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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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