Chris Blackhurst

Chris Blackhurst writes regular columns for The Independent, i and The Independent on Sunday, and conducts weekly interviews for London Live TV. Blackhurst was City Editor of the Evening Standard for nine years, before becoming Editor of The Independent for two years. He was then promoted to Group Content Director, and in September 2014 he took on the multi-media business role. He’s won numerous awards for his journalism.

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Should we take white-collar crime more seriously?

Banking’s latest disgrace shows that we just don’t take white-collar crime seriously

It’s time those who defraud and manipulate are called to account

Traders in the City of London were found to have manipulated prices

Shame in the City: £2.6bn fine leaves London’s reputation in tatters

In one of the darkest days in the histories of the City and Wall Street, six major banks were have been fined a total of £2.6bn by regulators. A seventh, Barclays, is still in talks over the size of its penalty. 

A person walks through the City of London during the early morning rush hour in London

Chris Blackhurst: The rewards are too high for banks to change their ways

Midweek View: More and more the banks come to resemble recalcitrant teenagers sneering and saying 'whatever' every time an attempt is made to bring them back into line

Nigel Farage masks worn at the spring conference

David Cameron is in danger of becoming a poor impression of Nigel Farage

What is wrong with the prime minister siding with a UK business community that is overwhelmingly pro-EU?

Business leaders like Apple's Tim Cook must stop being one thing in public and another in private

Too many firms that pride themselves on their LGBT policies have been led by people too scared to go public

Chris Blackhurst: Pride comes before a fall, as Standard Chartered and its boss, Peter Sands, find out

Midweek View: When times were buoyant, his character was not an issue. Now they’re hard, his enemies are hovering

Time running out for Peter Sands at Standard Chartered

When Standard Chartered's popular finance director Richard Meddings left early this year Peter Sands, the chief executive, made a fulsome, gracious, speech.

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