The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. (wiki)
Barcelona head coach Gerardo Martino said on Monday he was "not concerned" about Lionel Messi's lack of goals in recent games, the Argentine has scored just once in Barca's last five matches.
Here are a few posts sent in by our readers, describing what happened to them on September 11th, when the terrorists struck the Twin Towers:
Robert Parker, head of strategic advisory group at Credit Suisse, talks with Anna Edwards about improvement in global economic data and why he feels it's time to put money back into the European markets.
Mashable's Adam Ostrow takes a look at the wave of short-form video products from Vine, Instagram and Mixbit. What are their business models? And what do they signal about the escalating race to monetize video?
Here's a quick preview of Motorola's new smartphone, the Moto X. With it's virgin Android installation, vast customisation options and unique features (think always on Siri) and this could prove to be the Android device that truely takes the battle to the iPhone.
Here's a quick look at some of the trading disasters which have occurred in recent years. Note that these are genuine foul-ups (or 'fat-fingered' trades), and not losses down to rogue traders.
Here's an important eye test for all you bankers
The following is said to be an initiative test that has been used as part of the recruitment process by a well known investment bank.
Here's an oldie we've dusted off. Send it to a friend to make them smile.
The following exchange took place on Craigslist - the investment banker's response is a classic!
Very rarely has the description "Fireworks Spectacular" been so aptly used. Here's a video of the Oban Fireworks Display of 2011. A display which should have lasted 30 minutes ends up lasting just 50 seconds, and we're not treated to a single firework fizzling out, this is £6,000 worth of explosives being simultaneously deployed.
Here's some famous football quotes provided courtesy of Goldman Sachs.
Here's last week's Thomson Reuters Investment Banking Scorecard.
Credit Suisse has announced the appointment of five new research analyst to cover the Banks sector in the Equities Department.
Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking further strengthens strategic dialogue with its clients with new senior banker appointments within its Coverage and Investment Banking Division.
Remember back to late last year, when CityNews reported on a bit of a mucky story about a certain gents toilet in Cabot Square, Canary Wharf ? A group of up to 20 men had apparently got into the habit of frequenting the loo, close to two investment banks, during their lunch-hours. The toilet was eventually temporarily closed down. Now, however, there's a follow up story.
Here are a few examples of how candidates fouled up at interview:
Here's the testimony of Mark Froeba, who, before leaving in 2007, was jointly responsible for evaluating all Moody's new CLO rating guidelines, before the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Wednesday.
And the winner of our 'Fat Bankers' competition is Lee Johnson from The Royal Bank of Scotland (see before and after pics to the right).