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US approves UK-grown marijuana-based epilepsy drug

The US drug regulator has approved the first cannabis-based epilepsy treatment for children as young as two. Nasdaq-listed GW Pharmaceuticals, which grows its own marijuana plants in glass houses in Britain, hopes the drug will be approved in the UK next year. The company’s chief executive Justin Gover told …

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Trump blasts Harley-Davidson for production shift

US President Donald Trump slammed Harley-Davidson’s decision to move some production of motorcycles overseas after Brussels retaliated against his tariffs. Mr Trump said the iconic maker of motorcycles had waved the “White Flag” after he had fought hard for the company. The Milwaukee-based company said it would shift some …

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Minister rebukes Brexiteer colleagues over Airbus attacks

A Cabinet minister has issued a stern rebuke to his colleagues by reminding them businesses are “entitled to be listened to with respect” over Brexit. Business Secretary Greg Clark made the remarks as he offered a ministerial response to concerns raised by Airbus about the government’s handling of Brexit …

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BMW threat to UK plants if Brexit hits supply chain

BMW’s customs manager has warned the company “cannot” manufacture its products in the UK if Brexit means its supply chain is disrupted. Stephan Freismuth spoke out after the company warned last week it needed clarity by the end of the summer on the Government’s preferred trade and customs positions. …

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Clarks boss quits after conduct investigation

The chief executive of shoe manufacturer Clarks has resigned after an inquiry into complaints surrounding his conduct. The retailer said Mike Shearwood had faced claims “contrary to the family-owned company’s code of business ethics.” Its statement said: “Clarks recently learned that aspects of Mr Shearwood’s conduct, conversations and expressions …

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Harley-Davidson to move production over tariffs

Harley Davidson has said it will move some production of motorcycles destined for the EU overseas after Brussels retaliated against President Donald Trump’s tariffs. The Milwaukee-based company said it will not pass on the cost of tariffs to its customers as that would have a lasting detrimental impact to …

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