Source - SMW
A brief summary of Friday's main business headlines... Extensive coverage of Apple, Micro Focus, Brexit, European Central Bank, US elections, Fyffes, Zoopla, Monitise, sterling, Mastercard, and much more...


Apple's removal of headphone jack sparks ire

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

FT business book shortlist takes in the world's challenges

Apple: iPhone fatigue

Negative-yielding bonds: Why buy them? Why sell them?

Clinton and Trump set out their stalls, lamenting the headphone jack and poll control in Russia

Brexit: the great headscratcher for the pound

Bond markets retreat as ECB stands pat

Hammond vows to protect top bankers from EU migration curbs

America's middle class meltdown

Clinton and Trump clash in debate preview

Mexico minister resigns over Donald Trump visit

Trump gains support from small business amid antipathy to Clinton

Persuading companies to repatriate cash is not easy

Four things to watch for at the ECB meeting

European Central Bank holds fire on extending QE

Michael Owen seeks to capitalise on China's football revolution

Donald Trump's oil man urges Russia and Opec to cut output


Hammond to boost economy

Minister calls in coalmine project over climate fear

Strike to close hundreds of post offices

Investors run to buy Super Mario

Software bosses reap bumper payout in Hewlett Packard takeover

Can market take so much HP sauce?

The British tech whizzkid that came of age


ECB's Mario Draghi has run out of magic as deflation closes in 

Pound skids below $1.33 after ECB says Brexit uncertainties will 'dampen' eurozone economic 

Don't rely on economic forecasts, warns new top forecaster for OBR

Chancellor signals boost for roads and railways but warns on 'unhealthy' fiscal position

Shigeru Miyamoto on bringing Mario to the iPhone

Comment: Why Germany and the UK must become close allies

Zoopla gears up for bumper profits after uSwitch deal

Comment: Apple's future lies beyond the iPhone

Murdochs' Fox empire boosted by sharp increase in fees from Sky

Comment: Why the British tech industry has turned a corner

Place your bets: Which gambling companies will strike the next deal? 

Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: backlash begins against 'water-resistant' phone

Place your bets: Which gambling companies will strike the next deal? 

Tullett Prebon and Icap get watchdog's blessing for £1.1bn deal

Fyffes snaps up a second Canadian mushroom business in a year

Thomas Cook eyes affluent Chinese with Fosun tie-up

Monitise pins hopes on new software after revenues fall by a quarter

Genus steps up R&D in genetically-engineered livestock 


UK economy continues Brexit bounce back after 'dramatic freefall'

Micro Focus is Britain's new tech titan. Is the tide turning?

'Hawkish twist' from Mario Draghi pushes up euro

TUC right to attack rising tide of zero-hours misery

Government's complancy is playing into the hands of payday lenders.

Apple tax row: Stephen Fry agrees big companies should pay more tax

Nintendo and Mario are the big winners from Apple's iPhone launch

Post office workers to strike this month over 'relentless' cuts

Europe will suffer without Britain's expertise says banking boss


UK Chancellor sets autumn statement date

Confidence in housing market rising after referendum

Work UK jobs market rebounds in August

Micro Focus and HP agree £6.6bn deal

Home rents rose to an all-time high in July

Labour plans radical overhaul

Luxembourg MEPs offer support to convicted LuxLeaks whistleblowers

HMRC is in thrall to big business. It can no longer do its job

MasterCard sued for £14bn   Apple faces tough sell after scrapping iPhone 7 headphones jack


Get receipts for contactless payments or risk overpaying, shoppers told

EU's Zombie banks: ECB is destroying Europe's finance hubs, warns leading investment bank

ECB to pull out all the stops to save eurozone from Brexit

Britain's growth forecast revised up by PwC