Author and playwright Gore Vidal dies aged 86.
Lagerfeld: I don’t like Pippa Middleton’s face.
World’s best restaurant serves ants.
Nationwide: House prices fall at fastest pace in three years.
Michael Phelps wins record 19th Olympic medal with gold in 4×200 relayKarl
Lords suggest case for TV switch from broadcast to internet is ‘overwhelming’.
Unilever has appointed former Barclaycard marketer Sarah Mansfield to head its marketing services team as media director for the UK and Ireland.
Yahoo’s interim CEO Ross Levinsohn departs.
Cheil UK has appointed Richard Hale, former digital creative director at Fallon, as its first digital creative director as it continues its aggressive drive for new talent.
Publicis Entertainment, the branded content unit at Publicis, is parting ways with chief creative officer Marcus Vinton as it restructures to bring it closer to sister agencies Publicis London and Publicis France.
Greg Nugent, the London 2012 Olympic Games top marketer, has volunteered to join the campaign for the re-election of Barack Obama.
Aegis buys I Spy and Data2Decisions.
CLAYTON, DUBILIER & RICE INC
The private equity firm said General Electric Vice Chairman John Krenicki will join the firm at the end of the year.
The bank appointed Ravneet Gill as chief executive of Deutsche Bank, India. He will oversee all of Deutsche Bank’s businesses in India, including corporate banking and securities, global transaction banking, private and business clients, and asset and wealth management.
ARBUTHNOT LATHAM & CO
The private, independent bank said it appointed Andy Mattocks as head of corporate development. Mattocks joins Arbuthnot Latham from RBS Wealth Division.
BURFORD GROUP LLC
The company said it appointed Melissa Sobel, its first in-house counsel. Melissa joins New York- and London-based Burford from Time Inc where she worked as associate general counsel advising multiple divisions of the company.
BAIRD HOLDINGD CO
The private equity, wealth and asset management firm said Owen Hart will join the firm’s Investment Banking business as a managing director in its M&A practice. He was previously the Managing Director at Cowen and Co.