James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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James Moore: Giants that dodge corporation tax can find ways round other levies too

Outlook PricewaterhouseCoopers produces a counterweight today to the narrative that holds big companies up as nasty, tax-dodging cheats.

James Moore: It’s abundantly clear, Sir Philip: banking’s new leaders are failing

Outlook: There’ll be more apologies, more promises to change, more pledges to turn RBS into what it clearly isn’t: a good safe bank

James Moore: A not-so-fine romance for Aviva shareholders

Outlook: There’s still a way to go, but the odds are in favour of the deal going through

Cable’s guru scorns RBS ‘mockery’ of small firms

The former government adviser who claimed in a controversial report that Royal Bank of Scotland forced viable businesses to the wall has launched a fresh broadside at the bank after it was forced to issue an apology to the Treasury Select Committee over misleading evidence given by two executives.

HSBC's chief executive said the French inquiry retalted to data theft

HSBC tax fears deepen with French inquiry

HSBC’s tax troubles have intensified after French magistrates formally placed its Swiss private banking arm under investigation amid allegations that it helped French citizens to dodge tax.

Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne abandons challenge to bank bonus cap after EU court blow

EU Advocate General said the cap on bankers' bonuses  is valid

The advocate general recommends bankers’ payouts should be pegged to salaries

Top EU lawyer dismisses UK’s challenge to bank bonus cap

Advocate general recommends bankers’ payouts should be pegged to salaries

James Moore: Astra’s new drugs could rekindle Pfizer’s interest

Outlook The single life seems to be suiting AstraZeneca. Touting an “industry-leading” line-up of hot new cancer drugs, the company has secured the endorsement of super-fund manager Neil Woodford, who gushed that his belief in the company’s independent future was “even stronger”.

Banks, wake up - complaints cost more than money

Outlook The way banks handle complaints has been a running sore with their consumers for many years. No wonder, when the man in charge of dealing with them at Lloyds seemed terribly proud of the fact that 30 per cent of those it rejected were subsequently upheld by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). It’s more like 70 per cent when PPI cases are included. “We are the market leader,” declared Martin Dodd, customer services director of Lloyds while testifying before the Treasury Select Committee yesterday. If you’re the market leader by dint of having nearly a third (sorry, more than two thirds) of the complaints you throw out kicked back to you, that’s a bad market you’re in.

James Moore: All dressed up but nowhere to go – fashion’s search for cheap labour

Outlook Is the fashion industry’s race to the bottom of the wage scale about to come to an end?

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The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
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The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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