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Luxury goods giant LVMH eyes $14.5bn Tiffany takeover

Audrey Hepburn’s aspiring socialite Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s made the jeweller a household name US-based Tiffany says it is “reviewing” a takeover offer worth about $14.5bn (£11.3bn) from the world’s biggest luxury goods company, LVMH. The companies confirmed the offer in separate statements on Monday, with the 182-year-old …

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Blowing whistle on dirty money ‘wrecked my life’

Lawyer Anna Waterhouse Anna Waterhouse was a high-flying lawyer at Deutsche Bank in Dubai. Now she’s unemployed. Amjad Rihan was a partner at the accountancy giant EY’s Dubai office. He also lost his job and hasn’t worked for more than five years. They both say their lives were destroyed after …

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‘Make or break’ moment for 5G

A fight over access to radio-wave frequencies for 5G mobile data is coming to a head as officials decide how wavelengths should be allocated. The European Space Agency has warned opening up the airwaves will harm climate change research and make weather forecasting more difficult. But a mobile industry group …

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Robert Evans, Chinatown producer, dies at 89

Robert Evans, the larger-than-life producer and studio executive whose films included Chinatown and The Cotton Club, has died at the age of 89. The former actor, whose seven wives included actress Ali McGraw, authored an autobiography, The Kid Stays in the Picture, that itself inspired a film. As head of …

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Prince’s memoir: Seven things we learned

“Yesterday I tried to write a novel, but I didn’t know where to begin,” sang Prince in his 1982 song Moonbeam Levels. More than three decades later, in 2016, he announced he had started to write his autobiography. The purple prose was never finished. On the 21 April that year he …

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2Baba gets special recognition award at AFRIMMA 2019

Innocent Ujah Idibia was honoured with a #20YearsAKing Special Recognition Award for his pioneering role in the evolution and rise of Afrobeats. On October 27, 2019, the 6th Africa Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) held in Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas. Born Innocent Ujah Idibia, Nigerian legend, 2Baba, was honoured with a #20YearsAKing Special Recognition Award …

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Ronnie O’Sullivan suffers first defeat against Dominic Dale

Dale has won two ranking titles, the 1997 Grand Prix and the 2007 Shanghai Masters Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan suffered his first defeat against Welshman Dominic Dale at the World Open in Yushan, China. In a qualifying round match, Dale took the first two frames before O’Sullivan responded with …

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