Europe’s biggest companies get cash smart

Concern many UK corporates seem unprepared for risks post-EU vote

Veolia gives UK £750m vote of confidence

Post-Brexit boost as group plans 600 jobs and investment drive

Italy finance minister rejects banks bail-in

Padoan denies ‘systemic’ banking problem on sidelines of G20

Portuguese banks face potential big losses

Novo Banco sale seen to affect shape of industry’s future

Corporate Diary

Top chemical and pharma groups among companies reporting

Dutch pensions to clean up red-light area

Schemes invest €60m in a fund to redevelop district in Amsterdam

VW suspends diesel car sales in S Korea

Seoul to decide whether to revoke vehicle certification

North Sea faces first big strike in decades

Workers protest at pay cuts as 120,000 jobs go from industry

Swedish banks: sensible lenders

Low costs and higher returns mean they are still best in class

Samsung countersues Huawei over patents

South Korean group fires back at Chinese rival

Northern business fears over funding

Funds for UK small businesses drawn from EU regional development money

EDF poised to decide on Hinkley investment

French group’s delayed verdict on UK nuclear reactors due next week

Italy eyes €750m air traffic control sale

Key plank of Renzi’s privatisation plan prices close to top of range

Draghi backs bailout of Italian banks

Shares jump on hint of backstop as ECB keeps rates on hold

Terror, Brexit weigh on airlines’ profits

EU carriers also hurt by excessive capacity growth

Santander loses ruling in red German spat

Federal court upholds Sparkassen’s trademark on colour

Airline records Kenya’s worst ever loss

Carrier highlights the scale of the turnround task at the company

Publicis points to successes from shake-up

Advertising group says move to break silos has led to new client wins

Weak pound a boon for UK wheat industry

UK wheat’s Brexit uplift another tailwind for British exporters

Swatch clocks up Brexit boost

Watchmaker confirms profit slump while weak pound spurs UK sales


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