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.
HSBC has closed a number of bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients, including one of London's largest mosques, because they fall outside the bank's "risk appetite".
The Bank of England is due to unveil a plan which may see rule-breaking bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.
Strong contributions from the bank’s retail and Barclaycard businesses fail to offset declining profitability and income in the investment bank
The supposedly healthier option of a ready to eat salad could actually be worse for you than a burger because of the high salt content, researchers claim.