Press Roundup

A summary of Friday's business headlines. Coverage of Brexit, UK election, sterling, M&S, Trump, trade, Unilever, Sky, Debenhams, WS Atkins, Diageo, Tesco, Greece debt, and much more ...


Brussels starts to freeze Britain out of EU contracts

Labour draws up most leftwing manifesto since Michael Foot years

Brexit confusion overshadows Labour's election launch

Brussels hardens Brexit line on EU workers' rights

May manifesto to consign Cameron to her out-tray

Goldman Sachs crashes to bottom of the class as bets turn sour

Elliott Management releases private Kleinfeld letter after CEO exit

IT sector dims as beacon of Indian job creation

Office affairs and Australia's macho culture

BlackBerry chief predicts second life for its phones

Sterling no longer the most hated currency, but still not loved

Russian oil groups brave cold of western sanctions to explore Arctic

China bond party attracts few takers

Oil's slide towards $50 a barrel slows

Stronger pound is not the only test for UK blue-chips


Britain told to keep EU laws or jeopardise deal

M&S plan to shut stores sparks high street anger

Macquarie promises £3bn input as it buys Green Bank

Trump risks clash with China over steel-dumping inquiry

Play fair on trade, Lagarde warns world

Company boss scores striking own goal with mocking letter

Hedge fund that's never far from a good fight

Should ref reach for the red card?

Don't be fooled, Victorian mill owners would be impressed by new tech HQs


Executive pay falls as shareholder pressure weighs on Britain's biggest companies

WS Atkins agrees to £2.1bn takeover by Canadian rival SNC-Lavalin

Donald Trump praises 'historic day for American steel' as he launches investigation into imports

Vince Cable attacks 'obscene' RBS legal bill for rights issue battle

Debenhams shareholders unimpressed by new chief's strategy

Cost of export ban mounts at Acacia Mining as it faces new ownership rules in Tanzania

Unilever shows it can go it alone in wake of Kraft Heinz approach with sales boost

Macquarie denies asset stripping plan as it buys Green Investment Bank for £2.3bn

Sky suffers marked slowdown in core UK pay-TV business


Diageo 'is cutting more than 100 jobs because of Brexit'

Amazon accused of using peer pressure to make staff work even when sic

Unilever: No longer a representative of a better sort of capitalism?

Apple pledges to make iPhone entirely from recycled material

Marks and Spencers may close six shops

Dow Chemical pushes Trump to ignore pesticide damage to animals

Government to sell Green Investment Bank to Macquarie in £2.3bn deal

Bose headphones 'secretly collect users' details' through app

Startup horrified by discovery of basic fault with $400 juicer

Advertising giant Google is 'building its own ad blocker' for Chrome

Premier League football clubs suffer record financial losses


World Bank chief echoes Bill Gates's warning to Theresa May on aid

US economy Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security

Bake Off sponsorship auction aims to whip up bidding frenzy

More than 200,000 homes in England lie empty

Sell-off described as a disaster by critics

M&S to close six stores as it tries to 'stay in tune' with shoppers

Debenhams: Jobs at risk as stores close in 'social shopping' restructure

EU toughens stance on Brexit


City news: M&S, Sky, Green Investment Bank, Unilever

Debenhams takes the plunge with makeover

Greek crisis: Athens to miss key bailout target as Juncker gets his sums wrong

Tesco sells its in-store opticians to Vision Express