James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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Construction is among the sectors where growth has slowed since the spring

Skills crisis points to construction slump

Construction work is heavily dependent on economic performance, and most forecasts expect the economy to do well over the next five years

Blow for small firms demanding bank redress

Many small businesses appear to have been hit by the complex terms

James Moore: FCA's white knights idea has some grey areas

Outlook If you have a workplace pension you’re pretty much stuck with what you’re given. That’s a problem, particularly given that employers don’t put a high priority on battling with life insurance companies to ensure you get a good deal.

James Moore: Super-competitive Sky worth keeping an eye on

Outlook The sun in chief executive Jeremy Darroch’s Sky is a bright one. Reporting his first set of results since BSkyB’s merger with Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, he’s hitting a sweet spot with the latter in particular. German consumers are rapidly coming around to the idea of paying for premium TV services.

The Euro logo outside the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany

James Moore: Be warned. When it comes to austerity and cuts, we ain't seen nothing yet

According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies the UK is facing the largest fiscal consolidation of any of the world’s 32 largest economies

James Moore: Icap fights back at EU, but at what cost?

Outlook How on earth has Icap managed to take the moral high ground after the Libor-fixing scandal? Ask the EU. Europe’s competition watchdogs want to fine the company something less than £10m for, allegedly, being part of a cartel that conspired to fix interest rates.

James Moore: Rupert Murdoch's off the hook as Wall Street moves on

Outlook It looks very much as if Rupert Murdoch has dodged another bullet. After exhaustively combing through a vast trove of emails and other material provided by News Corporation, the FBI hasn’t found enough for the Department of Justice to be satisfied it can bring a case.

James Moore: Tesco's golden goodbyes leave the firm with yet more egg on its face

Outlook Did you know that you have 29 options for buying eggs from Tesco? Grade, size, colour (brown/white) or number in the box, it doesn’t matter much if the egg is all over your face. Like it is over Tesco’s. Again.

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
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China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003