‘Amoral’ financier film sparks controversy
The Wolf of Wall Street, a new film about a swindling financier, has caused uproar over its alleged glorification of greed and theft. But is it Hollywood’s job to show bad behaviour punished?
Newcastle star strikes over moneylending sponsor
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse was happy at his club. But when asked to wear a shirt advertising a high interest loan company, he simply refused to play. Is he in the right?
Global banks shamed over rate-rigging scandal
Britain’s Royal Bank of Scotland has become the third bank to be slapped with a huge fine for a multi-million pound rate-rigging scandal. What has gone wrong with the banks?
Public fury forces resignation of Barclays chief
Days after Barclays bank was hit by record fines for illegally fiddling markets, chief executive Bob Diamond has resigned. His is the second head to roll – and it may not be the last.
Fraud squad to probe bank after ‘Libor’ scandal
Barclays bank has been fined £290m for distorting lending figures to make huge unearned profits. How did bankers get away with it, and how can they now be stopped from cheating the system?
Biggest credit default in history buys Greece time
After months of wrangling, lenders have agreed to accept losses on their loans to debt-stricken Greece. It’s the biggest default in history – can history tell us what to expect?
Outrage as boss of bailed-out bank gets £1m bonus
Britain’s Labour Party is to call a parliamentary vote to try to block a huge bonus awarded to Stephen Hester, the chief of a state-owned bank. His supporters say the money is deserved.
‘Occupy’ protests go worldwide on day of rebellion
Occupy Wall St has become an international movement. Protestors took to the streets in cities all over the world this weekend to demand the end of corporate privilege and social injustice.