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 27 February 2015
THE IDEA that high finance and successful commerce are the enemies of cultural flourishing has never made sense. From the banker-patrons of the Florentine
Friday 20 February 2015
WHO owns the future? With the Eurozone apparently powerless before the once unthinkable prospect of a Greek exit, and with Ed Miliband’s Labour trying to drag British politics back to the 1970s, optimism seems to be as weak as winter sunshine.
Friday 13 February 2015
Perhaps, whatever Ed Miliband says, Britain likes the idea of being dominated by a successful businessman with a dark side.
Friday 06 February 2015
Who's Bill? It is the question of the week, after Ed Balls’ senior moment on Newsnight.
Friday 23 January 2015
Mario Draghi got stuck waiting for a lift on his way to announce the ECB’s bond-buying programme yesterday, which feels like a metaphor for something.
Friday 16 January 2015
The Prime Minister criticised online encryption this week, on the back of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, in words that appeared to threaten a ban.
Friday 09 January 2015
Happy 2015: despite this week’s horrifying atrocity in France, it’s going to be an extraordinary year.
Friday 19 December 2014
It's a funny thing about Santa Claus: he knows whether you’ve been bad or good, but you still have to tell him what you want to see under the tree.
Friday 12 December 2014
Good news: 2014 has been the year of the selfie, according to Twitter.
Friday 05 December 2014
The nights may be drawing in, but this time of year is still about hope shining in darkness. The latest Autumn Statement seemed the other way around: thick with uncomfortable truths beneath Osborne’s despatch-box bravado.
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.