News

French police have identified the man arrested for shooting a newspaper assistant photographer and carrying out three other attacks.

Paris shooting: Fear of repeat attacks as police hunt gunman that opened fire on Libération newspaper

Soon afterwards shots were fired at the headquarters of a major French bank just west of Paris, and a gunman took a man hostage briefly nearby

French alleged rogue trader Jerome Kerviel

Trader Jerome Kerviel appeals against conviction

The appeal of former trader Jerome Kerviel, sentenced in 2010 for losing 4.9 billion euros (about £4 billion) for his employer Societe Generale, has opened in Paris.

Credit downgrade hits French banks

Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded three leading French banks, citing the worsening eurozone debt crisis.

Bank of England set to ignore calls for quantitative easing

The Bank of England is set to ignore mounting pressure to pump more money into the economy on Thursday amid fresh fears of another global recession.

Mortgage approvals up 1.5%

The number of mortgage approvals increased to a 14-month high in July, figures showed today, but fears about the health of the housing market persisted.

Crédit Agricole hit by €202m loss but is banking on recovery

France's third-largest bank by market value said income was down to €339m in the second quarter

Investors beg leaders to act as markets fall again

Stock markets around the world endured yet another day of turmoil yesterday, as fears about the global economy and the deteriorating sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone continued to unnerve investors.

Banks plunge amid worries over eurozone exposure

The Fed's concern is to ensure that any funding problems at a big European bank do not infect the rest of the system

British banks ordered to disclose debt exposure amid contagion fears

Turmoil on Europe's markets continues, as bank shares suffer rollercoaster ride

Market Report: Budget airlines tipped to fly whatever the weather

Things may have looked rather brighter on the blue-chip index last night after a volatile session finished with a major rally, but the possible effects of the worst-case scenario for the economy were still being mulled over in the City.

Markets tumble again on both sides of Atlantic amid bank solvency fears

This vicious cycle could, at worst, trigger another sovereign debt crisis or Europe-wide credit crunch

Market Report: Market's slide prompts search for bid targets

As a sell-off of the European banks prompted the top-tier index into another major slide, voices in the City were yesterday mulling over which companies were looking vulnerable to a takeover in the wake of the recent market turmoil.

Market Report: Cobham, Ultra move up as Footsie bounces at last

With traders breathing a sigh of relief last night as the FTSE 100's losing streak was finally brought to an end, Cobham and Ultra Electronics were shooting up the mid-tier index after city scribblers said they were both well placed to weather the storm facing the defence companies.

Banks forced to make Greek provisions

The fallout from the Greek debt crisis continued to take its toll on European banks yesterday, forcing France's Societe Generale to issue a profits warning and Italy's UniCredit to reveal it has made a large writedown.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 30 January 2015
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