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Tue, Oct 16 2018

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Sainsbury's-Asda deal gets boost as UK includes discounters in probe

LONDON Britain's competition regulator will include German discounters Aldi and Lidl, and online giant Amazon, in its market probe of Sainsbury's proposed takeover of Asda, boosting the deal's chances of being approved without a big sale of stores.

UPDATE 2-Sainsbury's-Asda deal gets boost as UK includes discounters in probe

* Regulator launched in-depth investigation of deal last month

Aldi, Lidl and Amazon to be included in Sainsbury's-Asda probe - UK competition regulator

LONDON, Oct 16 Britain's competition regulator said it would include German discounters Aldi and Lidl, and online retailer Amazon in its probe into Sainsbury's and Asda's proposed merger, as well as long-standing supermarket rivals such as Tesco.

UK's competition watchdog to investigate Sainsbury-Asda merger

Aug 23 UK's competition regulator is starting a formal investigation into the proposed merger of supermarket chains Sainsbury and Walmart's Asda.

UPDATE 2-Sainsbury's put in the shade by takeover target Asda's sales growth - Kantar

* Asda sales up 3.7 pct in 12 weeks to July 15 - Kantar Worldpanel * Sainsbury's sales up 0.8 pct * Sainsbury's agreed 7.3 bln stg deal to buy Asda in April * Sainsbury's shares down 0.4 pct (Adds details of Kantar commentary, updates shares) By James Davey LONDON, July 24 Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart, recorded its strongest sales growth in more than five years over the last quarter, while Sainsbury's , which has agreed to buy its smaller riv

UPDATE 1-Trade keeps pressure on Britain's FTSE as miners, big oil fall

* Anglo American up on report of possible bid for South Africa business

Trade keeps pressure on Britain's FTSE as miners, big oil fall

LONDON, July 4 Britain's top share index fell back on Wednesday, weighed down by fresh weakness among miners and energy stocks, though investors cheered Sainsbury's trading update.

MPs to question Sainsbury's and Asda CEOs over deal

LONDON A British parliamentary committee will question the CEOs of the UK's no.2 supermarket Sainsbury's and its third-biggest supermarket Asda ahead of their proposed combination, as scrutiny of the deal cranks up.

British lawmakers to question Sainsbury's and Asda CEOs over deal

LONDON, June 13 A British parliamentary committee will question the CEOs of the UK's no.2 supermarket Sainsbury's and its third-biggest supermarket Asda ahead of their proposed combination, as scrutiny of the deal cranks up.

BRIEF-J Sainsbury Confirms Hourly Rate For Employees To Increase To 9.20 Pounds/Hour

* HOURLY RATE FOR EMPLOYEES TO INCREASE FROM £8 TO £9.20 PER HOUR

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