Editor's letter

10th October 2003 at 01:00
Money has been making the world go round for thousands of years - a lucrative business for some, and for others bankruptcy. This word dates back to the 12th century, when Italian merchants traded from bancos - benches - in the marketplace: if the banker was ruined, their banco was broken. Catch up with the latest financial news on page 8.

When Sarah Bott's pupils gave her distinctly uncreative writing, she made them wear goggles - not the rose-tinted, variety, but they did the trick (page 14).

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