The Capitalist

Friday 06 December 2013
Some of east London’s fashionistas ventured down to Canary Wharf’s Ice Rink on Wednesday night for the launch of a new, swish Heineken bottle.
Thursday 05 December 2013
WELCOME to the lighter side of the Autumn Statement. For those who aren’t satisfied simply listening to Osborne talk tax – this is the page for you.
Thursday 05 December 2013
AUTUMN STATEMENT BINGO “Squeezed middle” Not a reference to Osborne’s waistline... “Pasty” The baked snack targeted for tax until Osborne did a U-turn
Thursday 05 December 2013
1 IT’S not actually in Autumn. In fact it’s in winter. It used to be in November, sort of justifying its title, but since 2003 it has taken place in December.
Icap boss Michael Spencer takes to the phones with Cheryl Cole
Wednesday 04 December 2013
WITHIN a few minutes of walking through the doors of Icap yesterday The Capitalist had run into a pack of rowdy pirates, walked past a “Broking Bad meth lab” and watched a conga line of gladiators snake its way through the famous trading floor – t
Wednesday 04 December 2013
PRUDENTIAL boss Tidjane Thiam sent a pretty overt message to his French countrymen when he accepted his Grand Prix de l’Economie award last week.
Wednesday 04 December 2013
With Apple’s recent purchase of Topsy, Tim Cook is clearly enjoying a touch of retail therapy in the lead up to Christmas. The Capitalist thought it would be fun to try to second guess what else might be on Cook’s list.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
SO, Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive, is getting into the drone game.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
SENTIMENTAL fans of the old fashioned phone book weren’t the only ones mourning the demise of Hibu, née Yellow Pages – chairman Bob Wigley, who fought pretty hard to save the ailing company, must have also been saddened to see it go into administr
MOSSY CHRISTMAS
Tuesday 03 December 2013
ANY HEDGIES strolling out of their Mayfair offices last night may have been greeted by the festive site of racing legend Sir Stirling Moss switching on the Christmas lights at Shepherd Market.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
The Capitalist would like to congratulate the winner of our Movember competition – Steven Farley of Majedie Asset Management. We love his two-tone mo, although apparently, it was supposed to be red, white and blue.
The refurbished Villandry in St James’s will host its soft launch tomorrow
Monday 02 December 2013
THE PATH from the City to the foodie industry is well-trodden, and the latest epicurean hangout to get the City-treatment is the Villandry.
Monday 02 December 2013
MOVEMBER may be over, but just when you thought it was safe to return to your regular facial hair regime we roll straight into a new money-raising month – Decembeard (Movember’s decidedly bushier cousin).
Monday 02 December 2013
GEORGE Osborne might have bitten off more than he can chew ahead of Thursday’s autumn statement. The chancellor tweeted a picture of a new family member – a puppy called Lola, later tweeting, “Some early issues with toilet training ...
Friday 29 November 2013
TURKEYS are once again making headlines this Thanksgiving.
Friday 29 November 2013
THE TIME has come, chaps. With just one day remaining before December descends, The Capitalist is issuing a final call for you to perfect your furry upper lips and send us your best Movember efforts.
Thursday 28 November 2013
AT A TIME when most investment bankers count themselves lucky to last a decade at one company, Alfred Feld has stood apart. Feld, who died this week aged 98, worked at Goldman Sachs for more than 80 years.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
IT HAS only been a matter of weeks since Argos heralded the launch of its own, super-cheap tablet, pitching the £99 MyTablet as the perfect budget choice – with built in Argos apps to help direct customers to making purchases from its other produc
Wednesday 27 November 2013
DAVID Cameron was guest of honour at the British Curry Awards on Monday evening, telling a packed Battersea Evolution centre that he would do more to help the industry flourish.
Allister Heath with Henderson’s Simon Ward, left, and Alexander Justham of the LSE, right
Tuesday 26 November 2013
THE WINNERS of City A.M.’s fourth annual awards continued their celebrations yesterday at the London Stock Exchange, where they were invited to open the markets.
Monday 25 November 2013
FOR all those mums and dads wanting their junior spenders to start hogging their cash, NatWest has a squeally good idea.
Monday 25 November 2013
IT’S CHIC to be geek – or at least that was the message that Ed Miliband was keen to peddle on yesterday’s Desert Island discs.
Guests enjoy dinner in the spectacular V&A dome
Friday 22 November 2013
AFRICAN song and dance filled the Victoria and Albert Museum on Wednesday night as Opportunity International launched its Spirit of Opportunity Christmas appeal.
Friday 22 November 2013
With their palaces, titles and crowns, it can be tempting to assume that British royalty just aren’t like us.
