James Ashton is Head of Business across the Independent, Independent on Sunday and London Evening Standard.
06 September 2014 01:56 AM
Agenda: The art of persuading someone to part with their hard-earned cash for something they didn’t know they wanted can take you a long way
05 September 2014 03:35 PM
Cruddas unveiled pre-tax profits of £32.8 million in the year to 31 March
29 August 2014 11:27 PM
17 August 2014 09:47 PM
The consumer association Which? is planning a £20m push to expand its commercial activities, which could make up a third of its profits in the next five years.
15 August 2014 04:47 PM
Big business has plenty of reasons not to like Ed Miliband. His pledges to reform how energy is sold, pounce on unused land and cap banks’ market share if Labour is elected next year would mark a period of unprecedented intervention that has sent a shiver down bosses’ spines.
08 August 2014 11:25 PM
02 August 2014 02:22 AM
My week: Mr Salmond’s plan is to share the pound in a sterling zone with the rest of the UK, but this idea is not proving popular in the Treasury
11 July 2014 08:10 PM
The criticism levelled at Vince Cable over the botched Royal Mail flotation this week might have an unlikely consequence. No, it won’t claim the Business Secretary’s scalp because in a delicately balanced Coalition Cabinet, the Liberal Democrat is too big to fail.
04 July 2014 09:45 PM
30 June 2014 11:38 AM
There are several factors that have turned the cross-border mergers and acquisitions tap back on this year. A recovering world economy, boardroom confidence and cash piled high on balance sheets have all played a part. Over lunch this week, one senior corporate adviser pointed out another secret weapon in generating deal fees: Barack Obama.
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account
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- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'