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  2. G20 leaders meet in Hamburg
  3. US firms add 222,000 jobs in June
  4. Deliveroo wants to give staff benefits
  5. Tesla to build giant battery system

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By Dearbail Jordan

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  1. Good night

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    It's the end of the day for Business Live and the end of the working week for most of us.

    Thank you for logging on. Hope to have you back with us here from 6.00am on Monday morning.

    Until then, have a great weekend.

  2. US markets close higher

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended Friday up 93.07 points at 21,413.11.

    The S&P 500 finished 15.37 points higher at 2,425.12.

    The Nasdaq closed 63.61 points ahead at 6,153.08.

  3. Petya victims given hope by researchers

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    A security firm says it has managed to decrypt files damaged by the recent Petya ransomware attack, on one infected computer.

    The cyber-attack caused havoc for businesses around the globe, but mainly in Ukraine.

    The potential solution only works if the ransomware secured administration privileges to the machine.

    Read the full story here.

  4. 'One more rate rise' for the US

    The stronger US employment figures for June won't wrong foot the US Federal Reserve, reckons Sean Lynch, co-head of global equity strategy at Wells Fargo Investment Institute.

    He says: "There is certainly no reason given the data we saw this morning to knock the Fed off the track of probably one more raise this year and maybe an announcement in September about reducing the bond purchase."

  5. Total boss 'hopes UK stays in the EU'

    Total's chief executive Patrick Pouyanne

    The boss of oil giant Total is hoping that the UK will not leave the European Union.

    Patrick Pouyanne told Reuters at the G20 summit in Hamburg: "I still hope that Britain remains in the European Union," adding: "Maybe what will happen under the initiative of Emmanuel Macron and (Angela) Merkel will pave the way for a new future for Britain."

    He said: "What's not good for Britain is that we're in a period of uncertainty. Investors don't like uncertainty."

  6. Watch: drinking out of a jumbo jet

    What do you get when you scrap a jumbo jet? Quite a lot actually.

    BBC transport correspondent Richard Westcott reports.

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    Video caption: Why are jumbo jets being turned into beer cans?
  7. 'Relentless supply' of oil weighs on prices

    Oil prices have regained a little ground...but not much.

    Brent crude is now 2.9% lower at $46.73 a barrel. West Texas Intermediate is off 2.8% at $44.24 a barrel.

    "The stream of relentless supply continues," said Matt Smith, director of commodity research at Clipperdata.

    He Added: "We've seen exports last month from OPEC much stronger than they were in April and May, seemingly indifferent to the OPEC production cut deal."

  8. Hammond backs 'transitional' Brexit deal

    Philip Hammond

    Philip Hammond says the UK should negotiate a transitional Brexit deal which mirrors the current EU relationship in order to minimise the shock to business.

    Speaking at the G20 summit in Hamburg, the Chancellor told Reuters that he welcomed discussions between the Government and the business community which took place at Chevening House in Kent on Friday.

    "I'm glad that the business community is exercising a voice in this discussion. I think that is helpful," he said, adding: "I do not believe it is either legally or politically possible to say in the customs union and in the single market.".

    Hammond said his preference was for the UK to negotiate a "transitional structure" that takes it out of the single market and customs union "but in the transition phase replicates as much as possible of the existing arrangements".

  9. Stock markets extend rise on jobs data

    US stock market trader

    Better-than-expected US employment numbers have given stock markets a boost on Friday.

    Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL Financial, said: "We're looking at now four of first six months of the year with 200,000 jobs or more and this is a nice solid report, so we can look forward to earnings season coming up."

    He points out: "The one potential slight concern was the average wages didn't raise quite so much as some of those early estimates. But that falls in with some of the inflation data we've been seeing."

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now ahead 94.44 points at 21,414.48.

    The S&P 500 is up 16.01 points at 2,425.76.

    The Nasdaq is forging ahead, rising 68.60 points to 6,158.06.

  10. EU 'will react' against a US steel tariff rise

    Jean-Claude Juncker

    The European Union says it will respond if the US imposes punitive tariffs on steel.

    Speaking at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Reuters reports that Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said: "Should the US introduce tariffs on European steel imports, Europe is ready to react immediately and adequately."

    A spokeswoman for the EC said: "We should rather have a talk about the overcapacity in steel than about protectionist measures against steel imports from other parts of the world."

  11. Fox host suspended following sexual harassment claim

    Making Money host Charles Payne
    Image caption: Making Money host Charles Payne strongly denies says the allegation

    A Fox Business Network presenter has been suspended amid reports of a sexual harassment allegation - the latest such claim to hit the cable giant.

    An analyst says the channel sidelined her after she ended an extramarital affair with Making Money host Charles Payne, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Mr Payne said on Twitter the story is "an ugly lie I vehemently deny to my core".

    Read the full story here.

  12. Small businesses 'top priority' in Brexit

    Commenting on the Government’s Brexit business meeting at Chevening in Kent, Martin McTague, policy director of the Federation of Small Businesses said ministers "seemed in listening mode".

    He said: "They made clear at the meeting, which included a number of big business leaders, that the needs of SMEs would be top of the priority list when looking at our future outside of the EU.

    "There was strong recognition from ministers that small businesses would be the least able to cope with trade barriers, both in terms of tariffs and bureaucracy. And I was heartened by the recognition of the benefits of free trade, and a clear moral drive that our future success will rest upon it.”

  13. Positive finish for FTSE 100


    The FTSE 100 has ended Friday up 6.15 points at 7,343.43.

    Airline easyJet led the risers, after its share price rose 5.1% to £14.16. Royal Mail was the biggest faller, down 3.3% at 410.3p.

    The FTSE 250 finished 3.71 points up at 19,372.77.

  14. Sterling fails to regain ground on dollar or euro

    The pound is now trading 0.66% down against the dollar at $1.2885. This is how sterling has performed against the greenback today.

    Pound v dollar

    Sterling is also lower against the euro, down 0.38% at 1.13080 euros. Here is how those currencies traded today.

    Sterling v euro
  15. Oversupply sends oil prices down

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    After Thursday's rise, oil prices are heading south again.

    On Friday, the price of Brent crude dropped by 3.4% to $46.47 a barrel.

    West Texas Intermediate also fell by 3.4% to $43.99 a barrel.

    Frank Schallenberger, head of commodity research at LBBW, says: "Bearish news from the supply side has dragged prices down. The spotlight seems to be on the problem of oversupply once again."

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    Video caption: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin hold first official talks

    The US and Russian presidents were at the G20 summit in Hamburg.