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Samsung to disable Note 7 phones in the U.S. via software update

Dec 9 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday that a software update for Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will be released mid-December in the United States preventing them from charging and functioning as mobile phones, rendering them useless.

5:39pm GMT

Biden does not see Trump undoing much of environmental record

OTTAWA, Dec 9 U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday he doubted whether Donald Trump could undo much of the current administration's record on the environment because so many green policies have firmly taken hold.

5:28pm GMT

UPDATE 2-Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox bids $14.1 bln for UK's Sky

Dec 9 Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has made a $14.1 billion bid for the remaining shares of European pay-TV group Sky Plc that the U.S. company does not already own, the British broadcaster said on Friday.

Regulatory News, M&A 5:21pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Czech groups PPF and Emma Capital sell Russian retailer Eldorado

PRAGUE/MOSCOW, Dec 9 Czech investment groups PPF and Emma Capital have sold their Russian electronics retailer Eldorado to Russian company Safmar, PPF said on Friday, without giving financial details.

5:08pm GMT

UPDATE 3-Coke veteran Quincey to replace Kent as CEO in widely expected move

Dec 9 Coca-Cola Co said on Friday that Muhtar Kent would step aside as chief executive next year and be replaced by James Quincey, a company veteran credited with several recent changes to help the company cut its dependence on sugary drinks.

4:49pm GMT
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Carnival PLC 4,122.00p -0.07%
Compass Group PLC 1,377.00p +1.70%
WPP PLC 1,771.00p +2.79%

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