Business week in review
Sunday 06 October 2013
Are concerns over a lack of gender equality in business becoming redundant? Last week there was anecdotal evidence to suggest as much.
On Monday, Karren Brady was named as the Government's small-business adviser at the Conservative party conference. The Apprentice star accused the previous Labour administration of having "bankrupted the country", fuelling talk she fancies becoming an MP.
The same day, CMS Cameron McKenna partner Fiona Woolf was named Lord Mayor of London, only the second woman in the role's 800-year history.
On Tuesday, Harriet Green's revival of Thomas Cook continued when she unveiled a new, golden heart logo.
... at a loss
Won't anyone ever think of the pawnbrokers? With all these moans over the increasing cost of living, we sometimes forget that the slumping price of gold can hurt these well-liked members of our society.
On Monday, Albemarle & Bond announced an emergency £35m fundraising with 33 shop closures. Not a nice welcome for Chris Gillespie, who joins as chief executive tomorrow. Shares in Unilever fell by 3.36 per cent on Tuesday, after the Bovril-to-Vaseline giant announced that sales in emerging markets would be sharply lower than expected. The news heaps pressure on boss Paul Polman.
Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke announced a 23.5 per cent collapse in the interim results on Wednesday.
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Trend which requires crisps, a fork and a strong stomach is sweeping Mexico's streets
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Parties threaten resort's image as a family destination
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming the street artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Are you ready for Crazy Doritos, the red-hot snack food craze sweeping Mexico’s streets?
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
Isis in Kobani: US resupplies Kurdish fighters by plane - then Turkey allows reinforcements through its border
Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming the street artist's identity has been revealed
Super-sized ships arrive in Britain: How big can they get?
Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
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