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. Multi-millionaire businessman John Elliott leaves little doubt about his economic patriotism as his Jaguar car nears his factory in north-east England. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 27th of February 2017 12:17:45 AM
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.... Both men started out making their own specialist equipment; both went on to found companies selling outdoor wear; both felt distinctly uncomfortable doing office jobs, and still more uncomfortable running companies. “I’ve been a businessman for almost 60 years,” Chouinard writes in the introduction to Let My People Go Surfing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Ms Bradley has been weighing up whether to refer the deal to Ofcom after warning it could pose "public interest considerations" that warranted further investigation. One concern is that the merger would give businessman Rupert Murdoch too much control over the British media landscape. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....While Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union caused shockwaves, Every believes the election of Trump could fundamentally change the trade landscape because of the world’s reliance on the US currency for trade. Every says Trump is approaching the United States as a businessman and that, in the business world, it makes sense to sell more than you buy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Ms Bradley has asked for evidence from the two companies and will decide later this month whether to intervene. Both Sky and Fox are controlled by businessman Rupert Murdoch, who also owns the Times and the Sun newspapers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. In 2015, Indonesian businessman Hary Tanoesoedibjo signed a deal to build a Trump Tower and Bali's first Trump resort. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Property billionaires Nick and Christian Candy have been accused of frightening another businessman’s wife so seriously that she took to sleeping in her children’s bedroom, while the family hired armed guards and installed CCTV to protect their home. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....He also poured scorn on a £1,000 business rates discount for pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000, saying “that sum is dwarfed by tax and regulatory increases” and that Wetherspoon is not eligible for it in any case. The outspoken businessman pointed out the disparity between how pubs are taxed compared with supermarkets when it comes to VAT on food sales. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Property tycoon Christian Candy has described as “artistic exaggeration” a claim he made on film that, if true, would have called into question his status as a Monaco tax exile. The billionaire was testifying in a £132m high court case brought by businessman Mark Holyoake, who alleges that Candy and brother Nick extorted and intimidated him in a dispute over a £12m loan to buy a luxury hotel. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Signatories include former Labor federal environment minister Peter Garrett; authors Richard Flanagan, Tim Winton and Helen Garner; Telstra chair John Mullen; investment banker Mark Burrows; and former Australian of the Year, Prof Fiona Stanley. The letter will be hand-delivered by Geoff Cousins, the businessman, environmental activist and former adviser to then Australian prime minister John Howard, who hopes to appeal to the Adani family’s concern for their business reputation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:46:56 AM
....Signatories include former Labor federal environment minister Peter Garrett; authors Richard Flanagan, Tim Winton and Helen Garner; Telstra chair John Mullen; investment banker Mark Burrows; and former Australian of the Year, Prof Fiona Stanley. The letter will be hand-delivered by Geoff Cousins, the businessman, environmental activist and former adviser to then Australian prime minister John Howard, who hopes to appeal to the Adani family’s concern for their business reputation. ...
Christian Candy's finance chief denies 'good cop, bad cop' game image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:51:04 PM
. The finance director of Christian Candy’s property firm CPC played a “good cop, bad cop” game with the businessman Mark Holyoake, the high court has heard. ...
Wetherspoons boss condemns Hammond's 'budget for dinner parties' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:08:26 AM
....He also poured scorn on a £1,000 business rates discount for pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000, saying “that sum is dwarfed by tax and regulatory increases” and that Wetherspoon is not eligible for it in any case. The outspoken businessman pointed out the disparity between how pubs are taxed compared with supermarkets when it comes to VAT on food sales. ...
Indonesia's answer to Donald Trump? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:08:37 PM
. In 2015, Indonesian businessman Hary Tanoesoedibjo signed a deal to build a Trump Tower and Bali's first Trump resort. ...
21st Century Fox rejects Sky takeover bid concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:59:32 AM
....Ms Bradley has been weighing up whether to refer the deal to Ofcom after warning it could pose "public interest considerations" that warranted further investigation. One concern is that the merger would give businessman Rupert Murdoch too much control over the British media landscape. ...
Christian Candy tells court he follows rules on tax exile 'religiously' image
....Property tycoon Christian Candy has described as “artistic exaggeration” a claim he made on film that, if true, would have called into question his status as a Monaco tax exile. The billionaire was testifying in a £132m high court case brought by businessman Mark Holyoake, who alleges that Candy and brother Nick extorted and intimidated him in a dispute over a £12m loan to buy a luxury hotel. ...
Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time image
.... Both men started out making their own specialist equipment; both went on to found companies selling outdoor wear; both felt distinctly uncomfortable doing office jobs, and still more uncomfortable running companies. “I’ve been a businessman for almost 60 years,” Chouinard writes in the introduction to Let My People Go Surfing. ...
Trump could end global trade and force choice between US and China, says economist image
....While Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union caused shockwaves, Every believes the election of Trump could fundamentally change the trade landscape because of the world’s reliance on the US currency for trade. Every says Trump is approaching the United States as a businessman and that, in the business world, it makes sense to sell more than you buy. ...
The Crusader: Customer challenges dealer over £11,000 SECOND-HAND motor’s breakdown image
. This week it’s businessman Jim Borthwick who has come to the end of the road, and his tether, after paying £11,000 for a six-year-old Subaru hatchback with 80,000 miles on the clock in May last year. ...
Sky takeover: Minister 'minded' to examine Fox takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:54:43 PM
....Ms Bradley has asked for evidence from the two companies and will decide later this month whether to intervene. Both Sky and Fox are controlled by businessman Rupert Murdoch, who also owns the Times and the Sun newspapers. ...
Christian Candy 'was hellbent on destroying' former friend's family image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:32:23 PM
. Property billionaires Nick and Christian Candy have been accused of frightening another businessman’s wife so seriously that she took to sleeping in her children’s bedroom, while the family hired armed guards and installed CCTV to protect their home. ...
'I never felt it was mine' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:17:45 AM
. Multi-millionaire businessman John Elliott leaves little doubt about his economic patriotism as his Jaguar car nears his factory in north-east England. ...
Canada's Trump? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:33:29 AM
. An outspoken businessman who found fame on American reality TV is betting the wave of populist sentiment will help him upend Canada's political establishment. ...
Developer claiming £132m   from Candy brothers is accused of 'serial dishonesty' image
. Mark Holyoake, the businessman claiming £132m in damages from the property tycoons Christian and Nicholas Candy, has been accused of “dishonesty and fraud” at London’s high court. ...
Trump envoy says Greece is now more likely to leave the euro image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 03:10:19 PM
.... Will it ever end? I think this time I would have to say that the odds are higher that Greece itself will break out of the euro,” Malloch said. The stridently Brexit-supporting businessman, who has yet to be confirmed as the US president’s EU ambassador and is seen by Brussels as a provocative nominee for the post, said he wholeheartedly agreed with Trump’s tweet from 2012 saying Greece should return to the drachma, its former currency. ...
Grexit? Greece again on the brink as debt crisis threatens break with EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 02:36:32 PM
....Complicating matters further is the direction the IMF will take now that President Trump is in power. In his former role as a billionaire businessman, Trump tweeted that the Greeks were “wasting time” in the eurozone. ...
Well-paid bosses should not get knighthoods – says Sir Philip Hampton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 06:22:08 PM
.... The chief executive of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market, Inga Beale, was awarded a damehood, while there were CBEs for designer Anya Hindmarch, Mumsnet co-founder Justine Roberts and Simon Walker, the outgoing boss of the Institute of Directors. Only one City businessman, the former chairman of PwC accountancy firm Ian Powell, received a knighthood. ...
Chinese company Alibaba signs deal to be major sponsor of Olympic Games image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 01:41:33 PM
. When the Chinese businessman Jack Ma set up a fledgling e-commerce site in 1999 he called it Alibaba, drawing on the universal appeal of the One Thousand And One Nights character and his cry “Open Sesame”, which unlocked a cave containing vast treasures. ...
Moneysupermarket grabs most complained-about ad top spot again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 12:01:22 AM
....It was a pretty epic year for Moneysupermarket in the complaints stakes, with three of its ads making the top 10 list and a total of more than 2,500 complaints. The price comparison site’s dance-off between Dave, the businessman who strutted his stuff in denim hotpants and high heels, and builder Colin managed to offend 898 people, taking second place in the complaints list. ...
Army of staff descends on Davos to serve WEF super-rich image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 04:43:08 PM
....The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a firm fixture at the WEF, and will participate in at least three panels at this year’s conference including “Squeezed and Angry: How to fix the middle-class crisis”, and another on how to “challenge stereotypes and institutional inertia to achieve gender parity within our lifetimes”, as well as being keynote speaker on the wider challenges facing the economy this year. Lagarde, formerly a French minister, was recently found guilty of negligence in approving a massive payout of taxpayers’ money to controversial French businessman Bernard Tapie but avoided a jail sentence. ...
Sir David Clementi: City grandee ready to do the business at the BBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 04:40:51 PM
.... The other two on the shortlist were John Makinson, the chairman of the book publisher Penguin Random House, and Dame Deirdre Hutton, the chair of the Civil Aviation Authority. Former BBC bosses, however, reckon Clementi’s reformed structure makes sense and the businessman is well placed to make it work. ...
India's double first in climate battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 07:41:03 AM
....Here's how it works: . The owner of the chemicals plant, Ramachadran Gopalan, told a BBC Radio 4 documentary: "I am a businessman. ...
Iain Wright, the MP bringing Mike Ashley and Sir Philip Green to book image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 07:00:26 AM
.... While the Sports Direct saga eventually produced some benefit for the poorly paid workers, when the £1m backpay deal was unveiled in August, Wright still seems to view the company’s efforts as a work in progress. Meanwhile, the BHS pension scandal rumbles on into 2017, with Green still promising to “sort” the deficit and the pension regulator launching formal legal proceedings in November against Green and Dominic Chappell, the businessman he sold BHS to for £1. ...
Philip Green, Vibrac and Riverdance: the mystery of Everton’s ‘shadow investor’ image
....9% share, valuing the club at £175m. The publication of Everton’s 2015-16 accounts last week revealed the Iranian businessman has also provided an interest-free loan of £80m “with no agreed repayment date. ...
Mervyn King: Britain better off going for hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 09:54:01 AM
....”. King’s assessment of Brexit came as it was reported that Wilbur Ross, the billionaire businessman chosen by the US president-elect Donald Trump as his new trade chief, had said earlier this year that Brexit represented a “God-given opportunity” for other countries to take business away from the UK. ...
Meeting notes contradict Murdoch claim not to have asked PMs for help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 06:05:22 PM
....Murdoch told Blair that “a concerted effort by the prime minister and [the then German chancellor, Helmut] Kohl could rein in the commission in this case”, according to the memo. The businessman added: “Sky’s own investment was very significant (£800m so far) and the success of the venture was crucial to their overall plans for developing digital services. ...
Christine Lagarde damaged but able to limp on at IMF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:00:09 AM
....”. In different circumstances, the IMF’s board might have given Lagarde the push even though the French court decided not to impose any punishment after finding her guilty of showing negligence over a payout to the businessman Barnard Tapie. ...
IMF chief on trial image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 03:16:17 PM
. The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has been found guilty of negligence after a trial in France over compensation awarded in 2008 to Bernard Tapie, a well-connected businessman, when she was finance minister. ...
Christine Lagarde avoids sentence despite guilty verdict in negligence trial image
. Christine Lagarde has been found guilty of negligence in approving a massive payout of taxpayers’ money to controversial French businessman Bernard Tapie but avoided a jail sentence. ...
Christine Lagarde: IMF chief convicted over payout image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 02:29:35 PM
....A French court has found International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence but did not hand down any punishment. As French finance minister in 2008, she approved an award of €404m ($429m; £340m) to businessman Bernard Tapie for the disputed sale of a firm. ...
Leak reveals Rex Tillerson was director of Bahamas-based US-Russian oil firm image
. Rex Tillerson, the businessman nominated by Donald Trump to be the next US secretary of state, was the long-time director of a US-Russian oil firm based in the tax haven of the Bahamas, leaked documents show. ...
Donald Trump faces Senate backlash over ‘cabinet of billionaires’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 12:04:36 AM
....Other controversial big business appointments include Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs’s president and chief operating officer, named as director of the National Economic Council – or, as Trump put it, his “top economic adviser”. Trump said Cohn, who has worked at Goldman for 26 years and amassed some $200m of the bank’s stock, would “put his talents as a highly successful businessman to work for the American people”. ...
Passport stolen on holiday? Don’t expect your travel insurer to pay up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 10:38:37 AM
. A businessman who had everything – including his passport – stolen from a hire car on the last day of a Spanish holiday says he has been left with a £1,300 bill after his holiday insurance refused to pay most of the claim. ...
