James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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James Moore: Maybe having some mothers on board would help retailer?

Outlook “Mothercare” and “turnaround plan” go together like “baby” and “nappy”. The chain’s latest effort is going to cost shareholders £100m via a deeply discounted rights issue with the funds slated for debt reduction and a store closure programme.

James Moore: Don’t bet on Congress tackling bad marriages

Outlook One consequence of the UK’s cynical approach to the corporate tax game has been the targeting of its companies by American rivals in search of more favourable domiciles.

James Moore: Dear George, pay rises are the answer to reducing our deficit

Outlook The latest public sector borrowing figures represent a body blow to the Government, one made all the more painful given that they came out on the day of Ed Miliband’s speech to the Labour Party conference.

James Moore: Is the cycling bourgeoisie ready for a new republic? Halfords thinks so

Outlook: Launched in 2008, Cycle Republic was actually Halfords’ second standalone bike brand alongside BikeHut.

Pension funds urged to act over low pay for care staff

US giant Calpers asked to put pressure on private equity owner of Care UK

Rich store of controversy: the freeport is detested by the Richtung22 collective for keeping art behind closed doors

Inside the storage city where treasure is buried deep

Fine wine, cigars, paintings ... the Luxembourg Freeport has it all under lock and key – and away from prying eyes. But a band of artists see a new style of tax haven

Barclays accused of hiding and lying about 'predatory' high-frequency traders by New York attorney general

Barclays is attempting to get the lawsuit alleging fraud thrown out

James Moore: If hedge funds fail to deliver they must expect consequences

Sadly, no one’s forcing the world’s legislators to follow the rules

James Moore: Takeover Panel may have to bare its teeth since playing nice is outmoded

Outlook: Companies pledging commitments may find themselves landed with supervisors to ensure they keep their promises

City watchdog set to clamp down on broken promises in takeovers

The panel will in future draw a distinction between an “intention” and  a “commitment”

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