A global regulatory body chaired by Bank of England governor Mark Carney has found that activity in foreign exchange markets is 10 times greater during a crucial trading period that is already the subject of a wide-ranging international investigation.
London will be the base for the first clearing bank outside Asia for the Chinese currency, supporting Britain's push to be the leading western centre for offshore renminbi trading.
The failed Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange, Mt.Gox, received court approval on Tuesday to begin Chapter 15 bankruptcy proceedings in the United States as it awaits approval of a settlement with U.S. customers and a sale of its business.
Greenpeace has fired an employee after it group discovered he lost some 3.8 million euros ($5.15 million) in a bet on international currency markets.
Letters written by or on behalf of prisoners convicted of forging bank notes in the late 18th and 19th century, released by the Bank of England, paint a heartbreaking picture of those awaiting death or exile to Australia.
Bank of England concern about the pound's strength has been revealed in comments from one of Threadneedle Street's top officials, who has said a further rise in sterling would damage hopes of an export boost to the economy.
Bitcoin is here to stay, despite a little hiccup in Japan.
Another currency trader at Royal Bank of Scotland has been suspended as regulators around the world continue their investigation into potential rigging of the £3tn a day foreign exchange market.
Banks including Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS are reviewing rules on currencies traders making bets with their own money, in another sign of how investigations into the forex market is prompting a crackdown on trading floors.