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UPDATE 4-Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

Nov 16 Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Nov 17

Nov 17 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.

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UPDATE 4-Italy's Carige struggling with cash call as ECB deadline looms

* Failed to sign underwriting accord with CS, Deutsche, Barclays

IPOs, 16 Nov 2017

Major GoCompare investor touts for higher offer from Zoopla-owner ZPG

LONDON, Nov 16 A top five shareholder in GoCompare said the British price comparison company should respond "positively" if a sweetened offer by Zoopla-owner ZPG were made in the region of 520 million pounds.

16 Nov 2017

UPDATE 2-Cabot Credit Management latest victim of London IPO market, Bakkavor trades up

LONDON, Nov 16 Britain's biggest debt collector Cabot Credit Management abandoned its plan on Thursday for an initial public offering (IPO), the latest in a string of companies to ditch attempts to list on the London Stock Exchange.

IPOs, 16 Nov 2017

BRIEF-Private equity firm Bridgepoint to acquire UK Burger King franchise


Private Capital 16 Nov 2017

UPDATE 4-Prudential seeks larger slice of life in China as Asia drives profit

* Share performance vs peers: http://bit.ly/2zJnEdz (Adds quotes, context, updates shares)

Uber's London licence appeal could take years - Mayor Khan

LONDON, Nov 16 Uber's appeal process against a decision by London's transport regulator to strip the taxi app of its operating licence in the British capital could take years, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said on Thursday.

Regulatory News 16 Nov 2017

UPDATE 1-3i Group has no plans to sell Action stake in short term

LONDON, Nov 16 London-listed private equity firm 3i Group said on Thursday it had no plans to dispose of its biggest asset, Dutch discount retailer Action, rebutting market speculation that a sale could be imminent.

BRIEF-Prudential CEO says no decision on UK annuity book yet; eyes U.S. M&A

* CEO Mike Wells says Asia 'in some ways ours to lose'; need to get better in health and protection.

16 Nov 2017

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