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6th December - The ongoing US/China trade war, Qatar pulling out of OPEC and an investigation at Ted Baker.

27th November - The Brexit withdrawal proposal, the highest paid CEO in the UK, the pub trade and another drop in the value of cryptocurrency.

20th November - Brexit deal, Apple’s share price worries, Snapchat’s investigation, Uber’s $1 billion loss and the university that received a £900k government bail out.

13th November - Why oil prices are dropping, the future of the high street, Disney plus, technology in the banking sector and America importing more from China.

5th November - Post Brexit financial services deal, US sanctions on Iran, Jaguar Land Rover’s turnaround plan and Uber's groundbreaking court case.

31st October - Philip Hammond's budget speech, the markets in sell off mode and key companies to watch this week

22nd October -  How austerity could be ended, inflation, Uber’s IPO, Tesla’s record year and ASOS flexing their muscles abroad.

15th October - A bad week for global markets, Patisserie Valerie, Apple’s new acquisition, why profits are up for American banks and the new £50 note.

8th October- A new American trade deal, IMF’s global recession warning, Italy’s worrying budget plans, Unilever’s headquarters and Unilad to go out of business?

1st October - Oil prices rising, China fights back, Michael Kors acquiring Versace, Musk’s $20 million fine, Thomas Cook’s woes and Amazon could be split into two.

11th September - Strong summer for the British economy, Italy’s economic outlook, Nike’s Kaepernick campaign, Amazon after hitting £1 trillion market capitalisation.

4th September - Coca-Cola’s acquisition of Costa, Wonga’s collapse, PwC’s flexible hours, Argentina’s economic woes, planned IPOs for Aston Martin and Grindr, and higher VAT online?

28th August - Driverless cars developed for ride sharing, Goldman Sachs’ retail bank, Saudi Aramco’s IPO, Wonga on the brink of collapse, Venezuela’s new currency.

20th August -  The British economy, Qatar’s cash injection into Turkey, checkout-less supermarkets, Mulberry’s profit warning, PepsiCo’s takeover of SodaStream, the world’s most liveable city.

13th August - Turkish economy, Tesla private ownership plans, Virgin’s healthcare contracts, Sports Direct’s acquisition of House of Fraser and rises for renters.

30th May - Italian politics and debt, who bought Homebase for £1, a big deal in the music industry and the Obama’s sign for Netflix. Read this and much more.

22nd May - The FTSE 100, Paypal’s acquisition of iZettle, Ocado’s automated shopping technology, the rise of banking apps and the changing gambling laws.

15th May - Iran nuclear deal, Vodafone’s European expansion, the changing energy sector, BT’s 13,000 job cuts, Vinyl making a comeback and Facebook’s dating app.

8th May - Takeover in London, what Google is doing about election ads, a new British streaming service, Air France strike and Sports Direct's legal action against House of Fraser.

30th April - The planned Sainsbury’s-Asda merger, a bid for Wembley, mortgage approvals rates track consumer confidence, Amazon’s revenue wins, TSB’s IT crisis.

23rd April - Interest rate rises, Facebook’s ads revenue, Martin Sorrell stepping down from WPP, oil price highs, Premier League profitability and will young people be able to buy a house.

March Review - Key stories from March. From tariff wars and data breaches to ball tampering, here’s what you need to know and the companies you need to watch. 

6th March - Trump’s tariff war, the “Beast from the East” and the economy, Carpetright’s profit warning, Spotify’s IPO, why Lego made too many bricks in 2017.

27th February - A global dividend record, RBS's return to profit, Walmart's underwhelming Christmas, an energy price cap and how Kylie Jenner wiped $1.3 billion off Snapchat’s share price. 

19th February - The housing market for young people, Uber's 2017 results, Standard Life Aberdeen's £109 billion loss, Oxfam scandal, cost of live Premier League matches. 

12th February - A volatile week for the markets, Aldi the most popular British supermarket, Amazon to set up delivery business and Twitter record their first profit.

5th February - Economy worse off with any Brexit deal, Lloyds in Bitcoin clampdown, Capita's share price drops 47% in a day and a "sell-off" in the American markets

29th January - Strong UK growth, Carillion collapse, Netflix dominate the streaming market, Starbucks growth slowing and Arsenal signs cryptocurrency deal.

22nd January - US Senate shutdown, Macron and Merkel, Amazon's grocery store with no checkouts, London's renting market and an acquisition in the chocolate sector.

15th January - South Korea's Bitcoin ban, the pound hits a post-Brexit high, SoftBank's IPO talk, Carillion go into liquidation and GoPro shares crash.

8th January - What to look out for in 2018, American beer giant acquire Aspall, Debenhams' Christmas results, Quiksilver takeover Billabong and a 3.4% hike in rail fares.  

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