Masterpiece London, the fair which offers the best of the best, from paintings to diamonds, returns this June. Spear’s has a preview
Counter-intuitively, the recession and the smoking ban are turning London into the cigar capital of the world. And swanky new smoking rooms are filling with women, as well as men, says Charlotte Metcalf
When a mysterious Middle Eastern middleman wants to buy up a huge London property empire for his principal, Sebastian Gibson is torn between ambition and caution. Just as well the latter triumphed.
How much substantive progress was made at last week's summit?
Inflation on luxury goods including the price of cigars and botox is more than double inflation on mainstream consumer products like cigarettes and NHS dental care