Commissioner Niall Cody.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Switzerland refused a request for assistance to help bring prosecutions here on the basis of the leaked HSBC Geneva banking files, according to the Ir(...)

The head of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, Lin Homer,  giving evidence at a treasury committee hearing in Westminster yesterday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The British tax authorities do not expect to take any more successful criminal prosecutions against people who hid money in HSBC’s private banking (...)

The headquarters of HSBC  in Canary Wharf, London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The British government is close to a deal with the French authorities that will allow it to use previously leaked Swiss bank files to prosecute banke(...)

A HSBC logo is pictured behind the flag of the canton of Geneva at a Swiss branch of the bank.  Annual profit slumped  17 per cent to $18.7 billion at the bank. Photo: Reuters

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver has admitted the banking giant “disappointed” last year after its annual profits slumped 17 per cent.The company (...)

Running block for HSBC

Whether or not Caesar’s wife is playing the field, it matters most how she is perceived. “Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” Not a bad maxim eith(...)

HSBC Private Bank’s Geneva premises, where a search was taking place earlier this week. Swiss prosecutors are searching offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC bank in an inquiry relating to alleged money-laundering. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

The Daily Telegraph has said it “makes no apology” for its coverage of allegations that banking giant HSBC promoted tax avoidance schemes.The newspape(...)

Planet Business

In Numbers: Totally Photoshopped 25 Number of years since Adobe shipped its first iteration of culture-shifting software Photoshop. The image editing (...)

The logo of HSBC bank. The Daily Telegraph’s departing political commentator, Peter Oborne complained this week that it had failed to cover tax evasion allegations against the bank for fear it would lose the institution’s advertising. Photograph: Pierre Albouy/Reuters

Tim Butcher, who last year published a fine book on Gavrilo Princip, the assassin whose bullet set the fire that led to the first World War, began his(...)

Anti-water charge protesters are marching in Dublin after five people opposed to the charges were jailed after being found to be in contempt of court. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times. 0:57

Anti-water charge protesters are marching in Dublin after five people opposed to the charges were jailed after being found to be in contempt of court.(...)

Oborne alleged that a story about HSBC potentially facing a $70bn capital hole was removed from the ‘Telegraph’ website. Photgraph: Getty Images

One of the things Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph’s former chief political commentator, alleged in his outspoken resignation article this week was t(...)