Jim Armitage

Jim Armitage is the City editor of The Independent and London Evening Standard group of newspapers. He has been a reporter and editor for more than 20 years and was recently shortlisted for the Press Gazette financial journalist of the year and The Society of Editors financial journalist of the year awards. He contributes news, investigative reports and comment to the Independent titles plus a daily column in the Evening Standard.

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Ukrainian billionaire wins his fight to avoid extradition to US

Dmitry Firtash will not be extradiated to the US on bribery charges after the FBI’s case against him failed

Sainsbury’s chief Mike Coupe only learned of his trial and sentencing in December

Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe appeals against two-year jail sentence in Egypt for 'breaching trust'

Mr Coupe had spent last weekend in Giza appealing against the verdict

Lloyds is on course to have 40 per cent of senior roles at the bank filled by women in the next five years

Lloyds to pay for ‘Tell Sid’ plan

The Conservatives see sale as a vote-winning way of reigniting the flame of Margaret Thatcher’s British Gas privatisation

Gallagher is just the latest in a long line of ageing music stars to turn their hand to fashion, ranging from Sean Combs to Gwen Stefani

Oasis star aims to wrap up fashion deal for Pretty Green

Gallagher is just the latest in a long line of ageing music stars to turn their hand to fashion, ranging from Sean Combs to Gwen Stefani

The lender will this week report that revenues have collapsed by a third to a little over £210m, with losses spiralling to £35m

Wonga dives into red after scandals and crackdown

Payday lender to reveal £35m losses as regulator takes tougher stance

Tesco’s new boss Dave Lewis has decided to buy out Euphorium completely

Unilever tells a story of a growing economy

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British Gas has been operating under caretaker control since Chris Weston’s departure for Aggreko last year
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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before