About Sebastian McCarthy

Chief City reporter covering banking, insurance, deals and exchanges. Email stories to seb.mccarthy@cityam.com

August 2019 articles

Spaces opens its largest London flexible office centre
Spaces opens its largest London flexible office centre
Spaces has opened its largest London co-working centre to date, in the latest sign of a current boom in demand [...]
August 22, 2019
Links of London hoping for rescue offer as it rushes to find a buyer
Links of London hoping for rescue offer as it rushes to find a buyer
The future of Links of London is reportedly hanging in the balance this week as the British jewellery chain rushes [...]
August 22, 2019
HSBC urges peace amid Hong Kong clashes
HSBC urges peace amid Hong Kong clashes
HSBC and Standard Chartered have weighed into the turmoil in Hong Kong today after calling for a peaceful resolution following [...]
August 22, 2019
Sales plunge at fastest rate since financial crisis as UK retailers forecast trouble ahead
Sales plunge at fastest rate since financial crisis as UK retailers forecast trouble ahead
Retail sales and orders have plummeted at their fastest since the financial crisis, according to a new survey that suggests [...]
August 22, 2019
Bank of East Asia profits slump as concerns mount over Hong Kong protests and US-China trade war
Bank of East Asia profits slump as concerns mount over Hong Kong protests and US-China trade war
One of Hong Kong’s largest banking groups posted a sharp drop in profits today as it struck a cautious tone [...]
August 21, 2019
OneSavings and Charter Court post higher loan books as merger draws near
OneSavings and Charter Court post higher loan books as merger draws near
OneSavings Bank and Charter Court Financial have both reported higher loan books for the first half of this year as [...]
August 21, 2019
Top US business bosses abandon shareholder-first principle
Top US business bosses abandon shareholder-first principle
The age-old principle that shareholders come first has been ditched by an influential lobbying group representing some of the world’s [...]
August 19, 2019
Caution over major purchases as uncertainty dents UK economy
Caution over major purchases as uncertainty dents UK economy
Consumer appetite for major purchases fell at the second-fastest rate in almost two years during August, as Brexit uncertainty and [...]
August 19, 2019
Food for thought: Restaurant numbers drop as Chinese, Indian and Italian cuisines struggle
Food for thought: Restaurant numbers drop as Chinese, Indian and Italian cuisines struggle
Chinese, Indian and Italian cuisine might be the staple of many Saturday night takeaways, but new evidence suggests that the [...]
August 19, 2019
Sales tick up as pre-Brexit buying spree gives summer boost to housing market
Sales tick up as pre-Brexit buying spree gives summer boost to housing market
Househunters hoping to lock in a deal ahead of the government’s Brexit deadline have driven a surprise buying spree this [...]
August 19, 2019