Christine Lagarde in court over €400m payout to French tycoon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 02:26:44 PM
....Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has gone on trial accused of negligence over a €400m (£335m) payment made to a French tycoon while she was the country’s finance minister. Lagarde approved the payment from public funds to the businessman Bernard Tapie, who was a friend of the then president, Nicolas Sarkozy. ...
IMF chief Christine Lagarde in negligence trial in France image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 01:24:59 PM
. IMF chief Christine Lagarde has gone on trial in France for negligence over a compensation payment made by a state-owned bank to a businessman in 2008. ...
IMF's Christine Lagarde 'confident' as trial begins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 10:05:52 PM
. The International Monetary Fund’s managing director, Christine Lagarde, is due to stand trial on Monday afternoon over her role in a €400m (£335m) payment to a French businessman when she was France’s finance minister in the government of former conservative president Nicolas Sarkozy. ...
Scottish spirits are soaring (but it’s gin, not whisky) image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 12:05:12 AM
.... After 50 years, though, the distillery was shut down and converted into a paper mill. And so it remained until 2012, when Fife businessman Paul Miller decided to return the site to its former glory. ...
Could Trump's chest-thumping over China trigger a trade war? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 10:00:11 AM
....Not all factory owners in China are worried about an upcoming trade war. “Trump’s grandstanding performances during the campaign were for publicity, but he’s a successful businessman and therefore should be very rational in his thinking,” said Sun Sijun, chief executive of Uptop Group in southern China, which exports between $150m-$200m worth of Samsonite suitcases and Walmart shoes to the US every year. ...
Andrew Tyrie questions RBS over compensation for small businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 06:27:00 PM
....At the time RBS said it expected to spend £400m on the process, which has followed three years of campaigning by customers. The issue with GRG first surfaced in 2013 when Lawrence Tomlinson, a businessman, compiled a dossier alleging the bank deliberately wrecked small businesses to make profits. ...
Steve who? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 01:23:09 PM
.... Besides working in finance, Mr Mnuchin has longstanding ties to Hollywood. He teamed up with producer-director Brett Ratner and Australian businessman James Packer to form RatPac Dune Entertainment. ...
Steven Mnuchin nominated for US treasury secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 10:49:30 AM
....Independent experts have said Trump’s proposed tax changes will hugely benefit the super-rich, while having little benefit, if any, for up to 8 million of the poorest families in the US. Trump described Mnuchin as a “world-class financier, banker and businessman” who would have a “key role in developing our plan to build a dynamic, booming economy that will create millions of jobs”. ...
Rubbish cooking image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:10:19 AM
. It was a £28,000 meal for a Russian businessman and his guests in London's exclusive Belgravia district that proved the final straw for then-private chef Justin Horne. ...
Sports Direct's Mike Ashley asks MPs for live debate image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 06:18:15 PM
....Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has invited MPs to a live Question Time-style debate at the firm's HQ. In a letter, the billionaire businessman suggested the "best way forward" in a long-running row over working practices would be a "televised debate" before the firm's 500 staff. ...
'Politicians don’t have a clue': people respond to the autumn statement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 05:00:58 PM
....Some of the measures in the autumn statement, such as a new productivity fund, were helpful to business in Crozier’s eyes, and he welcomed plans to cut corporation tax to 17% as making the UK a more attractive destination for foreign firms. But the Birmingham businessman really wants from government is clarity on the Brexit process. ...
BHS pension: Frank Field asks if Philip Green's assets can be seized image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 10:13:23 PM
.... . The businessman, whose retail empire includes Top Shop, has been strongly criticised by MPs and former BHS staff for taking delivery this year of another super-yacht - reportedly worth £100m - just as the BHS chain was being closed down with loss of 11,000 jobs. ...
Loans boss paid hackers to attack consumer website, court told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 03:48:44 PM
.... During its investigation into the system, the FBI came across Frazer-Mann’s dealings with hackers and contacted officers in the UK. The businessman’s home was raided and his computer equipment seized. ...
Former BHS owner Chappell arrested for 'unpaid tax bill' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 10:08:17 PM
....He was arrested on 2 November by HM Revenue and Customs. HMRC did not confirm the identity of the "49-year-old businessman", but Mr Chappell told ITV News he had been arrested. ...
