James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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James Moore: Moody’s gets into the holiday spirit with downgrade

Outlook Talking about being late to parties, credit ratings agencies have made an art form of it. The don’t usually arrive until after everyone has gone home and the cleaners have started to make an attack on the mess.

James Moore: Urban Exposure’s time to shine will soon come

Outlook If you’re late to a party there’s always the risk that all the good booze will have been drunk by the time you get there.

James Moore: Standard Life’s conservative view wins friends south of the border

Outlook “In making our comments, we were not seeking to make a political comment.” If he can make more disingenuous statements like that with a straight face, then a political career may be ahead for David Nish, the chief executive of Standard Life.

HSBC attacks regulators over 'fragmented reforms and unprecedented demands' on bankers

Pre-tax profits for the first half of the year dived 12% to $12.3 billion, with profits from its investment banking unit also down 12%

HSBC hopes interim results will give respite from Muslim accounts furore

HSBC’s executives will seek respite from the mounting controversy over their closure of Muslim accounts when they present their 2014 first-half profits in Hong Kong.

RBS pulls back from Russia and warns on Scottish independence vote

The bank has been careful not to enter the political debate over Scottish independence

Credit Suisse dragged into 'dark pool' probe

Credit Suisse today became the latest bank dragged into the escalating “dark pool” trading scandal.

Lloyds first-half profits plunge as cost of PPI compensation tops £10bn

The bank increased its PPI provisions by £600 million as it warned of increased clear-up costs

BBA warns new crackdown on bankers could damage London

Bankers face jail time and could have their bonuses taken back

Barclays dragged down by investment bank arm

Pre-tax profits for the first half of the year fell 7% to £3.35 billion on revenues down 12% to £13.3 billion

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