James Booth, City A.M.

James Booth

City A.M.

Mountain View, CA, United States

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Past articles by James:

Malaysia drops charges against Goldman Sachs over 1MDB scandal

Malaysian prosecutors today dropped criminal charges against Goldman Sachs over $6.5bn in bond sales they helped organise for state fund 1MDB. → Read More

Bank of England's Saunders expects further stimulus for UK economy

Bank of England rate-setter Michael Saunders said today it was “quite likely” more stimulus will be needed for the UK's economy. → Read More

Treasury set to reject City coronavirus loan refinance plan

The Treasury is set to reject a City plan for a new state-owned organisation that would refinance billions in emergency coronavirus loans → Read More

Logistics groups call for meeting with government over Brexit border issues

UK logistics groups have called for “urgent” meetings with ministers on Brexit border issues over fears the supply chain will be disrupted. → Read More

CMA launches leasehold enforcement cases against major homebuilders

The CMA today said it was opening enforcement cases against four of the UK’s biggest housebuilders over suspicions of leasehold mis-selling. → Read More

UK service sector activity increases at sharpest rate for five years

Activity in the UK services sector increased at its fastest rate for over five years in August as the country recovered from the coronavirus lockdown. → Read More

GKN-owner Melrose posts £581m loss and scraps dividend on Covid-19 hit

Takeover specialist Melrose Industries said the Covid-19 crisis had pushed it to a £581m operating loss as it scrapped its interim dividend. → Read More

HSBC pulls low-deposit mortgages after surge in demand

HSBC UK today said it was restricting its low-deposit mortgages to those switching rates after a surge in demand. → Read More

Swiss regulator starts action against Credit Suisse over spying claims

Switzerland’s financial supervisor has opened proceedings against Credit Suisse over a spying scandal that led to the ousting of its boss. → Read More

UK house prices: Will the surge last or is it a bubble?

UK house prices surged to an all-time high last month as pent-up lockdown demand and Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty cut stimulated the market. → Read More

Spending in UK restaurants jumped 34 per cent during Eat Out to Help Out

Spending in UK restaurants and fast food outlets was up 34.2 per cent on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August, during Eat Out to Help Out. → Read More

Housebuilder Barratt scraps special dividend after profit falls 45 per cent

Barratt Developments today scrapped a special dividend payout as it reported a 45 per cent drop in pre-tax profit. → Read More

UK house prices recover from lockdown to hit all-time high in August

UK house prices recovered from a lockdown-inspired dip to hit an all-time high last month. → Read More

Extinction Rebellion blocks streets near Parliament in new wave of protests

Environmental campaigners from protest group Extinction Rebellion blocked streets near Parliament today to campaign for new legislation on climate change. → Read More

UK mortgage lending rose in July as housing market picked up post-lockdown

UK mortgage lending accelerated in July, a latest sign of a post-lockdown bounce-back in the housing market, and consumers returned to borrowing, data from the Bank of England showed today. → Read More

Saga shares jump on proposed £150m equity raise backed by former chief exec

Shares in over-50s insurance and travel business Saga rose today after it confirmed plans to raise £150m via an equity raise backed by its former chief executive. → Read More

Zoom revenue surges on continued pandemic video-conferencing demand

Video-conferencing provider Zoom last night blasted through analyst revenue and earnings expectations for the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic continued to drive demand for its services. → Read More

Notting Hill carnival dancers appear in West End before virtual celebration

A troupe of soca dancers appeared in Piccadilly Circus today ahead of a virtual celebration of the Notting Hill carnival this weekend. → Read More

Amigo shares rise as founder pushes for takeover

Shares in subprime loan business Amigo Holdings rose 14 per cent this morning after founder James Benamor last night called for investors to back his return to the company → Read More

Gatwick crashes to £321m loss on pandemic passenger plunge

Gatwick Airport today said it swung to a £321m loss in the first half of the year after the Covid-19 pandemic caused a 66 per cent plunge in passenger numbers. → Read More