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Fashionable society

From Princess to Principality, David Emanuel, who design-ed the wedding dress for Princess Di is now turning his eye to the Welsh building society. David Emanuel Couture has been meeting staff at Principality branches to discuss designs for a new uniform. Look out for comedy moments as the staff get their 10f-long silk trains stuck in the photocopier and terrible creasing as they get out of their carriages on their way to work.


Workshop was the perfect therapy

Recent events have reminded us that when all things are considered, money is not the most important thing it life. Several years ago, I attended a two-day workshop with George Kinder on the Seven Steps to Money Maturity.

Pension deficits improve by 30bn

The total deficit of UK companies’ final-salary pension plans stands at 100bn, according to analysis by Deloitte. This is an improvement from 130bn at the start of 2005, aided by the 10 per cent rise in the stockmarket since January 1. Deficits among FTSE 100 companies have decreased to 52bn from 65bn at the start […]

Wartime spirit kept markets stable amid London atrocities

At a recent family occasion, two cousins, one from the US and one from the UK, were discussing Al-Qaeda. The one from the US, who lives in a Californian town too obscure to be a likely target for terrorists but who flies frequently on business, said: “Everyone’s afraid.”


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