Staff at Paddy Power’s  office in Belfield Office Park, Dublin. The bookmaker revealed last month that almost 650,000 customers were affected by a data breach in 2010.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Jason Ferguson said the job was straightforward: buy a gambling company’s client data and flip it to a rival who could use the information to win new (...)

RBS chief executive Ross McEwan: “I welcome the . . . findings which show no evidence of the serious and damaging allegation that we had set out to deliberately defraud our business customers.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland has welcomed a report by a law firm that found no evidence of it systematically defrauding its customers and has promise(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England intervened  in to the row over Royal Bank of Scotland’s alleged brutal treatment of its small-business customers. Photograph: Bloomberg

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has weighed in to the row over Royal Bank of Scotland’s alleged brutal treatment of its small-business customers,(...)

The Empire State Building in New York. Malkin Holdings has sought to create a publicly traded real estate investment trust on the New York Stock Exchange through the roll-up of the landmark skyscraper and other New York-area properties in its portfolio.   Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The owner of New York’s Empire State Building has secured nearly three-quarters of the votes needed to move forward with a controversial $1 billion(...)