Business week in review
Sunday 07 July 2013
Viscount Rothermere strengthened his grip on the Daily Mail & General Trust on Monday when he bought a 29.3 per cent voting share stake held by family members. The £50m deal means that the publisher's chairman owns nearly 90 per cent of the business.
Angus Loughran might have been a figure of fun on Fantasy Football League, but he is the one laughing now. "Statto" was one of fewer than 100 shareholders in Opta who benefited from the £47m sale of the sports data firm on Wednesday.
Ted Burke, head of the Freshfields law firm, announced on Friday that turnover was up 7.2 per cent to £1.22bn last year.
...at a loss
Victoria Barnsley, long-serving boss of HarperCollins' British arm, departed on Tuesday as parent News Corporation moved much of the UK's responsibilities to New York. She was said to be tearful as she broke the news to shocked staff, but Barnsley said more formally that she was leaving "at the right moment".
Richard Ward confirmed his resignation as chief executive at the Lloyd's of London insurance market on Wednesday, ending months of speculation over the 56-year-old's future. He will step down in December.
Jerome Kerviel, the trader who ran up losses of €4.9bn (£4.2bn) at Société Général, lost his appeal to overturn his conviction on Thursday.
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
The magicians using online collaboration to push the boundaries
Jennifer Lawrence attacks mass media again over body image
Paris charity auction staged to save the ancient city of Tyre
scienceScientists find the answer to a question that even puzzled Darwin
A very timely Great Train Robbery and a frantic 24 Hours in A&E among the highlights
Geoffrey Macnab: The Wolf of Wall Street's account of white-collar excess is A Rake’s Progress on steroids
arts + entsThe 'Friends' actor on his new role as campaigner on addiction issues
Jennifer Lawrence: 'It should be illegal to call someone fat on TV'
Colin Farrell reveals ‘affair’ with Elizabeth Taylor: 'She was my last romantic relationship'
Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
Devyani Khobragade: India-US row escalates over arrest of diplomat in New York
Peter O'Toole: Tales of the late film icon
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Ian Watkins: Paedophile Lostprophets singer sentenced to 35 years for child sex offences, as judge labels him a 'dangerous sexual predator'
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
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