A pedestrian looks at boards displaying stock prices and foreign currency values

European shares surged on Monday after euro zone leaders reached an agreement to move forward with a bailout loan for Greece to avert bankruptcy, foll(...)

The sun sets on the address where Nav Sarao Futures Limited is registered, in Hounslow, London April 21, 2015. Navinder Singh Sarao, a high-frequency trader, was arrested in the United Kingdom over charges he manipulated the futures market and played a role in sparking the May 2010 “flash crash”, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday. Through his company Nav Sarao Futures Limited Plc, Sarao profited to the tune of $40 million, the CFTC said, adding that his alleged manipulation stretched over the period from 2010 to 2014 and continued at least through early April of this year. (Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters)

From a modest stucco house in suburban west London, where jetliners roar overhead on their approach to Heathrow Airport, a small-time trader was abou(...)

China stocks closed up more than 2 per cent on Wednesday, boosted by a late afternoon rally which helped the stock market become the best performer among major global bourses this year. (Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters)

Oil headed for the biggest annual decline since the 2008 global financial crisis as US producers and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries(...)

RBS could be slapped with a penalty of up to £50m by the Financial Conduct Authority. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland is braced for a fine worth tens of millions of pounds as soon as this week for a major IT meltdown that left customers without (...)

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(...)

Japan’s Nikkei share average surged 3.3 per cent on Monday and was on track to post its biggest daily rise in more than a year as investors took heart from upbeat US data and as the weaker yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Japanese stocks led a rally in Asia overnight, after solid US data and earnings calmed tumult in global financial markets and reassured investors worr(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), pauses during a news conference earlier this month. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The euro touched a fresh three-month low against the dollar today as investors awaited comments from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and dig(...)

Average investors are being victimised by the fact that it’s legal for some people - high frequency traders -  to get advance news on prices and what investors are doing, Michael Lewis claims in his new book “Flash Boys”. Photograph: Jonathan Fickies/Bloomberg

The US stock market is a rigged game where high-frequency traders with advanced computers make tens of billions of dollars by jumping in front (...)

A number of large banks are still under investigation by the task force set up by US president Barack Obama in 2012. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Wall Street banks and their foreign rivals have paid out $100 billion in US legal settlements since the financial crisis, according to research(...)

The SEC joins the CFTC and other US authorities including the Justice Department, Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and New York’s top banking regulator, in probing the matter. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether currency traders at the world’s biggest banks distorted prices for options a(...)