In the UK, several major stories are making headlines on the business pages of its newspapers. One such story is the Barclay family’s potential deal to repay over 1.1 billion pounds owed to Lloyds Banking Group and regain control of The Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers. However, this news has not been verified by Reuters.
Another hot topic is the push from investors at OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, for Sam Altman to be reinstated as chief executive following his sudden removal.
Leading property firms have weighed in on Rishi Sunak’s goal of becoming a science superpower, arguing that the UK needs to build more laboratory space, improve transport links, and offer more tax breaks in order to achieve this ambition.
Union leaders have made a last-ditch effort to keep a blast furnace open at Port Talbot steelworks until 2032 in an attempt to prevent job losses and secure the future of Tata Steel’s UK steelmaking operations.
Dutch train start-up Heuro is reportedly in talks to raise around 1 billion euro and enter the race for a rival service to Eurostar running through the Channel Tunnel.
Economists have said that Brexit has boosted wage growth in the UK just as Leave campaigners predicted. Meanwhile, UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt will review payment authentication rules this week as part of a post-Brexit crackdown on fraud.