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•”You just shut your eyes and bite the burger.” – Fidelity executive

director Paul Kafka in McDonalds

•”I wish I had the gestation period of a hamster – it&#39s only six weeks

long.” – Lansons PR Laura Cronin on the fifth month of her pregnancy

•”It is always difficult to play twister with the big one.” –

Prudential head of media relations James Murray recounts a hard day at the

office with colleague Paul Keeble

•All the men looked like models. I wouldn&#39t let my fiancee go for a

massage. – Inter-Alliance corporate relations manager Charles Ansdell feels

inadequate at a Swedish hotel on a Christmas ski-ing trip.

•”We could meet in mutual territory for an elastic band fight.” –

Mainland PR head honcho Neil Mainland on the futility of working in the

run-up to Christmas.

•”I&#39m going ski-ing with some sensible friends, so hopefully they&#39ll

stop me getting too drunk.” – Tenet group marketing director Alison Dootson

makes efforts not to be distracted by the apres ski.


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Public divided over future of house prices

The public are split on prospects for the property market, with 53 per centsaying they expect prices to increase significantly this year but 47 percent saying prices will stabilise or fall, according to the Woolwich.The company&#39s survey of 1,000 people in December found that warnings fromanalysts of a slowdown in prices has not adversely affected […]

91% of members are satisfied with IFAP&#39s service

Ninety-one per cent of IFA Promotion members are satisfied with its effortsto promote independent financial advice, according to research by agencyConsensus.Its survey of more than 2,000 IFAP members also reveals that 68 per centbelieve they are getting excellent value for money.The survey, conducted in November, also found that 86 per cent of consumerleads generated through […]

Britannia FTSE bond guarantees cash even if market tumbles

Britannia Building Society is offering a five-year equity bond whichguarantees the full return of the original investment regardlessofstockmarket performance.If the FTSE 100 index rises or remains at the same level over the term,investors will receive a return of 35 per cent gross, which equates to anannual rate of 6.16 per cent.The minimum investment is £500 […]


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