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Summary

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  2. HSBC interim profits rise to $10.7bn
  3. Regus-owner IWG calls off takeover talks
  4. Sterling falls further against the dollar
  5. China makes fresh attack at Trump over trade

Live Reporting

By Katie Hope

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight

    Hello, that's it from us tonight. But don't worry we'll be back at 6am sharp tomorrow morning. So set your alarm and join us then.

  2. Wall Street has a good day

    Wall St sign

    Wall Street has ended higher after strong corporate earnings from Berkshire Hathaway helped to boost investor sentiment.

    Meanwhile, Facebook lifted the tech-heavy Nasdaq index after a report it was planning new services.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 40.35 points, or 0.16% to 25,502.93, the S&P 500 gained 10.1 points, or 0.3% to 2,850.45 - still around 20 points shy of an all-time high - and the Nasdaq Composite added 47.66 points, or 0.61% to 7,859.68.

  3. Spot the difference

    Winne the Pooh and President Xi

    Just in case you missed this earlier, China's film authorities have denied a release to Disney's new Winnie the Pooh film, Christopher Robin,it's reported.

    No reason has been given for the decision, but it's believed to be part of a nationwide clampdown on references to the beloved children's character.

    Chinese authorities have been blocking images of Pooh on social mediasince last year, after the AA Milne bear became a symbol of political dissent.

    It's after the Chinese leader Xi Jinping has been compared to the bear.

  4. DOJ: AT&T ruling contains 'fundamental' errors

    Smartphone with AT&T logo is seen in front of displayed Time Warner logo in this picture illustration taken June 13, 2018.

    The court decision that cleared the way for AT&T to buy media company Time Warner rested on "fundamental analytical errors" - at least that's what the US Department of Justice is arguing as it appeals the judgment.

    Antitrust attorneys filed papers today for the appeal they promised last month.

    They say the deal will increase AT&T's bargaining power, contrary to Judge Richard Leon's earlier ruling.

    They also say it was illogical for Judge Leon to conclude the deal was intended to produce savings, but not maximise profit.

  5. Google launches latest operating system

    Android figure with a pie

    Android Pie - Google's latest version of its mobile operating system - has been released.

    The software introduces a new wayto track usage of apps on a smartphone or tablet and lets limits be set, including the removal of colour from the screen at a chosen time of the day.

    The ninth edition of Android also offers more powerful notifications and promises to extend battery life.

    Read more here

  6. Africans 'blacklisted' from hotels in Chinese city

    Juliet Hatanga, a senior magistrate from Uganda, has recorded the moment she was turned away by a hotel in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.

    She told the BBC's Business Daily that she has no plans to visit there again.

    Hotels in China’s third-richest city have, reportedly on police advice, been told not to take bookings from guests from Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya.

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    Video caption: Chinese hotels turn away guests from Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya
  7. S&P nears record high

    The benchmark S&P index is nearing a record high. It's currently up just over 11 points at 2,851.57.

    That means it's about 20 points away from the record high of 2,872.87 it hit on 26 January.

  8. Tyson Foods shares surge

    meat processing plant

    US meat processor Tyson Foods shares have surged over 3% after it did far better than analysts had expected in its third quarter.

    The firm, which makes Ball Park hotdogs and Jimmy Dean sausages , said falling feed costs had encouraged livestock farmers to increase herd size and raise heavier animals, lowering prices for meat processors such as Tyson.

    Net income rose to $541m in the third quarter ended 30 June, from $447m, a year earlier.

  9. Time to chill out?

    Long hours and days may not be the best way to get to the top, according to an article just published by the FT.

    It has reported details of new research that long hours, and tight deadlines are detrimental to employees' mental and physical health.

    And the long hours also aren't good for employers, which receive poor quality work as a result.

    Read more here

  10. US to enforce re-imposed Iran sanctions

    Donald Trump

    President Donald Trump says he will fully enforce the sanctions being reimposed on Iran as a result of the US withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal.

    Measures targeting Iran's automotive sector as well as its trade in gold and other key metals will take effect from 00:01 EDT (04:01 GMT) on Tuesday.

    Individuals or entities who breach the sanctions risk "severe consequences".

    Mr Trump believes the economic pressure will force Iran to agree to a new dealand end its "malign" activities.

    The UK, France and Germany - which were also parties to the 2015 accord along with Russia and China - have expressed "deep regret" at the US move.

