Press Roundup

A summary of Friday's business headlines. Coverage of Brexit, UK housing, Starbucks, Apple, US election, Royal Mail, Bitcoins, Persimmon, Sports Direct, FTSE 100's record run, and much more...

FINANCIAL TIMES

Anatomy of a Brexit transition deal: the issue that haunted Rogers

UK housing white paper risks 'huge backlash'

UK citizens flock to apply for Irish passports

Top official at Brexit ministry opposed Tim Barrow as EU ambassador

May picks career diplomat Tim Barrow as UK's new man in Brussels

Martin Wolf: The long and painful journey to world disorder

The UK mindset that heralds a disorderly Brexit

Brexit experts, confess to your errors and carry on

Resolve to kick the addiction to work email

Renminbi surges to biggest 2-day gain on record

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

Starbucks tipped to take McDonald's crown

The glass is half full for Wall Street earnings expectations

It was another great year for investors who avoid hedge funds

Murdoch's UK newspaper groups suffer losses as ad revenues fall

Apple App Store sales leap 40% in 2016

TV makers straighten out range after blow from consumer curveball

Trump turns his ire on Toyota's Mexico car plant plans

Berlusconi study sheds light on politics and profits

THE TIMES

Unions threaten walkout in Royal Mail pension row

Biggest fall in bitcoin blamed on the Chinese

High street growth fears after a dull December

It's a fair cop, says Bank economist as he admits Brexit failings

DAILY TELEGRAPH

FTSE 100 enjoys longest run of record closing highs since 1997

Cuadrilla begins work at Lancashire fracking site

Sports Direct chairman saved by Mike Ashley despite majority of investors revolting

Persimmon's shares soar as it builds on 'healthy demand'

Bitcoin price falls by 20pc in dramatic crash

Comment: The post-Brexit mini-boom has defied the economist 'monoculture'

Comment: Why trade doesn't need trade deals - as Sir Ivan seems to believe

Iceland's volcanic heat may be the perfect solution to Britain's energy crunch

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

JP Morgan boss says France won't lure City workers with current employment laws

Why it makes sense for Amazon to buy American Apparel

Apple's App Store sales soared 40pc to $28.5bn last year

Fastjet raises $28m and welcomes new major shareholder in bid to stabilise turbulent business

Royal Mail sounds the last post for its final salary pension scheme

The Money Shop is put up for sale by its American owners

Bank of Cyprus repays €11.4bn in emergency funds

Ascential puts Drapers and Nursing Times up for sale in break with trade publishing

THE INDEPENDENT

Bank of England has not changed view on negative impact of Brexit

Sports Direct: Mike Ashley thumbs his nose at the City again

Petrol prices hit 18-month high and will rise further, RAC warns

Coca-Cola is being sued for covering up soft drink health threats

Google faces US government contract ban

Warner Bros is staying in Britain despite Brexit

THE GUARDIAN

Services sector grows at fastest pace for more than a year

UK enjoys fast growth in new orders

Christmas cheer fades for high street as buyers shop online from home

Trump threatens Toyota border tax over Mexico plant

Bank of England Chief economist admits errors in Brexit forecasting

Top London prices 'pushed down by taxes and Brexit vote'

Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell rejected by shareholders again

China hits back at 'extreme' tariffs from rival economies

Southern rail Union agrees to government talks

Cuadrilla starts work on Lancashire site

DAILY EXPRESS

What is the bitcoin and why has it reached a record high?

'Fair cop!' Bank of England expert makes astonishing admission on Brexit forecast failings

Chumps! Two out of three economic forecasters admit they got everything wrong

FTSE 100 hits new record high as Britain's Brexit economy boom continues