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UK minister admonishes all-male boards of FTSE firms

British Business Secretary Vince Cable will write to the bosses of the eight companies in the FTSE 100 index that still have men-only boardrooms..

Call for ethics probe into UK banks

Standard Chartered is the latest to be accused of unethical practices by US regulators, sparking market flight.

King aced Barclays top executive

The Bank of England's governor intervened to ensure that Bob Diamond vacated his post, writes Jill Treanor.

In the vortex of a global bank row

The Tories have seized on ideas that ministers gave Barclays the nod over its manipulation of interest rates, writes Nicholas Watt and Jill Treanor.

SABMiller taps into own talent

SABMiller's promotion of chief executive Graham Mackay to chairperson without a good reason flouts the United Kingdom's corporate governance code.

Barclays chief in the pound seats

Barclays bank chief executive Bob Diamond received nearly £20-million last year even though the bank's profits fell and this has angered trade unions.

Big bonuses despite losses

Union cries foul as investment bankers profitand taxpayers wait to get £45-billion back.

Executives’ slice of the pie gets smaller too

The bailed-out British Lloyds Banking Group has revealed it had plunged to a £3.5-billion loss last year and would pay out £375-million in bonuses.

Now’s not a good time to bomb Iran, US tells Israel

The head of the US military has warned Israel against attacking Iran's nuclear facilities, saying such a strike would be destabilising "at this time".

And the first bailout goes to … Dexia

Dexia has become the first casualty of the 2011 banking crisis, with its Belgian arm being bought, providing a €90-billion guarantee for its financing

Throwing money at the euro

Stock markets have endured days of sharp volatility amid uncertainty about how eurozone leaders intend to solve the crisis.

French banks come out fighting

The exasperated chief executive of Société Générale, stood in front of investors in New York on Tuesday this week for some "straight talk".

No denouement in sight for Greek saga

This week German Chancellor Angela Merkel quashed hopes of finding a lasting solution for Greece at the crucial summit of European leaders.

European Parliament votes for Robin Hood tax

Legislators call for a €200-billion-a-year financial transactions tax to be levied on banks to discourage speculative trading.

Answers elude eurozone

Ireland bailout has failed to restore confidence in the euro. <b>Jill Treanor</b> looks at what might be done to restore confidence in the currency.

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Mboweni says no more Zondo funding as court extends commission’s lifespan

The finance minister suggests money should be found from the cash-strapped justice department

SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda

Slain top cop blamed for not cooperating with police

The widow of Charl Kinnear submitted a petition to parliament to find out why protection services were withdrawn before her husband’s assassination

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