Sky has withdrawn its recommendation of a bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox after Comcast made a formal £12.50-a-share offer that values the pan-European media company at £22bn. Sky ushered in the pay-television era when it was launched by Mr Murdoch in 1989 but has become a pawn in a global media power […]
  • April 25, 2018
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  Wednesday 12.45 BST What you need to know European bourses fall after US earnings set cautious tone Muted guidance from Caterpillar chimes with concern on economic outlook 10-year Treasury yield back over 3% Wall Street futures point to further losses at the US open Oil prices trading narrowly just under $74 a barrel Leading […]
  • April 25, 2018
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  Matthew Vincent April 25, 2018 Print this page Q: What do the activist investors at Elliott Advisors order every morning at Costa? A: An Aericano with Ilk, a Acchiato and a Ocha Espresso [just go with it…] Q: Why is that? A: Well, they can’t seem to pronounce their ‘M’s. They keep telling Costa […]
  • April 25, 2018
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  A highland cow has been caught on camera making the most of the Scottish sun as it headed down to the beach to snack on some seaweed. Margaret Harrison, 52, was joined on Clachtoll beach, Lochinver, in the Scottish Highlands by the lonesome cow. The Highland Cow headed down to the beach to snack […]
  • April 24, 2018
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  Martin Arnold, Banking Editor April 24, 2018 Print this page Shares in Banco Santander fell on Tuesday after disappointing results from its UK business overshadowed strong performances in most of its other operations that contributed to a 10 per cent rise in first-quarter profits. José García Cantera, chief financial officer at the Madrid-based lender, […]
  • April 24, 2018
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  Anita Zaidi of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said that the global introduction of vaccines in the last 20 years had been a worldwide success story. But the rotavirus vaccine, which was introduced into the routine vaccination schedule in 2009, has been particularly effective because of the number of children struck down by the […]
  • April 24, 2018
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  History repeats itself in Brussels on Tuesday — and there is no doubting the tragedy in the second annual UN-EU conference on Syria. Like its predecessor summit in 2017, Tuesday’s talks take place in the shadow of an alleged chemical weapons attack that triggered retaliatory US air strikes. The gathering also has something else […]
  • April 24, 2018
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