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09

FTSE 100 hits record as trade war fears ease

Sky News / Business

The FTSE 100 has surged to a new record high as investors welcome signs President Trump's planned trade war with China is "on hold".

08

Ryanair profits soar despite pilot rota blunder

Sky News / Business

Ryanair has reported a 10% rise in annual profits despite the impact of its costly pilot rota failure last autumn that hit the travel plans of 700,000 customers.

06

UK is 'turning blind eye' to Putin's 'dirty money'

Sky News / Politics

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his allies are continuing to use London as a base for their "corrupt assets", according to a foreign affairs committee report.

04

Revealed: UK's worst airport for delayed flights

Sky News / UK

London Luton is the worst UK airport for flight punctuality with departures from the Bedfordshire hub leaving on average 19.7 minutes late, new data has revealed.

Sunday, May 20

22

Trump pulls back from trade war with China

Sky News / World

The US has pulled back from starting a trade war with China that could have sent shockwaves through the global economy.

16

Funds fight for £1.2bn software giant Iris

Sky News / Business

Two investment firms are this weekend vying to buy a stake in Iris, a major provider of software to GP surgeries across Britain, in what is likely to rank as the industry's biggest-ever UK takeover.

Saturday, May 19

15

Dixons chief in talks to join M&S board

Sky News / Business

The outgoing chief executive of Dixons Carphone's British operations is ‎in talks to join the board of Marks & Spencer (M&S) as its chairman tries to bolster a board criticised for its dearth of retail expertise.

Friday, May 18

19

Green light for driving in Europe after Brexit

Sky News / Business

Millions of British drivers will be able to carry on using existing insurance policies in the EU after Brexit without the need for additional paperwork, the Government has confirmed.

18

BMW to recall an extra 88,000 cars in the UK

Sky News / Business

BMW is to recall an extra 88,000 cars in the UK over problems with a battery connector.

15

Why markets are fretting over Italy's coalition

Sky News / Business

It's long been argued that, if there was a major blow-up in the Italian economy, the country would – unlike Greece, Portugal and Ireland, which received bail-outs after the financial crisis from the European Commission, the International…

13

Petrol prices highest for three-and-a-half years

Sky News / UK

Motorists are paying the highest fuel prices for three-and-a-half years prompting many to cut back on car use or other spending, according to figures from the AA.

Tycoon Spencer backs £500m AJ Bell float

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The City tycoon Michael Spencer is in advanced talks to back the online investment platform AJ Bell in a move that will bolster its hopes of completing a £500m stock market listing later this year.

11

Returning Mothercare boss takes 20% pay cut

Sky News / Business

Mothercare boss Mark Newton-Jones is taking a pay cut after being re-hired to turn around the struggling retailer's fortunes just over a month after being ousted.

10

PayPal agrees to buy iZettle for $2.2bn

Sky News / Technology

Digital payments giant PayPal is to swallow up Swedish financial technology start-up iZetttle for $2.2bn (£1.6bn).

09

Sainsbury's-Asda merger facing investigation

Sky News / Business

Britain's competition regulator has confirmed it is investigating the planned merger between Sainsbury's and Asda.

Thursday, May 17

20

PayPal in talks about iZettle takeover

Sky News / Business

The digital payments giant PayPal Holdings is in advanced talks about a takeover of iZettle in a move that would gatecrash one of the European technology sector's biggest stock market flotations.

City grandees to aid audit watchdog probe

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Some of the City’s leading figures are being drafted in to aid a Government-commissioned probe of the audit regulator, days after a scathing parliamentary report castigated it over the collapse of Carillion, the construction group.

19

FTSE 100 strikes new record closing high

Sky News / Business

The FTSE 100 has registered a new record high - signalling some cheer for UK pension funds as the economy stagnates.

Oldest US gunmaker secures new lease of life

Sky News / World

The future of the oldest gunmaker in the US has been secured after it completed a debt-cutting deal with creditors.

18

Wind of change as National Grid looks to renewables

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National Grid is one of those businesses that everyone assumes is quintessentially British.

16

Gambling industry should accept need for change

Sky News / Business

The decision to slash the limit on fixed odds betting terminals is an important one.

15

Row over EU decision to hear Zuckerberg in private

Sky News / Technology

A row has developed over the appearance at the European Parliament next week of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

14

Sun sets on Club 18-30 as Thomas Cook pulls plug

Sky News / US News

Club 18-30 will enjoy its final fling this summer after Thomas Cook said it was to discontinue the sun, sex and booze brand.

13

Ocado bags 80% share surge on US partnership

Sky News / Business

Ocado has signed an exclusive partnership with America's second-biggest supermarket chain - sending the UK online grocer's shares to record levels.

12

Oil tops $80 a barrel on Iran deal fears

Sky News / Business

The oil price has climbed above $80 a barrel for the first time in three-and-a-half years amid simmering global tensions over Iran.

Codemasters races towards £280m London float

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The video games publisher Codemasters is racing towards a London stock market flotation that will crystallise a multimillion-pound fortune for its bosses and see it recruit a former Candy Crush-maker director as its chairman.

09

Mothercare to close 50 stores in rescue plan

Sky News / Business

Mothercare has confirmed that it plans to close 50 stores as part of a rescue plan for the beleaguered babycare retailer.

08

Maximum stake on gambling machines cut to £2

Sky News

The government is to clamp down on the "social blight" of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) by cutting the maximum amount people can stake on the machines to £2.

05

Max stakes on gambling machines set to be cut

Sky News / UK

The government will today announce if it is to cut the maximum stake allowed on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), described as the "crack cocaine" of gambling.

Wednesday, May 16

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Mothercare to axe 50 shops and rehire ex-CEO

Sky News / Business

Mothercare will on Thursday take the extraordinary step of rehiring the chief executive it sacked last ‎month as it unveils a rescue plan involving the closure of 50 high street shops.