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September 22, 2010

Former US president Bill Clinton opened his sixth annual philanthropic summit in New York on 21 September with a call to philanthropic institutions and governments to work together to promote economic growth and achieve their philanthropic goals.

Former US president Bill Clinton opened his sixth annual philanthropic summit in New York on 21 September with a call to philanthropic institutions and governments to work together to promote economic growth and achieve their philanthropic goals.

During his opening address Clinton said: "I hope when we come out of this meeting every one of you will have a clearer idea about how you can best use your resources in this climate to promote more economic growth in all the countries represented here."

September 6, 2010

Residential property deals of more than $20 million remain buoyant, but family offices are steering clear of commercial real estate reports David Bain.

When one of France's wealthiest families wanted to buy a new property in Europe, without hesitation they chose London. After a few months they finally settled upon a £30 million townhouse in Kensington with 10 bedrooms and nearly as many reception rooms. Charles McDowell, who runs his own property consultancy putting deals like the above together, says big deals have been little affected by the turmoil of the last few years, and if anything have been stronger than ever in the last few months.

August 3, 2010

Courts in both New York and the Cayman Islands have dismissed lawsuits related to the dispute between family-owned Saudi Arabian conglomerates Saad Group and Ahamad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers.

Courts in both New York and the Cayman Islands have dismissed lawsuits related to the dispute between family-owned Saudi Arabian conglomerates Saad Group and Ahamad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers.
 

August 13, 2009

Fewer then 10% of family businesses in America succeed to the fourth generation, but Mohonk Mountain House in New York State, celebrating its 140th Anniversary this year, is run by not only fourth but also fifth generation members.

Fewer then 10% of family businesses in America succeed to the fourth generation, but Mohonk Mountain House in New York State, celebrating its 140th Anniversary this year, is run by not only fourth but also fifth generation members. Since 1869 this spacious Hudson Valley resort has been owned and operated by the Smiley family, beginning with Alfred Smiley who came to visit and bought the property with his twin brother Albert.

May 1, 2008

Dining on gourmet cuisine in fine surroundings is always a pleasure. Melanie Mize Renzulli meets three luxury family-run restaurants that should give you some serious food for thought

Dining on gourmet cuisine in fine surroundings is always a pleasure. Melanie Mize Renzulli meets three luxury family-run restaurants that should give you some serious food for thought

September 1, 2003

Empire, A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal and the Battle for an American Icon,
by Mitchell Pacelle, John Wiley & Sons Inc

Maurice Smith is a business journalist with 20 years' experience in newspapers and ­broadcasting. He is the author of Great Scots Families in Business.

Empire, A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal and the Battle for an American Icon,
by Mitchell Pacelle, John Wiley & Sons Inc

The Empire State Buliding has been at the centre of many an intrigue, business battle and worse during its 70-year history. Yet it remains an icon, the ultimate Manhattan skyscraper, attracting thousands of tourists each year.

June 1, 2003

Suzy Bibko takes the reigns at Families in Business and tells how this issue explores the one constant in life – change

Suzy Bibko takes the reigns at Families in Business and tells how this issue explores the one constant in life – change

As this  issue of Families in Business goes to press, I'm planning a trip to my homeland, America. I'm going to back to New York City for my first time since I left five years ago. A lot has changed there since then, most notably the absence of two remarkable buildings and many, many lives.

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