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As Comcast takes control of Sky, Murdoch could yet bounce back 23 Sep 1:46pm Updated As Comcast takes control of Sky, Murdoch could yet bounce back
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Mogul’s influence on worldwide news is unlikely to be weakened by latest defeat Rupert Murdoch’s dream of taking full control of Sky dissolved on Saturday night as he was outbid by the US firm Comcast. But anyone celebrating a setback for the mogul should be warned. The most divisive figure in Britain’s media may still have the last laugh. Murdoch’s abrasive and headline-grabbing era in charge of Sky came to an end in a high-stakes auction. There was no head-to-head face-off across a boardroom table: it was a simple email that sealed the future of Sky after a bruising battle between Fox and Comcast.
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Barclays chair condemned after claiming many PPI claims are fraudulent 23 Sep 12:37pm Barclays chair condemned after claiming many PPI claims are fraudulent
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Consumer champion Martin Lewis said John McFarlane’s comments were ‘outrageous’ Consumer champion Martin Lewis has condemned as “outrageous” comments made by the
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Opec predicts massive rise in oil production over next five years 23 Sep 10:43am Opec predicts massive rise in oil production over next five years
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Increasing demand from airlines will more than offset reductions from electric cars World oil production will soar to new records over the next five years, as a dramatic expansion in demand from airlines offsets the arrival of electric cars, according to a report from Opec. In a forecast that will dismay environmentalists – and which questions the theory that oil company reserves will become “
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A long trade war will leave the world feeling its piggy bank was robbed 23 Sep 2:00am A long trade war will leave the world feeling its piggy bank was robbed
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Don’t be fooled by China’s as-yet muted response: a decades-long battle with the US over tariffs is a real, and scary, possibilityA trade war between China and the US that lasts 20 years or more is a barely believable idea. It offers an Orwellian vision of ceaseless and debilitating battles between trading blocs – battles that give politicians a convenient enemy and the leverage to impose themselves domestically. Yet Jack Ma, the billionaire boss of Alibaba, one of China’s largest companies, says that everyone should prepare for
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23 Sep 2:00am Labour’s road to a people’s vote starts in Liverpool | William Keegan
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As it prepares for its annual conference, it is time for the party to abandon its lame acceptance of the EU referendum result Is this year’s Labour conference in Liverpool going to rise to the occasion and put the party firmly on the road to stopping Brexit? With mounting
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Dressed to kill: will Boohoo’s results leave high street chains in tears? 23 Sep 1:59am Dressed to kill: will Boohoo’s results leave high street chains in tears?
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The online retailer has been clothing itself in glory, but a £50m incentive scheme for its new boss has raised eyebrows for more than one reasonWill the brisk rise of online fashion company Boohoo continue? Incoming chief executive John Lyttle will certainly be hoping so: a £50m bonus payout depends on it. The retailer’s interim results, out on 26 September, will illustrate whether the strong growth the company has been enjoying of late has continued. In June, it reported that sales had increased by more than 50% in the previous three months compared with the previous year as young consumers flocked to buy its inexpensive clothes.
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Mike Ashley to close three House of Fraser stores 22 Sep 7:02pm Mike Ashley to close three House of Fraser stores
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Sports Direct tycoon has been unable to agree terms with landlords of outlets in Edinburgh, Hull and SwindonThe troubled retailer House of Fraser is to shut three stores and is considering the closure of a fourth after its new owner, Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley, failed to agree terms with their landlords. Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United Football Club, recently
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