Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
The JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon has been blasted as “removed from reality” and “insulting” after he branded his own investors “lazy” for voting against his multimillion-dollar pay deal.
Anderson Group, one of the recruitment industry's most high-profile companies, is promoting an "aggressive" tax avoidance scheme which tax experts are calling "abusive".
IMF offers Athens more time to repay June debts, but gap remains wide over reform plans
Economists had hoped that the Office for National Statistics would raise its estimate of UK growth today from 0.3 per cent to 0.4 per cent, but there has been no change on last month's first estimate.