5. Theresa May will try to reassure people in Northern Ireland that she can secure a Brexit deal that avoids a hard border with Ireland during a visit later.
4. Construction activity in four regional cities in Britain is at a record high, including a flurry of building projects in Manchester, despite uncertainty about Brexit, accounting firm Deloitte.
3. British consumers picked up the pace of their shopping in January which rose by the most in seven months, giving a bit of relief to retailers after their worst Christmas in a decade
2. Nissan will be forced to reapply for nearly £60m of taxpayer support after backtracking on a promise to build its X-Trail SUV in Sunderland.
The government clarified that Nissan had received £2.6m of the funds, but would have to reapply for the rest.
1. The head of a UN trade panel has warned a US plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods next month would have "massive" implications for the global economy.
The US plans to increase tariffs on Chinese goods if the two sides fail to make progress on a trade deal by 1 March.
On today's podcast: Emmerson discuss the appointment of potash processing expert. Dev Clever Holding explain their innovative, interactive and immersive technologies. Chris Bailey covers Sainsbury's, Lloyds & Glencore.
SP Angel morning look at commodities and miners, featuring: Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ LN) BUY – 96p (from 108p) – Earnings update Glencore (GLEN LN) – Glencore claim record EBITDA on strong copper mine performance Landore Resources (LND LN) – BAM Gold Preliminary Economic Assessment Pan African Resources (PAF LN) – Earnings climb as operations refocus on profitable ounces Transense Technologies plc (TRT LN) – 2nd mining contract announced this week for mining heavy truck tracking & tyre pressure monitoring
In a conference call to investors and analysts, Motif Bio confirmed that the FDA had no questions over the clinical efficacy of Iclaprim. However the FDA stated it needs additional data to further evaluate the risk for liver toxicity before the NDA approval.
Five financial stories, trending today in a 70 second podcast, including: The number of people in work in the UK has continued to climb, with a record 32.6 million employed between October and December The jobless rate, remaining at 4%, is at its lowest since early 1975.