James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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More banks drawn into ‘dark pool’ investigation

Scandal engulfed the banking sector again yesterday as the Swiss bank UBS and Deutsche Bank admitted that they had been dragged alongside Barclays into an escalating inquiry into predatory high-frequency traders in so-called “dark  pool” stock exchanges.

James Moore: Impressive Next leads the fashion pack

Outlook They say youth will have its day. Next adhered to that principle when it appointed Simon – now Lord – Wolfson as chief executive at the tender age of 33, a decision that has worked out rather well for the company.

James Moore: Who can predict what will emerge from swamp?

Outlook It isn’t a great surprise that the results filed by Deutsche Bank and UBS are awash with legal and regulatory costs and provisions.

Andrew Higginson faces a tough time transforming Morrisons

Outlook They’re playing musical chairs in supermarket boardrooms again, and all the seats are hot ones.

How Lloyds bit the hand that fed it

Outlook: Even so, its £105m fine amounts to little more than a rounding error to Lloyds

Lloyds to pay £217 million over Libor rigging

‘Every little helps...’  Culture of fiddling costs Lloyds £217m in fines

GlaxoSmithKline Chinese headquarters

Broken up? GlaxoSmithKline's real problem is getting eaten up by scandal

Some of the blue has come off GlaxoSmithKline’s chips and even Sir Andrew Witty’s knighthood is looking a little tarnished as his share price tumbles and one of Britain’s most prestigious companies starts to look, well, mortal.

Banks to report bumper profits as bad loans fall

Britain’s banking sector will attempt to dispel the clouds surrounding it and show that it isn’t only Royal Bank of Scotland that is benefiting from the economic recovery as the reporting season gets into full swing this week.

Lloyds to reveal Libor penalty

Lloyds Banking Group has admitted it is likely to be the next bank to get hit by the Libor-fixing hammer.

The new dawn heralded by George Osborne has yet to rise

The UK economy may be back on track, but ordinary people are still being left behind

Living standards are not rising in line with growth

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?