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Feeling the effects of an over-indulgent festive season?

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 29 May 2013

City workers 'are ready to up sticks'

Russe hour: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Hidden Europe: The other side of Paris

First rites on the Right Bank

Wine: Something for the weekend

Night in

Burberry upbeat on China prospects as it reveals strong menswear sales

Burberry today struck an upbeat note on its prospects in China, as an emerging army of luxury shoppers in the Asian country helped to drive a sharp uplift in annual profits.

Ian McIntosh is determined to solve the mystery of the ancient coins

X marks the spot: The find that could rewrite Australian history

Ancient African coins lead experts to question who discovered islands

The 10 Best men’s summer grooming

Now’s the time to stock up on macho moisturisers, soothing sprays and chic shaving gear for the hotter months ahead

Women still have it difficult in business according to the annual Robert Half CEO tracker, which stated that the average chief executive of a leading British company remains a 53-year-old male

Women still find it hard to smash glass ceiling

Average chief executive is still a fiftysomething man as women struggle to get on boards

The 10 Best sun creams

From lightweight formulas to long-lasting sprays, the latest lotions make it easy to keep your skin safe

Album review: Caro Emerald, The Shocking Miss Emerald (Grand Mono/Dramatico)

The danger facing this Dutch diva as she follows up the multi-platinum Deleted Scenes… in a marketplace packed with similarly retro-styled chanteuses is that she’ll sound like a redundant cabaret turn.

Two engineers and factory owners detained after Bangladesh building collapse that killed at least 324 in Dhaka

The building's owner's wife has also been detained in an attempt to pressure her husband into surrendering

Dance of death: Nicolas Le Riche supports Tamara Rojo in Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

Dance review: English National Ballet - Down and out in Paris and London

At last, Tamara Rojo gets her hands on 'the people's ballet'. And how does she sex up the ENB? By throwing herself into Jean Cocteau's grunge-chic

Burberry reports sales boost thanks to Chinese shoppers

British luxury brand Burberry allayed fears of a sales slowdown in China after announcing forecast-beating results.

The Business Matrix: Monday 15 April 2013

Snow puts Brits' shopping on ice

Budding romance: Start a fresh love affair with your beauty regime

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