James Ashton is Head of Business across the Independent, Independent on Sunday and London Evening Standard.
James Ashton: Shaken and stirred, Sir John Bond is ousted after digging himself into a hole at miner
16 May 2013 11:19 PM
Mr Bond, we've been expecting you. The ambush that greeted Sir John Bond in a small Swiss theatre was every bit as dramatic as the assaults his namesake superspy has faced over the years.
12 May 2013 12:00 AM
03 May 2013 11:41 PM
Tim Parker tried to convince me he was staying put when he breezed into my office this week, but I still suspect it won’t be long before the private equity world’s favourite boss has found something new to occupy his mind.
03 May 2013 11:41 PM
Management consultants regard themselves as a canary down a mine shaft for the economy because when companies want to start spending, they’ll call in the experts first.
03 May 2013 11:40 PM
Sir Roger Carr was back beating the drum for greater diversity at the top of British companies at an Ernst & Young reception on Tuesday night.
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.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
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- 2 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 3 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming that the street artist's identity has been revealed
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'