KEY FINANCIALS OF THE WEEK
REPORTED cost of booking Tony Blair — plus jet — to speak for one hour to the Jewish Federation of Tampa, in Florida, for its annual president’s dinner next March. The organisation decided against having Mr Blair speak.
REPORTED value of Robert Tchenguiz’s Laurel Pub company, part of which the property entrepreneur is considering plans to float.
LEFT in the will of Babette Elton, of London NW3. She left £50,000 each to British ORT, Marie Curie Cancer Care, and SCOPE; and £12,000 to the Dr French Memorial Home.
REVENUE growth estimated to be added to Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP advertising group in 2008 after it landed one of the biggest accounts in advertising history — the £1.65bn business for US phone company AT&T.
EXPECTED amount that Maximuscle, the manufacturer of muscle-building and sports nutrition products which was founded by Zef Eisenberg, is expected to fetch after being put up for sale by its private equity owners.
INCREASE in the average household expenditure on food in Israel, bringing the average amount spent on food for a family of three-to-four people to NIS 1,873 (£230), according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. Sources: Evening Standard, Sunday Times, Wills Service, Mail on Sunday, Times, Central Bureau of Statistics, Globes