Posts tagged: Evening Standard

How modern day journalism works: the Evening Standard scoopette, the governor of the Bank of Engand and the BBC...

Monday, 3 September 2018, 10:24 pm

Any financial hack that has been around for over a decade in the UK market knows things have changed dramatically.

But the recent reporting of Mark Carney's potential extension to his term as the governor of the Bank of England demonstrates how ridiculous the situation has become.

Let's start from the beginning: the Evening Standard's excellent diary column runs a piece about how Mark Carney had been asked to stay on for a year by the Treasury. Below is a link:..

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English back on top form in 2018 - part 2

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 7:58 pm

Betaville realises that Simon English over at the Evening Standard often gets a plug on these pixels but it really is for a good reason. Indeed, English's latest column is laugh out loud funny and thoroughly insightful. Do give it a read when you have a spare moment. I have pasted the link below:..

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English back on top form in 2018

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:58 am

Regular readers know well that there is nothing more Betaville likes to do than break an M&A scoop.

But from time to time Betaville also likes to read other columns from top journalists and curate their work on this website.

And yesterday one of Betaville's favourite City writers was back on top form for the first time this year...

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The activist, the Evening Standard columnist and the top of the market...

Friday, 1 December 2017, 6:41 pm

It's been ten years since Sir Christopher Hohn (then just Chris Hohn) launched a viscious activist campaign against ABN Amro by calling for the dismissal of its chief executive and a sale of the business. That move ultimately led to takeover approaches from Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland. And we all know what happened next.....

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The leaving party, the Premier League football club and the £220 million takeover bid...

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 11:42 pm

Hat tip to Russell Lynch. Betaville stumbled across the hack's cracking scoop in today's Evening Standard business section about a Turkish tycoon's £220 million potential bid for Newcastle United Football Club on the way to, ironically, a leaving party for a hackette that's about to join the great newspaper.

Here is a link to Lynch's piece in the Evening Standard:..

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