Press Roundup

A summary of Thursday's business headlines. Coverage of Brexit, Starbucks, Next, B&M, US election and Donald Trump, FTSE 100, UK economy and property, Ford, and much more...


The 'final nail in the coffin' for Aids?

The risks that threaten global growth

Is Article 50 notification in March now more likely than unlikely?

Theresa May alienates experienced UK officials at her peril

The political price of Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign

Starbucks tipped to take McDonald's crown

Bitcoin passes $1,000 but only number that matters is zero

Cities offer a glimpse of China's economic future

France asks bondholders to take a long-term view

Brexit turmoil after envoy's resignation; backtracking on fracking and China's economic future

Brexit set to weigh on property prices in 2017

Mark Zuckerberg to study impact of globalisation with US tour

Faraday Future unveils electric SUV in challenge to Tesla

Mexican standoff looms between Trump and carmakers south of border

UK companies look to sell off pension liabilities

May faces calls to appoint pro-Brexit EU ambassador

Brexit set to weigh on property prices in 2017

'Speak truth to power', departing envoy tells UK Brussels staff

Text of Sir Ivan Rogers' letter to staff

The risks that threaten global growth


Boutique bankers share £37m in dealmaker shift

Trump stimulus forces Fed to consider raising rates even faster

Rivals feel the pain of Next profit warning

Rags don't lead to riches as retailer's sales dip

Share Buyback Man changes name of the game

Secret is out for B&M in high street bargain hunt


FTSE 100 hits new closing high despite slump in retailers, as UK construction PMI beats expectations

Next shares plummet after 'miserable' Christmas trading

Demand for residential property is driving growth in the construction sector

Britain bounces back as businesses and homebuyers recover their lost confidence

Swan Hellenic cruises owner collapses with 400 holidaymakers abroad

Ford cancels plans for Mexican plant as Trump blasts General Motors

Comment: Bumpy ride ahead for those hitched to Donald Trump's rickety economic wagon

Comment: Next needs to give shoppers a reason to visit the high street

Comment: The economists have had another terrible year. It's time for a complete re-think

Comment: Nothing could spook the markets in 2016. Was it the calm before the storm in 2017?

Carrots and Brussels sprouts help Nisa to a merry Christmas

BSG Resources' Beny Steinmetz released without charge in Guinea bribery probe

Kent-based pulse trader Maviga gobbled up by ED&F Man

ConvaTec makes first acquisition since IPO after snapping up Dutch manufacturer

Competitions watchdog to probe MasterCard purchase of VocaLink

Ryanair and adverts banned for 'misleading' customers


FTSE 100 hits new all-time closing high

Next sends shares of UK retailers diving as 2017 outlook turns bleak

John Lewis Christmas sales up 36% despite tough period for retailers

Construction output surges despite pressure from weakened pound

Man replaces woman as boss of first ever all-female FTSE100 board

Trump was not reason for Ford scrapping Mexico car plant, says CEO

Asia's richest families are abandoning hedge funds

Rex Tillerson to receive $180m payout from ExxonMobil


Government names new chief to lead crackdown on worker exploitation

Film and TV ​streaming and downloads overtake DVD sales for first time

UK economy ends 2016 on high - but rising import prices start to bite

UK shoppers are still happy to borrow - but danger may lie ahead

Next shares slump after gloomy 2017 forecast and unfestive figures

British car industry body warns of sales downturn as uncertainty kicks in

Government offers £7bn affordable homes fund to housing providers


Millions of Britons 'worried about money'

Bhuti's one-stop service sets new standard for day spas

EU cracks deepen: Germany and ECB set for showdown as inflation soars to four-year high

Revealed: The cheapest and most expensive places to buy petrol in the country