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Standard Chartered has unveiled sweeping changes in its boardroom following reports of discord at the top of the FTSE 100 bank.

China loses patience with US leaders who 'kidnapped' world finance

China, the world's biggest owner of US Treasuries, turned up the pressure on the US to sort out its sovereign debt woes yesterday as its official news agency labelled American politicians "dangerously irresponsible" for failing to resolve the crisis.

Liverpool trading on history to make it big in Malaysia

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Business Diary: The City's speed merchants

Congratulations to Chris Busaileh, who won Thursday evening's 5km Standard Chartered Great City Race in a stunning time of 15 minutes and 35 seconds.

Liverpool urge Uefa to look into 'odd' City deal

Liverpool's managing director, Ian Ayre, has questioned whether Manchester City's record £400m sponsorship deal is merely a ploy to sidestep Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations.

Uefa to examine Abu Dhabi ties in City's £400m sponsors deal

Manchester City may have to prove that their Abu Dhabi owner is not "influenced" by his half-brother, who chairs Etihad Airways, if their £400m sponsorship deal with the emirate's national airline is to avoid failing one of the key tests of the Uefa Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

Playing in a sauna delivers healthy dividends

United and Arsenal profit in Asia as City try to 'break' America

Standard Chartered savages bank reforms

Standard Chartered yesterday broke ranks with its banking rivals by publishing a withering broadside against the Independent Commission on Banking's proposals for reform.

David Prosser: On how to prevent another financial crisis

Outlook Charlie Bean, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, and Standard Chartered Bank started out from different places in two different contributions they made to the debate over financial stability yesterday, but they ended up at more or less the same destination. Both concluded tighter capital and liquidity regulation were crucial reforms that must go hand in hand.

Liverpool show frustration at delays hitting Anfield plans

Liverpool have provided a graphic insight into their mounting frustrations with the local council bureaucracy which they believe is destroying their hopes of staying at their Anfield home.

Business Diary: Co-op Group slow off the mark

It's interesting to see that the Co-operative Group has added its name to the list of companies withdrawing advertising from the News of the World amid the phone hacking furore. Co-op prides itself on its ethical principles and generally runs a mile from business partners not considered whiter than white – so you might have expected the group to lead this sort of boycott. Yet when The Independent spoke to the Co-op on Tuesday, it was decidedly non-committal about the question of its advertising. "We can't be judge, jury and executioner," it told us. Others took a different view, prompting a u-turn from Co-op.

The Week Ahead: Ocado finally on target to deliver its first profit

Nearly a year since floating – and almost a decade after it was founded – if City scribblers' calculations are proved correct, Ocado should announce its first net profit today.

Richard Meddings: Goal is sight for banker on the run

The Business Interview: Charity work for Seeing is Believing is as important to Standard Chartered's finance director as his day job

Senior banker warns UK reforms may fall short

Standard Chartered urges new committee to intervene to keep markets in check

Liverpool supporters are seeing red over new 'blue' third kit

Liverpool insisted last night that they would proceed with the marketing of a new third kit which includes a blue trim, despite the indignation of fans for whom the slightest hint of Everton's colours is anathema.

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