Mark Kleinman is Sky News’ City Editor and the London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year for 2011. He was previously City Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, before that he reported from Hong Kong on Asia's evolving role in the global economy for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph.

Mark made his name as the mergers and acquisitions correspondent for The Sunday Times, where he broke a string of exclusive stories about major takeover deals.

Since joining Sky News in 2009, Mark has broken a series of agenda-setting stories. His biggest scoops include the takeover of Harrods by the Qatari royal family, news of Tony Hayward’s resignation as chief executive of BP following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the takeovers of Premier League football clubs Arsenal and Liverpool. Mark has also led the way with exclusive stories about the overhaul of Britain’s banking industry in the wake of the financial crisis. In September 2011, he obtained a leaked copy of the Government-commissioned Independent Commission on Banking’s report on industry reform, forcing its earlier-than-planned publication.

In 2010, Mark was shortlisted in the Specialist Journalist category at the RTS Television Journalism Awards for his work in his first full year at Sky News. He gained a BA in English Literature at the University of York in 1998 and began his career as a reporter on a number of business magazines, before moving to the Sunday Express in 2004. In 2006, while working for The Sunday Times, Mark won ‘Best Scoop’ at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards for his story about the takeover of P&O, the British ports and ferries operator.

Since joining Sky News, Mark has interviewed many of Britain’s most important business figures, including the chief executives of Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Tesco.

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Articles by Mark Kleinman

  1. BBA: New Oversight Will Hurt Smaller Banks

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. The warning is contained in a confidential paper submitted on Friday to UK watchdogs ahead of sweeping reforms that will include the threat of seven-year prison terms for directors of failed banks. In a ...

  2. StanChart Board In Singapore For Crunch Talks

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that the emerging markets lender will hold a board meeting next Tuesday, which will be followed by discussions with leading shareholders in Hong Kong later in November. Insiders said on Friday ...

  3. RBS Leans Towards Naming EY As New Auditor

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that RBS is closing in on an agreement to hand EY its lucrative audit mandate, although insiders insisted that a final decision had not yet been made and that a rival ...

  4. Ex-Tesco Boss Leahy Eyes MetaPack Share Sale

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that MetaPack, which provides internet delivery services to leading retailers such as Marks & Spencer, has appointed GP Bullhound, a technology-focused investment bank, to work on the fundraising. Sir Terry has been ...

  5. Former BBC Chief To Join State Assets Body

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learned that Caroline Thomson, who stepped down as the BBC's chief operating officer in 2012, will become a non-executive director of the Shareholder Executive (ShEx). Her appointment comes just six ...

  6. UK Banks To Take £1bn Hit As Forex Deal Looms

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that Barclays, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) plan to make the aggregate provision as part of their third-quarter results during the next week. The charges will come ahead of ...

  7. Tesco Faces Criminal Probe Over Profits Crisis

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that the agency could confirm as soon as this week that it is opening an inquiry, adding to separate investigations by the City regulator and the accounting watchdog. The SFO ...

  8. Investors Pump In £20m To Split Atom Shares

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that Atom, which will have no physical branches and focus on the internet and mobile apps to interact with customers, is raising approximately £20m from existing and new shareholders. Insiders said ...

  9. Major Banks To Top Up PPI Bill To Over £22bn

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will all use their quarterly results statements during the next week to top up PPI compensation provisions. Insiders ...

  10. Lloyds Bank: More Than 200 Branches To Close

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that Lloyds Banking Group will say that a significant minority of its 2,250 branches across the UK will be shut by the end of 2017, ending a three-year moratorium on ...

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