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Alexandre de Rothschild said his father always told him to 'do what you want - if you want to play tennis, go ahead'. Alexandre, now 32, did not devote his life to perfecting his serve, breeding horses, or the other pursuits one might imagine are available to a scion of the world’s biggest family-owned bank.
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The International Monetary Fund has told the government it must kickstart the economy with a boost to spending and increased investment if it is to avoid a long depression and a 'permanent loss of productive capacity'.
Blackstone has announced that Joe Baratta will become head of global private equity for the firm.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that Michele Wein Layne has been named Regional Director of the Los Angeles Regional Office and will begin her new role immediately.
Libya's Olympic delegation has started to arrive in London in defiance of a kidnap believed to be an attempt to prevent the new national flag being raised at the 27 July opening ceremony.
One of the most senior civil servants in Whitehall resigned suddenly on Thursday night, the Guardian has learned, amid allegations of serious problems at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc), headed by the Liberal Democrat Ed Davey.
Protesters took to the streets of 80 Spanish cities on Thursday night after prime minister Mariano Rajoy's People's party (PP) pushed a €65bn (£51bn) austerity package through parliament and the country paid record prices to borrow money from sceptical markets.