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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Margareta Pagano: Meet the Carneys, the 'ordinary' hockey couple whose ultimate goal may be in politics

Mr Carney is said to prefer walking to taking a car, drinks beer from the bottle and wears loafers
Now the Chancellor has trumped the City again with his brutal sacking of Stephen Hester

George Osborne and Stephen Hester: A giddy game of musical chairs in the City

The City hasn't seen this sort of blood-letting or excitement for years, possibly decades. First of all came George Osborne's stunning decision to overlook all the City grandees and appoint Don Draper, sorry Mark Carney, to be the new Governor of the Bank of England, thus over-turning centuries of tradition and ignoring months of lickspittle by wannabe governors.

Margareta Pagano: Was Hester ousted by his political masters over a failure to lend?

Lack of loans to business to kick-start growth may have done for RBS chief

Margareta Pagano: We must tread carefully if ad firms use Twitter data to reach punters

WPP's research geeks will be poring over tweets to get a better feel for what customers are like

'UK needs national talent bank'

Siemens, BAE and BT call for a skills strategy to boost manufacturing in Britain

Margareta Pagano: Goldman's role in the Royal Mail sell-off is a red rag to the unions

The CWU should be negotiating hard to get as many shares as it can for its workers

Margareta Pagano: Apple a game-changer again with 'simpler tax' call

I am writing this article on my Apple iMac. Beside me is a skinny capp from Starbucks, and I have already used Google to research information for this piece. Like most of the population, I am queasy about how little tax the trio pay but, while I could boycott the coffee, it's not so easy to do without Apple or Google.

Margareta Pagano: University buys a £1.4m Picasso. What's wrong with this picture?

So are UK students getting bang for their buck? Doesn't seem that way
William Pryor in his warehouse

Bookbarn International: How a barn full of old books became a web wonder

William Pryor, a descendant of Darwin, reminisces about skinny-dipping with Syd Barrett and explains why his online second-hand book business is booming

If we want more women in British boardrooms, we need to fix childcare and introduce quotas

The Nordic countries have better conditions for being either a mum or a female CEO

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