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Smiths Group eyes medical unit sale (FT)

Smiths Group, the London-listed engineering company that will next year celebrate a centenary on the UK stock exchange, is once again weighing a potential £2bn-plus sale of its medical division that played a role in the first successful IVF treatment.

Brussels proposes halt to roaming rates across region (FT)

The European mobile industry is braced for another regulatory attack on their revenues, after Europe’s top digital commissioner proposed an end to roaming rates across the region.

Microsoft 'U-turn' sees Start button back on Windows 8 (BBC)

The Start button is to return to Microsoft's Windows operating system's desktop mode, a move seen by some as a major design backtrack by the firm.

UK house prices see modest rise, says Nationwide (BBC)

UK house prices recorded a "modest" rise in May, increasing by 0.4%, according to the latest survey from the Nationwide building society.

'Very, very heavy' Europeans are rare, says McDonald's chief Don Thompson (Telegraph)

McDonald's chief executive Don Thompson has said it is rare to see "very, very heavy" Europeans because they balance their exercising and eating habits.