AB InBev raises offer for SABMiller

Deal agreed by two brewing giants increased by £1 a share

Openreach should be ‘legally separate company’ within BT

Regulator publishes long-awaited report on company’s infrastructure arm

Knifeman kills 19 at Japan care facility

Rampage by former worker at disability centre leaves 25 injured

Break up financial watchdog, MPs demand

Treasury committee makes case for new UK enforcement division

BHS, British Home Stores, on Oxford street, London.

Green’s lawyers demand apology from MP

Frank Field likened BHS tycoon’s conduct to Robert Maxwell’s

Martin Weale, Member of the MPC, photographed in his office in the Bank of England this afternoon.
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MPC member shifts stance on stimulus call

Stimulus measures now all but certain at bank’s August 4 meeting

Homeowners’ £18bn tax relief under fire

Audit office calls for scrutiny of loophole for main residences

Rudd to launch anti-hate crime drive

Weekend after Brexit vote saw 57% increase in reported offences

Amazon to begin testing drones in the UK

Flexible regulations mean a breakthrough for ecommerce company

May rules out Irish ‘borders of the past’

Belfast visit leaves questions unanswered on north-south frontier

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

Fearful Japanese thwart Abe on equities

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

Nice attack dims Hollande’s fading hope

President’s uncertain response to terrorism strips him of his only electoral asset

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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