A decade ago, Sir Fred Goodwin, the former boss of Royal Bank of Scotland, was feted as Forbes magazine's businessman of the year for his 'brilliantly strategised hostile takeover' of NatWest.
Fresh into government in 1997, Gordon Brown was determined to demonstrate New Labour's City-friendly credentials.
Spare a thought for....
As the Warren Buffett annual charity lunch auction revealed again this year.
Here's a couple of brief items making the news.
Hell, I'm no apologist for former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) CEO Sir Fred Goodwin, but I kind of understand why he would want details of his alleged affair with a subordinate at the bank covered up, and secured a 'super-injunction' (now lifted) to keep the lid on it.