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Queen Bee syndrome

Research from the University of Toronto has shown that women prefer to have a male boss. Stress levels increased when women employees had a female boss, as did depression, insomnia and headaches. The ...

28 Nov 2008
Women in Technology
Paul Penrose

Mumbai: Indian government gets jitters about Twitter

The Indian government has asked for live Twitter updates from Mumbai to cease immediately. "ALL LIVE UPDATES - PLEASE STOP TWEETING about #Mumbai police and military operations," a tweet say...

27 Nov 2008
Finance 2.0
Atso Andersen

Slaves of Leverage

I attended a Hindu wedding in New Delhi last week. Met a banker from Dubai and asked about real-estate. He said: leveraged, and massively. Leverage was the key word and I saw it. We are slaves of leve...

27 Nov 2008
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Islamists Stage Attacks And Target Westerners in India

In well co-ordinated and well-planned attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai Islamic militants calling themselves the Deccan Mujahideen have killed many including the anti-trerrorism leader and taken ho...

27 Nov 2008
Whatever...
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Forcing The Banks To Lend Part 2

Yesterday saw the ante being well and truly upped on this issue, with the Bank of England Governor weighing in and the Chancellor speaking forth too, issuing veiled threats aplenty. This smacks at a ...

26 Nov 2008
Transaction Banking
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New on Finextra - it's easier to comment!

Commenting on news and features We've made it quicker and easier to comment on the news. You still need to be a full community member to comment, but you now have a choice: Comments - quick and simpl...

26 Nov 2008
Finextra site news
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Apple forced to scrap iPhone advert

Apple have been told not to run a TV ad again in the UK for the iPhone 3G after 17 people complained that it exaggerated the speed of 3G. The ad used the phrase "really fast" repeatedly, cou...

26 Nov 2008
Cringeworthy marketing gallery
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Hey Ocarina

As you may be aware I do occasionally suffer from Internet shopping hand, a condition whereby I lose control of my mouse hand and click on the BUY NOW button. It's even worse on the iPhone apps store....

25 Nov 2008
After hours
Steve Ellis

Reuters embed evacuated from Second Life outpost

Last week I listened to a Woman's Hour* feature about Second Life (OK, I spend too much time commuting). At the time, I couldn't decide whether the arrival of Second Life on Woman's Hour signified it ...

25 Nov 2008
Finance 2.0
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ECB's Sixth Progress Report on SEPA

The 5th Progress Report appeared in July 2007, but it seems that after 16 months have passed, the frustration at the lack of progress towards SEPA felt in the European Central Bank has forced them bac...

25 Nov 2008
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Poor management causes heart disease

Interesting item on the BBC web site about the effects of poor management skills on employees. A study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine looked at 3000 males and found some startlin...

25 Nov 2008
Daniel Smith

About forcing banks to lend...

I read an interesting post here yesterday (or was it the day before?) about "forcing banks to lend" and am curious to see if anyone has a similar feeling to myself. As we all know, any well ...

25 Nov 2008