James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.
24 January 2015 12:18 AM
Tim Cook has been awarded a 40 per cent pay rise. Angela Ahrendts enjoys a $73m package. But are Cupertino’s top team really worth such stellar sums?
23 January 2015 12:40 AM
Barclays is accused by New York regulators of fishing in some unethical waters. But this time the bank is holding its course
22 January 2015 04:58 PM
It is a policy out of touch with modern reality, as the Scots and, perhaps, the Welsh, have increasingly come to realise
22 January 2015 12:32 AM
Outlook Earlier this week I highlighted how, despite constant whining, Britain’s financial services industry is doing rather well under the new, sterner, regulatory regime imposed since the financial crisis. The same is true globally.
22 January 2015 12:31 AM
Outlook Some good news for the Chancellor: unemployment has fallen again, to a six-year low. Moreover, the proportion of the part-timers who would like to be employed full time is also falling, to 16.2 per cent in the three months to November, down from 18 per cent a year ago.
22 January 2015 12:29 AM
Outlook Faced with disappointing sales figures, JD Wetherspoon indulged in a Wednesday whinge. First, the chairman and founder of the business, Tim Martin, is furious about the supermarkets and their loss-leading booze promotions. Of course, that one has been doing the rounds for a long time. It’s trotted out whenever pub chains find trading tough.
21 January 2015 01:04 AM
Outlook The Scene: we’re in the boardroom of Big Evil Fracking plc. The directors have just finished a meal of veal cutlets, foie gras and chocolate ice-cream, topped with flakes of gold. They are now getting down to business. The next item on the agenda? Financing. “Hey, want to hear a good joke,” says a fat, bald, white bloke with a gold watch dangling from a chain? “The Co-op Bank says it won’t lend to fracking companies any more.”
21 January 2015 01:03 AM
Outlook The City might be buying into the bright future for Tesco, as I highlighted yesterday. But the grocer still has a myriad of issues hanging over it as Panorama’s feature on the chain demonstrated. It was more entertainment than exposé, but isn’t it fun when two former executives who sat around the boardroom table together and palled around start taking shots at each other?
20 January 2015 01:42 AM
Outlook: There have been signs that the chain’s relentless decline is moderating
20 January 2015 01:40 AM
Outlook: The OECD’s work on corporate tax avoidance has proceeded at a faster rate than many expected
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
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Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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