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America's man to save world finances

News Analysis: Lawrence Summers reveals his reform plans

Brazil currency oversold, says Soros

GEORGE SOROS, the international financier, yesterday gave the struggling Brazilian currency a helping hand when he argued that the recent sell-off of the real had been overdone.

People & Business: Family property

THE PROPOSED redevelopment of Waverley railway station, a 23 acre- site slap bang in the middle of Edinburgh, will probably not start until 2005 - but it has already thrown up an interesting family tale.

Soros warns of stock market bubble in US and Europe

GEORGE SOROS, the renowned currency speculator, yesterday warned of new threats to international financial markets and criticised government handling of the crisis in Brazil.

Soros firm buys pounds 12m stake in Greycoat

GEORGE SOROS, the speculator, yesterday moved closer to buying a large part of the City of London after one of his companies spent pounds 12m on a stake in the developer Greycoat.

Concern for sterling as dealing in euro starts

EUROPEAN FINANCIAL markets open for dealings in the euro for the first time today. The new era follows a frantic New Year for City bankers who worked around the clock to ensure systems were ready to cope with Europe's singlecurrency.

Racing: Cautious tip from Teeton's owner

The price is wrong says the man behind a leading candidate for the King George VI Chase; A heart transplant has not stopped Stephen Winstanley becoming a betting guru

Lonrho Africa wins vote

LONRHO AFRICA yesterday narrowly won a bitter battle with investors linked to George Soros who were trying to break up the troubled sub-Saharan conglomerate.

Books: The new tasks of Soros

Even the planet's top speculator now seeks a rational alternative to today's casino capitalism. There is one, argues Denis MacShane, but does Britain have the will and vision to pioneer it?

Letter: Political markets

Sir: George Soros and others are quite wrong to blame financial markets for the global economic crisis that erupted in Asia ("Is capitalism heading for breakdown?", 2 December). The root causes of these problems were all political; the financial markets were merely the bearers of the bad news.

My advice to Mr Hague on how to regain popularity

Given his lack of obvious unpleasant traits, it's hard to work out why his poll ratings are so low

Soros says the crisis is over but bear market will persist

GEORGE SOROS, the superstar financier and pessimist about the financial markets in which he made his fortune, said yesterday he thought the global crisis was over.

Lonrho investors threaten legal action

THE BATTLE between Lonrho Africa and a group of investors linked to George Soros took a fresh twist yesterday when the shareholders threatened legal action against the troubled conglomerate.
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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone