Manufacturing activity slows to 17-month low

PMI data suggest rapid cooling of expansion

Sainsbury suffers fall in quarterly sales

First trading statement under new chief executive Mike Coupe

France defiant on missed deficit target

Paris faces critical talks with Brussels over public finances

FCA begins full investigation of Tesco

Probe follows £250m overstatement of expected profits

KPMG gains legal services licence

Firm can now operate on a multidisciplinary practice basis

Hong Kong marks National Day with protests

Crowds flock to vicinity of government headquarters

HK family group snaps up Canary Wharf property

Songbird Estates in sale of 50 Bank Street for £153m

Deutsche Bank withholds bonuses

Executives will not receive latest instalment of 2011 pay

Elisabeth Murdoch to end Shine era

Production company bought by 21st Century Fox in merger process

Snoop Dogg joins Reddit funding round

Online discussion forum raises $50m

Mercer strips Pimco funds of top rating

Consultant’s downgrade triggers review by UK pension fund client

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Home Secretary, Theresa May, makes her keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham on Tuesday
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Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, makes his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Tories use old mantra to woo marginals

Osborne focuses on economic competence

Q&A: Brussels vs Apple over Irish tax

The European Commission’s case against the tech group

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