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2015: The year Twitter hit the wall

Jack Dorsey

In 2015 Twitter lost one chief executive, gained another, and nearly tossed them too, before eventually settled down with him – incidentally, one of the men who had founded the company way back in 2006.

Great trading bloopers of our time

Hand On Keyboard

Here's a quick look at some of the trading disasters which have occurred in recent years. Note that these are genuine foul-ups (or 'fat-fingered' trades), and not losses down to rogue traders.

BNP Paribas to take writedown

Eiffel Tower

BNP Paribas is writing down part of the goodwill related to its BNL unit, which will result in a reduction to fourth-quarter earnings of about $983m.