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UK manufacturing 'at 14-month low'
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slowdown.

Airport expansion 'critical' for UK
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.

Consumer borrowing jumps in July
The amount of new money being borrowed by consumers soared to more than £1bn in July, according to the Bank of England.

Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".

Euro manufacturing at 13-month low
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.

Russia and China launch gas pipeline
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.

London Market Report
Shares in Tesco fall further following news that a major shareholder in the supermarket has cut its stake.

Barclays sells Spanish businesses
Barclays Bank sells Spanish businesses for £633m to the country's third largest lender CaixaBank.

China factory growth misses forecast
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.

Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit
Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).

UK businesses 'want new EU deal'
Most British businesses want the UK to renegotiate its relationship with the EU, according to a British Chambers of Commerce survey.

Co-op Group votes through reforms
Members of the troubled Co-operative Group vote overwhelmingly in favour of reforming how the business is run.

Rogue landlords 'must face crackdown'
Housing experts are calling for minimum standards in the private rental market to prevent landlords from exploiting vulnerable tenants.

Banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims
Banks and card companies will reopen 2.5 million PPI mis-selling complaints amid claims of underpayment and rejection of compensation.