Source - SMW
A brief summary of Thursday's key business headlines... Coverage of Apple, Brexit, US elections and interest rates, Google, Bank of Japan, Bonmarche, Glaxismithkline, Majestic Wine, BHP Billiton, Cenkos, and much more...


Apple in talks on McLaren supercars takeover

Novum faces spot of bother over $10,000 acne cream

Japan's Dentsu aims to tackle overcharging revelations

Google uses Assistant to square up to Siri in AI arms race

Passwords and details of 5m big company employees leaked

US stocks race higher as Fed stands pat

Financial markets place limited bet on Fed rate rise

Brexit and financial markets: 5 lessons learnt

BoJ experiment risks the worst of all worlds

SEC charges Leon Cooperman with insider trading

America's Middle-class Meltdown: Core shrinks to half of US homes

Wells Fargo reaches the end of its journey

BoJ launches new form of policy easing

Brexit distances UK from its Danish ally

Banks fear chill wind of EU 'passport' freeze

Trump v Clinton: Florida or bust

Financial markets place limited bet on Fed rate rise


Fed signals rate rise by end of the year

Small business confidence sinks amid Brexit fears

Bonmarche is blowing hot and cold over profits

SFO drops inquiry into farm lender

Naked truth: Majestic boss suffers hangover

Things are motoring at busy car factories

Central bankers have lost the plot

A hard Brexit is inevitable if Britain rejects rules set by European courts


Wall Street rises as Federal Reserve looks to raise rates this year

Brexit not as bad as feared, says OECD as it performs u-turn on 2016 growth prediction

EasyJet pilots vote 'overwhelmingly' to strike, sparking 11th hour deal from airline

Bonmarche said full-year pre-tax profits would fall by £5m to £7m

First property ISA attracts backing from Zoopla and Robin Klein

Comment: Brexit provides an obvious solution to the Royal Bank of Scotland's Williams & Glyn headache

Comment: UN fears third leg of the global financial crisis, with epic debt defaults  

Comment: Get ready for the mother of all stock market corrections once central banks cease their money printing

Comment: New boss Walmsley will stay true to the Witty way at GSK

BHP boss Andrew Mackenzie's pay halves following Samarco disaster

Exports boost car manufacturing in August as industry awaits Brexit tariff deal

Majestic Wine shares lose their fizz after profit warning

Premium pubs drive Britain's oldest brewery to record profits

Broker Cenkos hit as Brexit knocks floats

AstraZeneca withdraws cancer drug after 'differences of opinion' with regulator

Zara owner Inditex storms past rivals as profits surge


Everyone in EU to get free roaming by 2017, if they're still a member

OECD halves UK growth forecast due to EU referendum vote

Public finances continue to miss official targets in August

Brexit has had no major impact on the economy, says ONS

Can RBS fall any further after latest sale fail?

HSBC offers record low mortgage at 0.99% and other banks may follow

US government allows airbus to sell planes to Iran in landmark deal


The post-referendum economy: data defies gloomy UK predictions

How has the Brexit vote affected the UK economy?

Pay National living wage 'failing to provide basic needs for lowest paid'

OECD U-turn over Brexit warning as thinktank revises UK growth forecast

Recruitment freeze Businesses scaling back investment plans after Brexit vote, says report

Apple 'in £1.5bn talks to buy supercar maker McLaren'

What's next for Apple's €13bn battle?

Fed will not raise rates for at least another month

Small firms' confidence sinks to lowest level for four years over Brexit vote


City News: Bonmarche, Apple, Shepherd, Saga

Majestic Wine below measure trade problems failed marketing

Think-tank OECD makes huge u-turn in Brexit economy forecasts

Boost for first-time buyers: Sellers should pay stamp duty not house hunters, says lender

Fears US Fed could shock markets by raising interest rates