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PM Johnson questions BBC's licence fee funding

09 Dec 2019

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday questioned why the BBC should continue to be supported by an annual fee paid by all viewing households, one of the biggest hints to date that the funding of Britain's main news provider could be upended.

Just Eat takeover battle hots up with fresh $6.5 billion Prosus bid

09 Dec 2019

AMSTERDAM Prosus raised its unsolicited cash offer for British food delivery service Just Eat to $6.5 billion on Monday, ratcheting up the pressure on rival bidder Takeaway in their bitter takeover battle. | Video

Daily Mail-owner targets more 'content-led' investment

05 Dec 2019

LONDON Daily Mail-owner DMGT said it could invest more in content-led businesses after buying the "i" newspaper as a robust performance from its MailOnline website, Metro freesheet and Mail titles helped underlying pretax profit rise 19%.

Inmarsat takeover clears final hurdle after hedge funds drop challenge

03 Dec 2019

LONDON A private equity consortium's $3.4 billion takeover of British satellite company Inmarsat was approved at a court hearing on Tuesday after hedge fund investors dropped a plan to challenge the value of the deal.

PM Johnson vows to strengthen prison sentences after London attack

02 Dec 2019

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he would strengthen prison sentences, vowing to boost security after an attack in London by a man jailed for terrorism who had been released early. | Video

British PM vows to strengthen prison sentences after London attack

01 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 1 Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he would strengthen prison sentences, vowing to boost security after an attack in the British capital by a man convicted of terrorism who was released early from prison.

Manchester City owner scores $4.8 billion price tag with stake sale

27 Nov 2019

LONDON/PARIS Manchester City's Abu Dhabi-controlled owner has agreed to sell a $500 million stake to U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake, making it the world's most valuable soccer group with a $4.8 billion (£3.7 billion) price tag. | Video

Just Eat urges shareholders to shun Prosus and stick with Takeaway deal

25 Nov 2019

LONDON Britain's Just Eat urged shareholders on Monday to shun a $6.3 billion cash offer from Prosus, saying a currently lower valued deal with Takeaway.com was a better bet as it would create the largest food delivery firm outside China.

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