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Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, bookies, strikes, ITV

(Sharecast News) - European leaders were divided last night before a critical meeting that will determine the future of Theresa May's Brexit plans. Some EU countries are pressing for the leaders to engage with British proposals, which they see as a "positive" step towards reaching a deal, [but are] being challenged by the European Commission and the leaders of France and Germany, who are said to be unwilling to make the concessions demanded by the British. - The Times
[20 Sep '18 06:55]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Tariffs, taxes, tech, Brexit

(Sharecast News) - Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with China by imposing new import tariffs of $200bn on Chinese goods arriving in the US from next week. The US president announced the tariffs in a statement, saying: "If China takes retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries, we will immediately pursue phase three, which is tariffs on approximately $267bn of additional imports." - Guardian
[18 Sep '18 06:54]

Monday newspaper round-up: Tariffs, Brexit, banks, robots, trains

(Sharecast News) - President Trump is expected to announce tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports as early as today in the latest front of America's assault on global trade. He was reported over the weekend to have instructed his officials to hit about 1,000 Chinese goods with import duties of 10 per cent, from refrigerators to electrical components, circuit boards, furniture and toys, which are likely to drive up prices for US consumers. - The Times
[17 Sep '18 07:16]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, ITV, Kier, Intu, Debenhams

(Sharecast News) - Michael Gove has tried to persuade Brexiteers to back the Chequers plan by stressing that the deal can be renegotiated once the UK has left the European Union. The Environment Secretary said that whilst Chequers is "the right deal for now", a future prime minister would have the power to "alter the relationship" and elements of the agreement. - Sunday Telegraph
[16 Sep '18 12:55]

Friday newspaper round-up: RBS, Carillion, house prices, Allianz

(Sharecast News) - The Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive has been accused of withholding information from MPs investigating the bank's mistreatment of small businesses. In a frosty exchange with Nicky Morgan, the Treasury committee chair, Ross McEwan rejected the suggestion that he had misled MPs at an evidence session into heavily criticised practices at the lender's Global Restructuring Group. - Guardian
[14 Sep '18 06:59]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, RBS, Sports Direct, Vodafone

(Sharecast News) - Theresa May's Brexit plans have been dealt a blow after the Democratic Unionist Party backed a rival plan drawn up by Tory rebels to allow the UK to leave the EU's single market and customs union without a hard border in Ireland. The European Research Group published a paper calling for equivalence of UK and EU regulations and conformity assessment for all agricultural goods on the island of Ireland. - Telegraph
[13 Sep '18 06:56]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Tesco, payday lender, Sports Direct

(Sharecast News) - Tesco will unveil its new discount chain Jack's next week as the UK's biggest supermarket throws down the gauntlet to the German discounters Aldi and Lidl. The first of the stores, named after the Tesco founder, Jack Cohen, will be unveiled by the supermarket's chief executive, Dave Lewis, in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, on Wednesday. - Guardian
[12 Sep '18 07:00]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Apple, cars, IPOs

(Sharecast News) - Downing Street is refusing to consider proposals to have EU officials stationed at British ports serving Ireland, intended as part of a solution to the problem of the Irish border after Brexit. The compromise plan, which is under consideration by Ireland and Brussels, is aimed at "de-dramatising" the Irish border issue, and reflects the fact that many goods enter Northern Ireland via Dublin, and not Belfast or the two other main ports in the region. - Guardian
[11 Sep '18 06:45]

Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Debenhams, Tui, IAG

(Sharecast News) - European leaders are expected to agree to modify the EU's formal Brexit negotiating mandate in a move that acknowledges Theresa May's Chequers compromises. The heads of the 27 member states will discuss updating their guidelines in Salzburg next week in an attempt to provide impetus to the talks. - The Times
[10 Sep '18 06:56]

Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit, bosses, British Airways, Elon Musk

(Sharecast News) - Philip Hammond has warned that the government would have to refocus its priorities if the Brexit negotiations resulted in no deal, as details emerged of a Whitehall contingency plan codenamed Operation Yellowhammer. After Treasury minister John Glen was photographed in Downing Street with a briefing document about planning for no deal, Hammond hinted other areas of public spending would have to take a hit if the UK crashed out next March without an agreement in place. - Guardian
[7 Sep '18 07:26]

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