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HSBC to keep headquarters in London
UK banking giant HSBC decides to keep its headquarters in London, following a review into whether to move elsewhere.

Warning over weaker bank safety buffers
Sir John Vickers, who was charged with leading an inquiry into the future safety of Britain's banks, has warned that Bank of England plans fall short of his own.

China bank chief blames 'speculators'
Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan accuses "speculative forces" of targeting the country's currency, the yuan.

Self-employed 'need more support'
Self-employed workers should get more support in running their businesses, says a review commissioned by the government from a leading entrepreneur.

Islands' credit ratings downgraded
The Jersey and Guernsey sovereign credit ratings are downgraded for the first time from AA+ to AA by Standard and Poor's.

Superdry share sale to fund divorce
The founder of Superdry, Julian Dunkerton, sells just under £50m worth of shares to fund his divorce.

Oil prices soar on hopes of output cut
Oil prices surged as much as 12% on Friday after fresh suggestions that Opec nations were set to cut oil production.

Rolls-Royce shares climb 14% on results
Shares in aero engine giant Rolls-Royce climbed 14% on Friday despite a 50% dividend cut and profits at the lower end of forecasts.

First-time buyers' '£50,000 rent bill'
First-time buyers in England who purchase a house this year will already have spent an average of £52,900 on rent, research for a landlords' trade body suggests.

Deutsche Bank announces bond buyback
Deutsche Bank announces that it is to buy back more than $5bn (£3.5bn) of its own debt.

Independent to cease as print edition
The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers are to cease print editions in March, leaving an online-only edition, their owner says.

RBS boss supports EU membership
The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland tells BBC Newsnight he believes the UK financial sector would be better off inside the European Union.

Deal or no deal?
When does a "special offer" or "cheap" deal get in the way of a real bargain? You've been sending in your best examples.

Spaniard pulls six-year sickie
A Spanish civil servant is fined after not going to work for at least six years, which was only noticed when he became eligible for a long service award.