Antony Peyton Writer and Journalist

Antony Peyton


Writing and Journalism

Banking Technology, London. February 2016 to present. Deputy Editor. Providing news and analysis on global financial technology. Gained exclusives in the UK, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland and Canada.

IBS Intelligence, London. July 2015 to February 2016. Senior Reporter. Wrote about international banking systems, innovation and start-ups. Obtained exclusives in the UK, United Arab Emirates and Switzerland.

European Rubber Journal, London. October 2013 to September 2014. Reporter. Covered stories on finance, technology and sustainability. Secured exclusives in Germany, Italy, Russia and Poland.

The Non-League Paper, London. September 2012 to October 2013. Sub-editing for a weekly sports publication that focuses on English and Welsh football.

Asergis, London. June 2012 to July 2013. Writing, editing and social media management. Created content for relaunch of three telecoms websites.

South West Londoner. October 2011 to January 2012. Online newspaper produced by News Associates. Reports on a Korean church, Krav Maga, a rugby-playing sculptor and Lambeth’s BIG Difference Campaign.

The Independent on Sunday. September to November 2011. Work placement as part of journalism course. Assisted news desk with research and case studies.

News Associates, London. September 2011 to January 2012. Full-time NCTJ Multimedia Diploma in Journalism. Trained in media law, court reporting, public affairs, sub-editing, PCC Code of Practice and Teeline shorthand. Awarded reporting prize.

Firefox News, online magazine for speculative fiction. Book reviews of Terry Pratchett’s work: Interesting Times, Small Gods and Night Watch.

Casey Research, US online magazine. March 2005 to July 2006. Examined China’s relevance and prevalence in the world. Subjects included relationships with the US, Japan and India; environmental concerns; business practices; a declining female population and an ageing workforce.

China Pictorial: City of Ambition, a Western perspective of Tianjin.

Dragonfire: Chinese Gold, an analysis of the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Chapter and Verse: Hard-Boiled and Soft-Centered, a feature on the life and work of Raymond Chandler.

JIN Magazine, Tianjin, China. June 2004 to February 2006. Contributed a regular flow of ideas, stories, interviews, reviews and travel features. Monthly column ‘A View Askew’ explored themes expatriates faced within the Middle Kingdom; trips to Xi’an, Inner Mongolia, Hong Kong; and observations on life.

“Antony is tireless in his efforts to improve himself and deserves to succeed in his chosen career.”

Richard Parsons, Director of Training, News Associates, UK.


Paraguayan Embassy, Tokyo, Japan.

Education Information Service Ltd, Japan. STEP Eiken tests in practical English proficiency.

Yamagata Intech, Japan. Technical manuals for the automobile industry.

Energy Foundation.

Avec Mobile, Finland. Online magazine covering the cutting edge in mobile technologies.

China Pictorial and EU-China Energy and Environment Programme.

“I’m very glad we found Antony Peyton, ‘our man in China’. He was a great addition to our small and select team of freelancers. We regularly received emails from readers telling us how much they valued his intelligent insights into Chinese culture and society.”

Shannara Johnson, Senior Editor, Casey Research, US.


From Tianjin to London.

Exclusives, analysis, opinion.

And more...

Photos of Hong Kong (January 2017)

Update: 18 March 2017
Photos of Hong Kong (January 2017)
Third time lucky


2011–Present: England
2006–2011: Japan
2003–2006: China
2000–2003: Germany

Photos of Canada (December 2016)

Update: 19 February 2016
Photos of Canada (December 2016)
Warmth in winter

Social Media

New blog started in 2011.

Book reviews, satire, travel and more.

Previous blog about life in Japan.

Photos of England (Nov 2016 – Part 2)

Update: 9 January 2017
Photos of England (November 2016 – Part 2)
Set in stone