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BP dividend: To pay or not to pay?

The more it says it can cope with whatever penalties are imposed on it, the more US politicians are entitled to ask whether they are high enough.

What does the war on Wall Street mean for the big banks?

More details please. On Thursday ­President Obama declared war on Wall Street -- but what would ­victory look like?

Not much can be done for taxpayers who face being fleeced

It was a bad plan -- but it was a plan. The refusal of the US House of Representatives to back Hank Paulson's bail out takes us into new territory.

Day the time bombs went off

If this is the death of Wall Street as we know it, the tombstone will read: killed by complexity.

UK govt bails out bank

You might have expected Northern Rock to sound apologetic as queues formed outside its branches and its website was overwhelmed. Here is a bank that lent aggressively and tried to grab a big share of the mortgage market. Now its business model has been exposed as fragile and its brand damaged, perhaps beyond repair.

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Sounding the alarm on shack fire losses

A tech solution to fires in informal settlements comes with insurance that pays out the victims of these blazes

How smuggled gold destined for Dubai or Singapore has links to France and Mali

Three Malagasy citizens were apprehended at OR Tambo International airport, but now the trail is found to connect to France and Mali

Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

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