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Monday 06 September 2010
How the mighty have fallen. A year ago, Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, came out top in Vanity Fair's annual rankings of the "100 most powerful people in the information age". The good news for Mr Blankfein is that 12 months on, despite the problems the investment bank has had this year, Vanity Fair has left him on the list. Less happily, he's gone from top to bottom, ranked 100 this time around.
Saturday 28 August 2010
Dana Petroleum announced a 274 per cent increase in half-year profits yesterday and urged investors to take no action on a £1.87bn hostile bid from the Korea National Oil Company (Knoc) until it had set out its defence on 8 September.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
BHP Billiton will not be allowed to "steal" Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, the Canadian company's chief executive warned yesterday, describing the mining giant's $38.5bn (£25bn) offer as "grossly inadequate".
Saturday 07 August 2010
Saturday 07 August 2010
Sunday 18 July 2010
You may be familiar with the Be Good Tanyas: charming, literary all-female Canadian retro-folkies.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Canada's spy chief appeared yesterday to have saved his job even after stirring up a firestorm of protest for suggesting that Canadian politicians in at least two provinces and in several cities in British Columbia had fallen under the unfriendly influence of unnamed foreign governments.
Friday 04 June 2010
Now expanded from Luke Temple's one-man operation into a bona fide five-piece band following the success of last year's debut album, Here We Go Magic hint at their sizeable potential with Pigeons, though the thinness of some of the ideas suggests they might have rushed to record too soon.
Friday 14 May 2010
A dozen years after Fugitive Pieces, the Canadian mistress of poetic melancholia returns. The Winter Vault hardly develops like a conventional novel: each main character in a triple narrative slips into a mode of rapt soliloquy.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Authorities in Canada today said they have found the bodies of all four members of a family who went missing after their house was swallowed by a gaping sinkhole.
Sunday 02 May 2010
If prizes were handed out for proficiency in the field of power pop, the New Pornographers would win every time.
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