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BBC boss to head New York Times  The New York Times Company has announced that BBC director general Mark Thompson is to become its chief executive and president in November Murdoch resigns as News International director  Rupert Murdoch, 81, has resigned from a string of directorships controlling his News Corporation's UK newspapers Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns
Michael Bloomberg is knighted  The founder of the eponymous financial information firm Bloomberg and former New York Mayor, has been given an honorary knighthood Russian Alisher Usmanov tops British rich list  After eight years at the top of an annual survey of the wealthiest people in Britain, steel magnate Mittal has conceded his place Ex-oil executive named archbishop of Canterbury  The Church of England named Justin Welby as the next archbishop of Canterbury, making him the titular leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans Russian oligarchs end $4.75bn UK court battle Map of Chelsea United Kingdom

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  Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich has won his legal battle against exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky
  Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond has resigned a week after the bank was fined a record amount for trying to manipulate inter-bank lending rates

  Marcus Agius is to resign as the chairman of Barclays in the wake of the Libor lending rate scandal
Jun.28 Barclays boss: I will not resign  Bob Diamond has insisted he will not resign after staff rigged the key lending rate between banks Feb.29 James Murdoch quits UK newspapers  James Murdoch has stepped down as executive chairman of News International, the business that owns the Sun and the Times titles

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Jul.15 Murdoch apologizes as deputies resign
  Two key executives in the media empire resigned, and their former boss began a series of apologies in the phone-hacking scandal
Jul.10 Murdoch in UK amid BSkyB pressure  Rupert Murdoch is in the midst of the phone-hacking crisis, as he faces growing pressure to scrap his company's takeover bid for BSkyB Jul.8 Murdoch due in UK to face crisis  Rupert Murdoch is expected to arrive to take charge of dealing with the phone-hacking crisis that has engulfed News International group

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Dec.22 Heathrow boss gives up bonus over delay   The chief executive of British airport operator BAA says he will not be taking his bonus for 2010 following the travel chaos caused by heavy... Jul.26 BP boss set for 600,000 pension
  Tony Hayward will get an immediate annual pension worth about 600,000 when he leaves in October
May.14   BP chief backs oil drilling  BP's chief executive has said the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster should not mean the end of deep-water exploration

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Sep.4   Bonus row opens up G20 divisions
  Deepening divisions are appearing among international finance ministers, about how to curb excessive bank bonuses

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