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Antony Jenkins appointed as chief executive of Barclays

Under-fire banking giant Barclays today named its retail and business banking boss Antony Jenkins as chief executive.

Asil Nadir slipped out of Britain in May 1993 on a private plane that took him to France and then a jet to Northern Cyprus, which had no extradition treaty with the UK

So why did Asil Nadir return for his trial?

As Asil Nadir fought the battle of his life at the Old Bailey, the question on everyone's lips was: "Why did he come back?"

Nur Nadil, the wife of former fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir, outside the Old Bailey, where she saw him convicted on 10 charges today

The record rise and staggering fall of Nadir's empire

Asil Nadir built Polly Peck International from a small fruit trading business into one of the biggest conglomerates in Europe.

UK's 20 'most wanted' tax fugitives named

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs has taken a leaf out of the FBI's book, publishing the details of Britain's "most wanted" tax fugitives.

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Police raid Barclays office in Milan over rate fixes

Italian police have raided a Barclays office in Milan, seizing documents as part of an inquiry into alleged rigging of European interest rates.

Billionaire property magnate Vincent Tchenguiz

Vincent Tchenguiz warrants to be set aside

Search warrants issued to the Serious Fraud Office against property magnates Robert and Vincent Tchenguiz are to be set aside.

Regulator calls for 'urgent reform' on Libor

The City regulator charged with picking up the pieces from the Libor scandal called for "urgent reform" yesterday as the Treasury published terms of reference for a rapid inquiry into the setting of the key interest rate.

Boris Johnson and Nick Clegg admit paying tradesmen cash in hand

Boris Johnson and Nick Clegg were among politicians who today admitted to paying tradesmen cash in hand after a Treasury minister condemned the practice as “morally wrong” if the aim was to help them avoid tax.

Arrests soon in rate-fix scandal

International inquiries into the Libor-fixing scandal are soon to result in arrests, it was reported yesterday, but UK authorities still appear to be lagging their international peers.

Europe to jail interest rate riggers

European commissioners set to make market manipulation a criminal offence

SFO reopens inquiry into $600m collapse of Weavering hedge fund

The new director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has performed a U-turn by reopening a major fraud investigation dropped by his predecessor last year.

The former chief executive of Barclays Bob Diamond (left) and the Bank of England deputy governor Paul Tucker

'Critical' Bank of England emails to Barclays released

A batch of "critical" emails sent from the Bank of England deputy governor Paul Tucker to former Barclays boss Bob Diamond were released today ahead of a highly anticipated hearing on the Libor-fixing scandal.

Ed Miliband sets out bank reform plans

Labour leader Ed Miliband today accused the Government of “failing to rise to the challenge of reforming our banks”, as he set out a blueprint for change, including forcing the “big five” to sell up to 1,000 more branches to increase competition.

Exclusive: Barclays insider lifts lid on bank's toxic culture

Whistleblower: bosses ‘would have known’ what the traders were doing

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

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VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

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Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

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Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

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Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
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Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

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HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen