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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Peyton-Jones in the Magazine restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler

Inside the Serpentine world of arts fundraising

Julia Peyton-Jones has proven adept at attracting big-name benefactors, patrons and creative partners to her London galleries. Margareta Pagano discovered the secrets of her success

Who Cooked Adam Smith's dinner? by Katrine Marcal - book review: Behind every great man is his mother

In short: all our problems are to be blamed on greedy, self-interested men

Manchester will benefit from a devolution of power in the 2015 Budget

Northern manufacturers urge fresh boost to growth

The region is already a leader in fields such as advanced materials and energy research

Vicky Pryce has co-written the book with Andy Ross and Peter Urwin

It's the economy, stupid: economics for voters by Vicky Pryce, Andy Ross and Peter Urwin, book review: Get tooled up for the debate

The writers do provide the reader with some of the answers: but why would you believe them? That’s the bigger question.

Chancellor George Osborne holds the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street before unveiling the annual budget

Budget 2015 – comment: The best thing was that Osborne didn’t try to fix what isn’t broken

The Chancellor Osborne didn’t mess around or fiddle too much

Twiggy will help to launch this week's anti-ageism report in parliament

Exclusive: Ageism tsar Dr Ros Altmann warns recruiters in crackdown on discrimination

Altmann pushes for stiffer penalties against bias and more help for over-55s

Simplicity of thought, brutality of execution: (from left) David Kershaw, Maurice Saatchi, Jeremy Sinclair and Bill Muirhead outside the agency’s offices in Golden Square, Soho

M&C Saatchi partners: If you start them up, they’ll never stop

The four old-stagers of M&C Saatchi say they’re  like the Rolling Stones – but their Conservative ads show they can still rock the boat

‘Great restaurants are all about energy and tiny detail,’ says Zeev Godik. ‘The staff and the customers have to be happy’

Meat master who sells beef back to Argentina

After 21 years, Zeev Godik’s Gaucho grill restaurant chain is maturing nicely - not only thriving but expanding too.

Zamin, the mining group founded by Pramod Agarwal, is suing ENRC for £144m

Pramod Agarwal: Two lavish weddings and a very acrimonious divorce

The charmed life of Indian tycoon Pramod Agarwal is under threat from a bitter business dispute over a Brazilian mine

Miranda Pode says boards could do more to promote diversity but that women also need to break free of their own

Will 25/25 vision be enough to make the FTSE a woman's world?

Britain's most influential headhunter says it won't take quotas, just persuasion, for a quarter of the UK's top firms to employ female chiefs

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UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
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The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
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Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
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Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
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14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk