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Putting women on the board

While some FTSE 100 companies have already beaten the target to have one in four female directors by 2015, overall change at the top is still slow

David Prosser: Two measures that raise doubts about Coalition's

Outlook There was something of a love-in at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference, with a bevy of ministers down to say how much they loved business and some sweeties to share in the form of big speeches and big announcements. No wonder. Business leaders are being courted because they are desperately needed to help to fill the gap created by George Osborne's 500,000 job cuts.