Rouble rocked, restructuring at RBS, and bonus deferrals

The banking team has the latest on Russia where the central bank hiked interest rates in response to falls in the Rouble and the stock market amid fears of international sanctions against the country. Also on this week’s show is un update on restructuring at RBS, where Ross McEwan says he will have to drastically downsize RBS’ US investment arm in order to duck below the $50bn assets threshold that would see the bank subject to new regulations. Finally, bankers’ bonuses are back on the agenda as evidence mounts that Parliamentary recommendations on bonus deferral terms are not being met. Patrick Jenkins is joined by Martin Arnold, banking editor, Sam Fleming and Daniel Schäfer