Credit Suisse: rocked by lurid details of disagreement. Photograph: iStock

The staid world of Swiss banking has been rocked by lurid details of the breakdown in the relationship between Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane T(...)

The UBS move underscores how banks in Europe and the US are scrambling to prepare for a protracted spell of lower rates. File photograph: Feline Lim/Reuters

UBS plans to levy a negative interest rate on wealthy clients who deposit more than SFr2 million (€1.8 million) with its Swiss bank, as lenders hunker(...)

The Swiss electorate is voting this weekend on a referendum that  could change the banking system in the country. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

IFSC bankers may struggle to sleep this weekend, so excited will they be at the hope that the result of a referendum in Switzerland could do wonders f(...)

Supporters of a radical scheme to upend Switzerland’s financial system have made an 11th hour appeal to voters to approve a proposal to strip banks of(...)

Far-right Front National candidate for the French presidential election Marine Le Pen. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images

Financial markets are more prepared for the chance of right-wing French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen securing the keys to the Élysée Palace th(...)

The most frantic trading activity is expected before official results emerge. Photograph: EPA

Enda Homan is going to pull an all-nighter -- and he can hardly wait. The senior foreign-exchange trader at AIB in Dublin will be glued to his screen(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi speaks after the governing council’s March 10th meeting Photograph: Bloomberg

European Central Bank officials in March discussed a larger rate cut and exempting some deposits from negative rates amid growing concern about the i(...)

Givaudan repeated its mid-term goal of an average growth rate of 4.5-5.5 per cent over the five years to 2015. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The world’s biggest manufacturer of fragrances and flavours Givaudan said on Friday that sales edged higher despite a strong Swiss franc after Switzer(...)

In Dublin Ryanair rose by more than 1.3 per cent as investors greeted the news that its board has ratified a push into the transatlantic market in coming years

Germany’s Dax raced to record highs on Monday, part of an extended rally of the European stock market driven by investors’ expectations that a weaken(...)

Swiss National Bank’s decision to end the Swiss franc’s peg with the euro has resulted in the euro falling as much as 41 per cent against the franc.  Photograph: Thomas Hodel/Reuters

Last November, I reported on a French survey that found nine out of 10 foreign exchange traders lost money, and cautioned that leveraged trading is al(...)

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