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[June 08, 2014]
Business Agenda: PEOPLE
(Observer (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Tweet of the week goes to Spectator editor Fraser Nelson, as he plugged the latest contribution of his columnist Charles Moore. He said: "Jean-Claude Juncker is stale, unimpressive, possibly a drunk. What's not to like?" A good week for Micky Arison, the chairman of cruise ship operator Carnival Corporation and a rumoured bidder for Aston Villa FC. He flogged almost pounds 6m of shares - which means he's offloaded more than pounds 36m since March. Arison and Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison are said to be considering a tilt at Villa, who are supposedly on the block for pounds 250m.
A bad week for Nicholas Robertson, the boss and founder of online retailer Asos, after the group's shares plummeted by 31% on Thursday following a shock profit warning. That made the company worth pounds 1.2bn less, and made him pounds 109m poorer. Still, the shares made back a little of the lost ground on Friday, adding 7%.
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