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Coming Soon - 'Souk' It And See

For the uninitiated, a souk is an outdoor market in an Arab city where you go and get vegetables, spices, cows, goats, donkeys, dates, olives, and all manner of edible delights.

90% Of Traders Face Axe As Computers Take Control

The Times reports that, according to a new report said to be published today, 90% of City traders could face the axe by 2015, as 'all-electronic algorithmic trading' comes more to the fore and traders find that they are surplus to requirements.

Morgan Stanley Gets Entrepreneurial To Avoid Defections

Bloomberg reports that Morgan Stanley is offering its top bankers and traders millions in incentives to stay at the firm. When John Mack returned to Morgan Stanley as CEO 15 months or so ago, perhaps his most important task was to stem the flow of talent out of the firm. That he did, but he clearly wants to make sure that this problem does not resurface.

Hotel Competition - The Result

And on offer to the winner of this month's Best Loved Hotels Hotels Quiz was a two night stay for two (including breakfast and dinner on one of the days) at the fabulous Lords of the Manor hotel in the Cotswolds.