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UBS note causes political spat

Pointing The Finger

Labor says Australia's NSW Premier Mike Baird needs to say whether his office offered any 'inducements' to investment bank UBS before the firm allegedly watered down a potentially damaging report on his electricity privatisation plans.

Former City trader jailed for insider dealing


A former City trader was sentenced to 19 months in prison on Thursday for his part in an insider trading scam involving multiple mobile phones, clandestine meetings in City pubs and payment for a luxury car and holiday.

Lord Green: I was not 'asleep at wheel' at HSBC

Ford steering wheel

Lord Green, the man who headed HSBC during the period when its Swiss bank helped wealthy customers dodge millions in tax, said he was “plainly not” asleep at the wheel in fresh extracts from his first public comments since the scandal broke.