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Almost half of highly skilled EU workers 'could leave UK within five years'

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Deloitte study finds 47% were considering leaving after Brexit, while overall one-third of non-British workers could leave

Consumer confidence collapsed after general election, YouGov finds


Hung parliament, pay squeeze and housing slowdown took consumers’ spirits to lowest level since Brexit vote, says poll

Co-op Bank abandons sale talks as it edges towards rescue deal


Lender says plan to secure hundreds of millions from hedge funds would allow it to ‘safeguard its values and ethics’

Italy's €17bn bank job: self-preservation at a long-term EU price? | Nils Pratley


The state rescue of Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza raises major long-term worries for the eurozone

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Potential Martin Shkreli jurors: we can't be impartial over 'most hated man' in US

Some interviewed said they couldn’t be part of the pharmaceutical CEO’s trial because of his notoriety for raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000%


Asda is named worst supermarket in treatment of suppliers

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Watchdog places Walmart-owned chain below Morrisons, as it names Iceland as worst retailer at complying with its code

HBOS fraud victims go unpaid as Lloyds battles Noel Edmonds

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Bank denies star’s claim £100m scheme is a ‘sham’ as only one victim of loans scam has received compensation


Hard Brexit could halt Heathrow expansion plans, says Lord Adonis

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National Infrastructure Commission chair says UK must maintain ties with EU to save key projects such as third runway and HS2

Smart meter rollout could force household bills to rise, says supplier

Energy company warns rising cost of installations due to ‘customer apathy’ could prompt suppliers to increase tariffs


UK energy industry cyber-attack fears are 'off the scale'

Sector says current threat coming to the fore because of trend towards decentralised power plants


Markets rally after Italy agrees €17bn bank rescue – business live


All the day’s economic and financial news, including a TUC conference on insecure work and reaction to Italy’s €17bn taxpayer-funded bank deal


Holland & Barrett sold to Russian billionaire for £1.8bn

Europe’s largest health food chain has been bought by L1 Retail, an investment fund run by Mikhail Fridman


Let down by Thomas Cook when kids’ club failed to operate

We booked the hotel specifically because it had a kids’ club for our daughter, but it was closed on four occasions

Brexit could destroy the UK's food and farming industry – or be the making of it | Felicity Lawrence

Leaving the EU is a chance to reform the biggest sector of Britain’s economy. But is Michael Gove up to the job, or will he be hamstrung by free-market dogma?


Central banks raise alarm over new crash after steep rise in lending

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Bankers warn that high-risk borrowers pose danger to stability of global financial markets

UK on track to miss carbon emissions target due to stalled energy policy

Survey by Energy Institute finds industry professionals think policy is ‘on pause’ and warn Brexit is ‘material concern’

Monday, Jun 26

Skilled labour shortage fuelled by uncertainty for EU workers


Survey by Lloyds finds more than half of British companies are struggling to recruit the staff they need – up from almost a third in January

Sunday, Jun 25

Italy to wind up two failing banks at potential cost of €17bn


Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza, blighted by bad loans and a mis-selling scandal, will open as usual on Monday, says finance minister

With politics turned on its head, Labour sticks to Brexit ambiguity

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Hard, soft or left? One year on and theories abound, but politicians are yet to define their vision for the shape of Britain’s post-EU future

Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings

Sportswear brands review spate of incidents in factories where employees on short-term contracts work 10-hour days in 30C temperatures

Move by UK supermarkets threatens to bring Fairtrade crashing down

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Tesco is to join Sainsbury’s in changing the branding of some ‘fairly traded’ products

Saturday, Jun 24

Handbags at dawn with Farfetch, the latest thing in upmarket online fashion

It has a Chinese deal, a Condé Nast tie-up and has lured the founder of its biggest rival, but can it really change the luxury market?

Friday, Jun 23

Tattooing avocados helps keep up supply of smash hit


Appetite for creamy green fruit shows no sign of abating as growers and retailers struggle to keep up with demand

London could lose out as ECB seeks control of euro clearing after Brexit

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European Central Bank’s bid for more powers represents challenge to City’s dominance of £880bn-a-day business

French Q1 growth revised up to 0.5%, as eurozone firms enjoy best quarter since 2011 – business live


All the day’s economic and financial news, including new GDP figures from France, and a healthcheck on eurozone companies

Spending watchdog condemns 'risky and expensive' Hinkley Point

Damning report says nuclear project is bad for UK consumers and governments failed to assess alternative finance models

Thursday, Jun 22

UK factory orders jump and eurozone confidence hits 16-year high – business live


All the day’s economic and financial news, as the CBI reports that UK manufacturing picked up in June

Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze

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The latest monthly Guardian analysis finds households facing rising costs and firms concerned over political uncertainty

Imagination puts itself up for sale amid Apple dispute


Shares in Hertfordshire chip designer surge 20% after it announces start of formal sale process

George Clooney sells his tequila company for up to $1bn

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Casamigos, which star founded with Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, bought by Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker owner Diageo