

Struggling Thomas Cook given boost by rainy weather and ad campaign

Britons eager to escape the UK's dismal weather gave a boost to struggling holiday firm Thomas Cook's turnaround today.

Fund manager hit with £8.6m UK and US fines for conflict of interest

Martin Currie, the Edinburgh-based fund management giant, has been hit with a £3.5m fine by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for conflict of interest over a series of bond investments.

Julian Knight: Suffer the little children ... just invest in Africa

The new junior individual savings account announced by Alquity is a real eyebrow-raiser
Arsenal fans are getting restless as their club’s season goes from bad to worse

Angry fans quiz board on lack of spending

The Arsenal Supporters Trust is demanding to know if Arsène Wenger has been given all of the club's cash reserves to spend by the board, amid increasing disquiet at the team's direction this season.

Arsenal fans are getting restless as their club’s season goes from bad to worse

Angry Arsenal fans quiz board on lack of spending

Supporters Trust wants to know if Wenger really has £50m to spend or are funds being held back?

Sir Martin Sorrell: Co-operation is key in putting the banks to rights

Without reform... the problem of some banks being 'too big to fail' is still with us

Banks rush to borrow €489bn from ECB

European Central Bank sees massive demand for its three-year loans at low interest rates

FTSE 100 reshuffle sees primary listing for Ireland’s CRH

Ireland’s largest publicly quoted company, CRH, will switch its primary stock exchange listing to London from Dublin this week.

The Sketch: 'None of us really know what will happen' – not words you want to hear from the Guv'nor

Mervyn King was completely unruffled. That's the central talent of a central banker

Tyrie warns of liquidity crisis

The chairman of the Treasury Select Committee has urged the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority to act to ensure that banks have enough liquidity to maintain lending.

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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

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Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
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Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
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While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

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As provocative now as they ever were

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Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

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