The Capitalist

Tuesday 02 September 2014
Tesco launched a new flagship store next to the City’s iconic Walkie Talkie building yesterday, in a bid to capitalise on an expected 8,000 thousand-strong workforce set to take over the building.
Tuesday 02 September 2014
The young plutocrats, Britain’s last persecuted minority, can find life at university hard – set upon by lefty lecturers, student unions and worst of all, their state-schooled peers.   
Bitcoins
Tuesday 02 September 2014
Ecuador is launching its first digital currency, backed by the country’s central bank, supposedly as a way to help poorer people who haven’t previously been able to access traditional banking.
Monday 01 September 2014
The City A.M. awards are fast approaching and with the shortlists being revealed next week, we thought we’d get the ball rolling by announcing the winner of our competition.
Friday 29 August 2014
It often feels as though fracking firm Cuadrilla doesn’t have many friends in the countryside.
Lidl bill
Friday 29 August 2014
Bill of the Week is coming out of retirement for a special appearance today. But contrary to its predecessors, which regularly toted up the price of umpteen bottles of Krug and countless Grey Goose martinis, this bill is all about frugality.
Professor Brian Cox
Thursday 28 August 2014
Professor Brian Cox was in Canary Wharf last night talking about inflation. Not the kind that Mark Carney worries himself with though, Professor Cox was wowing a room of City types and entrepreneurs about the inflationary universe.
Vodafone ribbon cutting
Thursday 28 August 2014
Vodafone enjoyed a momentous day in the City yesterday – not least because City A.M.’s chief executive Jens Torpe and The Capitalist went down to its new store on Fenchurch Street, cutting the ribbon on the newly spruced up premises.
Ricky Gervais
Wednesday 27 August 2014
In retrospect, publishing a book called, Forget Strategy, Get Results, probably wasn’t the best thing for Telecity chief Michael Tobin to publish in April this year.
Tuesday 26 August 2014
A line has finally been drawn under a long-running City row between veteran stockbroker Barry Townsley and his former business partner and friend Guy Naggar.
Sophie Turner
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Having released a teaser video last week, in which viewers follow a mystery red-head as she strides around east London, clothing brand Karen Millen has revealed the face of its autumn/winter campaign to be Game of Thrones’ Sansa Stark (or actress
Filippo Noseda
Tuesday 26 August 2014
It’s official; the ice bucket challenge has hit the City. HSBC’s chief economist Stephen King, PwC’s Andrew Sentance and economist Danny Blanchflower have all had a soaking.
Nick Clegg
Friday 22 August 2014
He's already starred in a noir-style Labour-made party broadcast, as the “un-credible shrinking man”, now it seems Nick Clegg’s story is to be made into another film – this time by Channel 4.  
Friday 22 August 2014
Are the donkeys of Blackpool beach being exploited by big business? Yesterday, the noble steeds hit the headlines because Barclaycard was helping the donkey business to go cashless.
Friday 22 August 2014
Pest control experts Rentokil put on a real smorgasbord for City workers at One New Change yesterday.
Thursday 21 August 2014
They say you often find out who your real friends are when you’re at your lowest. Carillion’s announcement that it would be no longer pursuing a merger with Balfour Beatty yesterday came with some conspicuous absences.
Thursday 21 August 2014
Crowdfunding hub Indiegogo has taken a turn for the political. With exactly four weeks to go until the Scottish referendum, voters from both sides of the argument have created crowdfunding campaigns to give their side a good auld push.
puppy
Thursday 21 August 2014
If you listen carefully, you might be able to hear the sound of champagne corks popping in Fulham. A group of disgruntled residents have had their way in a passionate, albeit brief, catfight with Pets at Home.   
Frank Dalleres
Thursday 21 August 2014
It may have been a brief encounter, but City A.M.’s sport editor Frank Dalleres had the joy of holding the Ryder Cup yesterday, thanks to the cup’s worldwide partners Standard Life Investments.
Thursday 21 August 2014
Did anyone catch the midnight rainbow on the Southbank on Tuesday night? This 14ft installation added an interesting addition to the London skyline, but it wasn’t local artists behind the vision, it was good old Samsung.
Philip and Tina Green
Wednesday 20 August 2014
If ever there was a suitable carrot to dangle in a bid to make us work harder, this might just be it.
Argos catalogue
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Argos and Homebase have never been considered bastions of good style. With its belly button jewels and novelty mini fridges, we would almost go as far to say Argos is where trends go to die.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Greggs bakery’s cheeks were left burning as hot as the middle of its sausage rolls yesterday, when someone who Googled the firm found that its logo had been hacked to read “providing shit to scum for 70 years”.   
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Dr Who is back on our screens this weekend, but one City worker has more interest than most. By day, Mark Speed works as a manager with financial forecasting company Evaluate, by night he writes novels, most recently about Dr Who. 
