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August 2019 articles

Manufacturing output stabilises despite ‘Brexit millstone’ hampering firms
Manufacturing output stabilises despite ‘Brexit millstone’ hampering firms
Britain’s manufacturing headaches softened slightly over the last three months, with output stabilising despite “relentless Brexit uncertainty” continuing to weigh [...]
August 20, 2019
Business must come together to reform and save the WTO
Business must come together to reform and save the WTO
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) – the linchpin of the global trading system – is far from secure in the [...]
August 20, 2019
City of London brings out new rules to tackle wind-inducing skyscrapers
City of London brings out new rules to tackle wind-inducing skyscrapers
The Square Mile may be famed for its financial clout and history, but in recent years it has also been [...]
August 20, 2019
Bond yields fall as Trump calls for cut and ECB hints at stimulus
Bond yields fall as Trump calls for cut and ECB hints at stimulus
Yields on global bonds have fallen following a renewed call for interest rate cuts from US President Donald Trump and [...]
August 20, 2019
Heart patients given boost by Astrazeneca drug trials
Heart patients given boost by Astrazeneca drug trials
A new Astrazeneca drug might help patients with heart failure, half of whom die within five years of being diagnosed, [...]
August 20, 2019
Persimmon profit falls as it tries to tackle quality complaints
Persimmon profit falls as it tries to tackle quality complaints
Persimmon has reported a drop in profit for the first half of the year as it spent heavily on schemes [...]
August 20, 2019
Energy group Wood to sell nuclear arm for £250m
Energy group Wood to sell nuclear arm for £250m
British energy services firm Wood is to sell its nuclear business for about £250m ($301m) to a subsidiary of US [...]
August 20, 2019
Sainsbury’s shares lifted by strong performance but hottest day fails to revive flagging grocery sales
Sainsbury’s shares lifted by strong performance but hottest day fails to revive flagging grocery sales
Sainsbury’s led FTSE 100 risers this morning following the news the supermarket had put in its strongest performance since November [...]
August 20, 2019
Bolt from the blue: Grid blames lightning strike for power cut which switched out the lights in 1m homes
Bolt from the blue: Grid blames lightning strike for power cut which switched out the lights in 1m homes
National Grid today said a bolt of lightning was to blame for a power outage which left over a million [...]
August 20, 2019
BHP owners pocket record dividend
BHP owners pocket record dividend
BHP shareholders will pocket a record payout, the company announced this morning, bringing the total dividend to $6.7bn (£5.5bn). The [...]
August 20, 2019