James Moore

James Moore is the Independent's Associate Business Editor and writes the Outlook City comment column from Tuesday to Friday. He also has a keen interest in disability issues and when not attempting to further injure himself playing wheelchair basketball.

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Home loan rates good, housing shortages bad

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The decor is more reminiscent of a hotel lobby or one of BA’s lounges

The future of high street banking? It's time to wake up and smell the coffee

Lloyds plans to close 200 branches, but it will open 50 new ones – and visitors will be in for a surprise. James Moore gives us a flavour of things to come

Staff at Oliver Bonas will be paid at least £7.85 an hour, with those in London on £9.15

Oliver Bonas becomes the first high street retailer to pay staff the accredited living wage

The move will mean more than 500 staff will be paid at least £7.85 an hour

Sir Mike Rake

Sir Mike Rake's corporate progress keeps him spinning an awful lot of plates

Outlook: Pick a flotation candidate – any candidate – and you will find directors and owners having second thoughts

Paddy Power is well-known for eye-catching promotional stunts, such as this balloon at the Cheltenham Festival

In a crowded field, William Hill might not get a ride this time

Outlook: It isn’t hard to see Paddy Power and Betfair's investors are excited

BHP Billiton

If you want to revel in BHP's share price, don't look beneath the surface

Outlook: If you have a pension or a tracker fund, or any investment with a link to the performance of the stock market, your fortunes will go hand in hand with those of BHP

The Chinese stock market has faced its own 'Black Monday'

This is what happens when humans are replaced by computers

Outlook: Increasingly the world's markets are governed not by human traders but by computers

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