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Live Reporting

By Howard Mustoe

All times stated are UK

  1. Olive branch?

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Wake Up To Money

    Donald Trump with Theresa May in the background

    More on those remarks by Donald Trump.

    He told a news conference with Theresa May yesterday that he promised a "phenomenal" trade deal after the UK leaves the European Union, but added that "everything is on the table" - including the NHS..

    What does that mean? Laura Lambie, senior investment director at Investec Wealth and Investment told Radio 5 Live's Wake Up To Money: “At the moment if you are foreign company and wanting to bid for NHS contracts you need to have a subsidiary in the UK... The implication of what Trump is saying is that need not be the case, a US company could bid for contracts and be based in the states.”

    She also said there been an "olive branch" in terms of the controversy around Huawei - the mobile internet infrastructure company which the US says is a risk to national security.

  2. Trump's comments on Huawei during joint press conference

    US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May shake hands during a joint press conference at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office during the second day of the President’s State Visit on June 4, 2019 in London, England

    US President Donald Trump is visiting the UK only weeks after it blacklisted the Chinese tech giant Huawei.

    The US has encouraged its allies to shun Huawei products due to national security risks.

    Earlier this year, the US reportedly told Germany it would curb intelligence sharing with Berlin if it allows Huawei to participate in its 5G mobile network.

    He was asked about Huawei at a join press conference held with Prime Minister Theresa May on 4 June.

    Asked whether he was prepared to impose limits on intelligence sharing with Britain if they do not put in place some restrictions on Huawei, Mr Trump said:

    "No, because we’re going to have absolutely an agreement on Huawei and everything else. We have an incredible intelligence relationship and we will be able to work out any differences. I think we’re not going to have it. We did discuss it. I see absolutely no limitations. We’ve never had limitations. This is a truly great ally and partner, and we’ll have no problem with that."

  3. Neil Woodford: Protect investors

    One of the UK's most high-profile stockpickers has suspended trading in his largest fund as rising numbers of investors ask for their money back.

    Neil Woodford said after "an increased level of redemptions", investors would not be allowed to "redeem, purchase or transfer shares" in the fund.

    The BBC story about that is here. The company tweeted last night, in which Mr Woodford says the suspension was necessary to protect investors.

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  4. Good morning

    It's a crucial day for Sir Philip Green and his Arcadia retail empire, which has more than 560 shops across the UK and Ireland, and employs 22,000 staff. Creditors - largely landlords - vote on his company voluntary arrangement (CVA) today. The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has said it would support the plan after the owner of Top Shop agreed to put more money into the pension fund.

    It's also time for the quarterly reshuffle of the FTSE indices and it's the last day to apply to replace Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England.

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