Business

New look for retailers’ survival

By Stephen Spitz, November 4, 2013

What does the word retail mean today? How does someone survive in a world totally different to the generation of successful entrepreneurs who started out in the 1950s and 1960s?

The principles of hard work, passion and focus are still vital, but the expectation of support from banks, friends, and family members is often a myth.

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A strange choice

November 1, 2013

What do you give the billionaire who has everything?

Another million dollars, it seems, in the view of the Genesis Prize judges, who have awarded their inaugural $1 million prize to Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City. Mayor Bloomberg is indeed, as they put it in their citation, “one of the world’s greatest philanthropists” and “a visionary entrepreneur”.

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Jewish inventor's folding crash helmet

By Sandy Rashty, October 31, 2013

The experience of surviving a bicycle accident has prompted a Jewish inventor to design protective headgear that folds in half.

After his accident, Jeffrey Woolf, who received an OBE for services to innovation and business, was shocked to discover that a high percentage of cyclists do not wear one because they find them too cumbersome to carry.

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Man who built Canary Wharf dies

By Rosa Doherty, October 29, 2013

The world-renowned Jewish property developer Paul Reichmann has died aged 83.

Mr Reichmann was born in 1930 in Vienna and escaped the Nazi occupation of Austria in 1939 by fleeing to Paris with his family.

The family was forced to move for a second time when Germany invaded France, and eventually settled in Morocco.

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‘Mick the Miner’ is back with a multi-million pound bang

By Alex Brummer, October 17, 2013

Mick Davis, the former chief executive of Xstrata, has lost no time getting back into the corporate swim following the takeover of the mining group by its biggest investor Glencore in May.

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Industrial manufacturing roots resurface in Britain

By Zaki Cooper, October 17, 2013

“We just don’t make things anymore” is a refrain made by many British consumers as they sceptically eyeball the “Made in China” label.

They note the global rise of Asia which has eclipsed Britain’s peak manufacturing era during the Industrial Revolution, which started in the eighteenth century.

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Wheeling in need for private tutors

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2013

They started off as two independent schoolboys dissatisfied with their private tutors. Now Marcus Ereira and Luke Shelley run one of the largest tuition agencies in the UK: Tavistock Tutors.

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Jewish Care attacked over Wonga appearance

By Sandy Rashty, October 3, 2013

Jewish Care has defended its decision to host Wonga founder Errol Damelin as guest speaker for a fundraising event in the face of concern from some members of the community.

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Idan Ofer donates £25 million to a London business school

By Sandy Rashty, October 2, 2013

Israeli-born billionaire Idan Ofer has donated £25 million to the London Business School – believed to be the largest single donation ever made to a UK business school.

Mr Ofer, 57, whose net worth is estimated at over £4 billion, graduated from the LBS with an MBA in the 1980s and went on to secure his fortune in shipping and energy.

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Slash business rates to save out high street

By Alex Brummer, September 26, 2013

Outside of Britain’s biggest city centres, the high street is dying on its feet.

Governments, both national and local, do not seem to recognise that we are still a “nation of shopkeepers”. Indeed, the sector comprises around 95,000 firms, uses £326bn of gross assets and borrows £65bn each year.

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