Maisie Williams
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Any Game of Thrones fans in the City should make a pilgrimage to The Broad Family statue in Broadgate, where they’ll be able to hear the youthful tones of Arya Stark (ie.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
It's about time. British Airways, the epitome of all things British, will finally start serving of one of our other stalwarts, fish and chips, on board.
Paul Aitken
Tuesday 19 August 2014
1 As a child ,he spent many a Saturday at Sir Richard Branson’s house playing snooker. The entrepreneur had invested in a synthesised guitar his father invented called a SynthAxe and the pair would have weekend meetings.
Lord Browne
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Lord Browne's crusade to help LGBT executives come out of the glass closet is continuing its pace.
toothbrush
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Google loves making an acquisition. This year alone it’s made 24. But would you believe us if we told you chief executive Larry Page uses a toothbrush to decide whether to gobble up a company or not. Well, it’s true. Sort of. 
No Dash For Gas
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Anti-fracking campaigners No Dash For Gas didn’t quite achieve their goal yesterday pitching up on the wrong floor of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce to protest about Cuadrilla.
Jeff Randall
Monday 18 August 2014
So, Jeff Randall’s off the to the Pru. The veteran business hack, whose career has seen him go from The Tele­graph, to the BBC to Sky (from where he stepped down earlier this year) is to become an adviser to Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam.
Monday 18 August 2014
They're usually the preserve of stag parties and festival goers but morph­suits played a big part in Rothschild Wealth Management director James Peterson’s weekend.   
Monday 18 August 2014
During the week, 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkie Scorchie to you and I) is a surrounded by besuited City workers going about their hectic days but yesterday it was a different story.
Friday 15 August 2014
Tesco has lost its latest round with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
Mark Zuckerberg
Friday 15 August 2014
It's often been said that the Silicon Valley tech scene is overheating, but photos of its best known chief exec dumping buckets of ice water over themselves is nonetheless perplexing.   
Thursday 14 August 2014
Some of the City’s biggest board names gathered last night in what looked like a scene from Art Attack.
Richard Branson with Tony Blair
Thursday 14 August 2014
Richard Branson’s latest blog has been conjuring some awkward questions on Twitter.
Dan Wagner
Thursday 14 August 2014
Dan Wagner must really hate Daffy Duck. His decision to wear a waistcoat decorated with the cartoon character, to a media call before his last IPO 20 years ago, has haunted him ever since.
Tottenham Hotspur Carling Cup win
Thursday 14 August 2014
For those of you chomping at the bit for the Premier League to start this weekend, Nationwide has got a present for you. It’s an especially good gift if you’re also obsessed with house prices (come on, most of us are).
Dick Costolo
Wednesday 13 August 2014
The concept of Twitter bots is an amusing one. We’re imagining legions of automatons sitting behind their iMacs in a dark room, pressing the tweet button with mechanically superior bot fingers and spamming us with mega lolz.  
Lars Seier Christensen
Wednesday 13 August 2014
Saxo Bank’s chief exec Lars Seier Christensen has got chins wagging in the Danish press. The banking boss has made a personal investment into jewellery startup Endless Jewelry – a company run by well-known Danish entrepreneur Jesper Nielsen.
Margaret Thatcher
Wednesday 13 August 2014
She once said she was “not prepared to have the Queen’s head privatised”, but ironically only a year after the Royal Mail was taken private, Margaret Thatcher is to appear on a commemorative stamp.  
Dave Lewis
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The day one chief exec hands his reins over to the next is always going to be a complicated one, fraught with political tension and potentially awkward exchanges.
Matthew Tillett
Tuesday 12 August 2014
The flurry of IPOs this year has caused many to marvel at the resurgence of the listings market, but one Allianz fund manager has been bamboozled by something more obscure – the sheer amount of paper wasted by IPO research reports. 
Monday 11 August 2014
1 He has a commercial helicopter pilot licence and was the first person in his native New Zealand to own a Guimbal Cabri G2 two-seater chopper.   
Skips
Monday 11 August 2014
Andrew Sentance has got a bee in his bonnet. It’s the height of summer, garden parties are rife and the former Bank of England interest rate-setter has noticed a vast inequality, which hampers his enjoyment of said merriment.
Dan Willis
Monday 11 August 2014
Cycling 100 miles is hard. Cycling it on a tandem bike is even harder.
Wilderness Festival
Monday 11 August 2014
Nice to see Nat Rothschild hasn’t lost all of his wild side – the financial scion enjoyed a weekend at Wilderness festival, the Oxfordshire-based event dubbed Poshstock by certain red tops and fre
Friday 08 August 2014
It’s silly season in the City as its workers jet off to hotter climes – Ibiza, Tuscany and the South of France are destinations The Capitalist has heard time and time again.

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