Marc Sidwell

Marc Sidwell
Marc Sidwell

Marc Sidwell is Managing Editor for City A.M. and the author with Anthony O'Hear of The School of Freedom (Imprint Academic, 2009).

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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.
Lidl sign
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.
Peter Capaldi
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.
BHP Billiton
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.
Thursday 03 July 2014
CAN YOU carry a message to Garcia? Do you even know what it means? The phrase used to be household currency, at least in America, but seems to have rather dropped from view.
Thursday 26 June 2014
PANEM today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever.” You need to watch the chilling new teaser for the next Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay. Its cool irony confirms the series’s remarkable journey from minor young adult diversion to cultural milestone.
Thursday 26 June 2014
THERE’S only one word for Wonga’s actions between October 2008 and November 2010, when it sent fake lawyers’ letters to threaten late payers: shocking.
Monday 23 June 2014
THE FRENCH rooster is already crowing over the deal clinched with GE for Alstom’s energy businesses this weekend. I wish it well. But the socialists in the Elysee Palace should probably limit the liberality with which they spray their champagne.
Thursday 19 June 2014
FREEDOM doesn’t get many shout-outs from politicians in today’s Britain. The hustings of the nation whose proudest boast used to be “it’s a free country” now echo with little but shades of paternalist reassurance. Have a problem?
Wednesday 18 June 2014
IF THE UK’s biggest supermarkets have any scraps of hope left that the discounters will soon stop nipping at their market share, they should abandon them now.
Thursday 12 June 2014
THIS week, Pixar finally broke its silence, offering a glimpse of its next film.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
DING ding, seconds out. Another round in the ongoing fight between BT and BSkyB, and this time Sky is the one landing a hard punch.
Monday 09 June 2014
A SWORD of Damocles is suddenly hanging over the head of Carphone Warehouse. The ancient original was suspended by a single hair over a golden throne, a warning of the fragility of life at the top.
Thursday 05 June 2014
IT WAS a great invasion in the cause of liberty. Not 70 years ago, but two and a half millennia, when on 7 October 540 BC the army of Cyrus the Great entered Babylon by water.
Thursday 05 June 2014
HOW quickly a giant can start to resemble a dinosaur. Tesco’s likefor-like sales in the first quarter fell by a shocking 4 per cent if you exclude VAT, petrol and vouchers, its worst drop in years.
Thursday 29 May 2014
WITH the Glaxosmithkline (GSK) share price falling only 1.59 per cent, the market seems pretty sanguine about the announcement of an SFO investigation. That shouldn’t be too surprising.
Thursday 22 May 2014
SCENE: A LONDON BACK STREET... SOCRATES: Hey, you there, why are you tearing up those placards? ANGRY VOTER: It’s over, the racists have won. It’s a black day for democracy.

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