James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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Hot housing market needs to cool off before rates rise

Outlook "As one of the fastest growing economies in Europe we always listen to the Commission's recommendations with interest," was the response of a government source to a telling off from Europe over the economy.

Tesco’s needs to get a grip – before a ‘difficult result’ becomes a disaster

Outlook “Well obviously it was a difficult result. But I’ve accelerated my new plan for the side. It will deliver results. And just look at the performance of our left midfielder. Pretty good I think you’ll agree.”

Maybe $10bn fine for BNP is not so unreasonable

Outlook Sacrebleu! The Americans’ reported plan to fine BNP Paribas $10bn for alleged sanctions-busting has sparked quite the transatlantic tiff.

Vince Cable and Nick Clegg at the Queens Head Pub

We should be raising a glass to Vince Cable’s pub industry plans

Outlook To listen to the trade body for pub companies, Vince Cable’s Department for Business, Innovations and Skills has just been responsible for an innovation that will have more than 50 British pubs calling last orders for the final time.

Mark Carney must cool off an overheating housing market

Outlook Property is once again the hot investment commodity, as results from the buy-to-let lender Paragon clearly demonstrated. First-half profits grew by a fifth and the chief executive reckons lending could more than double in the second half. Clients borrowed £269.3m in the first six months of the company's year, and with a pipeline of £348m, it would be a surprise if his prediction doesn't prove accurate.

Its reputation is the one thing BP just can't clean up

Outlook The BP oil that spewed from the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico might have been cleared from the region's beaches, waters and wildlife. But still it sticks to BP.

The mega-deal is back – and that may not be good news for Vodafone

Outlook It was only a few months ago that Vodafone was the toast of the City after stuffing investors' pockets with billions of dollars from the sale of its shareholding in Verizon Wireless in the US.

Deutsche Bank’s co-head of corporate banking and securities Colin Fan told traders and salesman that he has “lost patience” with their behaviour

Deutsche Bank boss’ video message to traders: ‘Stop being boastful and vulgar’

Colin Fan told employees he had 'lost patience' with their behaviour

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Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices
Could our smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases via Health Kit and Google Fit?

Could smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases?

Health Kit and Google Fit have been described as "the beginning of a health revolution"
Ryanair has turned on the 'charm offensive' but can we learn to love the cut-price carrier again?

Can we learn to love Ryanair again?

Four recent travellers give their verdicts on the carrier's improved customer service
Billionaire founder of Spanx launches range of jeans that offers

Spanx launches range of jeans

The jeans come in two styles, multiple cuts and three washes and will go on sale in the UK in October
10 best over-ear headphones

Aural pleasure: 10 best over-ear headphones

Listen to your favourite tracks with this selection, offering everything from lambskin earmuffs to stainless steel
Commonwealth Games 2014: David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end

Commonwealth Games

David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2014: Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings
Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star