Leeson's boss: 'trading reform vital'

Peter Norris, Nick Leeson's boss when the rogue trader brought down Barings, has called for industry-wide reform of risk systems in the wake of the UBS trading scandal.


Tax: Jurisdictions move towards full tax transparency

Furthering efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes have issued 12 new peer review reports.


Eve of the battle of the banks

Meanwhile, Ed Miliband waded into the debate with a call for irresponsible bankers to be "struck off" like doctors or lawyers.


German court to rule on eurozone rescue

Germany’s powerful constitutional court will on Wednesday rule on whether the country was right to bail out Greece and other eurozone members last year, in a long-anticipated judgment that could result in greater parliamentary control over future re


Revealed: the dramatic US charges against UK banks

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC routinely breached their own mortgage-lending rules and bullied surveyors into wildly inflating valuations of American properties in the run up to the credit crunch, it has been claimed.


Libyan citizens in UK have funds unfrozen

The plea came after the bank received apparently contradictory instructions from the old and new regimes requiring it to freeze the accounts (the old regime) and unfreeze the accounts (the new regime).