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pounds 200,000 in part for gruesome tale of Millennium Dome killer who sews finches into victims

Books: Cover Stories At the Frankfurt Book Fair

LORD WEIDENFELD, in his opening speech at the 50th Frankfurt Book Fair, likened the first event to a scene from Brueghel. Today, Hogarth comes to mind: if the world is edging towards recession, there's no sign yet that publishers are feeling the chill. Bars and restaurants in the dozen halls were heaving, despite their cost. Hotels are packed; taxis impossible. Only the prostitutes find business slow: publishers prefer to sleep with each other.

Liffe and London Clearing House appoint Lazards as adviser

THE LONDON International Futures and Options Exchange (Liffe) and the London Clearing House (LCH) have moved closer to a merger by appointing Lazard Brothers as their adviser. Last month the two exchanges said they were in talks to boost co-operation, but denied that they had any immediate plans to merge. Last month Liffe said it would bring forward the introduction of its new CONNECT electronic trading system to compete with the Frankfurt- based Eurex exchange's faster and cheaper system.

Germans invade Poland for food work

ON THE bridge across the Oder, the human tide never ebbs. Commuters are swept in from the east by the morning rush, shoppers come and go during the day, and the workers return to their homes in the evening. Cars wait patiently with their engines turned off, as the guards and customs officers fuss over their contents.

Liffe sees its future in electronic trading

Liffe, London's futures and options exchange, yesterday voted 97.5 per cent in favour of a new system of electronic trading in a bid to hit back at its arch-rival in Germany, writes Andrew Verity.

Liffe cuts fees as battle with Frankfurt escalates

THE LONDON International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (Liffe) has sparked off another round in "the battle of the exchanges" by cutting its prices in a move designed to claw back market share from arch-rival DTB, the electronic exchange based in Frankfurt.

US banks get euro jitters

Old Lady assures Americans that City will still have central role

The new adventure of Superwoman hits the City

Nicola Horlick, arguably the most famous woman in the City, was back in business yesterday with a new venture. Lea Paterson takes a look at the latest chapter in the life of the purported expert at Having It All.

Sporting digest: American football

Sporting digest: American football

Tennis: Hingis misses out on Frankfurt date with Graf

Martina Hingis has conquered all comers in a spectacular rise to the top rank in women's tennis, but the 17-year-old Swiss will have to wait a little longer before getting her chance to take on her illustrious predecessor, Steffi Graf.

Not Frankfurt, but well worth a spin

the london motor show

Outlook: Why Liffe should see off this challenge

London's pre-eminent position in futures and options trading has long been the object of jealous regard by both Frankfurt and Paris. This is more than just a commercial thing. It is also about ancient rivalries, and, most important of all, alarm that the City could continue to be the dominant financial centre in a Europe united by a common currency Britain may never be a part of.

By appointment

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Thunder from lightening

Vauxhall has announced details of its new Astra, before its unveiling at next month's Frankfurt Show. Longer, roomier, safer and more fuel-frugal than the model it replaces, it will also be shown at the London Motor Show in October, before sales start next spring.

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