Paris formally investigates HSBC Private Bank

Bank alleged to have helped more than 1,000 clients avoid taxes

Ukip’s Reckless wins Rochester by-election

Anti-EU party takes second seat in Westminster from Conservatives

Weak oil and tax revenues hit Osborne

Treasury concerned as figures disappoint despite buoyant economy

Coulson out of jail after five months

PM’s former communications chief serves quarter of hacking sentence

Julian Robertson during the View from the Top interview with FT's Chrystia Freeland on October 13, 2009.

Hedge fund used Cayman shells for shorting

Tiger Global behind bet against Quindell

Bermuda snubs Cameron company register plan

Offshore centre brushes off UK call for ‘new transparency standard’

Hackett to test the US with British look

The group is looking to a market that has seen off many UK retailers

General caught with a tonne of cash

Chinese investigators take truckloads of money and gems from officer’s home

Mayor of London caught up in US tax dispute

American-born Boris Johnson gets demand from IRS

Obama gambles on immigration reform

President rolls the dice again for his final two years in the White House

China ends world’s oldest monopoly

Country’s salt monopoly, in place since 7th century BC, set to be dismantled

Comment and Analysis

The England goalkeeper who could not save

How David James ended up losing his shirt and going bankrupt

Carl Djerassi: father of the contraceptive pill

The chemist-turned-novelist and playwright explains why he believes egg freezing is the future

Surging Podemos rushes to get to the top

Spanish party with cheerfully anarchic roots confident of political future

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"Surely the use of a pseudonym makes a mockery of the disclosure and transparency rules. The public has a right to know who is shorting their investments, just as it has a right to know who has taken large long positions."
By RayG on Tiger Global used shell company to short sell Quindell

"Football is already in trouble with too many American owners trying to suck money out. Mr Mullin should help Major League Soccer if he is bored. Or turn his attention to UEFA or FIFA, both of which could do with some serious rebuilding."
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