James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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James Moore: Crocs makers bitten, but they will survive

Outlook It wasn’t all that long ago that the makers of Crocs were aspiring to be the biggest reptiles in the footwear world.

James Moore: Fines for standing? Let’s applaud the LME

Outlook The City is now in the midst of the summer silly season as regards news. So here’s an apparently silly story.

James Moore: RBS has a lot to learn if it’s to regain customers’ trust

Outlook Oh dear. Just days after its chief executive Ross McEwan had again talked about his ambition to turn Royal Bank of Scotland into a paragon of banking virtue, it has egg all over its face again.

Every little helps, they say, and it didn’t take much to lift Tesco shares

Outlook: Mr Clarke pulled Tesco out of its disastrous American adventure and identified the problem with its antiseptic and unfriendly UK stores

RBS boss warns forex scandal could be bigger than Libor rigging

The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland has warned that the international investigation into foreign exchange trading could turn into a worse scandal than either the Libor interest-rate fixing or payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling cases.

This is your final demand: RBS told to sell off Williams & Glyn

The Business Secretary called for  RBS to set out and publish a clear timetable of the steps it intends to take to spin-off the new bank

Regulators close to fining Lloyds over Libor ‘rigging’

Significantly, Lloyds was not among the banks accused by the European Union’s competition authorities of operating a cartel to fix euribor and yen Libor rates

James Moore: Panicking over possible rate rise is not helpful

Outlook Shock horror: inflation is up to 1.9 per cent. That’s just 0.1 per cent below the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target. Look out, interest rates will be at 10 per cent before you know it!

James Moore: Watchdog could get its teeth into more than payday lenders

Outlook At last some sanity has been brought to the payday loans market.

James Moore: MySale deal opens the easy route to the land of opportunity for Ashley

Outlook: The tactic of taking a sizeable minority stake in another business as a means of forcing the target to the table to talk business is one his Sports Direct has used before

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