Marc Sidwell is Executive Editor for City A.M. and the author with Anthony O'Hear of The School of Freedom (Imprint Academic, 2009).
Friday 28 November 2014
This week, one American seasonal tradition is on everyone’s lips: Black Friday. Today is the day when US retailers kick off the pre-Christmas rush with a slew of discounts, and their finances are said to move back into the black as a result.
Friday 21 November 2014
WHAM! Pow! There’s been a comic book intensity to the battle of business this week, with transport app Uber drawn as the villain after unscripted swings at journalists it felt had the disruptive tech firm in their sights.
Friday 07 November 2014
Around the Tower, the poppies flow, recalling crosses, row on row...
Friday 31 October 2014
IT IS great news that Tim Cook has chosen to declare that he is proud to be gay.
Friday 24 October 2014
Britain wants change in Europe, but we have to think harder about what change is worth having.
Friday 17 October 2014
Business bashing is in vogue.
Friday 10 October 2014
In Silicon Valley, tiny businesses with big ambitions get a surprising piece of advice: start things that don’t scale.
Thursday 02 October 2014
Who would have thought newspapers worth reading could be free? Yet today they are firmly established as a prominent feature in London’s media landscape. In less than ten years, City A.M.
Friday 26 September 2014
What do you think Pippa Middleton’s secret is? Cross-fit? Pilates, maybe? Wrong: cross country skiing.
Thursday 25 September 2014
MORE must cost less.
Friday 19 September 2014
First things first: backpacking is a lot more fun without the backpack. Forget any student holidays spent hauling grubby camping gear from hostel to hostel. Today’s self-guided walking tours are altogether more grown-up.
Thursday 11 September 2014
You're back from the summer, but for how long? In case you missed it, one tech visionary thinks many City jobs could be automated within a decade.
Thursday 04 September 2014
We have three months to save a vital piece of Britain’s commercial heritage. The Art Fund, an independent charity which helps buy art for the nation, has already raised a heroic £13m.
Thursday 28 August 2014
It's enough to make an accountant develop a nervous one. This week Amazon snapped up Twitch, a video platform and community for computer gamers, paying the princely sum of $970m (£585m) in cash.
Thursday 28 August 2014
Fresh data, but no fresh hope for the mid-market grocers. Tesco dropped its market share to 28.8 per cent in the 12 weeks to 17 August, down from 30.2 per cent last year. Sainsbury’s also edged down.
Thursday 21 August 2014
Look who’s back. Tomorrow night Peter Capaldi, formerly swear-master Malcolm Tucker from The Thick of It, takes his place at the Tardis console.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Plans for a leaner, meaner and more profitable mining giant drew little love from investors yesterday. It was easy to see why – but that doesn’t mean the prospects for a slimmed-down BHP Billiton aren’t shiny.
Thursday 14 August 2014
Amid all the horror and hard choices dominating the global news this summer, it’s important not to miss the brighter trends as well.
Thursday 07 August 2014
Surely anyone who hoped to see banks punished in the wake of the financial crisis should be ecstatic with the new settlement between Bank of America and the US Department of Justice? They’re not, though.
Wednesday 06 August 2014
It's hardly the Cold War all over again, but Russia’s announcement that it intends to retaliate against sanctions imposed on it by Europe and America are an unfortunate escalation.
Monday 04 August 2014
For the City, the Great War began with a financial crisis.
Thursday 31 July 2014
Markets make people better. Not many people seem to think so these days, but the idea got a boost from a recent piece of research by Dan Ariely and others, which compared moral behaviour in Germans brought up in East and West Germany.
Thursday 31 July 2014
THE decision to put the UK in the forefront of the development of driverless cars is a brave, smart choice. Smart because this technology is accelerating fast and it makes sense to have a hand on the steering wheel.
Thursday 10 July 2014
Why should I let the toad work/ Squat on my life?” With the summer holiday season upon us, it’s easy, even in a hardworking and ambitious place like the City, for the mind to turn to the pleasures of life outside the office.
Wednesday 09 July 2014
FOURTH time lucky? The latest bid for pharma firm Shire from AbbVie is an improvement of 11 per cent on its third attempt, up to £51.15 per share.