Jim Armitage

Jim Armitage is Business Editor of The Independent and former Deputy City Editor of the Evening Standard

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Warren Buffett also a loser in Tesco debacle

Even the "world's savviest investor" is losing money in Tesco

Tesco is now valued at an increasingly affordable £16bn, and could fall prey to an outright takeover

Tesco in crisis: City fears £250m profit debacle could be just the start

Analysts said the astonishing size of the shortfall in its profits admitted to yesterday seemed to be related to one relatively narrow area

Bank sources said there was no way they could give any guarantees when they do not know how much tax-raising power or regulatory influence devo max will have

Scottish referendum results: Banks fail to give guarantees on retaining offices

Banks and financial giants refused to give concrete guarantees to retain their headquarters in Scotland despite the No vote – amid ongoing uncertainty around the deals that will be struck between Westminster and Holyrood over more powers for the Scottish Parliament.

Goldman Sachs has countersued over allegations that the bank exploited naïve Colonel Gadaffi-era staff at Libya’s sovereign wealth fund

Exclusive: Goldman Sachs fights back against Libya over Gadaffi-era rip-off claims

The high profile legal row over whether Goldman Sachs exploited naïve Colonel Gadaffi-era staff at Libya’s sovereign wealth fund has erupted as the bank countersued, claiming the false allegations could damage its good reputation.

GSK handed £297m fine in bribery scandal by Chinese authorities

British executive Mark Reilly handed three-year suspended sentence

Chris McAleese at Bannockburn Polling Station, as voters go to the polls in the Scottish Referendum

Scottish referendum results: Pound rallies after Scotland says 'No' to independence

London's financial markets rallied this morning following the victory for the No campaign in the Scottish referendum with the FTSE 100 Index up 50.63 points to 6869.92.

The campaign has left much of Scotland divided

Scottish referendum results: Global investors, businesses and the City have their victory as Scotland says 'No'

After the shrillest campaign of fear from the financial and corporate community since the banks' great lobbying against reforms after they caused the financial crisis, the Scottish people decided to vote "no". They have decided, as City traders would say, to adopt a "risk off" strategy.

Scotland votes: Markets rejoice and pound bounces back as nation rejects independence

Expert says pound could surge 1 per cent within opening minutes

Vulture fund has a banquet at Game Digital

Elliott Management, the vulture fund famed for being one of the “holdout” creditors refusing to accept Argentina’s debt-forgiveness deal, has made a profit of over £273m in two years on its investment in the collapsed video games retailer Game Digital.

China's Xi Jinping signs trade deal with India in state visit to Delhi

China and India today signed a raft of trade deals and declared they would renew their efforts for peace on their disputed common border as reformist new Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted Premier Xi Jinping on a state visit to India.

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