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City A.M. London’s free business and finance newspaper

Monday, July 6th, 2009

If you want a useful source of free financial news, opinion and analysis each day then make sure you look out for City A.M. It is one of a growing number of free papers which is available in London. Others include The Metro, thelondonpaper and The London Lite.

Front page of London's City A.M. daily free newspaper

City A.M. is more specialist as it focuses on financial news. You can find it being handed out by distributers in the morning outside some underground train stations. These are the tube stations near to where people ‘in the city’ work, or stations where they commute to – such as Waterloo. It can also be found in newspaper distribution bins at various places in central London.

The paper’s slogan is ‘Business with Personality’. As well as having the standard news wire financial news they have columns, reports and interviews. An essential read is the Alistair Heath Editor’s letter on page 2 each day. He always has something insightful to say about a topical economic or business situation.

A lighter take on the business world is provided by Victoria Bates in ‘The Capitalist’ page where she provides stories about what the business world does outside of work hours. There are reports from various business function, parties, and insights into the restaurant bills that city types rack up.

There are regular articles on investment mainly written by Jessica Mead. The have features on topics such as CFDs, spread betting and commodities which might be of particular interest to readers of this blog. They include information on using technical and fundamental analysis. Analysts from a selection of brokers also write columns giving their opinions on likely market moves.

Special features on holidays, property, and going out make appearances at various days throughout the week. A short round up of sport is positioned at the back of the paper.

In a typical week the special features may be as follows:

  • Monday – spread betting, travel
  • Tuesday – contracts for difference, restaurants
  • Wednesday – foreign exchange, law, motoring
  • Thursday – careers, books, food & drink
  • Friday – property, film and theatre reviews, fashion

City A.M. is available at selected tube stations around central London. If you can’t get hold of a copy you can read the paper on the City A.M. website.