Russian authorities have issued warnings against using Bitcoin, saying the virtual currency could be used for money laundering or financing terrorism.
Barclays is under scrutiny by regulators and could face a hefty fine after thousands of confidential files on customers were stolen in a data breach described as catastrophic by an adviser to the business secretary, Vince Cable.
The probe into possible insider trading continues with U.S. authorities looking at a number of hedge funds, including at least one individual at SAC Capital, a source familiar with the matter tells CNBC.
Tell us it's not true, saintly Antony.
The Bank of England has been dragged into the mounting controversy over allegations of price fixing in the £3tn-a-day foreign exchange markets after it emerged that a group of traders had told the Bank they were exchanging information about their clients' position.
Most hedge funds that bet on broad macroeconomic trends lost money in January, hurt by reversing equity markets and wrong-way currency bets.
The US economy added just 113,00 new jobs in January, according to figures released on Friday, fuelling fears that the recovery in the jobs market appeared to have stalled.
January's employment report was a "disappointment, but not a massive one," Goldman Sachs' chief economist told CNBC on Friday.
Barclays is imposing a £140,000 cap on cash bonuses for its investment bankers as it prepares to hand out roughly twice as much to employees as it does though shareholder dividends.
Cash is no longer King.
Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Ross McEwan said the bank probably won’t report a profit in the fourth quarter, citing weak earnings trends in the previous three-month period.
The judge who sentenced Tom Hayes to 14 years in jail for conspiracy to rig Libor interest rates blocked the defence from presenting key evidence about a banking industry that routinely flouted rules, his lawyer told an appeals court on Tuesday.