Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney will chair a “panel of respected figures” from outside the industry set up to appoint a chairman of the council and to ratify the appointment of its chief executive. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A new standards body for British bankers will be launched this year, with a chairman appointed by an independent panel led by Bank of England governor(...)

Kyle Gawley, CEO and co-founder of Get Invited: “Our main competitors are very much focused on ticket sales whereas we build a social platform around the event.”

Campus spin-out companies are usually associated with experienced researchers commercialising their work but a growing number are being establi(...)

Britain’s financial watchdog has fined Santander UK £12.4 million (€14.8 million) for serious failings in the way it offered financial advice. Photo: Bloomberg

Britain’s financial watchdog has fined Santander UK £12.4 million (€14.8 million) for serious failings in the way it offered financial advice,(...)

Sardinero Beach in Santander

As two older folk, we would appreciate advice on travel between Dublin and Santander in Spain in April/May. We hope to go for one week. We’d like r(...)

Managing Talent

The Economist’s series of management books tend to be well-researched, highly pra(...)

Spain’s Santander, the euro zone’s biggest bank, has posted lower than expected net lending income in the fourth quarter, though profits more than dou(...)

The building materials giant gained 3.5 per cent to close at €19.57. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks advanced, following their largest three-day slump in seven months, as mining companies climbed and banks rebounded from a three-week l(...)

Peter Sands, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Plc, at the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Standard Chartered’s chief executive Peter Sands said takeover talk that has resurfaced around his bank after recent problems is “rubbish” and the Asi(...)

A customer carries bags as he walks inside an El Corte Ingles department store in Madrid. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Spain’s El Corte Inglés, one of Europe’s biggest retailers, plans to issue a €600 million bond via the Irish Stock Exchange. European companies have i(...)

   During 2012 McIlroy’s career continued on an upward trajectory and he won five tournaments. Horizon  landed a contract under which Nike was to pay $20 million a year to the golfer

The Rory McIlroy court case in Dublin illustrates the extent to which the golfer lives in a world where his image is an asset that is the subject of e(...)