November 29, 2017 / 12:47 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Nov 29

Nov 29 (Reuters) - 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

- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has waded into the boardroom row at the London Stock Exchange by signalling that its chief executive, Xavier Rolet, should go quietly.

- Thames Water has cancelled dividend payments worth 100 million pounds a year to its mainly international shareholders as it seeks to plug its leakage problem and reimburse customers.

The Guardian

- British retail supplier Palmer & Harvey McLane Ltd has gone into administration with 2,500 immediate redundancies and a further 900 jobs at risk.

- Ofcom has launched a review of children's television programmes that could lead to the media regulator demanding that ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 spend more on young audiences.

The Telegraph

- British and European Union (EU) negotiators have reached a deal over the so-called Brexit bill, opening the door to a potential breakthrough in the talks this December, the Telegraph has learned.

- Cineworld Group Plc, a British operator of movie theatres is in talks with U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group about a potential takeover, Regal confirmed on Tuesday.

Sky News

- Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc have said they will assist UK's inquiries into Russian interference in the EU referendum.

- During a three-day visit to the Middle East, Prime Minister Theresa May will hold talks in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, in a continuing effort to forge stronger ties with countries she visited earlier this year.

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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