News French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

Ayrault asks his ministers to stop using English words in their work

Market Report: Yell feels the pain as broker slashes target price

The directories group Yell hit a low of 66p yesterday after JP Morgan slashed its target price for the stock by almost 82 per cent to 92p from 510p.

Steel tycoon Mittal, Britain's richest man, joins board of Goldman Sachs

Lakshmi Mittal, Britain's wealthiest man, has joined the board of the Wall Street banking giant Goldman Sachs, where his role will include overseeing bankers' remuneration and corporate governance.

He's too heavy, he's my brother: why India's family firms are fated to become factions

As the billionaire Ambanis fall out again, Richard Orange reports from Mumbai on the trail from the hothouse to rival business empires

Dowie charged with taking QPR back to the top flight

Reports last week suggested it might be Zinedine Zidane. Instead, Iain Dowie has been appointed as the new first-team coach of Queen's Park Rangers. The 43-year-old, who spent three years with the club as a player and also had stints as caretaker manager and assistant manager, has signed a two-year contract.

Mittal steel company accuses Nigeria of reneging on deals

Global Steel, the worldwide steel producer controlled by the Mittal family, launched a stinging attack yesterday on the Nigerian government amid mounting concern about political interference with international companies' dealings in the West African country.

Road trip: Barratt Homes – on The Bishops Avenue!

London’s ultimate Billionaires’ Row is famous for its pristine palaces. Now blocks of flats are moving in. Chris Partridge reports

Mittal nets $2bn from steel giant in 2007

Lakshmi Mittal, the UK's richest man, boosted his coffers by almost $2bn (£1bn) in 2007 through his shareholding in ArcelorMittal, the steel group that yesterday announced full-year profits had stormed to more than $10bn.

Queen's Park Rangers 3 Bristol City 0: Briatore's hands-on role at QPR sets the standard for Gillett and Hicks

Flavio Briatore, head of the Renault Formula One team, thrust his fists triumphantly into the air as the Queen's Park Rangers' midfielder Akos Buzsaky scored the last goal. At the final whistle and from his position in the directors' box, Briatore, a shareholder in the west London club, gave QPR's victorious players the "thumbs-up" as they came off the pitch below him after this confident and comprehensive win over high-flying Bristol City.

The billionaires' row that's defying the economic woe

The impact of the credit crisis is being felt across the world. But one north London road, where a house has just been bought for a record-breaking £50m, seems to be immune

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Widow adds a merry glow to wet Friday afternoon

Fuller topples Albion as Watford find sting

After just one week at the summit, West Bromwich Albion were deposed as Championship leaders by a Ricardo Fuller hat-trick for Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, confirming that no side looks good enough to run away with the division this season.

Mittal buys stake in Chinese steel giant

Lakshmi Mittal, Britain's richest man and the owner of the world's largest steel company, is expanding his empire to the fast-growing Chinese market, taking a $314m (£168m) stake in one of the country's biggest producers.

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003