Brady Dougan is set to be succeeded as  chief executive of Credit Suisse by  Tidjane Thiam. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

Credit Suisse’s first-quarter net profit rose 23 per cent, exceeding analysts’ expectations, after market volatility boosted securities trading and on(...)

In 2007, HSBC, the Swiss private bank had 30,412 accounts. At the end of 2014 it had reduced that number to 10,343.
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HSBC’s Swiss Private Bank Progress update - January 2015 HSBC Global Private Banking (GPB) and in particular its Swiss private bank have undergone (...)

Greek newly appointed finance minister Yanis Varoufakis  during a press conference after a meeting at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance of Becy in Paris, France on Sunday. Ahead of Monday’s announcement, there had  been speculation that the new government would bring in new management at some of the banks. (Photograph: ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA)

Greece’s new left-wing government will not take any actions that would hurt the share values of the country’s banks and does not plan to appoint party(...)

Danske, Denmark’s biggest bank, says it’s been inundated by calls from offshore investors and several hedge funds seeking advice on how to profit from the latest developments in currency markets.

Denmark is trying to silence currency speculators as the government and central bank insist the Nordic country won’t follow Switzerland in severing i(...)

Swiss finance minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf: said she expected the Swiss franc’s exchange rate to settle down at about 1.10 per euro. Photograph: Thomas Hodel/Reuters

Swiss officials sought to reassure the country yesterday that a shock decision by the central bank to scrap its cap on the franc would not destabil(...)

Euro bank notes and Swiss franc notes. The shockwaves from Switzerland’s decision to scrap its currency ceiling against the euro continue to reverberate

Foreign exchange brokers across the world reported escalating losses yesterday as the shockwaves from Switzerland’s decision to scrap its currency cei(...)

Investors took the ditching of the franc’s cap against the euro as a sign the Swiss National Bank was anticipating the imminent launch of a significant European Central Bank bond purchase programme

Shockwaves from Switzerland’s move to ditch its currency cap were still being felt on Friday, as investors made a fresh grab for top-rated government (...)

The Swiss National Bank scrapped its euro cap on the franc and drove Swiss stocks down nearly 9 per cent, their biggest one-day percentage fall for at least 25 years. One trader described the central bank’s move as “carnage”. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s move to jettison a three-year-old cap on the franc threw global markets into turmoil yesterday, sending the currency and most European(...)

BP has warned that plans to streamline its business will cost it $1 billion over the next year. The move to simplify the business comes with the price of oil now down 40 per cent below its level last year.  Photograph: Andy Buchanan/ WPA Pool/Getty Images

Oil prices have steadied below $49 a barrel after a volatile day with North Sea Brent and US crude oil dipping towards near six-year lows as another(...)

 The photograph was taken by a Second Lieutenant Milligan of the Royal Irish Rifles at the very north end of O’Connell Street, probably with his back to the Parnell monument. All the men are facing into Parnell Street, and on their left is Cavendish Row. On the large building, “National Bank Ltd”, which was No. 165 Parnell Street, can be made out.

Of all the executions carried out during the 1916 Easter Rising, none raised as much public anger then or since as the execution of James Connolly. Co(...)