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Labour leader calls bankers speculators and gamblers

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at investment bank Morgan Stanley, telling the company it was right to regard him as a threat.His...

Bitcoin bubble?

The value of digital currency Bitcoin is making headlines again.Amid volatile trade at the end of November, it hit a peak of more than...

RBS brings curtain down on 'toxic' bank

Royal Bank of Scotland has closed its so-called "bad bank", which was set up to handle toxic assets stemming from the 2008 financial crisis.The...

Care homes: Public 'pay unfair fees to plug £1bn shortfall'

Care homes have been applying unfair charges and over-the-top fees for self-funders, an official review shows.The Competition and Market Authority found some homes had...

Bitcoin slides amid rollercoaster ride

The price of digital currency Bitcoin has fallen by 20% in a period of wild trading since it passed the $11,000 mark a day...

Shell reveals gender pay gap of 22%

Oil giant Shell says male staff working for the company on average earn 22% more than women in the UK. Shell says that despite...

Australia to hold royal commission inquiry into banks

Australia will hold a royal commission inquiry into its banking and financial sector, the government has announced.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the commission -...

Why India's government is pumping money into banks

India's banks are due to get a cash injection from the government, in the hope that it will get them lending again. Source: BBC News

Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping

Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its...

Aging indicators

It's been almost five years since Shinzo Abe took power as Japan's prime minister for the second time.Mr Abe promised to smash deflation, and...

Snow business

With the latest competitive skiing season taking to the slopes once again and the next Winter Olympics just around the corner, the sport is...

Uber says 2.7m Brits hit by breach that was covered up

Uber has revealed that 2.7 million British riders and drivers were affected by a 2016 data breach that it covered up for more than...

Fraudsters pose as police to steal cash

Criminals are posing as police and stealing money from victims who believe they are helping an undercover investigation.UK Finance, which oversees banks' crime prevention,...

Court backs salesman's claim for 13 years of holiday pay

A UK window salesman who did not receive a paid holiday for 13 years has been backed at the European Court of Justice in...

Loan sharks 'hang around the school gates'

Loan sharks have stood at school gates handing out cards to children as they leave, suggesting mums call them if they need new trainers.Illegal...

Plan to fix 'creaking' railways unveiled by government

Firms which operate passenger services would also manage the tracks their trains run on, under government plans to fix "creaking" UK railways.East Coast mainline...