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.
Here's some famous football quotes provided courtesy of Goldman Sachs.
Sir Bobby Robson called him 'a God' and the greatest player he had managed. Injuries robbed him of the chance to stake his claim as the greatest but he is without doubt one of the greats of modern times. Here's a compilation of all his 62 goals for Brazil.
Hot on the heels of the announcement that JPMorgan has spurned Canary Wharf and has chosen the 'Square Mile' for its new European HQ (St Alphage House in London Wall), most of the interest centres around the fact that, of the 1 million square feet that makes up the new building, there will be four giant trading floors of some 72,000 square feet each.
Each year thousands of graduates / MBAs find work in the financial markets. All start at (or near) the bottom of the ladder, and hope that one day they will make it big. Few do. And those who eventually achieve success usually face a relatively long wait. Not so one young man who, at 23, just might be the youngest VP ever to attain that position in a major investment bank.
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.
Here the most famous e-mail ever sent out by a City intern. Lucy Gao is the 21-year-old Citigroup intern who had a placement in the company's Real Estate Equity Group in London, and whose birthday invite to her friends 13 months ago found it's way onto the internet and did the rounds at investment banks all around the world.
The Mail on Sunday reports that Edward Cahill, the Barclays Capital banker who last week quit his job as head of the firm's collateralised debt obligations unit, has apparently 'disappeared'.
Here's something random sent in by one of our readers.
Bloomberg has the list of the 110 new Goldman Partner Managing Directors who are appointed w.e.f 1st January.