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1 Losing My Virginity Richard Branson (Virgin) pounds 20

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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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