James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

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MPs to investigate small business lending

Inquiry prompted by Tomlinson report containing allegations that RBS forced viable businesses into bankruptcy

James Moore: IPOs are back in London, but is it quantity or quality?

Outlook When it comes to flotations, Poundland is going to be joined by others, and sooner rather than later. Investors finally seem almost as ready to buy as the private equity firms that will provide a good chunk of the companies coming to market are to sell.

OUTLOOK: Poundland's gimmick may inflate away its value

Outlook Talking of selling off minority stakes, some estimates suggest that discount retailer Poundland could be worth £750m when it joins the market by selling one.

OUTLOOK: Essar Energy's investors never had a chance with a big brother calling all the shots

Outlook To look at Essar Energy's trading update, you could almost believe this was nothing out of the ordinary. Move along, nothing to see here, business as usual.

Former Barclays bankers charged in Libor inquiry

Three former Barclays bankers have been charged "in connection with the manipulation of Libor" interest rates, the Serious Fraud Office said.

Harold Tillman calls for US-style laws on bankruptcy

The fashion industry grandee Harold Tillman will call for a sweeping shake-up of British bankruptcy law at a meeting with ministers next week in the wake of his ousting from the fashion house Jaeger.

James Moore: The City's 'locker room code' can be pretty hard to accept

Outlook On the face of it, big employers in the City are on a different planet to the Miami Dolphins American football team. On the face of it.

OUTLOOK: Chapter 11 is not a bankruptcy panacea, but it does have its merits

Outlook Would reform of Britain's bankruptcy laws help to correct the power imbalance that exists between banks and the businesses they lend to?

OUTLOOK: Bullying culture in the City bears a striking resemblance to Dolphins locker room

On the face of it big employers in the City are on a different planet to the Miami Dolphins American football teams. On the face of it.

Harold Tillman calls for US-style bankruptcy laws

Furious former Jaeger chairman Harold Tillman will meet with ministers to demand Britain adopt US-style bankruptcy laws after accusing bankers of cutting the business out from under him.

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Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

As the second series of his divisive sitcom 'Derek' hits screens, the comedian tells James Rampton why he'll never bow to the critics who habitually circle his work
Mad Men series 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

Mad Men returns for a final fling

The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit
Westminster is awash with tales of young men being sexually harassed - but it's far from being just a problem in politics

Is sexual harassment a fact of gay life?

Westminster is awash with tales of young men being sexually harassed - but it's far from being just a problem in politics
Moshi Monster creator Michael Acton Smith: The man behind a British success story

Moshi Monster creator Michael Acton Smith

Acton Smith launched a world of virtual creatures who took the real world by storm
Kim Jong-un's haircut: The Independent heads to Ealing to try out the dictator's do

Our journalist tries out Kim Jong-un's haircut

The North Korean embassy in London complained when M&M Hair Academy used Kim Jong-un's image in the window. Curious, Guy Pewsey heads to the hair salon and surrenders to the clippers
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A forgotten naval victory in which even Nature played a part

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A forgotten naval victory in which even Nature played a part
Vespa rides on with launch of Primavera: Iconic Italian scooter still revving up millions of sales

Vespa rides on with launch of the Primavera

The Vespa has been a style icon since the 1950s and the release this month of its latest model confirms it has lost little of its lustre
Record Store Day: Independent music shops can offer a tempting alternative to downloads

Record Store Day celebrates independent music shops

This Saturday sees a host of events around the country to champion the sellers of well-grooved wax
Taunton's policy of putting philosophy at heart of its curriculum is one of secrets of its success

Education: Secret of Taunton's success

Taunton School, in Somerset, is one of the country's leading independent schools, says Richard Garner
10 best smartphones

10 best smartphones

With a number of new smartphones on the market, we round up the best around, including some more established models
Mickey Arthur: Aussie tells ECB to stick with Ashley Giles

Mickey Arthur: Aussie tells ECB to stick with Ashley Giles

The former Australia coach on why England must keep to Plan A, about his shock at their collapse Down Under, why he sent players home from India and the agonies of losing his job
Homelessness: Why is the supported lodgings lifeline under threat?

Why is the supported lodgings lifeline under threat?

Zubairi Sentongo swapped poverty in Uganda for homelessness in Britain. But a YMCA scheme connected him with a couple offering warmth and shelter
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: When the world’s biggest shed took over Regent’s Park

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

When the world’s biggest shed took over Regent’s Park
The pain of IVF

The pain of IVF

As an Italian woman vows to keep the babies from someone else’s eggs, Julian Baggini ponders how the reality of childbirth is often messier than the natural ideal