Posts tagged ‘wealth’

June 28, 2012

Rough Diamond

Oh dear, the banks have been caught at it again. This time it is Barclays; the one bank that looked strong and seemed to give the impression that it had managed its books well to escape a public takeover. How looks are deceiving. Traders under Bob Diamond’s watch were blatantly manipulating inter-bank lending rates to ensure a larger profit margin.

Wasn’t it Bob Diamond who spoke about cultural reform in the banking sector following the global financial crisis? How the pot is calling the kettle black.

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May 2, 2012

Rich List Women

The top 5 women in the Sunday Times Rich List are said to be there by default, meaning that they are there through divorce or inheritance write Jane Martinson in the Guardian. In fact the 8th woman in the list, Dame Mary Perkins, founder of Specsavers, is the first woman to accumulate her fortune of £870million through her own business venture and is 84th on the overall list. Apparently, there are no men in the Sunday Times Rich List who have amassed a fortune through marriage or inheritance. What none of them have inherited a family business that their father built????

Martinson suggests that this is no triumph for feminism but I do beg to differ?

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November 1, 2011

Paunch-Erello

The paunch is a sign of wealth, health and prosperity in Asian culture. The larger the belly, the richer the man or woman. However, in India today, there is growing concern over obesity and diabetes among the growing middle class as gastric bands are being introduced to help people overcome their weight problems.

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May 24, 2011

I’m Every Woman

Dear Diary,

The pleasures of “me time”, that I once relished as a single woman, are now reduced to stolen moments of drinking a cup of tea in peace, blow drying my hair without someone asking me to do something or indulging in a home face mask when the kids have gone to bed.

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