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German finance minister Olaf Scholz (centre), arrives as a witness in front of a parliamentary committee of inquiry investigating the Wirecard scandal. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP

German federal finance minister Olaf Scholz has denied he carries any personal responsibility for the collapse of Wirecard, despite being the ultimate(...)

Lionel Barber, former editor of the Financial Times. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty

Three months before the 2016 Brexit referendum, Dominic Cummings and two other Vote Leave operatives visited the Financial Times for lunch with its th(...)

Markus Braun, who spearheaded Wirecard’s meteoric growth, has resigned as chief executive. Photograph: EPA/Philipp Guelland

Wirecard’s chief executive Markus Braun has resigned with immediate effect as the payment group’s share price continued to collapse a day after it rev(...)

Wirecard has dismissed the allegations made by the Financial Times. Photograph: Getty

German payments company Wirecard has hired KPMG to conduct an independent audit to address allegations by the Financial Times that its finance team ha(...)

Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke: in testimony to Congress last month, he noted: “The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the deficit reduction policies in current law will slow the pace of real GDP growth by about 1-1 percentage points during 2013, relative to what it would have been otherwise.” Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

It is easy to find people on Wall Street who believe that the aggressive monetary policies of central banks, particularly the US Federal Reserve’s qua(...)