Theresa May meets technicians at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Warrington, Cheshire, where she held her first regional cabinet meeting. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA.
Close: London's leading stock market slipped 47 points today as the pound climbed against the US dollar. The FTSE 100 lost 0.7 per cent, falling 47.3 points to 7,151.2, with miners the main bright spot in the day's trading.
The proposed Foxconn plant in the US could create upwards of 30,000 manufacturing jobs. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters. Sam Thielman · @samthielman.
BP has started up one of its first major projects in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, almost a year ahead of schedule and $150m under budget.
The boss of the historic London Metal Exchange left abruptly yesterday after less than three-and-a-half years in the job - leaving a 34-year-old in charge.