James Ashton

James Ashton is Head of Business across the Independent, Independent on Sunday and London Evening Standard.

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High life: the terrace's sea views

Seaside Boarding House, Dorset: Groucho style, with a dollop of kitsch

The first thing that hits you is the solitude. Even the village of Burton Bradstock, a mile or so away, seems like a metropolis left behind

Dame Colette Bowe, chair of the Banking Standards Board, believes banking is no worse than any other industry

Dame Colette Bowe interview: How the economist plans to restore our trust in the banks

The chair of the new Banking Standards Board has an unenviable task

Fifteen years after BP relaunched itself as

Why is global warming still an issue we have left on the back burner?

Fifteen years after BP relaunched itself as "Beyond Petroleum" to burnish its green credentials, the time is ripe for the energy majors to think again about clean technology, says <b>James Ashton</b>

In his new book, Joseph Stiglitz blames poor political policy for inequality

Joseph Stiglitz interview: Nobel-prize winning economist on advising Scotland on its future

His latest collection of writings puts inequality down to poor political policy

Relief at the return of Osborne and Cameron was palpable in the City, but there is still plenty of work to do

James Ashton: Champagne corks were popped in the City – but EU vote brings uncertainty

The City knows which side its bread is buttered: relief was palpable in equities, sterling and gilts

Lord O’Donnell at the offices of his advisory firm Frontier Economics, which he founded after stepping down as Cabinet Secretary

Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

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