Any other business
Can Patak’s fiery flavour survive in ABF’s big corporate cooking pot?
Matthew Lynn says the legendary deal-maker Bruce Wasserstein has failed to drive Lazard to the top of the investment bank league — but has made a huge personal fortune
Elliot Wilson says the Games aim to show off China’s new economic might — but it could all go badly wrong
Joanna Pitman visits Maggs, the antiquarian booksellers, and learns how to build a library that will rise in value
The joy of coaching
Was Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya wise to spend £525 million on Whyte & Mackay?
Hot tips in the World Bank stakes: Blair, Bono, Clarkson ...but not me
Richard Orange says London’s traditional dominance of global dealing in uncut stones is under threat from new players based in India, China and Dubai
How cyber-vetting catches job liars
You’d be a brave man to bet against Rupert Murdoch or Michael Bloomberg
Matthew Lynn says that power in the financial world has shifted to little-known hedge funds like the one that turned ABN Amro into a takeover target for Barclays and RBS
They see the choice not as between investing in Spain or in Switzerland but between, say, pharmaceuticals and retail.
Judi Bevan meets a top estate agent who thinks only a terrorist bomb can stop the capital’s house prices soaring
The Dow Jones Industrial Average of leading US stocks passed 13200 for the first time last week.
Judi Bevan meets Sir Michael Bishop of BMI, who wants to give BA and Virgin a run for their money over the Atlantic — and has no plans to sell out to either of them
If you have a long-lost Continental lover, you have a little under six months to arrange the perfect reunion under the clock at St Pancras on 14 November
The heady days of 1999 are back. Once again it’s fashionable to work for an internet start-up, even more so if you’re a part of the so-called ‘Web 2.0’ bonanza
Jonathan Davis says that if Britain’s ancient universities want to remain world-class, they should take tutorials from Harvard and Yale in how to invest their endowments
Aux armes, actionnaires!
Why come to Kazakhstan?
Shoppers think fresh – and think less of products endorsed by World Cup losers
Matthew Lynn says British business has been too limp in its response to campaigns by media-savvy trade unions on issues such as private equity and outsourcing
A frenzy for Chinese art
The only Western oligarch in Moscow
The house may be a bargain — but how about the Chippendale to go with it?