Margareta Pagano: St Paul's protesters should convert Cameron and UK's business leaders

Those at the top are naive if they thought that they could turn a blind eye to the aftermath of the crash and still hope to stay in control

Margareta Pagano: Why the 'only women in the boardroom' just don't get it

Research shows that, quite apart from 'fairness', having more females on boards boosts productivity. That's why we need fixed quotas – and quickly

Margareta Pagano: Draghi needs a bazooka to fix the eurozone

Sometimes only a huge shock to the system will do

Margareta Pagano: An ethical economy? Now, what says Cameron?

Ed Miliband and David Cameron both want a 'big' society. But at the moment, the PM is trying to work out how to get UK plc to spend its £50bn cash pile

Margareta Pagano: La recapitalisation? It's time for the French to swallow their pride

Recapitalisation is the same word in French but it's slightly prettier said with a Gallic twist; not in France, though – there it is a dirty word and only uttered with much hissing.

Margareta Pagano: Pity UBS. But it could just as easily be RBS

Governments must look again at a full break-up of the banks

Margareta Pagano: Dyson and Portas are not the answer to our problems

Famous talking heads can't fix the economy, we need serious policies

Margareta Pagano: Can the stock market give us the answers?

Who knows which of our business leaders the Chancellor George Osborne listens to as he looks for fresh thinking to boost growth, but he could do worse than have a chat with Xavier Rolet, the head of the London Stock Exchange.

Margareta Pagano: How to save the euro... or not

Well, it would help if Europe's leaders jetted back from their holidays to set the markets straight – pronto

Margareta Pagano: By George, he's paralysed all of Middle England

Chancellor George Osborne has a real problem on his hands – the middle classes are not just being squeezed but are in a state of petrified paralysis.

Margareta Pagano: Has Frau Merkel become Madame Oui?

Angela Merkel showed nerves of steel at the eurozone summit last week – and earned praise from French and German press alike

Margareta Pagano: The Murdoch cloud that hangs over News Corp

In the US they call it the "Murdoch discount".

Margareta Pagano: The Murdoch empire strikes back...but will it be enough?

In killing the 'News of the World', James Murdoch has cut off the head of the serpent, but his ruthless move still leaves News Corp's bid for BSkyB in doubt

Margareta Pagano: Eastward ho! Go on LSE, carve out a new silk route

I'm not at all surprised or the least bit disappointed that London Stock Exchange's attempt to buy Canada's TMX stock exchange has fallen through. Takeovers between exchanges are famously difficult to achieve as they are such political creatures, if not quasi-national institutions, which inevitably leads to protectionism, if not sentimentality, as the Canadians so vividly demonstrated.

Margareta Pagano: Why Osborne rushed to back ring fencing

So why did George Osborne choose his Mansion House speech to back the "ring- fencing" proposals for reforming the banks which have been recommended by the Independent Commission on Banking in its interim report?

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