BHS scandal: Dominic Chappell arrested amid tax investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:08:49 AM
....HMRC refused to confirm that Chappell had been arrested. It said: “We do not comment on identifiable cases, but can confirm we have arrested a 49-year-old businessman. ...
India unmoved image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 01:06:32 AM
.... Her reception was polite, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi granting her an unusually long meeting of 90 minutes, but there are now significant tensions in the relationship which three days of photo opportunities will not resolve. Lord Bilimoria, the Indian-born businessman who created Cobra beer, has been on many of these trade trips stretching back 20 years, with both Conservative and Labour prime ministers. ...
The Oval Office will tame President Donald Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 10:48:51 AM
....But it is actually more likely that Trump will pursue pragmatic, centrist policies. For starters, Trump is a businessman who relishes the “art of the deal”, so he is by definition more of a pragmatist than a blinkered ideologue. ...
Dow hits record high after Trump win but investors warn of volatility image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 08:13:43 PM
....However European shares, including London’s FTSE 100 index, could not hold on to their early gains as worries grew over the president-elect’s coming longer term impact on global growth due to his protectionist policies. The billionaire businessman vowed on the campaign trail to put American jobs first and scrap or renegotiate trade deals. ...
RBS facing £400m bill to compensate small business customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 08:07:43 AM
....A review is under way into whether bonuses should be withheld from former and current staff involved in the bank’s now now-defunct global restructuring group (GRG), which is at the heart of the complaints. The allegations first surfaced in 2013 when Lawrence Tomlinson, a businessman who was an adviser to the then business secretary, Sir Vince Cable, compiled a dossier alleging the bank deliberately wrecked small businesses to make profits. ...
RBS to set up compensation fund for small businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 09:37:57 PM
.... Bailey is likely to face questions about this during Tuesday’s hearing, which will be chaired by Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie. The allegations surfaced in 2013 when Lawrence Tomlinson, a businessman who was an advisor to the then business secretary Sir Vince Cable, compiled a dossier of allegations that RBS was deliberately wrecking small businesses to make profits for the bailed-out bank. ...
Boss of firm that used cold-calling to sell call-blocking devices is jailed image
. A businessman whose cold-calling company swindled thousands of elderly people out of £600,000 by mis-selling them call-blocking devices has been jailed for five years. ...
China's Alibaba in 'flying pig' controversy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 09:09:39 AM
.... Its English name is Fliggy. Over the weekend, Uighur businessman Adil Memettur criticised this decision on popular microblogging network Sina Weibo, where he has hundreds of thousands of followers. ...
Tata's dented image image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 12:59:09 AM
....". "I think the opinion about Ratan Tata was that of a very gentle, compassionate, inclusive person", says T V Mohandas Pai, a businessman and investor. ...
Does Apple’s iPad Pro fail the cracked screen test? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of October 2016 06:00:07 AM
.... What stunned him was the reaction from Apple. The businessman, who spends several weeks at a time in Italy, taking his iPad with him, now questions whether the super-thin tablet is robust enough to be carried around and, in the words of the Consumer Rights Act, is “fit for purpose”. ...
Recruitment agency criticised for job ads specifying bra size image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 02:31:24 PM
...." . Another job advert on the agency's website asks a "sexy female driver" to drive a Porsche Cayenne two days a week for between £40,000 and £50,000-a-year for a Knightsbridge-based businessman and polo team owner. ...
Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 05:01:49 PM
...."It will provide huge benefits to the industrial parks and modern farms that will be built in the future," he said. A businessman at the opening told the BBC that the railway "would transform" his trade in transporting livestock. ...
Jeans dreams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 11:05:44 PM
.... They would crouch along the river that flowed through the streets of Nimes, dying cotton, wool and silk. Many of these fabrics were exported to North America, including serge de Nimes, which caught the eye of businessman Levi Strauss in the 1860s. ...
Sports Direct: Ashley steps in as chief executive resigns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 06:35:52 AM
....Sources told the BBC that Mr Forsey was "not coerced", and that Mr Ashley is a permanent replacement, not temporary. The billionaire businessman has given up his role as executive deputy chairman. ...
Wealth divide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 11:05:10 PM
...." . The most famous example of this so-called "second bite at the cherry" is the £53m ($69m) award to the former model Christina Estrada, which followed a divorce (without her knowledge) from businessman Sheikh Walid Juffali in Saudi Arabia in 2014. ...
