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FSA fines shares 'cheat' a record £2.8m

He claims to live in a former council house, holidays in the South of France only thanks to the generosity of friends and says even when his business (now in liquidation) was at its height, it was only a tiny operation.

Oil boom threatens the last orang-utans

A famous British company, Jardines, is profiting as the lowland forest – which shelters the few remaining orang-utans – is razed to make way for massive palm oil plantations, reports Kathy Marks in Tripa, Indonesia

No Pain, No Gain: City gloom casts a shadow over Lighthouse

For months, shares of Lighthouse, the financial management group, held up well, seemingly largely immune from the money crisis rocking the world. The No Pain, No Gain portfolio alighted on them at 17.5p in the summer of 2006. At one time, the price hit 35p; it then suffered a relapse. Even so, as the credit crunch continued to spread despondency, the shares bobbed around the lower 20s, suggesting that the company was performing quite well.

Glitch hits London shares' big day

An embarrassing computer failure at the London Stock Exchange left City traders unable to cash in on a worldwide stock market boom for much of today.