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Murdoch family to hold less than 5% of Disney after Fox sale

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All-stock $60bn deal to be announced on Thursday

Disney-Fox would change power balance in Hollywood

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Streaming services Netflix and Amazon Prime most at risk of new media juggernaut

Spotify and Deezer urge Brussels to rein in US tech rivals


Streaming services say Apple, Amazon and others abuse dominant position

Italian state should follow the lead of its bullish SMEs


Country still reluctant to go ahead with explicit privatisations of state-owned assets

Top Stories in last day



Sports Direct investors block £11m award to Mike Ashley’s brother


Retailer revealed pay shortfall after probe into family business arrangement

Battle brews at Airbus over Enders succession


Chief executive locked in power struggle over board’s plan for management change

Ashmore is last hold out on research cost disclosure


Group yet to decide whether clients will pay for research ahead of Mifid start date

Apple doubles down on augmented reality with $390m investment


iPhone maker backs laser company Finisar as it looks to expand technology


Linde bosses hail deal that keeps brand name alive


Merger of chemical groups finally on home straight after rocky year


Poland’s Orlen bids for full control of Unipetrol


Oil refiner already owns 62.9 per cent of Czech processing and distribution business


Dixons Carphone climbs on mobile unit rejig


Shares jump as retailer looks to cut costs and lift profits with overhaul

Commonwealth Bank admits multiple breaches in money laundering case


Australia’s biggest bank admits breaking the law but fights some allegations


Tui installs ‘contingency plans’ for Brexit as profits rise


Strong demand for hotels and cruises drives 12% earnings growth



Banks set to move fewer than 4,600 City jobs over Brexit

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FT research shows 6 per cent of staff might move, despite claims of tens of thousands

Why UK business is calling to stay under EU rules


Brussels’ export of standards underlines dilemma over market access and regulation


Accounting firms urged to improve social mobility


Applicants from low income backgrounds found to be less likely to be hired


Five main drivers of oil prices in the coming year

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Opec and Russia’s production deal matters as Brent hits $65 on pipeline closure


Toshiba and Western Digital settle legal dispute

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Deal clears way for emergency $18bn sale of Japanese company’s memory chip unit

Tuesday, Dec 12

Disney close to $60bn deal to take over Fox assets

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Final price and the future of James Murdoch remain under negotiation

LSE backed by Qatar fund in fight to keep chairman


Support could be decisive factor in shareholder vote on Donald Brydon

Westfield sells to Unibail to create $72bn mall group

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Unibail-Rodamco’s $25bn deal for Australia’s Westfield to forge 104-property company

Exxon bows to shareholder pressure on climate reporting

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Oil group to improve disclosure of impact assessment from policies to tackle warming

Monday, Dec 11

Apple confirms plans to buy music recognition app Shazam

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Deal would be iPhone maker’s biggest since $3bn acquisition of Beats Electronics

Investec and pension fund suffer in Steinhoff scandal


Home retailer postpones creditor meeting after shares plunge 80%

Single market deal might halt London bank exits

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Some bankers willing to reverse Brexit departures in event of eleventh-hour agreement

Global arms sales rise for first time in 5 years


Researchers say 2016 was the fifth-deadliest year since the cold war

Sunday, Dec 10

Saudi Aramco executives see ride-sharing as threat

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Shift to shared car usage raises questions about future of fuel retail

Why a hard Brexit for financial services is unlikely


Imposing a harsh deal would hurt the EU’s financial sector more than the UK

US drugmaker raises price of vitamins by more than 800%

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Cost of a bottle of 100 tablets of Avondale’s Niacor increased from $32.46 to $295

How Saudi Aramco is preparing for life after oil

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The IPO is likely to be the biggest in history, but what will investors be buying?

Saturday, Dec 9

Apple in talks to buy Shazam music-recognition app

Deal would come at a time when mobile devices are gaining new capabilities

Friday, Dec 8

Tencent and Spotify buy minority stakes in each other

Chinese internet behemoth has been expanding its global reach with a string of deals

Steinhoff chief apologised for ‘some big mistakes’ as he quit


Retail group downgraded as auditors come under pressure over ‘accounting irregularities’

China’s HNA dismisses liquidity concerns


Group director does acknowledge year-end cash tightness as banks hit lending quotas

Investors fret over Norwegian Air’s rapid growth

Low-cost airline wants to crack long haul but debt has ballooned to buy planes