Source - SMW
A brief roundup of Tuesday's main business headlines, among them extensive coverage of crude oil, Bayer, VW, Barclays, G20 Summit, Bank of Japan, Telefonica, Lloyds, Sellafield, sterling, Centrica, and much more...


Asia markets subdued as RBA meets

Corn versus ethanol: a fight revisited

Reasons for hope on India's lending logjam

Sterling hits seven-week high

LME to tap angst over China speculation

Risks are brewing to banner year for gilts

Commodity dollar divergence

Oil up 4% on Saudi-Russia G20 statement

The big questions for markets this week

Avoiding the perils of short-termism

Bayer in 'advanced' talks to buy Monsanto

Ailes hires lawyer to take on NY magazine

EU banks turning Japanese, analysts warn

China's SpaceX in $1.5bn theme park move

Revenue stress builds for investment banks

America's car ownership dream is not over

VW faces fresh EU claims over emissions

Japanese insurer plays down Brexit effect

Snapchat gears up for AR hardware launch

Barclays raids JPMorgan for senior role

G20 leaders urged to 'civilise capitalism'

Clinton campaign takes to the skies

Duterte regrets 'son of a whore' remarks

Merkel vows to regain trust after defeat

Prosecutors say Sarkozy should stand trial

Calais blockade targets migrant camp

Young activists win seats in HK elections

BoJ vows to keep easing monetary policy

Divorces highlight China's property puzzle

Spain prospers despite political stalemate


Telefonica set to float O2 after merger knock-back

Women do ask for pay rises but they just don't get them

Stage is set for new man at the Ministry

Wake up and smell the coffee: Lloyd's threatens to quit City


Pound soars to seven-week high after UK services sector posts biggest rebound in 20 years

Sellafield safety concerns over staff shortages and nuclear waste stored in plastic bottles

Recession fears fade as UK's growth engine rebounds at record pace after Brexit shock

Japan's threat to cut investment in the UK would hurt - but is unlikely to come true

No UK fracking this year as Yorkshire legal challenge drags on

Comment: Japan's demand for 'seamless Brexit' is a timely warning against hubris 

Telefonica to float O2 and infrastructure business after merger knock-back

Comment: Even the sniff of a Trump victory promises a wild ride for investors

Centrica signs new £2bn deal to extend gas imports from Qatar

Comment: Rowe has thrown the dice in a risky game

Animal drugs business Dechra to open new lab as acquisitions boost pipeline

Comment: Brexit 'shock' threatens to do far more damage to the European economy than to Britain

Barclays chief poaches another top JP Morgan banker

Lung study and meningitis vaccine score double win for GSK

Time Out owner makes £108m from sale of online dating site

'Complex and inefficient' M&S sends IT and logistics staff out of London as it slashes head office jobs

Brexit drives spread betters into the arms of Plus500


Marks and Spencer confirms hundreds of job cuts

Shoppers boosted by record fall in food prices

Sports Direct: Here's what could happen at Wednesday's AGM

Southern Rail passengers crowd-fund legal action against government

Record jump in service activity as sector recovers from Brexit shock

Brexit could make insurance market move from UK says Lloyd's boss

Marks & Spencer to 'cut 500 head office jobs'

Southern Rail: MPs and passengers react angrily as dispute escalates

Union bosses have been locked in disputes with the troubled train operator for months

What does China really think of Britain?

Marks & Spencer agrees pay rise after pressure from campaign

Pernod, Volkswagen, Hollywood: Business news in brief, 2 September


PMIs UK service firms shrug off Brexit vote shock

Marks & Spencer to cut hundreds of jobs at London HQ

Steel dumping not on G20 agenda as Theresa May meets Xi Jinping

Japanese ambassador warns companies could leave UK over Brexit

US tycoon John Malone is set to pay £6.4bn for Formula One

Only 3% of UK adults feel ashamed at wasting food, poll finds

Chinese firm to build Europe's tallest residential tower

Sainsbury's to open 30 new in-store Argos outlets


City news: Sports Direct, Barratt Developments, food prices

Can you still afford to buy a property overseas?

Theresa May will tackle the Gatwick v Heathrow runway debate

Five-minute guide to... Using your new £500 allowance

Home builders shrug off fears of downturn after Brexit referendum

Morrisons trim meat prices latest store price war