Carolyn Fairbairn, the chair of the country's largest business lobby, urged MPs to do whatever it takes to resolve the Brexit “gridlock”.
It will take Ocado two years to rebuild the distribution centre that was destroyed in a fire in February 2019, leaving roughly 400 jobs at risk.
Americans were in much more buoyant spirits than believed in early May, although the potential impact on sentiment from the breakdown in trade talks between the US and China had yet to be seen, according to the results of a closely-followed survey.
Economists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch cut their forecasts for the rate of growth in Britain's economy for this year and next, predicting that the uncertainty around Brexit will last for longer and that the US-China trade war will escalate.
Sterling was under pressure on Friday, dropping below $1. 28 for the first time since February as it emerged that Brexit talks between the government and the Labour party have collapsed, increasing the risk of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.
The European Central Bank could face loses over the bonds it holds from Spanish company Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion (DIA) as LetterOne battles Santander bank to recapitalise the retailer.
Eurozone inflation picked up in line with expectations in April, as prices rose in the services sector.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday agreed to set out a plan for her departure from office after another vote on the Brexit withdrawal deal in June.
Sterling is coming under renewed selling pressure after the Prime Minister took a major step on Thursday towards standing down.
Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Wednesday, banning Chinese telecommunications companies such as Huawei and ZTE from selling their equipment in the US as he claims they pose “unacceptable risks”.
The House of Lords weighed in on the controversial HS2 high-speed rail project on Thursday, saying it would not offer value for money to the UK, and was at risk of “short changing” the North of England.
Perhaps the most closely-followed lead indicator of joblessness in the US surprised to the downside on Thursday.
Five major banks have been fined a total of €1. 07bn by the European Commission on Thursday due to foreign exchange market-rigging that took place from 2007 to 2013.
London could suffer from the tougher post-Brexit immigration rules with the City left facing a shortage of workers, said business lobby London First.
Don’t rush to buy the dip in cyclical stocks, Barclays said in a European equity strategy note on Wednesday.
Industrial output growth in the States missed forecasts by a wide margin last month as manufacturing added to a growing list of monthly declines.
Manufacturing activity in the New York Fed’s jurisdiction unexpectedly improved in May, to a six-month high, according to data released on Wednesday.
US retail sales dipped unexpectedly last month, amid weak outturns for those of motor vehicles and parts, electronics and building materials, leaving some economists scratching their heads given the recent strength in the closely-watched weekly retail sales surveys from Redbook.
Supermarket chain Asda could be floated, staff were told on Wednesday, after the competition authorities derailed its proposed tie-up with rival J Sainsbury.
The UK Gambling Commission issued penalty charges totalling £4. 5m to four companies on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into money laundering and consumer safety in online casinos.