Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
Undeterred by its loss of up to £30m from the decision by the Swiss Central Bank to abandon the tether of its franc to the euro, spread better IG is starting Sunday trading.
Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.
Moves to ensure remuneration is consistent with a bank’s ability to maintain sound capital base
A terrifying car crash has left a motorist unable to claim on her insurance despite not being at fault for the crash