The EU would be willing to remove all tariffs on cars in a trade deal with the US, the bloc’s top trade official said on Thursday, underlining the bloc’s readiness to expand the scope of trade talks agreed with Washington.

Cecilia Malmstrom, the EU trade commissioner, said Brussels would negotiate a zero tariff deal on cars if the US reciprocated, something she cautioned “remains to be seen”.


Hiring at recruiter Hays has been hit by Brexit-related jitters, sparking a tumble in the company’s share price on Thursday- this reflects the thoughts given by the firm’s CFO Paul Venables to Financial Director earlier this year.

The shares of Britain’s biggest recruiter by market capitalisation fell 5 per cent to 193.2p by mid-afternoon even as the group reported a “landmark” performance overall and boosted dividend payments.