James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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Business must make positive case for staying in the EU

Outlook Nursing big losses from a late surge in bets on the Tories, bookmakers did at least prove once again that they know more about elections than the opinion pollsters. When it comes to the European Union, however, there is more of a consensus between the two. Pollsters currently suggest that only a minority of voters favour a “Brexit”; bookies put the chances of them being wrong about that at only about 30 per cent. That’s a bet Panmure Gordon’s Simon French wants to lay, because he rates the chance of it happening at no more than 10 per cent.

Female chiefs may be unfairly targeted but, just like the men, they're overpaid

Outlook Is the fuss over Katherine Garrett-Cox – the way in which she has been running Alliance Trust, and her pay – yet another example of sexism in the City, as she has claimed? Before you start screaming “hell, no” or “hell, yes”, depending on your preference, step back a second. It is actually possible to have a foot in both camps and still be right.

It's still a bit too early for the Treasury to feel smug about the economy

Outlook Reasons to be cheerful: wages are still rising at a faster rate than inflation. After several years during which they were largely falling in real terms, they are now clawing back some of the lost ground. Unemployment is falling too, and tight labour markets make for higher wages.

A Welcome Break and a £500 loss on the FOBT?

Outlook Did you think that his views on the BBC would be the only controversy that the new Culture Secretary, John Whittingdale, would be engaged in, less than a week after his surprise appointment? Au contraire.

Bob Diamond raised $325m for his African venture in 2013

It's hard to celebrate March's 'good news' after April's bad

Outlook Some apparently good news for the new team at the Treasury from the industrial sector, which turned in a much better performance than expected in March, according to official data.

Ros Altmann knows her stuff, which bodes well for pensions

Outlook Ros Altmann is perhaps the most refreshing of all the new ministerial appointments. She’s been made a Tory peer to facilitate her replacing Steve Webb, the Liberal Democrat who had served as a reforming, and rather effective, pensions minister until he got caught up in the rout of his party. It didn’t hurt that he managed to get rid of the revolving door that had been installed outside the pension minister’s office.

A third of investors at the insurer RSA’s annual meeting refused to back the pay plan for its chief executive, the former Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Stephen Hester
Whistl will still handle the collection and sorting of mail.

The silencing of Whistl doesn't bode well for the Tories' 'northern powerhouse'

Outlook: A large number of staff in the North-west of England are about to discover the downside of working in the flexible economy

A 'Brexit' could have huge implications for business in a wide range of sectors

Start preparing for possible EU exit following Cameron's victory, businesses warned

Law firm Hogan Lovells said a so-called Brexit would have huge implications for business in a wide range of sectors

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