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 Government’s deficit-reduction programme is looking shaky after public finance figures for July, released yesterday, showed a disappointing boost to tax revenues in what is normally a bumper month for the Exchequer.
Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.
Wall Street economists are excluded from this year’s conference, reflecting sensitivity about any perception of privileged access for financiers
Myrtle Avenue, located in the London borough of Hounslow, is believed to be one of the noisiest in Britain - as it's just a stone's throw from Heathrow Airport.