Economy

All my business is from social media

By Sandy Rashty, May 6, 2013

Social media has transformed the advertising and marketing industries, according to Lilach Bullock, who was last month named among the Top 20 Women Social Media Power Influencers and the Top 50 Social Media Influencers 2013 by Forbes.

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Social media has more effect than marketing

By Joseph Levi, May 5, 2013

The Student Money Saver idea was started five years ago — during my first academic year at Manchester University.

For the first time in my life, I was managing my own money without any help — I found it challenging. There were lots of general money management websites offering online advice, but I couldn’t believe there was nothing out there specifically for students.

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The banks would not back us. More fool them

By Roberta Harris, April 30, 2013

We had a great product but just could not get any investment from the banks – they weren’t interested in us. We knew there was a huge gap in the market.

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British tax benefits attract foreign wealth

By Alex Brummer, April 26, 2013

Britain is once again a magnet for big businesses and the super rich because of its favourable tax scheme.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s attempt to lower the corporation tax rate to 20 per cent has encouraged offshore enterprises to return to Britain — including Sir Martin Sorrell’s leading advertising group WPP.

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Women are stuck in the comfort zone

By Sandy Rashty, April 26, 2013

Banking is an aggressive, competitive and challenging industry dominated by men. Women — especially Orthodox women — are noticeably absent from top positions in the financial industry. But it is not the workplace environment that is holding them back, says leading financier Judy Heicklen.

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Employers must act now over pensions

By Ros Altmann, April 25, 2013

A seismic shift in pensions is underway, affecting all UK employers and employees. The government is revolutionising workplace pensions, forcing all employers, whether large companies with thousands of workers, or working mothers employing one nanny, to provide pensions for their staff.

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Billionaire brothers get planning permission after £5.5m investment pledge

By Sandy Rashty, April 19, 2013

The Reuben brothers have obtained planning permission to convert a listed Mayfair home into a mansion worth up to £200 million.

David and Simon Reuben, aged 72 and 69, obtained council permission this week after investing £5.5 million towards an affordable housing scheme in Westminster.

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Lord Sugar tribunal victory against former Apprentice

By Sandy Rashty, April 12, 2013

Lord Sugar has won an employment tribunal case brought against him by Apprentice winner Stella English.

Mrs English, who secured a job with Lord Sugar after competing in the popular BBC programme in 2010, brought a case of constructive dismissal earlier this year.

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Insurers’ excessive pay must be curbed

By Alex Brummer, April 12, 2013

Prudential Plc is one of the most respected names in financial services — trusted with billions of the people’s savings in ISAs, pension products and insurance.

So it came as a surprise when the company was fined up to £30 million last month for its failure to deal with the Financial Services Authority in “an open and co-operative manner”.

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Shell reacts to claims over Israel gas field

By Sandy Rashty, April 9, 2013

Oil giant Shell is downplaying media reports that it is selling its stake in Australian company Woodside Petroleum because of Woodside's substantial interest in the Leviathan gas field in Israel.

Woodside, an oil and gas production company, recently acquired a controlling 30 per cent interest in Leviathan .

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