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

16 Oct 2018

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.

Sky's shares jump after Comcast wins auction with big bet

24 Sep 2018

LONDON Sky shares jumped 9 percent on Monday to within touching distance of what Comcast will pay to buy Europe's biggest pay-TV group after seeing off competition from Twenty-First Century Fox . | Video

RPT-Comcast demonstrates Sky-high ambition in global media shake-up

24 Sep 2018

* Comcast outbid Fox in battle for European pay-TV leader Sky

Comcast demonstrates Sky-high ambition in global media shake-up

24 Sep 2018

LONDON/NEW YORK U.S. cable giant Comcast scored a big win in the scramble for media assets by beating Rupert Murdoch, and his backer Disney, in the battle for Sky with an eye-watering $40 billion bid.

Comcast outbids Fox with 30.6 billion pounds winning offer for Sky

23 Sep 2018

LONDON Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky on Saturday after offering 30.6 billion pounds ($40 billion) in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group. | Video

Comcast outbids Fox with $40 billion winning offer for Sky

23 Sep 2018

LONDON Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky on Saturday after offering 30.6 billion pounds ($40 billion) in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group. | Video

RPT-UPDATE 4-Comcast outbids Fox with $40 billion winning offer for Sky

23 Sep 2018

* Comcast bids 17.28 pounds a share in dramatic rapid auction

Vodafone to roll out 1,000 5G sites in UK by 2020

20 Sep 2018

NEWBURY, England Vodafone said it would have 1,000 5G-enabled network sites in Britain by 2020, delivering blisteringly fast speeds and near-instant response times that it demonstrated by making Britain's first holographic mobile call on Thursday.

Britain refers Sainsbury's-Asda merger for in-depth review

19 Sep 2018

LONDON Britain's competition regulator referred Sainsbury's 7.3 billion-pound takeover of Asda for an in-depth review on Wednesday because their stores overlapped in hundreds of local areas.

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