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Smarties are moving to Hamburg, but smart science is thriving in York
Owen Matthews offers a parable of consumer attitudes in the new Russia and explains why it’s almost impossible to buy a bottle of wine there these days
Rupert Steiner meets Bupa chief Val Gooding, one of Britain’s most successful female bosses
A terrific deal for Mr Silverstein — but will Governor Pataki get his monument?
We need radical new rules to spread the benefits of globalisation to the poor
Happy birthday, index funds
Do dreams come true? Will Hornby save Airfix? Will I be chairman of Barclays?
BAA’s new owners, Grupo Ferrovial, are too busy juggling their debt portfolio to attend to the current crisis in Britain’s major airports
At last, some good news from Iran: magic carpets
The NHS may be ‘in crisis’, but it still works when you dial 999
Matthew Lynn offers a blueprint for the revival of the last great name in the British motor industry — which Ford looks likely to sell off
Allister Heath says a surge in personal bankruptcies is morally corrosive as well as harmful to the economy
Is France wise to spend public money trying to compete with global internet giants — and to pass laws trying to restrict them?
Dear Chancellor, inflation is more your fault than mine. Yours, Governor
Dominic Midgley traces the money and the deals behind A1 Grand Prix, the race series whose unlikely founders aim to rival Formula 1
The rising cost of bombing in Lebanon — and the rising cost of living in London
Judi Bevan asks Sir Stuart Hampson what makes John Lewis Britain’s most enduringly successful staff-owned business — and the nation’s favourite retailer
Don’t mention house prices to the Japanese
Old habits die hard in the former colony – but there’s a new tax on food and books
Matthew Lynn asks why one of London’s two new football grounds is a triumph but the other — the National Stadium — is a fiasco
Farewell to the Harry Potter of stock-picking
George Trefgarne says that no well-run company would have risked its capital on the ill-starred A380 — but then Airbus is not so much a business as a political symbol
The oil-rich kingdom where camels are still a safer investment than shares
Rupert Steiner meets investor-turned-philosopher George Soros, who wants Europe to wake up and reject America’s view of the world
To him, it was just another ‘new paradigm’ company to foist on an overheating market.