James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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James Moore: When the crowd starts funding it’s time to look for an exit

Outlook There’s a saying on Wall Street: when strippers and cab drivers give you stock tips it really is time to bale out. It hails from the 1990s when the Street of Dreams was at its most vulgar.

James Moore: As winter warmers sit on shelves, Next may suffer

Outlook Is the unseasonably warm weather set to put a chill on Next’s forthcoming trading statement? It will be a big a achievement if that isn’t the case this morning.

Taking swing at bankers’ pay is long overdue

Outlook It seems that every time banks issue trading statements, the cost of the payment protection insurance mis-selling scandal rises. Lloyds has ensured that unhappy trend continues by adding another £900m to its provisions. That brings the industry-wide total to £22bn and still there is no end in sight. It is a mess, but one not of the making of the current generation of banking leaders.

Last branch standing? Lloyds is latest bank to let customers down

Outlook There are two very conflicting views about Lloyds Banking Group’s plans to close 200 branches or so and axe 9,000 jobs.

The former US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner arrives at Court to testify at the AIG trial

Is AIG's former boss the $180bn bailout victim?

AIG could have brought down the financial system in 2008. Its ex boss is now suiing the US for rescuing it – in a case backed by Occupy and the Tea Party

James Moore: This is why the ‘wonks’ should mind the shop

The investment community needs to take a good look at itself over Tesco.

Co-op fiasco ‘left TSB so small it may struggle’

Bungling KPMG and regulators left it too late for bank to find a stronger, better partner

James Moore: EU stance deters investors who could aid recovery

Outlook Welcome to the tax-free recovery. There were hopes that public sector borrowing would at least remain steady this month. Instead, it’s risen by 10 per cent to nearly £12bn.

James Moore: Microsoft boss doesn’t need $84m to keep ship on track

Outlook Nonsensical pay awards are by no means confined to the banking sector, as Microsoft has made abundantly clear with its award of $84.3m to its chief executive, Satya Nadella.

James Moore: The (fat)cat is out of the bag. RBS is thriving despite caps on bonuses

Outlook Sometimes the most revealing testimony is inadvertent, observed the Treasury Committee chairman Andrew Tyrie during a grilling of James Leigh-Pemberton, the executive chairman of UK Financial Investments (UKFI).

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