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Barclays' boss Jes Staley fooled into email exchange with prankster

 Barclays' boss Jes Staley fooled into email exchange with prankster
By Jill Treanor Just as Jes Staley, the embattled boss of Barclays, might have hoped to lie low after a gruelling confrontation with shareholders he is now facing fresh scrutiny. Email exchanges have emerged in which the American banker lavishes praise...

Co-op Bank investors braced for losses as it tries to raise £750m

 Co-op Bank investors braced for losses as it tries to raise £750m
By Jill Treanor Bondholders warned they may be forced to step in as troubled bank attempts to find a buyer Bondholders in the Co-operative Bank are braced to take losses as the troubled lender scrambles to find £750m to boost its financial strength. ...

SoftBank seeks talks for Sprint merger with T-Mobile USA

SoftBank seeks talks for Sprint merger with T-Mobile USA
By: Kana Inagaki in Tokyo Japanese conglomerate says $100bn investment fund is close to launch SoftBank will seek talks to merge its US mobile business Sprint with rival T-Mobile USA to trigger a long-awaited consolidation in the US telecoms sector, ...

Noel Edmonds seeks £50m compensation over HBOS fraud

Noel Edmonds seeks £50m compensation over HBOS fraud
By: Jonathan Ford and Emma Dunkley TV celebrity’s letter to Lloyds claims reputation as entrepreneur was ‘destroyed’ Noel Edmonds, the television celebrity, has written to the boss of Lloyds Banking Group to demand compensation that his lawyers claim ...

Sweden's tax plan is the opposite of Donald Trump's - and it is proving hugely ...

Sweden's tax plan is the opposite of Donald Trump's - and it is proving hugely successful
By Johan Carlstrom On average, all strata of Swedish society are getting richer. Compare that to the low-tax US, where most Americans' incomes have fallen High taxes, strong unions and an equal distribution of wealth. That’s the recipe for ...

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