James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.
28 January 2015 01:27 AM
Outlook Yesterday’s column featured a little piece of good news. Barbie, the bane of progressive parents everywhere, is in decline. Now here’s the bad, at least if you share your home with toddlers and pre-schoolers: Peppa Pig keeps growing and growing. At this rate Entertainment One, the property’s owner, will have to produce a muddy lake rather than muddy puddles to keep all the pestilential porker’s little fans happy.
28 January 2015 01:26 AM
Outlook Remember Greencore, the sandwich maker that said it couldn’t find enough workers close to its base in Northampton to produce its product and so flew its executives off to Hungary to import them?
28 January 2015 01:26 AM
Outlook Did you ever wonder what Harry Potter did after graduating from Hogwarts? It seems he and some of his pals went to work for United Utilities, Britain’s biggest listed water company, which has graciously just decided to accept the pricing regime demanded by water regulator Ofwat.
27 January 2015 01:36 AM
Outlook: It is not only because of the increasingly dated dolls
27 January 2015 01:34 AM
Outlook: The deaths of Woolworths and Littlewoods were not pretty
27 January 2015 01:31 AM
Outlook: The only stumbling block that remains is the Irish government
24 January 2015 12:18 AM
Tim Cook has been awarded a 40 per cent pay rise. Angela Ahrendts enjoys a $73m package. But are Cupertino’s top team really worth such stellar sums?
23 January 2015 12:40 AM
Barclays is accused by New York regulators of fishing in some unethical waters. But this time the bank is holding its course
22 January 2015 04:58 PM
It is a policy out of touch with modern reality, as the Scots and, perhaps, the Welsh, have increasingly come to realise
22 January 2015 12:32 AM
Outlook Earlier this week I highlighted how, despite constant whining, Britain’s financial services industry is doing rather well under the new, sterner, regulatory regime imposed since the financial crisis. The same is true globally.
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British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Mystery man who gave mum heart-warming note on train 'wanted to put a smile on her face'
- 4 Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
- 5 Grumpy Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years