Source - SMW
A brief summary of Monday's key business headlines... coverage of Microsoft, Brexit, Airbus, HS2, Amazon, Rolls-Royce, Kingfisher, Apple, McDonald's, French Connection, UK property, carmakers, and much more...


MUFG adds to pressure on UK to engineer a soft Brexit

Airbus prepares to launch restructuring and cost cuts

Microsoft to close Skype's London office

Wells Fargo scandal turns focus on bank pay

Banks face $5bn hit to research teams as asset managers cut spending

Slovakia says Europe will make Brexit 'very painful' for UK

Beijing weighs nasty UK shock to business interests after Brexit

Cautious Hammond argues against Brexit clean break

Dickens' 'greatest thoroughfare in London' subsumed by coffee chains

Switzerland: A role in flux

We are still groping for truth about the financial crisis

Global bond issuance highest in nearly a decade

Slump in US imports threatens to derail emerging market growth

Why states struggle to repatriate looted assets

Gold bugs squashed by aggressive selling

NY blast an act of terrorism, says Cuomo

Trump urges secret service to stop protecting Clinton

New York on high alert after bomb blast


Safeguards threaten to spark bank funds crisis

Giving in to HS2 enemies 'would cost 27,000 jobs'

'Hard Brexit' means Britain would lose passporting rights, Bundesbank head warns

Boatbuilders want ministers to get on board

London supersewer will not be drain on taxpayers, says boss


BIS flashes red alert for a banking crisis in China 

UK can strike quick deal with USA, says former trade minister Francis Maude

Rolls-Royce has cut jobs as part of a restructuring process

Fees rocket for collapsed cargo giant Hanjin's clients

Chinese eye National Grid's £11bn gas business 

Comment: Time to ignore popularity in a drive for successful UK industrial policy

Lender to back Uber drivers' car purchases

Comment: Let's not let exchange rate advantage slip away again 

The only runway is Essex, says Stansted boss

Comment: Amazon's Echo steals a march in the race for artificial intelligence

That sinking feeling for Hanjin as falling freight rates fuel a global shipping crisis

Hinkley Point fires up Britain's nuclear ambitions

Night-time economy boosts Britain's high streets

Kingfisher cheers property market with new HQ search

Stansted seeks end to cap on passengers

Watch out boss - the finance exec wants your job

The week ahead in business and finance


Just a tenth of UK Volkswagens fixed since emissions scandal

Business confidence at four-year low following Brexit vote

The toxic legacy of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal

Psychometric study reveals why people really like smoking

Apple's smartphone stranglehold Is secure

Indian thirst for Scotch whisky boosts exports

Mark Carney reveals how much money he's got in his wallet

McDonald's opens new restaurant that doesn't sell burgers or chips

Hollywood Bowl hits strike with float but why are bosses selling up?

Deutsche Bank's $14bn mega fine - America's revenge for Apple's tax?


Hard Brexit will cost City of London its hub status, warns Bundesbank boss

Fixing a Hole: how to solve the chronic UK current account deficit

Carmakers look to move research roles to eastern Europe after Brexit vote

UK first-time buyers hit by steeper rises in starter home prices

Greece Tourism boom helps soothe battered economy

CAA Air rage incidents on UK airlines quadrupled in two years

Bake Off TV's indies learn the art of the deal

Court ruling in Zambia may trigger new pollution claims

French Connection boss 'refusing to sit down to discuss turnaround plan'

UK economy Microsoft 'to close Skype's UK office'


Theresa May's approval of Hinckley FUELS hopes for Chinese-British 'golden era'

£1billion off borrowing is not enough says new post-Brexit Data

RBS shares drop over US dividend settlement case

Sir Philip Green to miss Topshop Show at London Fashion Week, say sources

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