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Tuesday 19 April 2011
Naguib Kheraj, the City veteran who quit Lazard recently after just six weeks heading its international business, is returning to Barclays as a strategic adviser. Mr Kheraj, who was finance director at Barclays until 2007, will rejoin with a mandate to advise the chief executive, Bob Diamond "on a range of commercial and policy issues". He will spend about 30 per cent of his time on the role, but will still dedicate most of his time to his charitable work.
Friday 20 August 2010
You could probably read the entire novel in the time it takes for New York's Elevator Repair Service to present Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the opening theatre show in the Edinburgh International Festival. Some of the episodes from the story – laconically narrated from within the action by the journalist Jake Barnes (Mike Iveson) – could easily have been cut. But in searching out "the play within the story" – as the director John Collins describes the process involved in devising this version – the company has made a brilliantly inventive marriage between words, music and an array of sound effects, and also between sharp characterisation, movement and choreography.
Thursday 20 May 2010
Jaeger said it wanted to increase its international footprint yesterday as it reported a 16 per cent rise in annual earnings.
Friday 04 December 2009
The biggest pieces of transfer-related bleating that you'll hear this January are from those players who will say "at this stage in a World Cup year, I need to be playing".
Tuesday 01 December 2009
The Independent's Chris Hewett picks his ultimate XV from this Autumn's internationals.
Monday 30 November 2009
The Autumn internationals are now at an end, with differing experiences for the northern hemisphere teams.
Sunday 25 October 2009
There are more opulent performances of Fauré but Karine Deshayes' clear, girlish tones lend this recital of the late song cycles wistful intimacy.
Thursday 10 September 2009
In just its third year, CIWEM's (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Mangagement) Environmental Photographer of the Year is one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world, with pictures entered from over 60 countries including Serbia, Jamaica, Belarus, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Romania, India, South Africa, Australia, Israel, USA, China, Belgium, Vietnam and the UK.
Thursday 06 August 2009
Former England batsman Mark Butcher has retired from cricket with immediate effect after admitting defeat in his battle with ongoing knee problems.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/11/obama-the-anti.html">Ben Chu: Obama the 'anti-American'</a>
Thursday 06 November 2008
I'm confused. Today's Spectator leader tells us that "Internationally, Obama's victory will rout lazy Anti-Americanism".
Thursday 15 May 2008
A debate about how to tackle the growing problem of so-called "boiler room" scams will take place in the House of Commons today, with a view to creating tougher measures to prevent the schemes.
Sunday 06 April 2008
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Tuesday 29 November 2005
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
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