IT’S NOT just about the Crimea. Attention has naturally turned to Russia’s immediate strategic interest in Sevastopol. But the assumption that this marks the limit of Vladimir Putin’s ambition is a dangerous miscalculation.
HOUSE prices rose across the largest proportion of the UK on record this February, shooting up at the fastest pace recorded for a single month, according to Hometrack’s latest assessment of the rapid recovery in the property market.
VIRGIN Money is this week set to approve banking bonuses of up to 200 per cent of executive’s salaries.
Sir Richard Branson’s banking arm will reveal investor approval for the move at tomorrow’s full-year results, according to Sky News.
MARCO Pierre White, the chef behind ITV’s television series Hell’s Kitchen, has struck a franchise deal with hotel group Sanguine Hospitality to open 50 UK restaurants over the next five years, known as Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Gril
The recovery is creating a jobs boom in the City, recruiters Astbury Marsden said today, with another surge on its way as more businesses float on the stock market. It recorded 3,220 new jobs in January, up 25 per cent on the year.
THE CONFEDERATION of Business Industry (CBI) today called for the government to freeze a tax on carbon emissions, arguing that it prevents businesses from competing internationally and raises customers’ energy bills.