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PRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 8

April 8 - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

The average price of a house in the UK has jumped 10.1 per cent over the year to March, the fastest price growth since July 2014, according to Halifax house price index. (bit.ly/23mlPJL)

The yen rose to its highest level in 17 months on Thursday, squeezing Japanese exports as Tokyo authorities and independent economists struggled to understand the continuing failure of negative interest rates to tame the surging currency. (bit.ly/1ULPpab)

The Guardian

A sharp drop in British productivity has cast further doubt over the country's economic prospects and will add to pressure on the government to prove its productivity plan can bear fruit. (bit.ly/1PW9brm)

Engineers working in France's nuclear power industry have issued an impassioned defence of EDF's 18 billion pound plan to build two reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset. (bit.ly/1S04nWs)

The Telegraph

Steve Rowe, the new chief executive of Marks & Spencer , has branded the retailer's long-suffering clothing division "unsatisfactory" after posting another slump in sales. (bit.ly/1MTPw0C)

European nations could launch a trade war against Britain if it votes to leave the EU, according to JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon. (bit.ly/1S62ISp)

Sky News

Pinewood, the film studio that is home to James Bond and Harry Potter, is drawing up proposals to enter the cinema industry by buying a stake in one of the UK's boutique chains. (bit.ly/1V0ctlQ)

Mark Yallop, former Deutsche Bank and UBS executive, is in the frame to become the next chief executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). (bit.ly/1SgdqiU)

The Independent

Banks and other financial firms have been told they have a week to check if they are linked to Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers leaks, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Thursday. (ind.pn/23kW3FO)

The controversial offshore fund founded by the Prime Minister's late father is failing to pay off for its wealthy backers after losing thousands of dollars in value this year due to a string of bad bets. (ind.pn/1qxi0DN)

Compiled by Vishal Sridhar

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