Source - SMW
A brief summary of Thursday's key business headlines, with extensive coverage of Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, PwC, Apple, Brexit, AstraZeneca, UK house prices, Rolls-Royce, 888, Netflix, BHP Billiton, Ryanair, and more...


Deutsche and Commerzbank held merger talks

Quality issues hit Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Michael Dell takes long view on EMC deal

EU outlaws network-wide ad blocking

Swift warns banks about hacker theft

PwC fined on auditing of subprime lender

Biogen predicts preventive Alzheimer's drug

English football smashes transfer record

Fosun chairman calls P2P market a 'scam'

Apple's €13bn bill swamps its EU filings

China stocks shrug off upbeat factory data

Falling bond yields save taxpayers $500bn

Corporate America rushes to borrow before Fed

'Massive demand' greets Saudi bond sale

Coco bonds stage summer revival

Disrupting Treasury market proves a struggle

Traders love big round numbers

DBS undercuts rates with $750m cocos sale

BoJ is the big whale in Japanese stocks

Copper flashing red signals on China

Irish cabinet split on Apple tax ruling

Weak inflation figures put pressure on ECB

Nigeria falls into recession as economy shrinks

Apple tax deal and what ruling means

China-led AIIB vice-president departs

AfDB chief warns Africa on debt

Eurozone economic confidence falls sharply

Ireland defends economy from Apple fallout

Trump to reveal 'disruptive' economic plan

France urges Brussels to halt TTIP talks

Trump vows 'no amnesty' over illegal immigration

Rousseff impeached by Brazil's Senate

Pregnant woman in Singapore contracts Zika

China steps up Cambodia courtship

US declares victory in G20 austerity debate

Irish cabinet split on Apple tax ruling

Weak inflation figures put pressure on ECB

India to launch $1.5m investor visa

JetBlue's historic flight lands in Cuba

Venezuela cracks down ahead of protest


Fears over dividends as pensions crisis grows

House prices defy doubts to edge up

AstraZeneca fined $5m for bribing doctors

Brexit vote clips Ryanair's wings

Ex-Tesco chief cleared over accounts scandal

Elliott raises its stake in Poundland


Netflix funds first British children's series as kids streaming battle intensifies

Pension deficits up £100bn in month since rate cut

Follow Swedish model on excessive bosses' pay, Theresa May told

FTSE 100 skids below 6,800 as oil prices fall sharply after surprise build in US crude 

EDF board members challenge Hinkley Point investment decision

Comment: Apple travesty is a reminder why Britain must leave the lawless EU

Rolls-Royce hits back at defence watchdog after having profits capped

Comment: Hangzhou summit provides new opportunity for China-UK global cooperation

Ryanair boss lashes out at Europe over Apple ruling

Consumer confidence rebounds as Britons ditch plans to save

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

Anya Hindmarch on attack mode for global growth

888 boss rules out merger with Rank

PwC fined £2.3m for failing to spot the dire state of Cattles' loan books


Conservative MP calls for Swedish-style boardroom reforms

Dishonest bankers threaten new financial crisis says Mark Carney

Lush cosmetics to move staff from Britain to Germany following Brexit

Punch pubs looks punchy, but has it learned lessons of its past?

Ryanair boss O'Leary enters Apple tax row with foul-mouthed tirade

Amazon's Dash comes with a sting in its tail

Extra Energy gets more complaints than any other supplier

BHP Billiton; UK banks; ECB: Business news in brief 31 August

House prices rise in August but falls looming, warn economists

Budget flights hit by Brexit despite falling prices


Irish government split over immediate appeal against tax bill

Silicon Valley outraged by Apple bill

Ryanair chief says tax decision is 'bizarre'

Core inflation fall raises prospect of ECB stimulus measures

Fund manager backs MP's plan to rein in executive pay

Defined benefit pension fund deficit grows by £100bn in a month

Accountancy watchdog drops investigation into ex-Tesco finance chief

Property Super rich 'push London elite out of exclusive postcodes'

Nationwide UK house prices edge up in August


City news: The Gym Group,, Steinhoff and Rolls-Royce

Bookmaker Gala Coral ready bet mergers Ladbrokes deal

Boost for British families as households now have £202 a week in spare cash

Italian economy shattered as one in three jobless give up searching for work

Eurozone confidence dives to five-month low in post-Brexit fall out

UK House prices still increasing after Brexit vote

Pensions still a great way to save for retirement

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