The biggest question mark over Facebook as an investment – at least at a price valuing the company at $77bn to $96bn – was raised by Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of the advertising giant WPP, who warned: 'You interrupt social conversations at your peril'.
For Europe's elected political leaders, the debt and currency crisis has taken an extraordinarily heavy toll. Of 17 governments in the eurozone using the single currency, 10 have been drummed out of office in little more than a year, more often than not directly because of the crisis.
Here's a few interesting stories currently doing the rounds.
Barclays has issued the folllowing statement about CEO Bob Diamond's 2011 remuneration package.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former paralegal at a Kalispell, Mont.-based semiconductor company and her father with insider trading on confidential information about the 2009 acquisition of the company.
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has announced that Ross Mandell, a former CEO of Sky Capital, a brokerage firm, and related Sky Capital companies, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court Thursday to 12 years in prison.
UK Business secretary Vince Cable has urged shareholders to keep up the pressure on boardroom pay as he pledged to press ahead with his plans to hand investors new powers to clamp down on excessive bonus deals.
If the fallen media tycoon Conrad Black had hoped for a low-key end to the total of 37 months he has spent in a US prison, then he will have been disappointed. He emerged from a Florida jail at 8am and immediately stepped into a firestorm of controversy.
A company in the vanguard of the American shale gas revolution has been 'fracked' by a regulatory investigation amid controversy over its founder using his personal stakes in corporate wells to borrow nearly $1bn.
Reuters reports that in April 2003, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and New York state bank regulators cracked the whip on HSBC Bank USA, ordering it to do a better job of policing itself for suspicious money flows.
UBS has hired Gregoire Haemmerle from JPMorgan to lead corporate-client solutions in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
New rules being rolled out to make bankers more accountable were "entirely reasonable" given the pain Britain suffered in the financial crisis, HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint said on Tuesday.
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group is interested in acquiring assets from Royal Bank of Scotland as the lender cuts back its operations in the Asia-Pacific region.