Source - SMW
A summary of Friday's business headlines. Coverage of UK's Brexit and hung parliament, crude oil and gold, China stocks, Diageo, McDonalds, Qatar Airways, Bank of England, and much more ...


Russell Group universities fall short of teaching quality benchmark

Theresa May scraps manifesto pledges to clear path for Brexit

Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May tell the tale of two nations

The appeal of the European Economic Area for the UK

Grenfell survivors to be rehoused in Kensington luxury development

Diageo pays up to $1bn for George Clooney tequila brand

Oil slides below $45 a barrel for first time this year

Big China companies targeted over 'systemic risk'

Uber upheaval continues with further board resignation

FT 300: full 2017 list of top US registered investment advisers

Five markets charts that matter for investors

The Brexit vote and UK markets one year on

Poland scales back debt plans after tax crackdown

China stocks hit 18-month high on MSCI inclusion

S&P 500 rally melts away despite rise for crude


May says 3m EU citizens can stay in Britain

Pound's fall fuels biggest export boom in decades

Chinese are shortlisted to operate HS2 railway

Bank 'too timid to make hard decisions'

Norwegian aims to lead rivals a merry dance

Heat on Opec as oil glut drags down prices

Cheap fuel may have a price to pay

Boost for first-time buyers after collapse in buy-to-let purchases


Hinkley nuclear deal is 'high cost and risky', says spending watchdog

Chinese banking watchdog probes 'systemic risks' of debt-fuelled empire builders

Peter Hambro ousted from gold miner Petropavlovsk after losing board battle with Russian investors

Qatar Airways looks to buy 10pc stake in American Airlines

Leonardo lands £260m deal to fit 'friend or foe' ID systems to British vehicles

McDonald's launches home delivery in the UK after tie-up with Uber

Passengers desert Southern as further strikes loom

Boss of B&M Bargains doubles his pay with a bumper bonus

Oil markets laugh off Opec pledge to do 'whatever it takes' 

Manufacturing orders hit highest level since 1988

Kristin Forbes: signs UK 'behind the curve' on rate rises as Bank of England loses focus on inflation

THE INDEPENDENT says AI to be more disruptive to UK tech than Brexit

McDonald's launches long-awaited UK home delivery trial

British strawberry prices set to soar 50% without EU farm workers

Jack Ma warns technology could cause World War III

Southern Rail misery to continue, operator Go Ahead hails trading

Southern Rail union announces guards and drivers to strike again

Richard Branson reveals the three companies he most admires


One year on from Brexit vote: business's winners and losers

Official view on Hinkley Point C? Nuclear power scheme is risky and expensive

Manufacturing sector: Boom thanks to weak pound and global recovery

Brexit: British farmers warn loss of EU workers will see strawberry prices soar

M&S: Fashion chief will leave behind £1.7m as she departs Halfords

Brexit Watch: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze


Brexit Punishment: UK banks' passporting rights not up for debate, snaps Brussels chief

Brexit strength: Factory orders hit highest level in 30 years amid export boom

Oil prices drop to 2017 NADIR as fears grow of FTSE 100 stock crash

Pound could surge against euro in coming days, say experts