Jurors in the trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank directors have been told they must have “moral courage” and leave any prejudice they might(...)

Large debt piles at companies are rendering emerging economies more fragile because they could quickly transmit trouble to banking systems in a(...)

“Congress was designed so that it can agree very quickly if the country agrees and if the country doesn’t, it really grinds to a halt,” said congressman John Delaney. Photograph: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

Three of John Delaney’s grandparents were born in Ireland – his grandmothers were named Lynch and Barlow – but the New Jersey-born US congressm(...)

Ben Bernanke: described European response as “striking”. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The US Federal Reserve worried about “erratic” and “uncoordinated” European approaches to the financial crisis in the wake of the collapse of Lehma(...)

“Money doesn’t talk; it swears”:   New records throw fresh light on a debate over whether to loosen monetary policy in the face of a crisis that was fast engulfing financial markets in 2008. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Federal Reserve policymakers, in a tense meeting on one of the darkest days of the 2008 financial crisis, were worried the failure of Lehman Br(...)

The headquarters of Danske Bank in Copenhagen, Denmark. A probe into bond price fixing at Danske Bank has prompted political calls for an overhaul of regulatory standards with a view to enforcing tougher rules. Photo: Bloomberg

Danish police are looking into how Danske Bank’s bonus programme might have influenced employees now being investigated for alleged bond pric(...)

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(...)

Grehan SC (Brendan) RE: Three Anglo bankers pleaded not (NOT) guilty to fraud, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, 6–2-14 Pic shows: Brendan Grehan SC council for Pat Whelan at court yesterday (Wed.) where his cilent has pleaded not (NOT) guilty to fraud.Pic: Courtpix

Inside the first hour of day three of the trial of three former directors of Anglo Irish Bank yesterday, Brendan Grehan SC, defending former Anglo exe(...)

A female trader signals an offer in the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. A 2005 Merrill Lynch study found women were less interested and knowledgeable on investing than men. However, they made fewer mistakes, and were less likely to repeat those they did make. photograph: scott olson/getty image

When it comes to investing, the cliché that men are from Mars and women are from Venus has more than a little truth in it. Despite (or perhaps because(...)

The move in HSBC briefly pushed the FTSE 100 into positive territory

Shares in HSBC jumped nearly 10 per cent in minutes yesterday in what traders said looked like a costly mistake.The bank jumped from around 630p to 68(...)

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