Source - SMW
A brief summary of Thursday's key business headlines. Coverage of UK news, US election, Hinkley Point, Bayer, and updates concerning the Brexit vote, as well as much more. 


Colin Powell's leaked emails blast Trump and Clinton

May on the march with 'demobilisation of Cameroons'

US prosecutors open inquiry into Wells Fargo

Obama vows to lift US sanctions on Myanmar

Ukraine vows to speed up reforms

Syrian ceasefire holds but aid trucks make no progress

US political system risks economic competitiveness, study finds

Lula da Silva charged with corruption by Brazil prosecutors

Bayer braced for tough scrutiny over $66bn Monsanto deal

Offshore renminbi lending rate still elevated ahead of holiday

Theresa May edges closer to decision on Hinkley Point


Inquiry into police over 1980s clash with miners

French claim Hinkley Point nuclear plant has been approved

Hackers leak Wiggins and Froome files

Salaries for top BBC talent must be revealed to the nearest £50,000

Colin Powell email reveals Clinton 'greed'

Celebrity bodyguard murdered outside home


Bayer agrees $66bn Monsanto deal to create agrichemicals giant

MPs to debate stripping Sir Philip Green of his knighthood

Power price surges to record high on supply shortage fears

British workers jealous and resentful of bonuses

Sir James Dyson exclusive: 'I would trigger Brexit now - and negotiate trade deals over time'

Takeaway app Just Eat rebrands with 'coach' telling customers what food to buy 

Sky invests in drone racing league

Investment banks need another radical overhaul if they want to make money, says McKinsey

Dunelm toasts a decade of profit rises despite sweating the Indian summer

North Sea oil production creeps up from record lows

Ardian raises £3.8bn in four months as private equity backers swing to European companies

Former Barclays executive challenges bid to ban him from the City for misconduct


Businesses pledge to battle discrimination against mothers

Freedom of movement 'vital to UK construction' post Brexit

Bayer clinches $66bn Monsanto takeover in controversial deal

Dyson urges single market exit months after losing Brussels battle

YouTube forced to pay musicians more money under proposed EU laws

Former BHS boss Darren Topp to lead fashion chain LK Bennett

Jobs market rides out Brexit shock

California bans SeaWorld's killer whale shows and breeding program

Bank of England to buy Apple debt in bid to boost the UK economy

Uber criticises Sadiq Khan for favouring London black cabs


Wage growth slows after Brexit vote

Everyman cinema chain is next to drop zero-hours contracts

Moving City jobs abroad after Brexit vote will be 'multi-year process'

Ford to move all small-car production to Mexico as profits set to fall

More than 300 post offices to be hit by 24-hour walkout

Mortgages for house purchases fell in July, says CML

Bayer's $66bn takeover bid of Monsanto called a 'marriage made in hell'


Pension pot savers hit with £2 BILLION of unnecessary fees each year

Pure Gym shapes up for £500 million stock market flotation

Productivity puts Unipart in the driving seat as it wins big Ford contract

European Union ruling traps homeowners

Gocompare to sing £500m solo on the London stock market