Press Roundup

A summary of Wednesday's business headlines. Coverage of Opec and crude prices, Brexit, US elections and Donald Trump, Amazon, Tata Steel, SSP, Costa Coffee, BAE, Sky, John Lewis, Merlin, and much more...


China to clamp down on outbound M&A in war on capital flight

Pound enjoys respite as Brexit risk looms

Opec heavy-hitters rush to rescue supply deal

Wall Street resumes upward momentum despite oil slide

What the options market tells you about Donald Trump

Jes Staley's contrarian bet on investment banking at Barclays

Brazilian footballers among 75 dead in Colombia air crash

Rupert Murdoch faces huge writedown on Theranos investment

Amazon's drive-in grocery store marks new offline push

Wanted: Japan digger group's secret trove of global economic data

Memo offers snapshot of behind-scenes Brexit thinking

UK farmers warn of Brexit-triggered labour crisis

EU leaders harden tone on Brexit deal for expats

Only events can shift the Brexit debate

Jeremy Corbyn's praise of Castro confirms he's in a time warp

Fillon win sets up bitter battle with Le Pen over future of France

China to clamp down on outbound M&A in war on capital flight

Four ways Renzi's referendum could change Italy

Brazilian footballers among 75 dead in Colombia air crash

South Korean President Park Geun-hye offers to step down


Oil slumps on Opec deal fears

Port Talbot jobs on the line again as Tata Steel looks to downsize

Don't mess up Brexit, car trade warns

Patience runs out at Ofcom after failed call on Openreach

Debts soar as Britons max out on credit

Lenders face crackdown on high-cost loans


BT's divorce from Openreach heads to Brussels as Ofcom loses patience

Warning over £1500 price rise on imported cars if no EU trade deal reached

Trump to appoint former Goldman banker as Treasury secretary

Winter power crunch fears as UK-France cables severed during storm

Co-Op Energy acquires GB Energy's customers

Comment: The unheralded M&A deal that might provide a big clue to the UK Government's Brexit strategy

Comment: BT must consider if a fight is in the best interests of its customers

Comment: We owe it to everybody to accelerate UK's success as a digital economy

Comment: All eyes on India's cashless revolution to spur growth

Sky sets sights on mobile market

Law firm Eversheds eyes US merger

Costa Coffee owner to drive £150m in cost savings

Companies face watered-down boardroom crackdown

BAE faces challenge to its monopoly building Britain's warships

Profits at hire firm VP boosted by UK construction industry

SSP to roll out Paul Hollywood-backed Knead bakeries next year


Government tells companies to justify executive pay rates

Shoppers now 'resolutely gloomy' about the future of the economy

Investor who predicted Brexit now says the euro will collapse

Financial Conduct Authority mustn't give payday lenders Christmas gift

Nearly 300,000 young women 'shut of out' of the job market


Firms such as Kellogg's, Unilever and Nestle 'use child-labour palm oil'

Consumer and business confidence tumble in November

Industry lobby group says failure to secure single market access after Brexit could cost £4.5bn a year in import and export tariffs

Supermarket shoppers can get their Christmas dinner for £20 - survey

Co-op Energy to supply firm's customers despite recent £1.8m payout

John Lewis posts record £200m sales week thanks to Black Friday


What you need to know about funding your golden years

City news: John Lewis, Merlin Entertainments, Patisserie Holdings, FCA

Kelda Technology reinvents the shower and slashes costs for gyms, hotels and hospitals

Here are the simple ways to fight the high-tech scams in Britain