■ FOXTONS disappointed many a financial public relations firm when it floated successfully in September without their assistance.
MARK Zuckerberg, founder of internet giant Facebook, managed to both be the youngest billionaire, and the one that added the most to their fortune this year, according to Bloomberg Markets.
IT’S an interesting way to pay one’s debts. A protester in Greece was detained yesterday for throwing a fistful of coins at an International Monetary Fund representative as he walked into a meeting with the finance ministry in Athens.
ANDERS Borg, the finance minister of Sweden, has shocked his homeland by appearing in public without his trademark ponytail.
STUCK for Christmas present ideas? The couple pictured below might just have the answer for you.
ING Discerning Eye is inviting
City A.M. readers to a one-off art event in Liverpool Street Station this Thursday, 7 November.
THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas doesn’t officially begin until Fortnum & Mason unveils its famous Christmas windows… well that time has come.
NICOLA Horlick has demonstrated the wisdom of crowd-funding by using Seedrs, a rival platform, to raise cash for her own peer-to-peer business lender.
THE BEST of London’s Irish business community gathered at the Dorchester last night for the Irish Post’s inaugural Business Gala Dinner & Awards – honouring four very special businessmen and women, and celebrating the vibrancy and success of I
AFTER the success of last year’s inaugural City Mo Bro competition, The Capitalist is once again calling on all hirsute Londoners to show us their best ‘taches for Movember – with the finest fuzzy upper lips in with a chance of winning a grooming
LONDONERS face another fare rise announcement this month – but Conservative assembly members at City Hall reckon they can cut fares and improve your commute.
LIBERAL Democrat MP Tessa Munt is trying to squash rules that would allow jam producers to drop sugar content of fruit spreads to a measly 50 per cent.
■ Maybe it was his inability to stop the world’s biggest economy from swerving dangerously close to default; perhaps it was prompted by a poll from NBC News showing all-time low approval ratings.
FAST-GROWING cryptocurrency Bitcoin has been described as a fad used notably by those indulging in illicit endeavours.
AFTER something of a nightmare hosting several dozen sceptical hacks for a briefing on High Speed 2, the Department for Transport had an event to look forward to yesterday afternoon: a Halloween-themed team building exercise.
Archaeologists have hailed a Roman sculpture uncovered in the City of London as one of the finest of the era.
READERS that chose to stay at home rather than face the chaos that was the St Jude storm yesterday were in excellent company.
CONGRATULATIONS to City A.M. reader Nina Epstein from DTZ who won a piece of art, to the value of £1,000, courtesy of Towry. Nina (pictured above with her prize) chose her picture from The National Open Art Exhibition.
THE Capitalist never needs an excuse to celebrate the brightest female minds that contribute to London’s thriving business sector, but one was nonetheless provided last Thursday at the Women in the City’s Woman of Achievement award.
CITY slickers rubbed shoulders with celebrities yesterday lunchtime at the inaugural London Irish Business Awards ceremony, held at the London Stock Exchange.
MOST employees have to make do with a swivelly chair and a corporate mousemat to make them feel at home at work, but one Mayfair office has taken office furniture to the extreme by installing a £40,000 desk.
THE little figures created by Danish toy company Lego are a rapidly exploding population – and according to webcomic XKCD are now on track to outnumber humans by 2019.
IT’S OFFICIAL. BlackBerry, once the giant of the smartphone world and the nemesis of every holidaying chief executive, is now little more than an app developer – albeit a very successful one.
Eight months is a long time in business it seems.
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MYTHS may have it that the streets of London are paved with gold, but the pavements in Midtown Manhattan were coated with something almost as lucrative yesterday after a truck spilled around 200 gallons of oil during the morning rush hour.
WITH UK firms like King choosing the US market to list, and Sir Richard Branson leaving the rainy British weather to take up residency on Necker Island, it’s refreshing to see a native Californian heading in the opposite direction.
THE POST-IPO spike in Royal Mail’s share price may have the newly-floated company feeling bullish, yet it must now beware an unexpected pack of four-legged competitors approaching its turf.
He has long had the nickname “Goldenballs”, and has certainly pulled together a pound or two with his legendary footballing (and marketing) prowess. Now David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE is being granted yet another shot at money-making.
ALMOST 400 guests flocked to the Guildhall on Friday for the third Square Mile Salute banquet, hosted by Michelin-starred chefs Albert and Michel Roux Jr.
DESPITE widespread scepticism around George Osborne’s Help to Buy scheme, the chancellor could be forgiven for not expecting his most recent critic’s comments.
ANYONE lucky enough to find themselves in Miami next month, with the requisite $2,310 (£1,430) will be able to meet a famous reformed con-man at the Private Banking Latin America conference.
While Mayor of London Boris Johnson is away on an official visit to China, the Greater London Authority (GLA) is still hard at work.
THE GLOBAL financial system is mired in unsustainable debt but it is the ever rising cost of energy in particular that we should be worrying about, according to Tim “Terrifying” Morgan.
ENGLAND Rugby head coach Stuart Lancaster and backs coach Andy Farrell took to the Lloyd’s of London underwriting floor yesterday to announce the official QBE Internationals England squad in the shadow of the famous Lutine Bell.
Saxo Bank hadn’t planned on the autumn rain when it arranged for its top clients to ride the 2012 Olympic route in Box Hill this week.
Newspapers, cigarettes, maybe a bit of booze – and a new bank account, please. That’s right, French tobacconists are taking on traditional lenders by offering a new line of current accounts.
THE BEST rebrands tend to seem obvious in hindsight. And serving grouse and wine to a room full of wealth managers was always likely to go down well.
ELEANOR Catton snapped up the Man Booker prize last night for her second novel, the Luminaries.
THE Hollywood hit rate for films about business is surprisingly good, with flicks like the Oscar-winning Social Network and 1980s shoulder-pad classic Wall Street all proving good popcorn fodder.
SECURITY experts at Blackstone Consultancy have analysed the City’s top venues to find the best spots for those wanting to host clandestine meetings with potential employers, recruitment consultants, or with other parties that value discretion.
On 5 December the NSPCC hosts its flagship City fundraising event, the Great British Chefs’ Dinner. The event is being held at Banqueting House and will raise funds for the charity’s groundbreaking ChildLine Schools Service.
GONE are the days, it seems, when young boys and girls dreamed vaguely of becoming a policeman or ballerina.
SOME OF the City’s most formidable bosses have signed up to offer careers advice in state schools across the country this week, joining the Eton-educated PM David Cameron, Westminster School’s Nick Clegg and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper in
Gordon Tullock is one of the most deserving economists never to win the Nobel, and he remains a longshot for this year’s prize, announced today. Yet it would be appropriate timing.
THE HOUSE of Commons has seen some important votes this year – but none have been more fiercely contested than yesterday’s Westminster Dog of the Year competition.
WH SMITH’S reputation has been left slightly the worse for wear after criticism over the shabby state of its carpets.
ALL aboard the ever-changing payroll at the Department for Transport. The department yesterday announced the roles of Baroness Kramer and Robert Goodwill, who joined the office as part of this week’s government reshuffle.
CONSUMERS need a stronger voice, according to the government, and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is being set up to fight their corner.