Margareta Pagano

Margareta Pagano is a former business editor of the Independent on Sunday who now writes columns and business interviews for a range of publications, including the Independent, Independent on Sunday and London Evening Standard.

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Zamin Ferrous and ENRC heading for bitter High Court battle

The legal spat between Zamin Ferrous, the privately-owned miner run by Indian billionaire magnate, Pramod Agarwal, and Eurasian Resources Group – the former ENRC - over a $220m claim relating to a Brazilian mine, is heating up after its defence was recently lodged in the High Court.

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca is among a number of British companies poised to sign contracts worth up to £2bn with Algeria

Exclusive: UK firms vie for share of £170bn in Algeria deals

Abdelmalek Sellal and David Cameron are due to disclose details of new partnerships after they meet on Thursday

Artist Kaya Mar stands near Parliament with his painting depicting the Chancellor

Autumn Statement: The Chancellor needs to stand up and deliver, or find himself on the end of a punchline

Small Business: RBS should play a bigger social role in helping the recovery

‘The potential to apply our technology to organisations in every sector around the world is limitless,’ says Martina King

City, watch out: the new codebreaker is coming

A Cambridge company is emulating Alan Turing with tools for detecting and predicting corporate crime and problem gambling

Sir Win Bischoff, pictured in London last month, is the new head of the FRC

Can an 'insider' clean up the City?

In the wake of the accounting and reporting failures that have scarred corporate Britain, Margareta Pagano asks Sir Win Bischoff if a banker can make a reliable regulator

Chief Exec of Royal Mail

Royal Mail boss demands positive action to get women executives at top of businesses

Moya Greene has urged female executives to mentor promising younger women

We should either stay out altogether, or put boots on the ground,’ says Simon Murray as he oversees operations in northern Iraq. ‘Haven’t we got the balls to do that?’

Simon Murray: Soldier, explorer, chairman, sexist?

He is famed for his views on women executives. Now he’s firmly in a man’s world: finding oil in a warzone

Dame Sue Ion says the turning point was when a teacher suggested she read material sciences

If engineering is hot, will it expand to meet demand for new recruits?

A video of dancing engineers has gone viral, with the side effect of drawing inquiries from prospective students. But Dame Sue Ion says many more graduates are needed, particularly women. She spoke to Margareta Pagano

John Lanchester, How to Speak Money, review: Author shows how language is used by financial institutions to trick the public

Lanchester acknowledges that language is used to hide the truth; and provides masses of examples of how this was so when the financial crash imploded

Ruby McGregor-Smith says teachers are often unable to give the right careers

Ruby McGregor-Smith: 'I couldn’t be a senior female CEO and not help others'

Ruby McGregor-Smith, the head of  Mitie, wants to remove barriers for women. She tells Margareta Pagano why quotas are not the solution

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'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

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Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
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Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

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