"The task of running a business in rich countries is like the battle of the Somme”

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"The task of running a business in rich countries is like the battle of the Somme”
David Cameron was not the only one to compare economic strife to a war at the CBI conference yesterday - Rupert Soames, chief executive of power generation rental business Aggreko, invoked memories of the World War One battle, and urged UK  businesses to look to emerging markets to do business because there is more opportunity.