Racing change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 01:33:34 PM
.... The firm also has stakes in US cable TV firms, entertainment and ticket sales firms, and the satellite and online radio company Sirius XM. And it is just one of a number of telecoms and media conglomerates that are owned and controlled by 75-year-old billionaire businessman John Malone. ...
An unlikely story image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 11:09:13 PM
....President Erdogan was unhappy that the series portrayed a 16th century Ottoman sultan as both a drinker and womaniser. Back in South America, Alper Akosman, a 28-year-old Turkish businessman who lives in Chile, says that thanks to the popularity of Turkish TV shows, many Chileans are now interested in his home country. ...
US media firm Liberty Media to buy Formula 1 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 10:24:23 PM
....Earlier, he said in an interview with Reuters that he had been asked to stay on for three years and would miss the Singapore Grand Prix on 18 September as he needed be in London for the negotiations. The 85-year-old British businessman has run the sport for 40 years. ...
Bernie Ecclestone: Formula 1 boss 'to stay for three more years' after takeover image
.... At least not yet. Ecclestone said he would be happy to work with the expected new chairman, US businessman Chase Carey. ...
Auction halves number of Greek private TV stations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 04:58:16 PM
....Mr Tsipras said the money raised by the auction would be spent on welfare policies. The two newcomers to the industry are companies linked to the Greek shipowner Evangelos Marinakis, who is also president of the Greek football champions Olympiakos; and businessman Yannis Kalogritsas. ...
Sir Richard Branson 'should lose knighthood' - John McDonnell image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of August 2016 11:54:53 AM
....He singled out Sir Richard, calling him a "tax exile who thinks he can try and intervene and undermine our democracy". There is no suggestion the businessman, who lives on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, has done anything illegal. ...
Sir Richard Branson 'thought he would die' in bike crash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 01:33:44 PM
....Sir Richard Branson says he thought he was "going to die" after crashing his bike on Caribbean island Virgin Gorda. The businessman said he was "extremely fortunate" only to have suffered a cracked cheek and torn ligaments. ...
Los Angeles Lakers sign Chinese Olympian Yi Jianlian image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 09:44:37 AM
....The mainland is a highly-lucrative commercial market for many NBA teams, where stars like Lebron James and Kobe Bryant are household names. Earlier this year, a Chinese businessman Jiang Lizhang became a minority holder in the Minnesota Timberwolves. ...

Venice mayor threatens tourists with a night in the cells after visitor jumps off Rialto bridge and smashes into water taxi
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.... . A full cleaning and restoration of the bridge is now underway, with the five million euro cost footed by Renzo Rosso, an Italian businessman and the founder of the Diesel clothing company. ...

Scotland's most expensive sporting estate on the market for offers over £25 million
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....The present lodge was buillt in 1906 by George McCorquodale, and the tenancy reverted to the Earl of Seafield after his death in 1938. It has since been owned by a London-based financial institution, and a Swiss businessman, and was bought in 1993 by the present owners, the Midlands businessman Leon Litchfield and his wife Gillian, who set up Tulchan Sporting Estates Ltd. ...

Hillary Clinton releases tax returns as pressure mounts on Donald Trump to follow suit 
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....Clinton's tax returns have been made public, in some form, every year since 1977. Trump, a New York businessman, and his lawyers have cited an audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a reason he has refused to release his returns. ...
Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington to step down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 12:37:36 PM
....The Huffington Post was launched on 9 May, 2005, pulling together liberal-leaning news reports, and as an alternative to conservative news aggregators such as the Drudge Report. She launched the site with the American businessman Kenneth Lerer and other investors. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 03:51:55 PM
....Outside the City, in 1987, the boss of the Burtons men's clothing firm, Sir Ralph Halpern, was paid £1. 3m, becoming the first million-pound-a-year-businessman in the process. ...

The famous faces backing Donald Trump - in quotes
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 02:38:52 PM
....Divisive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to receive backing from some of America's top celebrities, in spite of his controversy-ridden election campaign. Some of the celebrities back Mr Trump because of his radical anti-establishment campaign, which in most instances has gone against his party's policies and has led to fissures opening up between the billionaire businessman and key Republican figures. ...

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