Facebook among firms named on Myanmar human rights ‘dirty list’

Forty-nine companies accused of human rights and environmental abusesFacebook is among a number of companies from the US, UK, France, Switzerland and China named on a “dirty list” of corporations accused of involvement in human rights and environmental...

Markets jump on trade war breakthrough hopes, as Brexit weighs on sterling – as it happened

Markets surge on reports that China’s cabinet could cut the tariff on US cars soonLatest: Shares jump as China ‘plans cut on car tariffs’Wage growth jumps to 3.3%But unemployment up by 20kIntroduction: Sterling near 20-month lows this morningMay hopes ...

George HW Bush was fiscally responsible – unlike Donald Trump | Jeffrey Frankel

The late president tried to tackle the budget deficit by doing a deal with Democrats to raise taxesWhen George HW Bush was laid to rest last week, the encomiums appropriately remarked on his general decency and competence, which tended to be followed b...

IMF warns storm clouds are gathering for next financial crisis

David Lipton says world is unprepared for downturn and Fund needs more resourcesThe storm clouds of the next global financial crisis are gathering despite the world financial system being unprepared for the next downturn, the deputy head of the Interna...

Huawei: Chinese media says Canada will pay ‘heavy price’ if CFO isn’t released

Country steps up pressure as Canada cancels a trade mission and Meng Wanzhou’s bail hearing adjourned until TuesdayChina has stepped up pressure on Canada ahead of the resumed bail hearing for a senior Huawei executive who was arrested in Vancouver on ...

Global super-rich bought 153 homes for at least £20m each in past year

Highest number of sales in Hong Kong as London’s ultra-prime housing market slips amid Brexit concernsMore than 150 homes around the world changed hands for more than £20m ($25m) each in the past year, as the “relentless creation of private wealth” fue...

Pound hits 20-month low against US dollar after Brexit vote postponed – business live

News that Theresa May will abandon plans for Tuesday’s vote on her Brexit deal is rocking the financial marketsSterling has hit 20-month low of $1.2525 todayMay makes Commons statement after calling off key Brexit vote – Politics live 6.04pm GMT Theres...

Former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn charged with financial misconduct

Executive accused of under-reporting his his income by tens of millions of poundsProsecutors in Japan have charged the former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with under-reporting his income by tens of millions of pounds, as the fallout from the scandal th...