Business Diary: Rogers demands the record is set straight
Monday 01 March 2010
Someone is going to be in trouble. After Jim Rogers, the former business partner of George Soros, spoke at a trading seminar last week, someone put out a press release suggesting he had described the pound as a "basket case" and compared sterling to the Zimbabwean dollar. A furious Rogers then contacted the British media to insist he had said no such thing.
The black horse employs the best chef
Despite a lamentable performance from its overpaid executives when asked for basic information (such as figures on net lending or bonuses), Lloyds Banking Group at least had one thing going for it at its press briefing on Friday – half-decent food. Compared with the stale sandwiches served by Barclays and RBS, Lloyds produced a feast, including mini burgers and fish and chips. Good enough even for boss Eric Daniels, who hurried off with a large plateful after the new conference.
No sweet ending for Cadbury PR man
Looks like Trevor Datson's timing was a little off. He joined Cadbury as head of media relations last summer, just months before the announcement that Kraft wanted to buy the company. He then spent months doing Kraft down as Cadbury tried to fight off the bid and now that battle is lost, he has had to step down. Better luck next time, Trevor.
Culture spokesman calls for less culture
"We want a smaller BBC because it is doing down its commercial rivals," says the Tory culture spokesman Ed Vaizey, welcoming news the Beeb may shut down the digital radio stations 6 Music and the Asian Network. Just one problem: neither has an obvious commercial rival.
US property market takes a Buffetting
When will America's long property slump finally end? The world's most successful investor, Warren Buffett, says he knows. In his latest letter to investors, the Sage says revival is at hand. "Within a year or so, residential housing problems should largely be behind us," Buffett writes, fortunately rejecting one possible solution – the wholesale destruction of residential homes.
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The bonuses accepted by the chief executives of Barclays, Lloyds and RBS this year. Will HSBC's Michael Geoghegan follow suit today?
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
4Chan naked photos leak: Celebrity Twitter reactions to the mass breach of privacy
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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