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Jamie Oliver moves into event catering

What with all his restaurants, TV shows, books and magazines, you’d think Jamie Oliver has enough on his plate but now he’s moving into the world of events and corporate entertaining. He’s joined up with event catering company Chili Pepper, ...

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What will Rupert Murdoch do with his cash pile?

Well if past performance is any guide he’ll go shopping for a few more big media assets. His company News Corporation has just announced that third quarter revenue was up 19 per cent on the previous year to a stonking ...

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London futures market opens early to drive down UK economy

Bizarre as it may seem the London International Financial Futures Market, now owned by the New York Stock Exchange, is going to open at 1am on Friday May 7, six hours early, so that dealers, many of whom will be ...

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Did Italian knickers inspire the John Lewis campaign?

The world is agog at the John Lewis campaign by Adam & Eve featuring Billy Joel’s tune ‘She’s always a woman…’ and it also features in an ad for Italian lingerie brand Calzedonia. And there are a number of other ...

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Paddy Power takes a gamble on David Cameron

Another branding triumph today for brash bookmaker Paddy Power, which is paying out two days early on all bets on David Cameron to be Prime Minister and the Tories to win most seats in the general election. write an essay ...

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Why does WPP struggle so much for organic growth?

WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell has reported that the company’s revenues grew by one per cent in March, the first time it has inched forward since back in 2008. For the first quarter its revenues were still down two per ...

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Out of the frying pan into the fire for BP’s Andrew Gowers

Some people have the gift of timing and others certainly do not. One such is the intelligent and personable Andrew Gowers who was replaced as editor of the Financial Times by US editor Lionel Barber in 2005. He then joined ...

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