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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.

Business Diary: A rival for the old firm rivalry

We have a suggestion for the BBC and Sky News: now might be a wise time to invest in some key man insurance. Drinks company Diageo is sponsoring a five-a-side football tournament next Wednesday featuring 18 teams of journalists. In the first round, the BBC's team, including business editor Robert Peston, are down to play Sky News, whose team features Pesto's arch rival, business editor Mark Kleinman. Can the pair get through the game without kicking lumps out of each other? And who'll win the race, once the final whistle is blown, to reveal exclusively the final score?

Business Diary: Time is cheap for Bank's Tucker

Paul Tucker, the Bank of England's Deputy Governor, was sporting what appeared to be a newish Swatch timepiece at yesterday's big bash on banking regulation. Until recently he could be seen wearing something a bit chunkier and more expensive-looking. Is he following in the footsteps of Standard Chartered boss Peter Sands, who has worn his trademark Swatch for years? And could understatement now be making a belated comeback in the City?

£2.5bn loans fund for small firms

A £2.5 billion fund is to be launched today to provide loans to small and medium sized businesses across the UK which have struggled to raise cash since the financial crisis.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre expects more investment

Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre is looking forward to more money being invested in players instead of paying off debt now the club's finances are on a more even keel.

StanChart cuts staff to limit its costs

Standard Chartered cut its headcount by 800 to control costs in the first quarter of this year after hiring aggressively in 2010.

US watchdog calls in experts to draft 'living wills' for banks

Regulator wants to have plans ready to rescue or wind up institutions in future crises

Business Diary: Goldman oils the way for price drop

Some good news for drivers for once – the oil price has fallen this week.

Vickers to call for 'firewalls' to protect savings banks

The Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) is this morning expected to call for firewalls to separate banks' High Street operations from their "casino" investment arms.

Called to account: Banks await fate

With the Independent Commission on Banking poised to unveil plans to safeguard the industry, Sean Farrell looks at the options

Banks seek to hold back the tide of regulation

Banks and other financial companies claim new regulation is the biggest threat they face in the next year as industry unrest about tougher rules hits a record high, a CBI survey shows.

Sam Wallace: Rooney's response was perfectly understandable – the wits in the stand cannot have it both ways

The FA has pressing concerns. The less time it wastes on people with the time to make an official complaint about Rooney's language, the better

International break does Liverpool good

Liverpool face former manager Roy Hodgson's team West Bromwich Albion today confident that the international break has been good for the Anfield club in several ways

Liverpool's £20m sponsors admit concerns over player behaviour

Bank also urges club to stick with Dalglish, stay at Anfield and look to sign Asian footballers

Major banks' profits double

Profits made by the major banks have doubled during the past year but the groups still face significant challenges going forward, a report indicated today.

Retail banks face significant challenge

The recent round of UK banking results shows that despite a rebound in 2010, retail banking faces "significant challenges" in the next three years, according to a new report.

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