If Sir Howard confirms his departure it would be a blow to the City and the government. He set up the FSA four years ago and is highly regarded, though his reputation has suffered in recent months as a result of the collapse of Equitable Life, the mis-selling scandals surrounding pensions and investment schemes and the split-capital investment trusts controversy.
If the appointment is confirmed he will take over at the LSE from Anthony Giddens, who helped write Tony Blair’s textbook The Third Way and has been LSE director since 1997.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements