Keep up to date with the latest business and finance news in our latest round-up…

 

U.S allies hit back at Washington’s steel, aluminium tariffs

Reviving fears of a global trade war, the EU have said that they may look to coordinate their response to the US tariffs with Canada and Mexico.

Investors warned of ‘antibiotic crisis’ facing food companies worldwide

A new index launched this week reveals that 77% of the food sector is not adequately managing or disclosing antibiotic use, of which includes major suppliers to the fast food industry.

Pensions Regulator chief steps down after lambasting by MPs

Lesley Titcomb, who had come under fire over her handling of the crises at BHS and Carillion, will leave the regulator at the end of her contract in February 2019.

Wilkins Kennedy brings total firm turnover to £55m with new merger

Wilkins Kennedy has announced a merger with M R Salvage, a Bourne End-based firm, with the completion of the transaction due on June 1st.

And finally…

The top 10 worst excuses for not appointing women executives

From ‘Women don’t want the hassle’ to ‘All the ‘good’ women have already been snapped up’, take a look at some of the worst excuses given for not appointing women to the FTSE company boards.

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