December 29, 2017 / 12:58 AM / in a year

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Dec 29

Dec 29 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

- The A380 superjumbo could be running out of runway after reports that Airbus will end production of the world's largest commercial aircraft if it does not receive a new order from Emirates.

- Thomas Cook Group Plc will launch a bank in Britain next year in a partnership with one of Europe's largest digital lenders and with the aim of slashing the cost of paying for items in foreign currencies.

The Guardian

- Britain is set to have the worst wage growth of any wealthy nation next year, ranking behind Italy, Greece and Hungary, according to analysis by the TUC.

- A package of measures to crack down on rogue landlords, including a tougher licensing regime for house shares and a minimum size for bedrooms, has been announced by the UK government.

The Telegraph

- British companies need "unity, clarity and certainty" from politicians rather than the constantly changing policies of the past year if business is to thrive in 2018, according to the CBI.

- Small shareholders in the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc have mounted a fresh bid to overhaul the state-backed bank's governance processes to give themselves more of a say in how it is run.

Sky News

- The year 2017 has been the greenest ever in how the UK generates its electricity. The UK broke 13 renewable energy records in 2017, including some especially notable ones.

- London's leading share index rose to 7632.7 during Wednesday trading, advancing from all-time highs achieved last week to extend the market's so-called "Santa rally".

The Independent

- The UK's retail industry will flatline at best in 2018 – and many shops should brace for a "fight to survive", a leading think tank for the sector has warned.

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom; Editing by Sandra Maler

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