Brexit talks in endgame, says Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May and husband Philip attend the Lord Mayor’s Banquet Negotiations over the UK’s departure from the EU are “now in the endgame”, Theresa May says. Addressing the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in the City of London, the prime minister said the talks were “immensely difficult”, but the sides were working […]

Apple iPhone sales fears rock Wall Street

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple chief executive Tim Cook presents the firm’s newest line of products Apple shares have slumped by more than 4%, dragging down US markets and wiping more than $40bn (£31bn; €35bn) off the tech giant’s market value. The fall followed a profit warning from one of the firm’s major […]

Armistice Day: White House defends Trump WW1 no-show

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption President Trump attended another scheduled visit to a US cemetery outside Paris on Sunday The White House has defended US President Donald Trump’s decision to miss a memorial event on Saturday after he faced a backlash. Mr Trump, who was in France to mark the centenary of World War One’s […]

Tobacco shares hit on US menthol ban fear

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in two tobacco giants have been hit by reports that US regulators are planning to ban menthol cigarettes. Shares in British American Tobacco fell 9% to their lowest level for nearly five years, while Imperial Brands shares fell 4%. A report in the Wall Street Journal claimed the US Food […]

Pound falls as Brexit uncertainty rises

Image copyright Getty Images The pound has fallen against the dollar amid political uncertainty as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to broker an agreement on Brexit with her cabinet. In early trading, sterling fell nearly 1% against the dollar to $1.2845. Against the euro, it was down 0.2% at €1.1422. Mrs May is trying to […]