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Hope of trade war progress help stocks bounce back but sterling hit again
The pound has hit fresh 20-month lows versus the dollar as the prime minister battles to rescue her Brexit deal with Brussels and shore up her position as Tory leader.
EU risks bank crisis from 'no-deal' Brexit, say UK officials
UK officials have been warning EU27 nations that a "no-deal" Brexit places a high risk of financial disruption to their banks, Sky News understands.
Trump threatens government shutdown if Mexico wall does not get funding
Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the US government if the Democrats refuse to vote in favour of his Mexican border wall.
Wage growth climbs to new near 10-year high
Annual wage growth rose to 3.3% in the three months to October but unemployment also climbed, official figures show.
Carpetright losses widen as 'negative headlines' hit sales
Struggling retailer Carpetright has slipped to a half-year loss of £11.7m after it closed dozens of stores and said "negative headlines" had hit sales.
Profit alert for retailer backed by Sir Philip Green and Mike Ashley
Shares in an online retailer backed by Sir Philip Green and Mike Ashley have fallen by 50% after it issued a profits warning.
Ex-Sainsbury's boss Justin King to join M&S board
Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King is to join the board of Marks & Spencer to help "navigate the challenges ahead" as it battles to turn around its fortunes.
McAdam to retire as Rentokil and United Utilities chair
Two FTSE-100 companies with a combined market value of almost £11bn are kicking off the search for new chairs as John McAdam, the veteran industrialist, prepares to step down after more than a decade at the helm.
Ad giant WPP plans to axe thousands of jobs
Advertising giant WPP has announced a major restructuring which will see thousands of jobs cut worldwide, months after ousting long-serving boss Sir Martin Sorrell.
All Hands on deck as Terra Firma plots Wightlink bid
The private equity tycoon Guy Hands has lined up the erstwhile boss of Associated British Ports to help him sail into a £300m bidding war for Wightlink, the British ferry operator.