"Africa has long called for reform of the Security Council," explains Sharamo. "I think the African continent is a major player in the world and at the same time is a continent which is hosting a lot of peacekeeping missions. I think it is time to have an African country as a permanent UN Security Council member, as the world becomes more and more interdependent." … [Read more...] about Kenya vs. Djibouti: Who will represent Africa on the UN Security Council?
Entrepreneur vs small business owner
A spokesperson for the Pensions Regulator, a body which protects workplace pensions and has the power to recover late or missing payments from a business owner on behalf of a scheme, said: “We are monitoring the situation at this challenging time and working closely with the company, its advisers, the PPF and trustees of the Laura Ashley retirement benefits scheme as they work to secure the best possible outcome for members.” … [Read more...] about Second administrator to scrutinise Laura Ashley collapse
Yet he appears to have made surprisingly few enemies. “When I did a cover story on him I was looking for that quote, ‘Christo’s a bastard’, and really struggled to find anyone to say a bad word about him. He’s an incredibly polite, decent person. He doesn’t hold grudges. I’ve been around for a long time and I’ve never heard, ‘Jeez, Christo screwed me’. I suppose he’s rich enough that he doesn’t need to.” … [Read more...] about Christo Wiese: South Africa’s modest fashion billionaire comes to Britain
Since March, Debenhams, Monsoon Accessorize, Cath Kidston, Laura Ashley, the UK arm of Victoria’s Secret, Oasis and Warehouse have all called in administrators, leading to store closures. This week, Travis Perkins announced the closure of 165 stores in the UK. … [Read more...] about Poundstretcher could close 250 UK stores
But food and toiletries are the fastest-growing part of the business, now making up half of the chain’s sales and taking up about 12% of its store space, compared with less than 5% a year ago. York says that is helping grab market share from the supermarkets. … [Read more...] about Poundstretcher: Christo Wiese’s cut-price British adventure