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.
The European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi declared an end in sight to the eurozone’s economic woes yesterday as he prepared to fire the starting gun on a €1.1trn (£798bn) quantitative easing programme within days.
All 31 US banks have passed the first hurdle in the Federal Reserve's latest round of annual "stress tests" to see how they would cope in the next economic crisis.
National Front leader is the biggest political force ahead of a presidential election in 2017
A technology company has designed an online test that it says can tell a bank nearly all it needs to know about a potential customer.