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In pictures: What does a £9.4m diamond look like?

cityam.com — Petra Diamonds' share price lost its sparkle this afternoon after announcing it had sold its latest white diamond from the Cullinan mine at more than $15.2m (£9.4m). The 232.08 carat white diamond, which was recovered at the Cullinan mine in South Africa in September, was bought by multinational diamond company Diacore today for the equivalent of US$65,577 per carat.
Oct 24, 2014

Bit mean that Petra's made £9.4m from a massive diamond, but is still unwilling to splash out on decent a hand model. cityam.com/1414164147/pic…

UK smartphone sector saturated says Samsung

cityam.com — SAMSUNG'S UK president says a recent slowdown in smartphone sales is a sign that the market is saturated, and believes now is the time for the South Korean giant to double down on quality to continue its growth in a mature market.
Oct 24, 2014

UK smartphone market is saturated Samsung's UK boss tells me, now the South Korean giant must double down on quality cityam.com/1414110932/uk-…

Tesco share price hits a 10-year low

cityam.com — After a devastating few days for Tesco, it would be understandable if the supermarket's head honchos woke up this morning thinking things couldn'

Sport Comment: Hoddle blocked by familiar face

cityam.com — LONDON'S football scene can be incestuous, rather like the Square Mile, where every leading financial operator is likely to know a very large percentage of his City peers. Football's intertwined fraternity was nicely illustrated in recent weeks when Tim Sherwood has been firmly linked with Harry Redknapp's job at Queens Park Rangers.
Oct 24, 2014

Great column by the inimitable Bill Bradshaw. Sport Comment: Hoddle blocked by familiar face cityam.com/1414109487/spo… via @CityAM

Travelodge gets 200,000 strange requests a year - but which ones are real?

cityam.com — My mother always used to complain that I treated her house like a hotel, but judging by some of the requests made at the Travelodge chain, I really wasn't trying hard enough. The British business today revealed some of its most bizarre requests made by some of the 17 million guests that stayed at one of its 513 hotels - and some of them are pretty weird.
Oct 23, 2014

Which hotel are you? I'm the Basil Fawlty of the hotel world Find out how you rank at cityam.com/1414077278/tra… via @CityAM

Oct 23, 2014

Which hotel are you? I'm the Overlook Hotel from the Shining. Find out how you rank at cityam.com/1414077278/tra… via @CityAM