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Unsurprisingly, there has already been a rush to judgement on the implications of Syriza’s electoral triumph in Greece.

When I started work at BP as an oil trader in the 1980s, I joined a team of five female and four male oil traders. This was in the days before Diversity and Inclusion was even invented, let alone taken seriously by many organisations.

The pension reforms announced in George Osborne’s 2014 Budget gave savers new freedoms.

Philip Booth, a professor at Cass Business School, and editorial and programme director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, says Yes

Tesco has now announced the 43 stores that it plans to close. 18 Express stores, 12 metro stores, seven superstores and six Home Plus stores.

ONTHEMARKET.com, the new property website from the Agents’ Mutual group of estate agents, launched this week with an apparent threat to the “duopoly” of Rightmove and Zoopla.

Devolution is the flavour of the month, with plans to transfer powers from Westminster to Scotland sparking widespread debate about how else we can fix Britain’s over-centralised system of government.

Paul Lindley looked at the range of baby food at the supermarket and thought his daughter’s generation deserved better. So in 2006 he founded Ella’s Kitchen, to create food for kids that appealed to all the senses.

With 98 days to go until the general election, David Cameron has pledged to reduce the annual benefits cap to fund 3m new apprenticeships. Is this what business wants?

Dario Perkins, chief European economist at Lombard Street Research, says Yes

OnTheMarket.com, the new property website from the Agents’ Mutual group of estate agents, launched with much fanfare this week with an apparent threat to the “duopoly” enjoyed by Rightmove and Zoopla.
 

Public speaking or presenting can appear complex. So many sources of "advice" all offering different and often competing points of view. It can be tough deciding what advice to take and what to ignore.

Although yesterday’s  2014 fourth quarter GDP figures confirmed the fastest growth since before the financial crisis, the economy risks slowing in early 2015 as consumer confidence continues to be restrained.

Martin Wheatley evokes a lot of hostility, rather than respect, from many of the senior figures in the London’s financial community.

It must have seemed like a jolly jape, dreamt up behind the Parliamentary bike sheds. The coalition had a brilliant wheeze to stitch up the unions by introducing a spending cap at elections.

Many outrageous things happened around the world over the course of the last week.

Yesterday it was confirmed that Britain was the fastest growing major economy last year. New business creation is a big part of that story. With 760,000 more businesses now than in 2010, we are rapidly becoming a nation of entrepreneurs.

Nancy Curtin, chief investment officer of Close Brothers Asset Management, says Yes

It's easy to sympathise with the fears of estate agents concerned with a property market increasingly cornered by the duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla. But OnTheMarket seems to have missed the point of why these sites have become popular – ie.

When I was 16 years old, my family (bless them) scraped together enough money to send me to Europe; the first place I touched down on the continent was Athens.

If “tax avoidance” is the answer, what is the question?

If I told you I had a technology that could create tens of thousands of jobs, many in parts of the North of England with relatively high unemployment, support domestic manufacturing, and help us reduce carbon emissions, I imagine I would have your

John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says Yes

Now that our environments are increasingly embedded with sensors and overlaid with software, digital is extending its reach beyond the domain of ones and zeroes and into the physical world.
 
Tesco has taken the right step towards healing its frayed relationship with its suppliers.

So what's next for Greece after the Syriza win? This relatively new radical left anti-austerity party managed to get a considerable lead over its closest rival in yesterday’s elections.

I have never understood the world’s fixation with soap operas; why obsess about EastEnders when the real world is so often far more dramatic and even less plausible?

It's an old saying, but you really must practise what you preach. And this is especially important when you work for a regulator of any sort.

A recent statistic has been stuck in my mind over the past few weeks. I read that the G7 nations currently account for around half of the world’s total economic output, but that the figure will fall to about a quarter by 2050.

Kester Mann, principal operators analyst at CCS Insight, says Yes.

Rihanna's “We Found Love” was one of the biggest hit songs of the autumn of 2011.

I know, I know. I have heard it all before. You meant to spend more time researching, you really wanted to get coaching, you intended to get input from friend or colleagues. But you didn't. And now you are in trouble.

It takes a lot to overshadow a quantitative easing programme on the scale of the one announced by the European Central Bank yesterday, but the Duke of York’s private life somehow managed it.

Mario Draghi got stuck waiting for a lift on his way to announce the ECB’s bond-buying programme yesterday, which feels like a metaphor for something.

Britain's enduring obsession with punishment has resurfaced in its response to the Libor scandal.

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has done what many in the markets had hoped for, and announced a massive package of QE of over €1 trillion – promising more if need be.

It's Burns Night this weekend, and yet millions of Americans of Scottish descent will be unable to enjoy Scotland’s national dish, the haggis.

Richard Batley, senior economist at Lombard Street Research, says Yes

With London’s population set to top 8.6 million this year, overtaking the previous record set in 1939, there’s been heightened debate on the big challenges for housing, education and transport in the capital.
 

There has been a growing trend in the State of the Union address the President gives each year. He stands before Congress and begins to alternate between populist appeals,  personalised stories, and non-starter policy proposals.