10 things we learned this week

Larry Ellison's heroic past, plus Latvia's army of power-women, and ee by gum - it's Mark Carney.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 27 Sep 2013

1. Oracle founder Larry Ellison was in Iron Man 2. We had no idea.

2. Bank of England governor Mark Carney is single-handedly saving the nation's local papers.

3. Of all the European countries, Latvia is the one with the largest percentage of women in highly-paid jobs

4. Bonuses for FTSE 100 chief execs are now a whopping 87% lower than they were in 2010. Altogether now: aaaaah.

5. Chinese tourists passing through the UK have to apply for a special ‘transit visa’, even if they’re just changing planes at Heathrow.

6. Ocado founder Jonathan ‘the mad professor’ Faiman owns a superyacht that once belonged to Laura Ashley.

7. Trendy London ad agency Karmarama has a bar in a shed in the middle of its office.

8. BlackBerry has $1bn of Z10s languishing in its warehouses.

9. There’s no PR crisis that can’t be solved with a cat photo.

10. More hearing aid shops have opened in the last six months than any other kind of retailer.

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