Greece to announce new government ‘today’ as Italian yields soar – The search for Greece’s next prime minister might finally end in the next few hours, while Italy will also soon have a new leader to replace Silvio Berlusconi.Marks & Spencer has cut Frankie Cocozza, the expelled ‘X Factor’ finalist, from its Christmas campaign.
Kesa, the owner of Comet, has agreed to sell the troubled electrical retailer to a private equity-backed firm for £2.
Apple is hiring a digital marketing team to lead the reinvigoration of its App Store by making it a more attractive proposition both to brands and consumers in the face of growing competition.
Carlsberg has signed a deal with The Football Association (FA) that extends the larger brand’s long-standing relationship as the official beer of the England football team.
Haymarket Business Media (HBM), the business-to-business media arm of Haymarket Media Group, has restructured and announced a “flatter” management structure under the leadership of managing director Jane Macken.
Claire Valoti, head of digital display and mobile at Mindshare, has been appointed managing director of O2 Media.
The U.S. unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP appointed Lisa Pavelka McAlister as managing director with the U.S. capital markets and accounting advisory services group. Prior to joining, McAlister was CFO of global private equity at Bank of America Merrill Lynch .
The New York-based asset manager named Brad Gibson as the latest hire to its Asia Pacific fixed income team. Gibson has been appointed portfolio manager based in Melbourne and will begin his new role in January. He was previously head of rates strategies at ING Investment Management Australia.
The investment bank appointed Ranjit Munro as a managing director in the debt advisory group effective immediately. Based in London, Munro joins Lazard from Rothschild, where she was a managing director in debt advisory.
The asset management company appointed Daniel Ritz as director, institutional clients, based in Zurich. Ritz has over 20 years of experience in the asset management industry and joined Unigestion from Clariden Leu where he was the head of institutional clients division.
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The company’s wealth management unit named Ridgway Powell as managing director and team leader of family wealth and international business.