    They have pledged to abide by their commitments under the deal. Iran has said it will also do so if it continues to receive the economic benefits.

  11. Indra Nooyi: 'Everybody's watching you'

    Indra Nooyi

    Ever wonder how you get to the very top.

    Our business reporter in New York Natalie Sherman has been looking at Pepsico's departing boss Indra Nooyi's background.

    She definitely had an early helping hand from her family.

    Her mother required her to prepare speeches on important topics of the day; her grandfather, a judge, practised maths problems with Ms Nooyi and her siblings.

    "He was just a giant of a figure in our family and ... was just very focused on making sure his grandchildren ... got the best education,"Ms Nooyi told the BBC in 2011.

    Read more here.

  12. Holidaymakers hit as pound falls

    tourists on a beach

    Tourists travelling overseas this summer could be in a for a more expensive holiday thanks to a sharp drop in the value of the pound.

    Travellers are currently being offered $1.26 dollars for each pound, according to exchange firm Travelex. The dollar exchange rate is the lowest for around 11 months and comes after the pound slid on wholesale markets.

    On the official foreign exchange market the pound is down 0.6% at $1.2940 - its lowest level since 5 September. Against the euro it was trading 0.4% lower at €1.1195 - around a two-week low.

  13. More Scottish homes offered superfast broadband access

    Typing on a keyboard

    Thousands more properties than originally planned have been given access to superfast broadband through the latest Digital Scotland roll-out.

    The 25,000 properties include homes and businesses in Tomintoul in Moray.

    The latest work by Digital Scotland, a led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, should also see some coverage in seven new exchange areas.

    These are Kilchenzie and Kilninver in Argyll and Bute and Glendale, Torridon and Waternish in the Highlands.

  14. London ends flat

    London Stock Exchange

    London shares have ended flat, as woes over Brexit, trade war fears and losses in mining and financial stocks dampened investor enthusiasm.

    The FTSE 100 closed up just 4.7 points or 0.06% to 7,663.78, led by BT, which was up 1.8% to 239p.

    The FTSE 250 ended 4 points or 0.02% ahead to 20,639.38. Top of the winners was interdealer broker TP ICap, which climbed 4.4% to 292.4p.

  15. Arista ordered to pay Cisco $400m

    A woman looking at Cisco switches on their website

    Telecommunications equipment provider Arista Networks has been ordered to pay its rival Cisco $400m to as part of a deal to resolve a legal fight beween the two firms.

    Cisco sued Arista, alleging that the firm had copied Cisco's intellectual property, while Arista sued Cisco in return, accusing the equipment giant of using anticompetitive practices to maintain its dominant place in the ethernet switch market.

    As a result of the deal agreed, Arista will pay Cisco $400m and drop its lawsuit.

  16. Homes lost after mortgage computer bug

    Pretty houses

    A flaw in a US bank's computer software led to 625 customers not receiving government loan assistance to which they were entitled - and 400 of those went on to lose their homes.

    The government scheme was designed to help people struggling to pay their mortgages.

    Wells Fargo told CNN Money there was no "clear direct cause and effect relationship" between the error and the loss of homes.

    However, compensation is being offered.

  17. Facebook asks banks for financial habit data

    Facebook logo

    Facebook has been asking US banks for information about how people use their services, in a bid to see how it can boost user engagement with the social network.

    Sources have told the Wall Street Journal that Facebook has asked Wells Fargo, Citigroup, JP Morgan and US Bancorp to share information on card transactions and how bank customers check their account balances.

    The idea is for Facebook to look to incorporating some online banking functions from these banks within Facebook Messenger, similar to the service it provides for PayPal, whereby receipts for payments made are sent to users over Messenger.

    Facebook said it wouldn't use the bank data for ad-targeting purposes or share it with third parties.

  18. No-deal Brexit 'could cost Bombardier £30m'

    A Bombardier C-Series plane
    Image caption: About 4,000 workers are employed in Belfast by Bombardier

    Stockpiling parts to mitigate the impact of a no-deal Brexit would cost Bombardier's Belfast business up to £30m, the plane maker has warned.

    Michael Ryan, the head of the firm's Northern Ireland operation warned that spending such a sum to store goods is "not how we can afford to run a business".

    Mr Ryan told the Press Association it was "cash that I don't have".

    About 4,000 people are employed at Bombardier's Belfast operation.

    There are fears the movement of goods could be disrupted by long queues at ports if the UK is unable to reach an agreement with the European Union over Brexit.