This week’s £3.9bn deal between Michael Spencer’s electronic trading business and the world’s largest futures exchange has come at an awkward time for the London Stock Exchange. The British bourse is an obvious candidate to gatecrash the deal between the CME and Nex, formerly known as Icap, but it is still reeling from last year’s embarrassing boardroom crisis which led to the sudden exit of its chief executive Xavier Rolet. It still has no permanent boss, with insiders saying the next chief – expected to be announced in the coming weeks – is unlikely to want to start things off with a “life changing” and expensive deal like this one. That works well for Terry Duffy, the boss of the $54bn (£38bn)... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium … [Read more...] about Should the London Stock Exchange gatecrash the CME’s party?
PUBLISHED: 14:06 28 March 2018 Nathalie Raffray Davey Parekh, owner of Vijay Restaurant, is training for the London Marathon Archant A Kilburn restaurateur is spicing up his life by running the London Marathon for a disabled charity. Davey Parekh, who owns Vijay Restaurant in Willesden Lane, is running the 26-mile route on April 22 for disability charity, Leonard Cheshire. The 44-year-old, who is hoping to raise a minimum £2,500, said: “My nephew is disabled and many friends have informed me of the great work Leonard Cheshire does supporting people with disabilities to live their lives to the full. I’m excited to take on this challenge for such a worthy cause. “I’m a keen runner and regularly run long distances, but the marathon will be my biggest challenge yet. I have a tight hamstring so I’m hoping it doesn’t hamper me too much. I’ve been training hard – even in the recent weather conditions, which I would never in my life … [Read more...] about Kilburn restaurateur running the London marathon for disabled charity Leonard Cheshire
Though the area around Hackney Central is better known as hipster central, the property prices certainly don’t reflect the salaries of young, freelance creatives. The E8 postcode has seen some of the most dramatic house price rises in the whole of London, a trend that has survived the plateau-ing – and declines – of recent months. The average asking price in E8 is now £632,807, according to online portal Zoopla, showing a healthy 3.46 per cent rise over the last 12 months. This is nothing when compared with the last five years, of course, as prices have gone up by 50 per cent on average. But what’s behind these impressive numbers? Firstly, a cool reputation is a great asset, but it isn’t quite as effective as transport for pushing up values. “Back in 2007, the area had already started to see a slight change in demographic,” says Bradley Suter, director of sales at Currell’s Hackney office. “but it was the opening of the London … [Read more...] about Focus On Hackney: How the London Overground caused a price surge in E8
The London 2012 Open Weekend - supported by BP - will see events held across the UK between 24 and 26 July that allow the public to try a new sporting or cultural activity or to gain access to landmarks or parts of venues not normally open to the public. To celebrate Open Weekend, London 2012 are opening up the Olympic Stadium on Sunday 26 July 2009 for an exclusive first-hand view of the construction progress achieved to date. Be one of the first members of the public to stand in the Olympic Stadium. Visitors will have the opportunity to access the viewing platform in South Stand of the Olympic Stadium and take part in a souvenir photograph that will be made available, free of charge, to each winner and their guest the week following the event. From the viewing platform, visitors will be able to see where the running track and field of play will be located and how construction is progressing. Guides will be on hand to discus the unique features of the Olympic Stadium that lies at the … [Read more...] about 90 free tickets to visit the London 2012 Olympic Stadium
To book tickets call the London Philharmonic Orchestra Ticket Office on 020 7840 4242 and quote London Evening Standard Offer'. Tickets can be booked Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm, until 2pm on the day of the performance, or the Friday before weekend performances. No booking fee. Tickets will either be sent out to the customer, or if the concert date is very close, held for collection from 6.30pm on the night of the concert at the Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office (located on Level 2). … [Read more...] about 2 for 1 tickets for the London Philharmonic Orchestra