Press Roundup

A summary of Friday's business headlines. Coverage of Brexit, UK industrial action, Donald Trump, George Soros, Barratt Developments, M&S, Fiat Chrysler, Premier Oil, National Grid, Tesco and much more...


City of London lobbying group drops demand for EU 'passport'

Business should assume a hard Brexit

Oxbridge set for Brexit boost from student fees

UK review backs £1.3bn tidal lagoon project in Swansea Bay

New Tube strike looms as RMT threatens to escalate action

Trump-inspired rally hits wall after first press conference

Mexico hits back at Trump after carmaker comments knock peso

Indian foreign minister threatens to expel Amazon workers

Winners and losers on the UK high street

Fiat Chrysler accused by US regulator of emissions cheating

Trump-inspired rally hits wall after first press conference

Mexico hits back at Trump after carmaker comments knock peso

Dollar and stocks retreat after Trump disappoints growth bulls

Top Morgan Stanley execs netted $17m in post-election share sales

US shale oil output remains resilient despite rig count fall

What Vladimir Putin really wants from Donald Trump

Business should assume a hard Brexit

Andy Haldane is wrong: there is no crisis in economics

The City has nothing to fear from Brexit

Power people in Davos: some are more somebodies than others


Retailers defy doubters with festive last hurrah

Trump breaks the man who broke Bank of England

Barratt does bulk home deals to ease capital pain

Alphabet's drone project proves a titanic failure

ECB extends bond-buying despite dissent

Lion of M&S lets out a roar

The big sleep fad: why executives are snuggling up to beditation


FTSE 100 extends historic record run and pound regains momentum as markets digest retail bonanza

Retailers' bumper Christmas shows consumer spending is defying Brexit worries

Fiat Chrysler shares crash by a fifth as it is drawn into emissions scandal by US regulators

UK companies would cope with 'hard Brexit', says Fitch boss

George Soros 'loses' $1bn after bearish Trump trades

Comment: George Soros's $1bn election loss shows why facts trump ideology

Comment: Breaking up the Green Investment Bank will free it from political whims

Comment: The advantages of the European Economic Area are clear

Comment: Forget Brexit; there are much bigger economic challenges to worry about than leaving the EU

Barratt builds fewer homes as London market slows

National Grid avoids break-up with spin-off plan

Guardian US chief executive exits after 'a difficult few months'

Marks & Spencer reports long-awaited rise in clothing sales

Premier Oil's financial reboot expected in weeks

Fund manager Jupiter hit by surprise client withdrawal

High street names hail bumper Christmas sales on retail 'super Thursday'


Wages for the lowest-paid men have been stagnant for two decades

Diesel emission allegations just lost Fiat $2.3bn

Brexit tourism: Pound slump fuels surge in foreign spending

George Soros takes $1bn hit from Donald Trump's election victory

JD Sports has done brilliantly. A union could help sustain that

A sugar tax 'won't solve the obesity crisis'.

Tesco looks ready to start eating Britain again


Top fund manager likens Trump market rally to dotcom bubble

Retailers in flurry of Christmas trading news

Amazon: Plans unveiled to create more than 100,000 US jobs

Toblerone maker to hike price of Freddo bars

'Brexit tourists' exploit weak pound to boost high street

John Lewis: Group to cut staff bonus after pound's Brexit slide

Tesco: Chain hails turnaround as festive sales increase

ILO warns of rise in social unrest and migration as inequality widens

Trouble ahead as strikes loom across air, rail and tube

Fiat Chrysler: Carmaker cheated diesel emission test, claims EPA

Netflix targets BBC family audience


Asda has been crowned the cheapest supermarket in 2016

Our top pearls of wisdom? Pay all bills and avoid debt

FTSE 100 record run continues with incredible 13th consecutive day of gains

Britain's economy kept booming at end of 2016 as more experts U-turn on Brexit impact