Source - SMW
A brief summary of Wednesday's key business headlines... Coverage of Bank of Japan, Apple, Merck, PotashCorp, UBS, wheat, BHP Billiton, mortgage approvals, ARM Holdings, British Gas, tax, Cadbury, and much more...


English football smashes transfer record

Nintendo deal undermines Pokemon reboot

Social media celebs warned on sponsorship

India telcos push back as Reliance Jio encroaches

Dell poised to seal $63.4bn EMC purchase

Merck plays long game in precision medicine

PotashCorp and Agrium in talks to merge

UBS hires psychologists to revamp research

Mondelez looks beyond Hershey

Driverless cars add emojis to road signals

Drop in yen gives Japan shares a fillip

BoJ is the big whale in Japanese stocks

Pension solution lies in the long term

Goldman pushes US bond market algo

Pension disappointment: National solutions

Bats cuts prices to boost ETF listings

Wheat price hits decade low as crop swells

Quiet Wall Street and record net Vix shorts

Fiscal policy clamour is gathering pace

Euro may leave the FX market sidelines

Apple ruling sparks angry reaction in US

Brazil's Temer faces tough budget tests


Spendthrift Britons stop saving

'Crown jewel' sold as Arm approves £24bn takeover

BHP chief to lose $2m bonus after dam report

City's towering ambitions crumble in face of investors' nerves

Retiring classic car boss invites workers to take business for a spin

Slowdown fears as mortgage approvals fall to 18-month low

More jobs but Japan won't spend

Confidence in eurozone takes a hit


Apple tax: Downing Street says tech giant 'welcome' to come to UK after EU orders Ireland to claw back £11bn 

Trade wars: Why the central pillar of global order is in danger of collapse as TTIP disintegrates

Pound slides below $1.31 and FTSE 100 falters as investors price in 55pc chance of Fed rate hike by year-end

Business confidence dives to five year low after Brexit vote

Consumer confidence rebounds as Britons ditch plans to save

BHP boss forgoes bonus after Samarco disaster in Brazil

Comment: The Apple fiasco shows why corporation tax is an outdated anachronism

Tax expert: all the talk from Apple is 'bluster'

Comment: Why grammar schools are not the answer to our economic and social ills

British Gas snaps up prototype technology to spot household water leaks in £13m deal

Comment: The web's domain name revolution has been a missed opportunity

ARM investors approve £24bn SoftBank takeover

Homebuyers hold off after Brexit vote despite fall in interest rates

BBC Millionaires' Holiday Club travel firm sold to private equity in £30m deal

Dieselgate: The only car that actually passes new 'real world' emissions tests - an Aston 

Gazprom's gas sales to Europe soar by a third


The new TTIP? TISA is a 'secret privatisation pact'

ARM Is gone. We need to ask why Britain isn't creating replacements

US treasury says £11bn EU penalty could hurt foreign investment

Apple: You can have taxes or jobs, but you can't have both

Dubai's king makes spot check at work, fires nine people

New mortgage lending figures point to post-referendum house price hit

Cadbury's owner Mondelez scraps $23bn Hersheys takeover

Britain must pay for single market access says Merkel ally


Apple ordered to pay up to €13bn after EU ruling

As it happened EU orders Apple to pay up to €13bn in Irish taxes

Global trade France demands an end to TTIP talks

UK companies Multimillion-pound classic car business given to staff

Commuting Southern to reinstate one-third of cancelled train services

Spending Consumer confidence rebounds as figures ease post-Brexit vote nerves

Mortgages Approvals fall to 18-month low after Brexit vote


City news: Cadbury won't join Hershey, Petrofac back in black, Bunzl buys firm and ITC

Chip giant Arm Holdings backs 24bn takeover Japan Softbank

Annuity rates income drawdown default retirement option

Homeowners saving cash cheaper mortgage rates Brexit

Abi Fisher fashion company own label franchise

Major banks facing ruin technologically Monzo chief executive