10 things we learned this week

Amateurs in the boardroom, the UK's top export markets and why our tech sector is bigger (kind of) than the US'.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 15 Mar 2014

1. The board of the Co-operative Group doesn't include a single executive (but it does include a nurse and a retired publisher)

2. The Netherlands is our third-biggest export market

3. The UK technology sector has almost twice the impact on the economy as its US counterpart

4. 17% of Brits don't use the internet

5. Last week, China had its first-ever bond-related default

6. Morrisons runs itself based on six 'convictions', including baffling statements like 'skills not drills' and 'experiential over purely functional'

7. It wasn't just banks that mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance: Argos owner Home Retail Group did it too

8. Tube operator Transport for London owns more than 1,000 retail properties

9. Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley doesn't receive a salary from the retailer

10. Banana prices dropped last year because of an oversupply from Ecuador and Guatemala

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