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MPs call for inquiry into Liberty Steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta

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The metals tycoon Sanjeev Gupta should be investigated for potential breaches of his duties as a company director, according to a scathing report by MPs that said his leadership threatened the future viability of Libe...

‘I’ve always aimed big’: Vietnamese tycoon behind £155m Oxford donation

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Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao began her business career as a sideline importing fax machines and latex rubber into the then Soviet Union while studying economic management at D Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology in ...

Scandal-ridden French tycoon Bernard Tapie dies aged 78

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Bernard Tapie, the businessman, actor, former politician and one-time president of Olympique de Marseille football club, whose larger-than-life career and recurring legal problems made him one of France’s best-known p...

The Saudi tycoon at the centre of an honours controversy

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The son of one of Saudi Arabia’s richest men, Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, has hardly any information listed about him on his charity’s website, but has the honour of a wood, a fountain, a garden and a buildi...

Greens vow to push for ‘tycoon tax’ if the next federal election results in a hung parliament

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The Greens have vowed to push Labor to adopt a new 40% tax on the “super profits” of big corporations if the forthcoming federal election results in a hung parliament. The party’s so-called “tycoon tax” would target m...

Billionaire tycoon named as Lebanese PM as economic crisis bites

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After a year-long standoff, Lebanon has named a new prime minister who its feuding factions hope can ward off a total economic collapse and save an estimated 2 million people from the brink of poverty. Protesters had ...

Poppy Gustafsson: the Darktrace tycoon in new cybersecurity era

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Poppy Gustafsson runs a cutting-edge and gender-diverse cybersecurity firm on the brink of a £3bn stock market debut, but she is happy to reference pop culture classic the Terminator to help describe what Darktrace ac...

W Galen Weston, Canadian retail tycoon behind Primark and Selfridges, dies at 80

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W Galen Weston, the patriarch of one of Canada’s wealthiest families and a retail titan, has died aged 80. Weston was the third generation of his family to lead George Weston Limited, an already-prosperous retail empi...

Aid agencies can be harmful, says Somaliland tycoon

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Aid agencies are hindering development and undermining efforts to attract investment in Somaliland, according to a former World Bank and UN official turned entrepreneur. Ismail Ahmed, founder of the money-transfer com...

French tycoon Bernard Tapie tied up and beaten in burglary

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The former French minister and scandal-ridden tycoon Bernard Tapie, once the owner of Adidas, was attacked along with his wife during a night-time burglary of their home, police have said. The couple were asleep when ...

Myanmar tycoon claims he gave Aung San Suu Kyi bribes as junta steps up attack

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A Myanmar construction magnate with links to the country’s military rulers has claimed that he gave more than $500,000 in cash to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a broadcast on state television apparently aimed at ...