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10 things we learned this week

Wonga's new look, a pool in the Thames and BHP Billiton's big Beijing blowout.

by Jack Torrance
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2015

1. Wonga's swapped puppets for cows in a bit to clean up its act.

2. You could soon be able to swim in the River Thames without everybody thinking you've gone mad.

3. BHP Billiton's corporate hospitality at the Beijing Olympics costed more than it bargained for.

4. Cash may be in decline but ATMs just keep on springing up.

5. After decades of relying on crude oil, Saudi Arabia has plans for a more sustainable energy future.

6. Reports of a 'CEO gene', whose holder is born to be a perfect leader, seem a little dubious.

7. After BT bought EE and Three bought O2, Virgin Media and Vodafone could be set for some M&A action of their own.

8. Corporate boards should really tighten up the generosity of their goodbyes.

9. Revenues in Britain's restaurant sector have soared by a stunning 39% in the past five years.

10. Hotel Chocolat has eaten all of Thorntons' sweeties.

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