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Andrey Andreev: the visionary who reinvented dating

Andrey Andreev © Getty images

More than a decade after it was founded by Andrey Andreev, Badoo remains the world’s largest social network you’ve probably never heard of.

Money makers: When clothes are like chicken

Pete Williams, founder of clothing chain Jack Wills © Getty images

Some people are happy to pay extra for better as Jack Wills founder Pete Williams knows only too well.

Jack Bogle: Time for lower returns

The past eight years have been great for stocks. However, Jack Bogle, the founder and former CEO of passive-funds pioneer Vanguard Group, thinks that investors should brace themselves for lower returns.

Saudi’s king of bling purged

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal © Getty images

The arrest of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a pusher of liberal reform in Saudi Arabia, has come as a surprise to many.

Money makers: How Isabella Löwengrip turned a beauty blog into cash

Isabella Lowengrip

Though the media sneered, Isabella Löwengrip turned her blog into a thriving fashion and beauty business empire.

Five questions for… Richard Baker, founder, Nimbus Fire

Nimbus Fire manufactures a fire-fighting system that is kind on the environment and has the potential to save firefighters’ lives.

Francisco García Paramés: Bitcoin is gambling

Buying bitcoin is just a form of gambling, says Francisco García Paramés, Spain’s best-known fund manager – and he doesn’t see the appeal.

Xi Jinping: The world’s most powerful man

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China’s president Xi Jinping has tightened his grip on the reins of power.

He Qiaonv: The billionaire turning China green

He Qiaonv © Panthera

One of China’s wealthiest women, He Qiaonv, is leading a new culture of environmental awareness.

Five questions for… Hellen Lawuo-Meena and Maria Magembe

Daughter of the Soil co-founders

Daughter of the Soil is a British-blended, African-heritage beauty brand.

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