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K-Drama

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The man at the centre of the tussle: Lotte Group founder and patriarch Shin Kyuk-ho Four members of the powerful family behind the $81bn (£66bn) Lotte Group business empire have gone on trial in Seoul this week. Monday’s session was a rare reunion of Lotte’s 94-year-old founder Shin Kyuk-ho […]

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Advertising control

[ad_1] Image copyright AWE 2017 Image caption Google’s Matthew Brittin: “We’re sorry, we take responsibility, and we’ll do better” One of the biggest challenges for advertisers right now is “to make sure your advert doesn’t end up next to a recruitment video for Isis”, says Matt Scheckner, founder of an advertising industry extravaganza being held […]

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Pound slips on Article 50 date

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The value of the pound slipped as the government said it would officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Sterling had risen against the dollar in morning trade, but the news that Article 50 would be triggered on 29 March sent it lower. The pound […]

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Beauty and the Beast breaks box office records

[ad_1] Image copyright AP Image caption Emma Watson stars in Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast has enchanted film fans on its opening weekend – taking $350m (£282m) around the world. The film took $170m (£137m) at North American box offices alone and broke a load of records in the process. It had […]

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Blurred lines?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shipowners and traders meet in shipping agency Lloyd’s of London’s coffeehouse in 1863 Almost a decade ago, I tried to place a bet with a leading UK betting shop that I would die within a year. They should have taken the bet – I am still alive. But […]

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'Out of control'

[ad_1] Image copyright Enabled Employment Image caption Jessica’s own troubles inspired her to set up a business to help others in a similar situation Jessica May was moving quickly up the career ladder until she was tripped up by mental illness. Following the birth of her first child, Jessica developed a problem with her thyroid […]