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Business Analysis & Features

Goldman Sachs humbled

The Wall Street giant announced its first quarterly loss in a decade and its stock has plummeted by two-thirds this year. So, how did the mighty institution fall? Mathieu Robbins reports

Inside Business Analysis & Features

Bernard L. Madoff, chairman of Madoff Investment Securities is seen on his Manhattan trading floor in this photo taken in 1999 in New York.

Feted by the rich, Madoff was a schemer supreme

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

In the Florida resort Bernard Madoff called home, neighbours trusted him with their nest eggs. Stephen Foley investigates

Madoff's kiss of death for hedge funds

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The $50bn Ponzi scheme allegedly run by Bernard Madoff on the 17th floor of New York's Lipstick Building is a disaster for the hedge fund sector. Mathieu Robbins reports

Market Report: Traders turned off Drax by power price fears

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The owner and operator of the Drax coal-fired power plant, Drax, fell back last night, losing 4.53 per cent, or 24.5p, to 516p after Merrill Lynch sounded a warning about the potential impact of lower power prices.

So the pound is just falling to 'fair value'. What if it can't stop?

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Sterling crises have come and gone in the past 40 years. Simon Evans asks if Gordon Brown can learn any lessons from Harold Wilson and Norman Lamont

Is 'QE' the cure for our financial crisis?

Sunday, 14 December 2008

'Quantitative easing' is a tool that might even postpone recovery, warns Chris Watling

Lonely log on to find love in a cold climate

Sunday, 14 December 2008

The worse the economic outlook, the more people are turning to online dating services in the quest for a soul mate to share the bad times.

Gossip – the only commodity worth digging up

Sunday, 14 December 2008

As mining falls victim to the global financial crisis, Mark Leftly sifts through the speculation on takeovers and corporate collapses

The best business books of all time

Saturday, 13 December 2008

There's never been a more compelling time to read about business and finance. Sean O'Grady picks the best books of the bunch, from timeless classics to the latest crop of credit crunch chronicles.

Credit crisis diary: 13/12/2008

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Sorry is suddenly not the hardest wordBankers are suddenly falling over themselves to say sorry. Joining the ever-growing list of bank directors who have apologised to their shareholders, Andy Hornby and Lord Stevenson, chief executive and chairman respectively of HBOS, were both at great pains to use the s-word during yesterday's EGM. Sadly, while the pair were expressing their remorse, HBOS shares were plunging another 23 per cent on the bank's soaring bad-debt figures. Looks like they'll soon have to apologise all over again.

Where does the City go from here?

Thursday, 11 December 2008

The Square Mile has been rocked by the global financial crisis, but the City's leaders believe there will be a recovery once issues such as pay and regulation have been resolved

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