AB InBev ups SABMiller offer on weak pound

Brewer bows to activist investor pressure following Brexit vote

BP calls time on Deepwater Horizon disaster

Upstream business inches back into profit

Knifeman kills 19 at Japan care facility

Rampage by former worker at disability centre leaves 25 injured

Stocks mixed soft central bank caution

Japanese exporter shares hit as yen rises 1.5% ahead of BoJ meeting

Amazon to begin testing drones in the UK

Flexible regulations mean a breakthrough for the company

Apple veteran takes wheel at car project

Bob Mansfield seconded to tech group’s automotive lab

Commerzbank warns on capital position

Core tier one capital ratio fell to 11.5% at end of June

Just Eat Group, the fast food service that lets you order take away meals on your phone or online. The company has over 20,000 takeaways listed in UK, online menus, pay online via card, customer reviews/ratings and instant order confirmation. Image from Just Eat

World is growing taller — but very unevenly

Dutch men and Latvian women enjoy best view of growth spurt

South Korea GDP growth quickens pace

Consumption and construction help economy expand 0.7% in second quarter

Cyber experts accuse Kremlin over leaks

Moscow bemused by claims it is helping install Trump as president

Isis claims German suicide bomb attack

Explosion raises fears that country is new jihadi target

Comment & Analysis

How Tuscan dream became bad loan nightmare

One family’s €800,000 debt is emblematic of Italy’s bank crisis

Yahoo and AOL to unite as ‘third force’

Verizon’s deal creates web ads alternative to Google and Facebook

Fearful Japanese thwart Abe on equities

The great quest to persuade the Japanese public to invest in stocks is falling on fearful ears

Conversation starters: Comments from our readers

"From the outside, at least, it seems to me that the German tradition is to educate people for their work, that is offer in-house training, which is specific and work related. In the UK the 'stupid' aspiration is for 50% to be sent to university, with none, or very little, work specific training. Perhaps this is why German industry, as whole, is superior to that in the UK."
Experiential on ‘Verteilungskampf’, by Marcel Fratzscher

"If your financial advisor tells you to adjust your portfolio every so often based on various potential future outcomes, fire him. Your asset allocation should already be set up to weather all conditions based on your risk tolerances and financial goals."
dave on Calm markets raise big risks for complacent investors

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