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Crackdown on financial spread betting proposed by FCA
Stricter rules for firms offering financial spread betting products are proposed by the watchdog.

Lego appoints British boss in brand expansion
Lego, the Danish toy maker, aims to forge more partnerships to build its brand as it appoints a new chief executive.

Train and track operations to be reunited in rail revamp
The way England's railways are run is set for a major overhaul, the transport secretary says.

Brexit: EU negotiator says 'time's short' for reaching deal
A Brexit deal will need to be reached by October 2018, EU negotiator Michel Barnier says.

Finance sector 'paid £71.4bn in tax'
Report finds the UK's financial services sector paid £71.4bn in tax last year - more than 10% of all tax receipts.

Amazon unveils plans for grocery shop with no checkouts
Customers will be able to select items and walk out without waiting to pay at the Amazon Go shop.

Carney warns about popular disillusion with capitalism
Bank of England boss warns people will reject capitalism unless more is done to help those left behind.

Brexit: Theresa May 'ambitious' over deal with EU
Theresa May says she is "ambitious" about the deal the UK will strike when leaving the EU.

South Korean firms face rare corruption hearing
South Korean lawmakers question eight major firms in hearings over high-level corruption allegations.

FTSE 100 falls and spread betting firms dive on FCA plans
Shares in financial spread betting firms plunge after the Financial Conduct Authority proposes stricter rules for the sector.

Dow rises to a fresh record close
Rising bank shares and strong economic data help to push the Dow Jones to a new record.

Extremist images 'fingerprinted' by tech firms
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube link up to curb the spread of extremist images on the platforms.

UK service sector growth 'continues to strengthen'
The UK's key service sector grew at its fastest pace since January last month, according to a closely watched survey.

Tata Steel: Unions close to deal to keep Port Talbot open
Unions are close to agreeing a deal with Tata Steel which would keep the Port Talbot works open along with other UK plants, BBC Wales understands.