Thursday 21 November 2013
WELL DONE to all the brave Movemberers who’ve battled through those awkward early days of growing a moustache (“do you think he’s doing Movember?” “Is that just a shadow?”) and made it into the third week of sporting career-limiting upper lip fuzz
Just four regular commuters used the cable cars in one week in October
Thursday 21 November 2013
ONE of London’s great white elephant projects – the Emirates Air Line cable cars – was used by just four regular commuters in the week from Saturday 13 October.
Thursday 21 November 2013
Airplane meals are not particularly tasty, but it seems a bit excessive to pack a lunch for your flight. When the cleaners of a Jet Airways plane stumbled across two lunch boxes stashed in the toilets they assumed they were bombs.
stalls filled the Guildhall for the British Red Cross Christmas Market
Wednesday 20 November 2013
KEEN Christmas shoppers filled the Guildhall yesterday to get their gift-buying in early at the British Red Cross Christmas Market.
Angela Ahrendts won the Walpole medal of excellence
Tuesday 19 November 2013
BURBERRY’S outgoing chief executive Angela Ahrendts collected the top prize at the 2013 Walpole Awards for Excellence last night at the Banqueting House in Whitehall.
Tuesday 19 November 2013
FLAT whites are so last year – those on the cutting edge of beverages will be quaffing green vegetable drinks in 2014, according to the consumer clairvoyants at Mintel.
Monday 18 November 2013
STUCK for Christmas present ideas? The British Red Cross Christmas Market, which takes place at the City’s iconic Guildhall tonight and tomorrow, might be the perfect place to get started.
Monday 18 November 2013
WARNING – not just pictures are self-destructing in super quick time. Following the success of Snapchat – which deletes images after 10 seconds at most – comes SecretInk, which delivers similarly short-term texts and emails.
The Prince will walk 200 miles in a team of seven
Friday 15 November 2013
PRINCE Harry will leave London on Sunday to battle icy winds and survive in temperatures of minus 40 degrees as he treks with a group of injured soldiers to the South Pole.
Friday 15 November 2013
ASK NOT for whom the tweets troll, JP Morgan – they troll for thee.
Her Majesty celebrated the green credentials of the Coop Bank’s new building in Manchester
Friday 15 November 2013
WHAT’S more important for a struggling lender: being seen to be green or actually running a bank in a viable and profitable way?
Wednesday 13 November 2013
THERE are not many rooms that you could walk into on a Wednesday night in the City and find an airline chief executive, an 18-year old tech entrepreneur and a ballerina dancing to hip-hop.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
BOB GELDOF, former Boomtown Rats singer and anti-poverty campaigner, spoke about the role of business in society at the National Business Awards in London last night
Gerald Walker of ING; winner James Howell with his chosen prize
Wednesday 13 November 2013
CONGRATULATIONS to reader James Howell of Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, who won ING’s competition in these pages for £1,000 of art.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
THE TALLEST building in the US changed yesterday, after a committee of architectural experts decided that One World Trade Centre is 1,776 feet tall, about 50 feet larger than the Willis tower in Chicago.
New Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf
Tuesday 12 November 2013
NEW LORD Mayor of London Fiona Woolf last night made her case for more diversity and inclusion in business as she became only the second woman to take up the post.
Lloyd’s workers gathered around the famous Lutine Bell to pay their respects
Tuesday 12 November 2013
THE UNDERWRITING room at Lloyd’s of London fell silent yesterday morning as employees gathered to observe the traditional two minute silence to mark the 95th anniversary of the World War One armistice.
Her Majesty the Queen led tributes at the Cenotaph yesterday
Monday 11 November 2013
A CROWD 10,000 strong stood in silence on Whitehall yesterday as the nation’s leaders joined veterans and civilians alike in remembering the members of the armed forces who have died in the nation’s service.
Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf in the State Coach
Monday 11 November 2013
THOUSANDS of supporters braved the rain on Saturday to come out and celebrate the inauguration of the new Lord Mayor of the City of London, Fiona Woolf.
The ad is the first time 2D animation in 3D sets has been used in an advert in the UK
Friday 08 November 2013
EVER since its award winning advert two years ago featuring a boy impatiently waiting for Christmas to give a present to his parents – John Lewis has been under pressure to pull out all the stops for its Christmas campaign.
Friday 08 November 2013
FARLOWS, the fishing and shooting equipment emporium on Pall Mall, has been rescued by a Russian with a particular passion for salmon.
Thursday 07 November 2013
MOST bank executives are probably used to a warm and comfy bed somewhere in London’s leafy suburbs.
Alderman Fiona Woolf
Thursday 07 November 2013
ALDERMAN Fiona Woolf – the next Lord Mayor of the City of London – prepared for the Lord Mayor’s Show with a pitch black dawn rehearsal in the Square Mile yesterday morning.
Thursday 07 November 2013
■ FOXTONS disappointed many a financial public relations firm when it floated successfully in September without their assistance.
Mark Zuckerberg is still only 29, while Karl Albrecht is 93
Wednesday 06 November 2013
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.
Wednesday 06 November 2013
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.

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