Tesla co-founder Elon Musk: a new book is particularly revelatory about his childhood, telling of an abusive father and a difficult time at school where he was bullied by his peers. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

With school started and the rest of us back at our desks, it is the end of what has been a relentless summer of business news: the fate of Greece and (...)

Troubling times: checking stock prices recently in Nanjing, China. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

One aspect of the recent stock market turmoil has been the manner in which the Chinese government intervened to support the market, with many players (...)

RBS is seeking to have the US court case over its handling of mortgage securities dismissed, arguing the suit filed in 2011 came too late.

US regulators have told Royal Bank of Scotland it could pay as much as $13 billion if it loses a lawsuit over its handling of mortgage securities. The(...)

Traditional big lenders in the US say they are pulling back due to tighter regulatory regime. Photograph: Thinkstock

Non-bank lenders have overtaken US banks to grab a record slice of government-backed mortgages, after regulatory curbs on risk-taking and billions of(...)

 Aer Lingus: results out tomorrow.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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Professor Edward Kane of Boston College

Banking crises occur because banks routinely abuse the financial rules of the road without suffering meaningful personal penalties, the Oireachtas Ban(...)

A man walks past a newspaper kiosk advertising Spanish wireless network provider Gowex in Madrid. Photograph:  Andrea Comas/Reuters

Spanish wifi provider Gowex was recently valued at €1.9 billion after a stratospheric share price rise, only to file for bankruptcy last Sunday after (...)

A number of large banks are still under investigation by the task force set up by US president Barack Obama in 2012. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Wall Street banks and their foreign rivals have paid out $100 billion in US legal settlements since the financial crisis, according to research(...)

Hank Paulson: the former US treasury secretary is the subject of “Hank: Five Years from the Brink”, a film by Oscar-nominated documentary maker Joe Berlinger.

It is just over a half-decade since the US financial earthquake shook, taking down one of Wall Street’s biggest banks and crumbling the foundations of(...)

Pedestrians walk outside Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York. Photo: Bloomberg

Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay $1.86 billion to end US accusations of misconduct in their handling of home loans and related securiti(...)