New York, as captured by the human camera

To say Stephen Wiltshire has an eye for detail is something of an understatement. While most of us would struggle to draw a single building accurately from memory, he can put an entire cityscape on paper after viewing it for just a few minutes.

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Toby Green spends his days reporting on the stock market. So how would he cut it on the other side of the screen?

The business on...Jon Moulton, Founder, Better Capital

The mouthy private equity tycoon?

That's one way to describe him. Mr Moulton is indeed a private equity tycoon, having founded not one, but two big successes – Alchemy Partners and now Better Capital – and he's can be outspoken. The Potteries accent helps him get noticed too.

Durban: This unsung city is on a winning streak

City Slicker: Tourists will benefit from the legacy of the World Cup in Durban. Emily Dugan offers ideas for new and returning visitors

Business Diary: Shares set for a Superbowl surge?

Good news for those with cash on Wall Street: this year's Superbowl match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers is set to herald soaring share prices. According to market researcher Capital IQ, when the Steelers are in the big game the S&P 500 index surges by an average of 25.2 per cent for the calendar year, and by an average of 24.2 per cent when the Packers are in. Numbers like that should help mollify all those Wall Streeters crying over the demise of their beloved New York Jets.

Business Diary: So how big is Roubini's flat?

Will the saga of Nouriel Roubini's property dealings ever end? Last week, we reported that the gloomy economist had put his swanky New York pad up for rent after failing to sell it, even after cutting the price by a whacking $100,000.

Margareta Pagano: Radical reform is the only way to save banking

The last time I met Professor Larry Kotlikoff was over dinner at the London School of Economics nearly a year ago, after he gave his first riveting lecture in Britain explaining why he's so convinced the financial system needs drastic reform.

Business Diary: Arm unmoved by Intel's death star

Be afraid. Intel is to invest $9bn in a new factory that will produce chips smaller than ever before.

Travel Agenda: London Ice Sculpting Festival; Australian Open; Southern Spirit

Today: Marvel at the artistic creations at the London Ice Sculpting Festival in Canary Wharf, or take part in a masterclass. If you feel inspired, there's also an opportunity to take part in a sculpting competition ( londonicesculptingfestival.co.uk). Meanwhile, the Museum of the Moving Image reopens in Queens, New York, after a two-year $67m expansion project that has added a cinema, doubled the exhibition space and introduced engaging interactive exhibits ( movingimage.us).

Why is all our fury directed at Bob Diamond and the 'fat cat' bankers?

If we want to have a fair society, says Sean O'Grady, we must face up to human nature and treat all rich the same

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JP Morgan to move into former Lehman tower

JP Morgan has bought 25 Bank Street, the glass tower that once housed the London base of Lehman Brothers, the US investment bank that collapsed during the credit crisis in 2008.

Shard now UK's tallest building

Britain has a new tallest building after the Shard, currently under construction near London Bridge, yesterday outgrew the previous holder, Canary Wharf Tower in Docklands, which stands at 235m (771ft).

West Ham lead Olympic Stadium race says Keith Mills

Sir Keith Mills, the deputy chairman of London 2012 and Tottenham director, admits West Ham are in pole position to take over the Olympic Stadium - but only if their bid "stacks up economically".

Flying to Barra or London City? Make sure of a window seat

The aerial approaches to two British airports feature among the 10 most stunning in the world.

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