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Metro Bank

‘Pingdemic’ caused slowdown at Metro Bank in July

Barclays bank signs

Barclays ups dividend as profits beat expectations

Houses

House prices fall 0.5% in July after stamp duty holiday deadline – index

A woman shops for clothes

Shop prices tumble sharply on back of cheaper food and clothes

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner is calling for flexible working to be built into employment contracts

Labour calls for flexible working to become ‘new normal’ after pandemic

Morrisons

Morrisons’ top shareholder pushes back against £6.3bn takeover deal

Hong Kong Financial Markets

Rout in Chinese markets pulls European counterparts lower

The factory in Tollcross, Glasgow

Bid to save under-threat Glasgow McVitie’s factory with ‘compelling proposal’

Avanti West Coast train

FirstGroup boss to quit amid tussle with activist investor

Notes and coins

UK’s economic recovery upgraded by IMF

Shoppers

UK retail sales strong in July but stock levels slide

The City of London skyline

Robert Walters sees wages rise as firms race to hire in ‘global war for talent’

Toddington Harper

British entrepreneur ‘sells everything’ to make motorways electric-friendly

Games Workshop store

Games Workshop reveals spike in profits as it rolls out in China

Mastheads for the Daily Mirror, Daily Star and the Daily Express

Mirror publisher Reach ‘on path to sustainable growth’ after sales recovery

Just Eat delivery cyclist

Labour pledge to give gig economy workers right to sick pay

Dettol at a Tube station

Dettol maker Reckitt warns of surging costs

Virgin Money financials

Virgin Money hikes lending and cuts bad debt provisions as economy recovers