Markets Weak sterling sends food exports soaring 2017-08-19T09:52:07.000000000+01:00 Around £10.2bn worth of UK food and drink was exported during the first half of the year – the highest first-half export value on record. Former chief of Uber condemns ‘public and personal attack 2017-08-19T09:45:05.000000000+01:00 Travis Kalanick accused his critics of plotting against him when he was battling a series of scandals as chief executive of the taxi firm. Nasdaq First North uses tax breaks to entice UK business 2017-08-19T09:44:50.000000000+01:00 The US-owned market, which operates from Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Reykjavik, is striving to become Europe’s top listing destination for small businesses. Mullins has fixed the pipes of London’s famous residents 2017-08-19T09:44:39.000000000+01:00 Bold and brash with a hard-to-miss Rod Stewart-style bouffant, this self-made Cockney geezer is not one of life’s shrinking violets. Airlines affected as terror concerns spook the markets 2017-08-19T09:44:30.000000000+01:00 Shares in Asia and Europe were on the slide as continuing fears that Gary Cohn, one of the key driving forces behind Donald Trump’s economic policy, could resign. Sterling's plunge attracts overseas tourists to the UK 2017-08-19T00:11:17.000000000+01:00 Record numbers of tourists are flocking to the UK to take advantage of the weak pound following the Brexit vote. Macquarie to back energy breakthroughs 2017-08-19T00:11:15.000000000+01:00 Green deal Australian investment bank Macquarie has completed its purchase of the formerly government-owned Green Investment Bank for £2.3bn MARKETS CLOSE: Markets tetchy after Barcelona attack 2017-08-18T17:27:26.000000000+01:00 Shares have fallen after a terror attack struck Barcelona. The FTSE 100 index was down 63.89 at 7323.98. Heineken's £403m Punch Taverns takeover gets green light 2017-08-18T14:52:45.000000000+01:00 Heineken’s £403million takeover of Punch Taverns has been given the thumbs up after the competition watchdog accepted plans to sell off some the almost 1,900 newly-acquired pubs FTSE 100 slumps as airlines sold off due to terror fears 2017-08-18T13:26:13.000000000+01:00 As of late morning the FTSE 100 was 1.03 per cent lower at 7311 points. The FTSE 250 was faring little better, down 0.92 per cent at 19,590.