Source - SMW
A summary of Thursday's key business headlines, among them Shell, Sports Direct, CMC Markets, Asda, Brexit, European Central Bank, HS2, Apple, US elections, BHS, UK house prices, Lego and much more...


'See you on the 7th': what to watch at Apple's iPhone 7 launch

Bank hiring: Wall St turns to machines to find better-behaved bankers

Credit Suisse markets head Tim O'Hara departs abruptly

Apple launches iPhone 7 and new Watch

Micro Focus and HP Enterprise in $9bn tie-up

Brexit: the great headscratcher for the pound

Quantitative easing extension risks reopening ECB rifts

BlackRock issues climate change warning

A prescription for embattled active asset managers

European shares firm as Wall St ends shy of record

America's middle class meltdown

Silicon Valley's European stars are returning home

Federal Reserve's Williams pushes case for interest rates rise

Mexico minister resigns over Donald Trump visit

The fight of Hillary Clinton's life

AfD is 'a challenge for all of us', Merkel warns German MPs

Japan Inc rethinks its longstanding bet on Britain

Mexico minister resigns over Donald Trump visit


MPs to leave Parliament in £4bn restoration plan

HS2 rail link 'is reckless waste of £80bn'

Brexit vote sparks new revolt by EU states

British tech company buys software arm of US giant

Queen's bank is sued over tax avoidance film scheme

Sports Direct's chairman won't quit hot seat

Investors quit game after profit warning

Sinking feeling follows CMC's float


My interest rate cut will help UK make a success of Brexit, Carney says, as pound drops below 

Mike Ashley pulls out massive wad of £50 notes on Sports Direct warehouse tour 

UK manufacturing falls at fastest pace in a year as factories see 'no immediate benefit' from weaker pound

Investors clash with Sports Direct chairman

Confidence returns to the UK's jittery post-Brexit housing market

Comment: Sports Direct's investors shouldn't be surprised by recent events

Amazon's new one-hour delivery service includes a Michelin-starred restaurant (and Strada)

Comment: Mike Ashley veers off a carefully rehearsed script

Steinhoff seals Poundland takeover after shareholders give blessing

Comment: US recession jitters stoke fears of impotent Fed and fiscal paralysis

CMC Markets warns quiet summer has hit trading profits

Comment: Westminster must be Britain's industrial cheerleader

British-born mining explorer to list South African gold venture in London

Asda's profits rise despite sharp fall in sales as supermarket slashes overheads

Shell's North Sea exit could generate $1bn, says UBS

Move over Viagra: British-made erectile dysfunction gel to hit the market after acing clinical 


Lego so popular that it tried to stop Americans buying any more bricks

My glimpse inside Mike Ashley's Shirebrook Gulag

UK house prices fell in August as market continues to cool

Sports Direct suffers historic shareholder revolt. Now will it change?

Mark Carney 'serene' about pre-referendum economic warnings

Goldman Sachs tells employees they cannot donate to Trump campaign

CMC Markets suffers as spread bettors stay away

Workers 'feel they have been shafted' by Brexit, says TUC leader

Rodrigo Duterte's Obama insult costs Philippines stock market millions

'BHS Destroyer': Sir Philip Green's £100m superyacht has been re-named

Manufacturing output dips in wake of Brexit vote

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley stands by under-fire chairman

Bank of England Governor 'serene' about Brexit stance

Slowing GDP growth bolsters fears of UK recession

UK's biggest housebuilders shrug off Brexit vote

Confidence in housing market rising after Brexit vote, say surveyors

Independent UK firm Micro Focus to buy part of Hewlett Packard

Liberty Media agrees $8bn deal

UK jobs market rebounds in August

Morgan's zero-emissions three-wheel car to go on sale in Selfridges

Amazon moves into takeaway food delivery

Land Registry sell-off plan put on hold


Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell stays despite calls from shareholders

City news: Joules, Amazon food delivery, Barratt, Hargreaves Lansdown

Amazon is hungry for a slice of Britain's £9bn takeaway market

Avoid falling into a rate trap

Campaigners are urging the Government to scrap needless EU red tape that costs households

European Central Bank policies for growth not working, warn experts

Spain recovers just 4% of £42bn bank rescue cash since 2012

Bank Governor Mark Carney insists 'over-egged' Brexit warnings were justified

Furious shareholders SNUB Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell