Paper money and the hidden economy
By James Ratcliff - 04 April 10:27

Governments are looking to cut down on paper cash

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Q&A: Big Society Capital
By Alice Gribbin - 04 April 10:00

Who will benefit from - and capitalise - the government's newly launched bank?

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"King of mining" hit by FSA
By New Statesman - 04 April 8:51

Ian Hannam was fined £450,000.

UK business confidence at a nine-month high, says Lloyds
By New Statesman - 02 April 10:13

Firms report a stronger outlook as the threat of the eurozone crisis seems to recede.

Chart of the day: Gloom starts to fade
By New Statesman - 02 April 9:17

Business optimism is rising at its fastest rate since 2007, according to a new survey from Deloitte.

Optimism rises in the UK financial sector
By New Statesman - 02 April 6:57

Firms express a positive outlook for the first time in a year, according to a new CBI/PwC survey.

Co-op's profit declines in "worst economic crisis in living memory"
By New Statesman - 29 March 10:45

Will the mutually owned business jettison its smaller businesses?

BATS out of hell
By Alex Hern - 28 March 11:43

Chairman of troubled stock exchange stripped of title, but stays on as CEO.

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Natural disasters hit Lloyd’s
By New Statesman - 28 March 8:26

The insurance provider suffers loss after "difficult year".

Report: UK in talks with Abu Dhabi over RBS sale
By Andrew McIntyre - 27 March 11:19

Government could sell up to one third of its stake in the bank.

CPPGroup's profit plummets
By New Statesman - 27 March 9:31

Shares suspension lifted but concerns remain.

Accenture beats market expectations for the eighth straight quarter
By New Statesman - 23 March 12:26

Strong results for fiscal Q2 2012, with net revenues of $6.8bn.

Charles Taylor’s annual profit nearly halves
By New Statesman - 23 March 11:29

But revenue grows in a solid start to the year for the insurance consultancy group.

The board of directors at Legal & General Group in 2010.
Legal & General Group's net annual profit declines
By New Statesman - 14 March 16:24

Financial services company remains upbeat, despite the figures.

Prudential annual profit surges
By New Statesman - 13 March 16:10

Asian life insurance business contributed the most.

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Aviva's annual profit declines
By New Statesman - 08 March 8:31

Improves profitability in both its life insurance and general insurance businesses.

Make non-bank finance available for SMEs, says CBI
By Staff Writer - 15 February 11:10

"Growing firms also need ‘patient’ capital."

Hester's bonus decision is a victory for Ed Miliband
By George Eaton - 30 January 9:15

It was Labour's plan to hold a Commons vote that forced the RBS chief to give up his £1m bonus.

Top 25 cities for billionaries
By Alice Gribbin - 27 January 12:11

New data by WealthInsight shows secondary Chinese cities are rivals to Middle East in financial attr

Financial Services Authority revises mortgage rules
By Grace Jennings-Edquist - 19 December 18:24

Regulator seeks to avoid a return to risky loans.

Bank of England urged to keep interest rates low
By Sirena Bergman - 17 January 11:30

Leading economic advisers warn of the dangers of a rise in interest rates.

Top market tips for the year
By Alex Preston - 13 January 10:45

To give <em>New Statesman</em> readers a horse’s-mouth preview of 2011, Alex Preston calls in a favo

Bankers' bonuses reach billions despite new laws
By Sirena Bergman - 07 January 12:58

UK banks are expected to pay out £7bn in bonuses this year.

Rakbank opens new branch in Dubai
By New Statesman - 30 December 14:41

New bank will have a dedicated SME unit to cater for local businesses.

F&C approaches Takeover Panel to fend off Sherborne
By New Statesman - 23 December 14:47

F&C Asset Management complaints to mergers watchdog over stake-building by rivals.

Santander admits bank statement mix-up
By New Statesman - 23 December 13:03

Up to 35,000 customers have been sent somebody else's bank statement

Deutsche Bank to pay £360m fine for abetting tax evasion
By New Statesman - 22 December 13:12

Bank admitted to giving tax shelter advice to rich customers between 2996 and 2002.

Ernst & Young faces legal action over Lehman's collapse
By New Statesman - 21 December 13:12

Accounting giant being sued for allegedly falsifying the books of doomed investment bank Lehman Brot

UK's largest banks face extra £80bn losses on consumer loans
By New Statesman - 17 December 13:02

Written-off loans will exceed the banks' £71bn safety net