Page 2040 


Good Times On Wall Street - Even The Dwarfs Are Back

Dwarf Tossing

The New York Times 'DealBook' column published an article this week pointing out that the good times appear to be back on Wall Street - the parties are cranking up, the bars are back to overflowing, and it's difficult to get tables at the best New York restaurants. The icing on the cake, however, is that 'the dwarfs' look to be back!

Bonus 'Pact' Will Be Bad News For Staff (Especially In Support Areas)

Your Bonus Here

The Times has reported that senior executives at Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered are said to have met with a view to making a bonus 'pact' that will mean agreeing to bonus restraint this year-end. UK securities regulator The Financial Services Authority is also thought to have been in on the discussions.