When Hinkley Point was first talked about in the mid-2000s, Tony Blair was prime minister, the UK's position in the EU looked secure and the project was being run by British Energy.
The yen is surging and government bond prices are sliding after the Bank of Japan delivered stimulus measures that fell short of expectations.
Consumer confidence has suffered its sharpest monthly fall in more than 26 years, according to yet more figures revealing deepening post-referendum concern.
International Consolidated Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, suffered a €148m foreign exchange hit in the second quarter, mainly due to sterling's post-Brexit plunge, and has also been hit by a weaker UK trading environment.
Foxtons said it would open fewer new branches next year if the downturn persists. Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian. Julia Kollewe.