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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Reinsurer Scor close to female quota

Fields Wicker-Miurin, the London Stock Exchange's former head of strategy, is to join the board of Scor, the world's fifth biggest reinsurance company.

Margareta Pagano: Don't blame Mrs T for today's fractured Britain

The City was shaken up under Margaret Thatcher but she would not have tolerated the bonuses, credit bubbles and bailouts

Margareta Pagano: Can Aphrodite reunite Cyprus and Turkey?

The current plight of the Mediterranean island could be eased if it can build bridges with its former enemy to exploit nearby gas fields

Margareta Pagano: Some Britons aren't too posh to push for economic success

Lord Heseltine's comments last week suggesting that the British may be too wealthy to push for economic recovery have predictably caused a flutter, especially in the blogosphere, where Tarzan is now being accused of being an uncaring rich Tory toff who doesn't give a toss about the poor.

Margareta Pagano: This helping hand on homes is sheer lunacy

George Osborne has failed to realise that building affordable houses is the way to solve would-be buyers' problems – and boost the economy too

Margareta Pagano: Curtain falls on an insurance impresario's incomparable career

Whatever you think of the beehive-haired singing trio who star in the Sheila's Wheels pink Cadillac or the fictional Italian singer in Gio Compario, you've got admit that the insurance tycoon behind them, Peter Wood, is little short of a genius.

The Chancellor wants to help poorer families cope with the cost of living

Budget 2013: Some of Osborne's tiny changes could give a big boost to British industry

Help for the housing martket, more apprenticeships, investment in research and development: all could help create jobs on our shores

Employ more women, industrial firms urged

Manufacturing companies in the FTSE 100 have more women on their boards compared with the overall index but employ fewer women professionals than in most other industries.

Margareta Pagano: Trinity Mirror executives need to face up the murky past

Simon Fox, the chief executive of Trinity Mirror, should have known better than to go to ground over the allegations of phone-hacking at his newspapers.

Margareta Pagano: George Osborne has to nurture Mr Happy's confidence

The Bank of England Governor has tentatively called the recovery, and UK Plc appears to be in agreement. Now, the Chancellor has to reinforce it
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