James Ashton is Head of Business across the Independent, Independent on Sunday and London Evening Standard.
03 May 2013 11:39 PM
Europe’s grand alliance of France and Germany is crumbling like a fresh chèvre. The leaked memo from Angela Merkel’s coalition partners this week only confirmed what everyone else suspects about the French economy under the stewardship of François Hollande.
27 April 2013 12:19 AM
At a breakfast event at the top of the Gherkin this week, Julia Hobsbawm set a new benchmark.
27 April 2013 12:17 AM
Like the first swallow of summer, Barclays’ shareholder meeting this week signified the beginning of the AGM season. But if signs of summer are upon us, what happened to this year’s shareholder spring?
27 April 2013 12:14 AM
Getting on for five years after the banks were bailed out, it is remarkable that so many people are now criticising the road we have travelled so far along.
26 April 2013 12:00 AM
The heat is being turned up on tax avoiders and it was only a matter of time before the accountancy profession was caught in the line of fire.
20 April 2013 04:00 AM
They can’t have it both ways if they aren’t prepared to dip into their own pockets
18 April 2013 11:21 PM
Santander's chief executive tells James Ashton there is long-term profit in serving risky, high-growth companies
14 April 2013 12:00 AM
13 April 2013 02:07 AM
Have you heard of Jazan? Nope, me neither – until this week.
13 April 2013 02:07 AM
Hotels are always keen to play up their green credentials and Bill Clinton, the tourism conference's star turn, did his best to help the Jumeirah Group emphasise its own.
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