Hammond: Brexit transition deal has averted City job losses

Chancellor gives upbeat assessment of state of UK economy at IMF meetingA damaging haemorrhage of jobs from the City has been averted by the signing of a Brexit transition agreement between the UK and the EU, according to an upbeat assessment of the econo


Regulator needs stronger powers to deal with bank misconduct, Choice says

Consumer watchdog says it is clear AMP and Commonwealth Bank ‘feel no compulsion to abide by the law’The corporate regulator should be given stronger powers, and the ability to impose larger penalties, to help it intervene more quickly when it discove


UK and India 'lay ground' for free trade deal with bilateral agreement

Countries sign bilateral agreement before Thursday’s Commonwealth summit in LondonBritain and India have laid the ground for a possible post-Brexit bilateral free trade deal and signed off on a series of commercial agreements worth up to £1bn, accordin


Each Brexit scenario will leave Britain worse off, study finds

Global Future finds Theresa May’s preferred bespoke deal would cost £615m a week Each of the government’s four Brexit scenarios, including a bespoke deal, would leave Britain poorer and cost the taxpayer hundreds of millions of pounds each week, anal


Jamie Oliver’s Australian restaurant group goes into administration

New blow to celebrity chef comes as he struggles to deal with debts in the UK chainCelebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been forced to give up his Australian restaurants after the group was placed in the hands of voluntary administrators. Five of the restauran


James Sutherland's message to Australian cricket fans who can't afford pay TV – video

In Sydney, James Sutherland responds to a question from a journalist after announcing Cricket Australia has signed off on a landmark $1.182bn, six-year broadcast rights deal with Fox Sports and the Seven Network. Sutherland is asked what he would say to A


Cricket Australia's bumper new TV rights deal and what it means for fans | David Schout

The deal struck with Foxtel and Seven complies with anti-siphoning laws, but fans will have to pay to watch limited-overs cricketOn reading the terms of the the new $1.18bn cricket broadcast deal, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland spoke of its wide-r


Trump says he would rejoin TPP if offered better terms than Obama

The US president tweets confirmation that the US could rejoin the Pacific rim pact, a deal he has described as ‘horrible’ Donald Trump has said he would lead America back into the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact – but only if he w

United States

Trump convenes task force to study finances of the US post office

While the order does not mention Amazon, Trump has complained that the company’s deal with the USPS is a bad one for taxpayers Donald Trump has signed an executive order establishing a task force to study the finances of the United States Postal System.


Foxtel and Seven set to land Australian cricket rights in $1bn deal

Nine Network to lose cricket rights for first time in four decadesDeal includes internationals and Big Bash League gamesAustralian cricket is set for its biggest media shake-up in 40 years, with Foxtel expected to join with the Seven Network to broadcast


Ring: Amazon aids smart home push by closing video-doorbell firm deal

Retailer celebrates by slashing prices on smart doorbells, while deal includes transfer of customer data to companyAmazon’s reported $1bn acquisition of video-doorbell maker Ring has closed, giving the company a significant lead over rival Google in the


Blow to Colombian peace deal as former Farc rebel chief arrested on drug charges

Prosecutors accuse Seauxis Hernández, AKA Jesus Santrich, of conspiring to ship 10,000kg of cocaine to the US but supporters cry setupA former Colombian rebel commander has been arrested on US drug-trafficking charges, in a shocking development that heap

Rugby Union

Worcester lifted by Ben Te’o’s pledge to see out contract next season

• England centre has one year remaining on his three-year deal• Sale criticise but do not appeal Denny Solomona’s four-week banBen Te’o has moved to end speculation over his future at Worcester by insisting he will “100%” be at the club next s


DfE set to axe pupil data-sharing deal with Home Office

Government to U-turn on policy to ‘create hostile environment’ for illegal migrants, reports sayCampaigners are claiming victory amid reports that the government is to back down on a controversial requirement that schools must collect data on their pu

Northern Ireland

Barry Gardiner: Good Friday deal 'played up' for economic reasons

Labour MP says no reason to fear a post-Brexit hard border leading to return of paramilitary activityBarry Gardiner, the shadow trade secretary, has described the Good Friday agreement as a shibboleth that was being “played up” in the Brexit negotiati


Major parties close to deal on charities and foreign donations

Joint standing committee on electoral matters set to agree on unified approachMembers of federal parliament’s joint standing committee on electoral matters will meet on Monday morning in an effort to thrash out a deal on controversial changes that have


Meme, myself and I: how pop’s new gen deal with social media anxiety

A wave of nihilism is infiltrating music, with the likes of Noah Cyrus, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Let’s Eat Grandma reflecting on the dystopia created by the digital worldPop into any branch of high-street clothes shop Urban Outfitters and you will b

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