Our biggest stories of the week are …
Just to be clear, the word 'feck' in Ireland bears no relationship with the similar swear word used liberally by Gordon Ramsay. So why am I using this as a headline?
It’s the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week. It’s a big deal as the mobile operators and manufacturers announce their major news items for the year, such as Microsoft acquiring Nokia. That’s why Steve Ballmer is down…
There’s this new phenomena emerging of high interest loans. For some people they are shocked by such developments. For me, it’s a natural thing. What am I talking about? Wonga, Quick Quid, Pay Day Bank, Wage Day Advance and more…
Banks are showing major profits again, bad debts are reducing fast, emerging markets are growing fast and bonuses are good, so all things are back to normal on the Good Ship Lollipop. Or are they? Not quite. Certainly profits are…
A friend of mine in Australia sent me a link to a story that’s creating quite a stir over there. It’s National Australia Bank’s (NAB) new advertising which goes for their competitor's jugular and is already being tipped as the marketing campaign of the year …
The major general news stories of the week include …
The online loans company has made more than a million loans in less than three years of trading, but has also attracted criticism for encouraging people to take unsecured debt
Europe's banks will be subject to more "top-down" regulation, with a single set of rules governing their oversight, according to the head of the European Union's new banking authority.
Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond yesterday pledged to slash £1bn of costs from Barclays and sell off or close a string of underperforming businesses as the bank said investment bankers' bonuses had been cut by 12 per cent to £2.6bn.
The eurozone yesterday revealed a more modest than expected 0.3 per cent expansion in activity in the last quarter of 2010, with more evidence of a two-speed Europe emerging from the recession.
Standing at the centre of the stage with a remote microphone attached to his tie, Bob Diamond gave the impression more of a motivational speaker than the chief executive of one of Britain's largest banks as he made his first Barclays results presentation since taking over the running of the
Banker bashing and women in the boardroom are linked – and we should not be afraid to say so.
Sweden’s krona is appreciating more than any major currency, providing a model for German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she fights to maintain Europe’s monetary union.
The gossip in the corridors of the Bank of England last week was about just who is behind the whispering campaign against Mervyn King.
Britain's banks, which are preparing to announce multi-million pound annual bonuses to senior staff, are pocketing hidden subsidies worth more than £32.5 billion a year from the taxpayer, it was disclosed last night.
A German banker who has said "all Jews share a certain gene" and described Muslims as "dunces" will speak tonight at the London School of Economics amid a row over free speech.
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