Quindell founder Rob Terry

AIM-listed insurer Quindell’s share price collapse marks another victory for short-selling outfit Gotham City Research – and a reminder how careless i(...)

Michael Noonan: reiterated his recent comments that the Government was in no rush to offload some or all of its 99.8 per cent shareholding in AIB

The Department of Finance has tendered for an adviser to assist it in dealing with its strategic options for AIB. It will choose from one of the thre(...)

Unlike previous similar offers, where banks simply parked much of the money with the ECB as a safety buffer, this time around, they would have to pay a penalty for so doing

The European Central Bank got a lukewarm response from banks on Thursday in its fight to revitalize the sluggish euro zone economy, adding pressure on(...)

A labourer works atop the Shanghai Tower in the financial district, which is the world’s second-largest skyscraper and the latest addition to the city’s famous skyline. Photograph: Reuters

Not far from the grey-bricked street where the Chinese Communist Party held its inaugural meeting in 1921, there is a Langham boutique hotel, a Tiffan(...)

Takeover of Friends Life Group by Aviva would be the biggest takeover in the UK insurance industry in 15 years and create a company with 16 million customers. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Aviva plc, Britain’s second biggest insurer by market value, fell the most since July in London trading after saying it was in talks to buy Friends Li(...)

 A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Investors’ Intelligence poll of newsletter writers has seen the biggest fortnightly jump from bears to bulls in more than 40 years. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Where has all the fear gone? Last month, the S&P 500 was in correction mode, and the Vix, or fear index, was soaring as traders bought protection (...)

Martin Wheatley, chief executive officer of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), speaks during a news conference following an announcement by the FCA, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority yesterday, about penalties given to five banks following a global foreign-exchange rigging probe. The FCA said its fines relate to “ineffective” controls at UBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, and HSBC,  that allowed the banks to put their “interests ahead of those of their clients, other market participants and the wider UK financial system.” (Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg)

In an early morning chat, three senior currency traders at some of the world’s biggest banks weighed the pros and cons of admitting a fourth member(...)

UBS has been ordered to cap bonuses for foreign-exchange and precious-metals bankers as Switzerland’s regulator probes 11 of the bank’s current and former employees as part of its inquiry into currency rigging. Photo: Bloomberg

UBS has been ordered to cap bonuses for foreign-exchange and precious-metals bankers as Switzerland’s regulator probes 11 of the bank’s current and f(...)

A pedestrian walks past a money exchange bureau with a board displaying the exchange rate of the US dollar

Global regulators imposed penalties totalling $3.4 billion on five major banks, including UBS, HSBC and Citigroup on Wednesday in a landmark settleme(...)

Eagle Alpha has raised $1.2 million (€942,000) in its second fundraising round. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Eagle Alpha, a Dublin-headquartered start-up that analyses social media for stockbrokers, hedge funds and other investors, has raised $1.2 million (...)