Source - SMW
A summary of Friday's business headlines. Coverage of UK and Brexit, general election, manifestos, UK retail figures, Donald Trump, BMW, Toyota, National Grid, sterling, Cineworld, Facebook, and much more ...


British shoppers confident in household finances

City airport to switch to virtual traffic management

UK retail sales bounce back in April

British newspapers to escape new Leveson inquiry

Early figures show Tory fundraising muscle

It is time for Britain to talk about raising taxes

Leaders' debate finds May, Corbyn and Natalie missing

Theresa May makes centrist pitch with Tory manifesto

Tory lead over Labour narrows again

Theresa May and a manifesto that's a Labour of love


Retail sales bounce back as shoppers defy squeeze

Conservative manifesto is 'assault on free markets'

Trump's travails cause world markets to wobble

Children's book sales take wing at Bloomsbury

Reforms to block foreign asset-strippers

Wind blows in favour of exploiting Scottish isles

May vows to axe Serious Fraud Office

Sovereign wealth fund dismissed as rebranding


BMW and Toyota among four carmakers to pay $553m Takata settlement

Pension experts hit back at Tory proposal for so-called 'Philip Green law'

Social media sites face industry-wide levy in Conservative manifesto

National Grid delivers record investment of £4.5bn

Tories plan 'Cadbury clause' to protect UK business from aggressive foreign takeovers

Tories pledge crackdown on executive pay

Experian hails 'vibrant' market as it launches $600m share buyback

Tory plan to fold Serious Fraud Office into National Crime Agency comes under attack


The economic implications of the Tory manifesto

Sterling cracks $1.30 mark for the first time since September

April retail sales beat expectations as consumer show resilience

Conservatives to force companies to declare corporate pay ratios

Cashless restaurant that doubles as a personal nutrionist raises £1.6m

BCC welcomes policies in Tory manifesto but calls for greater detail

Turmoil and Trump continues to roil global financial markets


Surprise surge in UK retail sales powers pound to eight-month high

Facebook: £94m fine for 'misleading' EU over WhatsApp takeover

Tesla: Staff reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us'

Cineworld bosses to meet union over living wage dispute

Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold

National Grid: Boss criticises Labour's renationalisation plan

EU insists trade deals must meet labour and competition standards

Tories receive £50,000 from Petrofac chairman


State pension triple-lock axed: Everything you need to know about Tory pension policy

Deutsche Borse boss blasted by investors for not factoring Brexit in failed LSE deal

What does increased consumer spending really mean for the UK?

Trump slump: Stock markets crash as fears of President's impeachment grips traders