James Moore

James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Workers at a pay protest in Los Angeles. In the US, the fight is being won

Where's the meat in the workers' pay?

Fast-food giants have had to flip their policy on low wages in the US and the campaigners who turned the tables have arrived here to try to do it again

James Moore: Don’t yawn, it’s time we moved governance up a gear

Outlook At its heart the slow pace of progress in getting more women into the boardroom is down to governance failings. The problems at Tesco are the biggest, and arguably ugliest, current example. If you’re the sort of person whose eyes glaze over when the “g” word is used, just read some of the cuttings generated by the supermarket that’s eating itself. What to do? The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) has some ideas, having decided that the UK corporate governance code is showing its age after 20 years.

James Moore: Boards would easily find enough capable women to fill a quota

Outlook Roll out the bunting, unfurl the banners, put up the flags: it’s another victory for Lord Davies and Vince Cable. The Business Secretary and the former businessman-turned-campaigner have managed to cut the list of 28 companies named and shamed for their all?male boards down to, erm, 27.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker gestures during a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday

Jean-Claude Juncker must address sweetheart tax deals he ignored in the past

Outlook: The Netherlands also plays the cynical game of attracting wealthy corporations by helping them to evade - oops, avoid - tax

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

Gamekeeper Mark Carney has further rules for poachers

Outlook: There is another way of dealing with the 'too big to fail' conundrum, and that is by forcing a break up of bloated groups like HSBC

London's financial district

Banks poised for deal on forex fixing payouts

The FCA has been pushing for a 'grand settlement', involving six banks settling at the same time

Powerful banker pleads guilty in biggest ever insider trading case

He is the third person to enter a guilty plea having been ensnared by the watchdog's 'Operation Tabernula'

The banks bite back: Lloyds said the CMA’s view was ‘inconsistent with what we find on the ground’

How do you solve a problem like banks?

The Competition & Markets Authority has unleashed a full investigation into the grip of the ‘big four’. But politics could monopolise the outcome

Wall Street jumps to new records as Republicans storm to victory in the US midterm elections

Upbeat sentiment helped by better than expected data from private employers

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness