The reason a rescue agreement for Cyprus has been so difficult is "no one wants to bail out a bunch of Russian criminals," Bill Browder of Hermitage Capital told CNBC.
This was not one of England's finest days.
Instinet has announced an organizational change with Shaun Bramham named as Regional Head, Asia-Pacific.
Life could hardly be better for England's Under-21s at the moment.
Roy Hodgson insists he has no regrets at having selected Rio Ferdinand in his initial squad for England's World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.
Those locals who cram into Serravalle's Stadio Olimpico on Friday night will presumably be drawn to the glitz and glamour in the visiting ranks.
Who's the person you'd least expect to discover is a BlackBerry user? How about the executive chairman of the company whose software has been crucial in eroding the Canadian company's position in the consumer market?
The head of fashion chain Next has blamed "incompetent" local councils, who are resistant to change for the grim state of some of the country's high streets, as he revealed "quiet" trading since January.
The economic malaise afflicting the eurozone deepened in March after figures for activity across all major industries declined, a survey showed on Thursday.