Bank-bashing London 'at risk of losing out’ to New York

London risks being eclipsed by New York as the capital is hit by “banker bashing” and badly thought-out property tax rises, according to the man behind One Hyde Park, the UK’s most expensive residential development.


The Exchange Bridge to the East by Justin Urquhart Stewart

Earlier this year I was writing about the mutter from the gutter concerning the possible linking up of the London Stock Exchange and the Singapore Stock Exchange, and now it seems mercurially as though something is about to happen.


Bad advice more popular than ever

“A BOOK advising married women to have affairs has sparked renewed interest in really bad advice. Experts say Catherine Hakim’s The New Rules of Marriage, which claims that having affairs makes relationships stronger, shows a demand for self-h


Bonfire of the regulations by George Bull

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced cuts to health and safety regulations which will affect thousands of businesses across the United Kingdom. While tax legislation does not fall within Mr Cable’s Cabinet remit, we asked our clients what t


German court says “Yes, but…” to Eurozone bailout - Coutts

Progress on this front is increasingly critical as recent data suggested another 5% of deposits left Spain in July. Indeed, to encourage such progress, the EC president announced a three-part framework for moving towards pan-European banking supervision.


Business ethics: split the myth from the hard reality

Al Gini, a professor of business ethics at the School of Business Administration at Loyola University in Chicago, has a different perspective. He argues that business is not inherently bad, it just happens to offer many temptations – to counter this


London No Longer Safe for the Wealthy

Panic rooms, gun safes and machine-gun-proof doors are appearing in London homes of the super-rich as, foreign newcomers bring their security issues to the UK capital.