James Moore

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Full name: James Moore

Area of interest: Business, economic and financial affairs

Journals/Organisation: The Independent

Email: j.moore@independent.co.uk

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  • Banks need new approach for new year - Outlook: Sack as many people as you can while loudly bitching about your shareholders, competitors, government and regulators – the strategy adopted by Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group for paying back nearly 30 million unwilling individual tax-paying investors whose government has so far made available £74bn just to keep these banks afloat - 31st December
  • A big impact from a small cut's removal - Outlook: Take a financial hit you really can't afford by following suit or give up yet more market share to the giants - 30th December
  • Sweet lesson for banks in Cadbury - Outlook: It looks like the bankers in Cadbury's corner are set to make some healthy success fees - 15th December
  • Chancellor's version of the three wise monkeys is fooling nobody - Alistair Darling is playing a dangerous game. Just how dangerous a game was made clear yesterday in the way investors in bonds issued by his Government reacted to his pre-Budget report - 11th December
  • Water boys the winners with Ofwat? - Outlook: Northumbrian Water's response to Ofwat's final decision on how much it can squeeze out of its customers over the next five years was a really quite outstanding piece of corporate verbal diarrhoea which said absolutely nothing - 27th November
  • So, happily ever after for JP and Caz? - Outlook It's been the longest of corporate courtships. The terribly traditional Cazenove has been cohabiting with JP Morgan in a joint venture for years, but only yesterday tied the knot - 20th November
  • Tough task for Bolland to spark Marks - A changing of the guard at the top of the corporate tree, with two tarnished companies that once arguably had claims to represent the best of Britain appointing two proven turnaround men in the hope that their spit and polish will restore their shine - 19th November
  • Let's tackle bank secrecy – everywhere - The spotlight that is now (belatedly) shining down on UBS is showing up some very ugly things - 18th November
  • The contract crackdown is just hot air - The FSA's oncern is the way in which people are paid and what they are paid for - 17th November
  • Majestic's enthusiasm is rewarded - There is a lesson for those who complain that the growth of supermarkets is squeezing high-street competition - 17th November
  • The worst is over - Just as it's possible to talk your way into a recession, you can also talk your way out of a recovery - 12th November
  • Those ratings agencies can still bite hard - In the world of ratings agencies there is a very definite hierarchy. Standard & Poor's sits at the top of the tree, a branch or two above Moody's. Fitch occupies third place and, as a result of this, it has often proved rather more willing to say rather more interesting things than the others - 11th November
  • Shareholders can't allow Kraft to win - If you let a predator take over a company in your portfolio at beneath the market price, others will try the same tactic - 10th November
  • GM needs to prove worthy of our money - So the horse trading begins again. Just a day after the Government pumped a truly obscene amount of taxpayer's cash into two zombie banks, the motor manufacturers are at it with General Motors wanting some financial candy of its own as the price for protecting thousands of British jobs - 5th November
  • It's head the City wins, tails we lose as RBS has wings clipped - So the bonus boys have at last had their wings clipped. Well at least at Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland - 4th November
  • Why this valuable prize should go to a newcomer - If anyone two years ago had described Northern Rock as the "belle of the ball" they would have been laughed off stage. But after all the junk has been carved out of it, with the help of a £27bn dowry from the taxpayer, that is what it will be - 29th October
  • Banks need more than a reports code - The financial sector has been allowed to operate behind a veil of obscurity for too long - 27th October
  • From inactivity to hyperactivity... the regulator's folly - There's been a flurry of activity from Britain's financial watchdog in the last few months. Hardly a day goes by without the chairman, Lord Turner, appearing in the media with an eye-catching new initiative designed to clean up the banking industry here, or a wagging finger aimed at its bonus culture there - 20th October
  • Less family silver – more of a car boot sale - It looks like great idea in principle – raise funds to plug the gaping hole in Britain's public finances by selling off state assets - 12th October
  • Taxpayers hit by corporate cowboy sting - The cowboy builder has become something of a British archetype, providing a steady stream of easy fodder for television consumer shows when they're short of ideas. And when the crooks are exposed, they give the bigger boys the chance to suck air into their teeth and counsel people only to use proper accredited companies that might not be cheap, but do things properly - 23rd September
  • Lord Turner's optimism not yet justified - If nothing else, Lord Turner has a knack for publicity and self-promotion that few regulators have shown before - 23rd September
  • There's not much sweet about Kraft - Kraft needs Cadbury a lot more than Cadbury's needs Kraft - 8th September
  • Complaints data makes ugly reading - While much sound and fury continues to be vented over the issue of bankers' pay, the Financial Services Authority yesterday produced a timely reminder that it is not the only issue facing the sector - 4th September
  • FSB needs to be heard over repayments - The Federation of Small Businesses is continually banging on about the time taken to pay invoices submitted by its members. So it might be tempting to dismiss its latest missive – complaining that it is now taking up to four months – as more of the same. It would also be wrong - 3rd September
  • Banks need to cool it as anger grows - Not wanting to be outdone by Lord "Tax 'Em" Turner, Gordon Brown has now decided he has to join in with the bonus bashing too - 2nd September
  • Stuck in the slow lane - France and Germany are out of recession. Good news, says Mandy, glib as ever. The business secretary, deputy PM and God's representative on earth, says different economies will show different patterns of behaviour - 14th August
  • Tucker takes the Pru back up to the top - A ray of light at the end of what have been two bad weeks in financial services - 14th August
  • FSA's plan is not as good as it appears - Hector Sants could scarcely have garnered more publicity for himself this week had he dressed up in a Fathers for Justice-style Spider-Man suit and stood at the top of Canary Wharf with a banner and megaphone, blaring: "Look at me, look at me" - 13th August
  • King's 'sort of' recovery can easily go off - It's that dreaded "double dip" again, except that, according to Mervyn King, we are not going to experience one – probably - 13th August
  • Pursuit of the Phoenix Four is a diversion - Nearly a decade ago, John Towers was hailed as a hero as he entered stage left with a bold promise to save Rover as a mass-market UK car maker, something BMW, which knows a thing or two about the motor industry, had conspicuously failed to do - 12th August
  • Take a look at tax havens closer to home - And so Liechtenstein has surrendered. Following on from the tax information exchange deal with the US comes a similar one with the UK - 12th August

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