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UK business schools still struggle to name any high-flying female MBAs

Emma Gervasio, a 33-year-old marketing director, has just started an Executive MBA at Cass Business School in London, and is aiming for the top. "I'm totally committed to my career and have taken out a socking great loan to do this," she says.

Capital connections: London is still a big draw for students and overseas business schools

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An office in the back streets of London's East End seems an unlikely place to start a film revolution. But far from the glamorous film community in Soho, the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, led by chief executive Jess Search, is aiming at just that.

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There is a feeling of fin de siècle about the withdrawal of Honda from Formula One, coming so soon after the exit of Sir Fred Goodwin, right, from Royal Bank of Scotland. Sir Fred's only known pastimes were golf, car maintenance and F1, and under his leadership RBS spent millions every year sponsoring the Williams team and advertising at races. The bank also provided debt for the private equity firm CVC to buy F1. With an austere prime minister calling the shots and Stephen Hester taking a hatchet to Sir Fred's empire, it's a good thing for Williams that the sponsorship was renewed earlier this year.

Darling: tax may rise in downturn

The Chancellor signalled last night that taxes might have to rise if the economic downturn is prolonged.

Redressing the balance: Business schools need to do more to attract women

Listen up employers and MBA directors: women are your workforce, and it's time you started tailoring your courses and jobs to their needs.

How Britain's banks will never be the same again

The Government's emergency measures to strengthen the banking system will also transform the landscape of the sector. Sean Farrell reports

Is this the end for the £1m City bonus?

The Chancellor says he will look at the culture of huge City bonuses, which he blames for excessive risk-taking. Sean Farrell examines the political backlash against bumper pay

Wall Street's leading woman pays price for Lehman's losses

Erin Callan, chief financial officer of Lehman Brothers, lost her job yesterday, three days after announcing that the investment bank had made its first quarterly loss as a public company.

On your marks, get set...it's the MBA tournament

Each year 2,000 students swap their textbooks for trainers to take part in the MBA Tournament. By Chris Green

Me And My MBA: A £2bn turnover in 10 years

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