RBS takes £400m hit on forex rigging

Costs associated with currency manipulation and PPI overshadow impressive profits

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:13 am

UK government finally repays World War One bonds

George Osborne will redeem £218m worth of '4pc Consols' on which the UK has paid nearly £1.3bn of interest since 1927

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 3:52 am

Expert's view of The Apprentice: Playing to your strengths

In the fourth of a series of blogs reviewing this season of The Apprentice, a recruitment expert gives his views on how the contestants fared and what lessons can be learned from their mistakes

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 3:35 am

Credit report nightmare: mistaken identity ruined my rating

Joanne Smith was clearly the victim of mistaken identity, but she struggled to force the lender and the credit agency to fix their errors

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 3:30 am

IAG's strong results pave the way for first dividend

Profits at the company which owns British Airways jumped 30pc in the third quarter

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 2:38 am

Japan surprises markets with more quantitative easing

Bank of Japan votes 5-4 to increase its asset purchase programme as deflation looms

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 2:05 am

Where to buy in the Alps for skiers with serious budgets

Ski resorts by chalet prices, Michelin starred restaurants, and the cost of a hot chocolate

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 1:32 am

Deflation: good, bad - and turning ugly

Falling prices aren't always to be celebrated - and the global financial crisis remains unsolved, says Jeremy Warner

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 1:10 am

Halloween: Meet the businesses making a killing from the spookiest night of the year

Halloween can now be more lucrative than Christmas, as America's fancy dress festival of fear has become big business in Britain

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 12:00 am

What you need to know about the Bank of England's leverage ratio

One of the cornerstones of the UK's post-crisis bank regulation will be announced on Friday

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 12:00 am

Movember: The best beards in business

Movember is almost upon us again. In honour of the no-shave month, here is the best facial hair in the world of business.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 12:00 am

Halloween: The top-selling masks of 2014

You may encounter many of these this weekend

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 12:00 am

City Diary: Bank of England budgeted 'carefully' for Mark Carney's £100,000 barbeque

The Bank of England hasn't quite got to grips with inflation as it emerges it hired a bouncy castle for Governor Mark Carney's £100,000 sports day.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 12:00 am

Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal after EU steps in

European Union has agreed to serve as guarantor for Ukraine, which relies heavily on Russian gas over the vital winter months

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 7:02 pm

Citigroup revises profits down $600m just two weeks after results

US banking giant Citigroup slashes profits by $600m due to 'rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations'

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 5:26 pm

Mortgage costs could rise as Bank of England introduces tough safety nets for banks

Bank's Financial Policy Committee will announce leverage ratio rules on Friday afternoon

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:55 pm

The growing pains of Britain's gazelles

Excessive regulation, tax and political barriers make it harder for small firms to hire staff

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:44 pm

Authorities are about to crack down on banks again - but it's you who will feel the pain

The latest wrong-headed proposal will be announced by the Bank of England on Friday

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:27 pm

Libya's $60bn sovereign wealth fund chairman removed

Head of Libya's sovereign wealth fund has been replaced amid power struggle between the government and Islamists

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 3:14 pm

Croda rises amid revived bid hopes

Shares in the chemicals company gained on talk German giant Evonik was considering an approach

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 1:39 pm

BP renews calls for oil spill compensation chief to be sacked

New trove of evidence allegedly shows how Patrick Juneau went to great lengths to "minimise and skirt" the true nature of his work against BP, oil giant claims.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 12:59 pm

'It is boom or bust for Japanese shares'

Japan faces boom or bust in the next five years, says top investor

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 12:31 pm

BT chief puts boot into BSkyB for 'buying customers' as shares slide

Gavin Patterson, chief executive, cheers a "solid quarter" but investors are concerned by a narrowing of BT's lead in broadband

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 11:10 am

The $75 trillion shadow hanging over the world

Value of risky investment products and other shadow banking assets climbs 7pc to $75 trillion in 2013

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 11:01 am

Corporate divorces are hard, but are often worth the pain

The average corporate split generates more than eight times the value that the same company would have had without a break-up

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 10:52 am