- Martin Wolf explains why the eurozone crisis is not over yet – “Yes, risks of an immediate crisis are reduced. But no, the currency’s survival is not certain. So long as this is true, the possibility of renewed stress remains.”
- The head of US tyremaker Titan International has launched a brutal attack on productivity in France, telling the government that his company would be “stupid” to consider taking over a factory in the country.
- Hilary Mantel’s examination of “Royal Bodies” and comments on the Duchess of Cambridge have caused rather a stir – such that prime minister David Cameron even weighed in, saying, “These are pretty offensive remarks, I don’t agree with them”. Others have argued that she was actually quite sympathetic towards royal figures.
- The UK chief executive of E.ON repeatedly warned then energy secretary Ed Miliband that failure to impose tough sentences on activists disrupting the company’s power plants would ‘impact’ investment
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