This week - Mat Oakley, Savilles

Because I had a period years ago working as a paparazzo and still love a bit of celebrity gossip. Never believe a word you read but it’s still a good one for an idle moment.

I have a lot of banking clients and this helps me understand them.

The best source on existing and planned tower buildings around the world. Top stat: there are more than 70 towers of 200m or over due to be completed in 2008.

Great source for data on the UK cinema market. What are people watching? How much do they spend on popcorn?

The ultimate research tool for economic and statistical data. Combines loads of sources and presents them well. Ever wanted to know what the world’s most murderous or longest living countries are? Try here.