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Is China the hitch for the Hinkley Point deal?
Does Hinkley Point have a national security hitch? While others may be professing astonishment over the British government decision to delay this deal on the eve of signing, the Chinese stakeholders are too polite - for now.
Hinkley Point review signals UK rethink on Chinese investment  Financial Times
Theresa May delays Hinkley nuclear decision amid concerns over Chinese ...  Telegraph.co.uk
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Barclays shares jump as transAtlantic refocus starts to pay off
LONDON A corporate makeover at Barclays (BARC.L) under CEO Jess Staley showed signs of paying off on Friday as the British bank reported an improved performance in its key businesses, helping send its shares up more than 7 percent.
Barclays boss says Britain 'open for business' after Brexit vote  Evening Standard
Barclays: Shares climb despite profit slide  Interactive Investor
Biggest drop in UK consumer morale since 1990 puts BoE on track to act
LONDON British consumer morale suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years after last month's decision by voters to leave the European Union, according to figures that are likely to embolden Bank of England policymakers to take action next week.
UK consumer confidence posts biggest drop since 1990  Citywire.co.uk
Brexit Hits Consumer Confidence In UK - But How Long Will It Last?  Forbes
GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen, bond yields rise as Bank of Japan action underwhelms
... * BOJ eases, but still disappoints markets. * Yen surges, bond yields rise. * European financials rally. By Jamie McGeever. LONDON, July 29 The yen jumped on Friday and Japanese government bond yields rose the most in eight years, lifting global ...
Japan's shocking stimulus illuminates central banks' lack of credibility  Financial Post
MarketsYen surging, government bond prices sliding as BoJ disappoints  Financial Times
Foxtons profits down sharply as London property market cools
Foxtons said it would open fewer new branches next year if the downturn persists. Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian. Julia Kollewe.
Foxtons estate agency profits tumble amid Brexit vote  BBC News
Foxtons' branch expansion under threat as profits plummet 42pc  Telegraph.co.uk
Monte dei Paschi mulls rescue bids as EU banks await stress test results
The board of the troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena is meeting to weigh up to potential solutions. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.
Monte dei Paschi set to reject UBS-sponsored rescue plan  Reuters
An Italian businessman sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison is trying to ...  Business Insider
Three former banking executives jailed for 'deceitful and corrupt' €7billion ...
Three former banking executives have been jailed for conspiring in a “deceitful and corrupt” €7 billion market deception scheme.
Rathmullan man jailed for 7billion euro Anglo Irish Bank fraud  Londonderry Today
3 top figures jailed for Anglo Irish Bank accounting fraud  News On 6
Eurozone recovery loses momentum
The eurozone's economic recovery has lost some of the momentum it took into the opening months of 2016, with growth across the single currency area slowing after France's economy ground to a halt.
Eurozone economic growth slows, while Bank of Japan disappoints - business live  The Guardian
Eurozone GDP growth halves as French economy stalls  BBC News
British Airways owner IAG profits dented by strikes, cancellations, terror ...
British Airways owner IAG took a €148million foreign exchange hit in the second quarter mostly because a weaker pound after Brexit and warned operating profits for the year would rise by a 'low double digit'.
BA owner IAG lowers profit forecast on terror attacks and Brexit vote  The Guardian
IAG - Fuller planes flying further  Hargreaves Lansdown
The IMF's Disastrous Response To Greece - Giving In To Political Pressure
The reputation of the International Monetary Fund has taken a tremendous ding over its actions surrounding the Greek bailout. It's true that those of the eurozone and the European Union haven't done all that well either but those reputations for ...
IMF 'clowns' urged to QUIT over disastrous report shaming euro-love ...  Express.co.uk
Internal auditor hits out at IMF handling of Greece bailout  EurActiv