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BREXIT BOUNCE: Key FTSE 250 index wipes out EU referendum losses in just a MONTH
BRITAIN'S economy received another Brexit boost today as the key FTSE 250 index of companies all but wiped out the losses sustained in the uncertainty following the EU referendum vote.
FTSE bosses bought �18m shares after Brexit price plunge: Following ...  This is Money
UK's FTSE 250 almost erases Brexit plunge  Financial Times  
UK retailers report biggest fall in sales in four years after Brexit vote
LONDON British retailers suffered their sharpest fall in sales in four years after last month's vote to leave the European Union, raising doubts about the ability of consumers to stave off a Brexit recession.
CBI blames post-Brexit caution for slump in high street spending  The Guardian
Another post-Brexit economic survey shows a collapse in activity — this ...  Yahoo Finance UK
Fed leaves rates unchanged, says risks to outlook reduced
WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said near-term risks to the U.S. economic outlook had diminished, opening the door to a resumption of monetary policy tightening this year.
Fed holds open prospect of 2016 rate rise  Financial Times
Stocks end slightly lower as Fed hints at September rate hike  MarketWatch
Hinkley: Point of no return for nuclear project as UK prepares to sign subsidy ...
A legally-binding contract committing UK consumers to subsidise Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation is expected to be signed on Friday, after the board of EDF meets to approve the �18bn project on Thursday.
Flamanville: France's beleaguered forerunner to Hinkley Point C  The Guardian
EDF set to make final decision on Hinkley Point nuclear site  Belfast Telegraph
Standard hires IMF guru as �1.2m new chairman: Appointed top economist Jose ...
Vinals, 62, will replace Sir John Peace when he stands down on December 1 after more than nine years at the British bank. The new chairman is currently head of financial stability at the International Monetary Fund - a role that he has held for seven ...
Standard Chartered hires IMF's Vi�als as chairman  Financial Times
Standard Chartered Picks Jose Vi�als to Be Chairman  Wall Street Journal
UK turns in strong growth in run-up to Brexit vote
Britain's economy expanded at a good pace in the three months leading up to the EU referendum, according to data on Wednesday.
UK economy grew by 0.6% before Brexit vote  The Guardian
UPDATE 2-Sterling gets no lift from better, but backward-looking, GDP data  Reuters UK
Japanese 'Helicopter Money' Prospect Has Yen Traders On Edge
The prospect of fresh stimulus from Japan is intensifying investor scrutiny of one of the most eventful relationships in financial markets this year, the yen-dollar exchange rate.
S&P 500 trims decline after Fed statement  Financial Times
Central bank views lift stocks worldwide, yen slips  Reuters UK
SABMiller puts AB InBev integration on hold to consider improved offer
The two companies agreed a deal in November and have been working on plans to integrate the two businesses. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images.
AB InBev's takeover of SABMiller remains under threat  BBC News
Activist Elliott lifts SABMiller stake
Taylor Wimpey: 'Trading normal despite Brexit vote'
One of the UK's leading house builders has said the EU referendum has not yet impacted trading. In its half-year results for the six months to 3 July, Taylor Wimpey said that “current trading remains in line with normal seasonal patterns” despite the ...
Taylor Wimpey brushes off Brexit fears  Financial Times
FTSE 100 bolstered by ITV and UK growth data  BBC News
US edges closer to lifting British lamb ban
British lamb could deliver a �35m bounty for the nation's economy as early as next year, according to Farming Minister George Eustice, who said the US government has decided to “press ahead” with plans to lift export restrictions.
British Lamb Heads For US Tables After 20 Years  Eagle Radio
UK could generate �35m due to US proposals to relax imports on British lamb ...  FarmingUK