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Satellite firm Avanti plots $550m debt deal

Sky News / Business

The London-listed satellite company Avanti Communications will take a big step towards shrinking its mammoth debts on Wednesday when it unveils plans to hand bondholders a $550m equity stake.

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Pharma sector could face 'dire situation'

Sky News / Business

The leading voice in Britain's pharmaceutical industry has warned the sector is at a "critical juncture" as it hopes for a Brexit deal that can unify regulations between the UK and Europe.

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Penniless migrant who built a retail empire

Sky News / Business

The $24.7bn French takeover of Aussie shopping centre operator Westfield is not only remarkable for its sheer size.

PM urged to prosecute web giants over abuse

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Social media companies should be prosecuted like publishers if they fail to remove abuse content, an influential committee is to tell the Government.

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Ryanair pilots to strike ahead of Christmas

Sky News

Around half of Ryanair pilots based in Ireland are due to strike days before Christmas in a long-running dispute over workers' rights.

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Energy prices surge just as cold snap bites

Sky News / Business

Oil and gas prices have surged after an explosion in Austria and disruption to supplies from the North Sea hit the energy market just as a cold snap drives up demand.

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Netflix accused of spying after 'creepy' tweet

Sky News / Technology

Video-streaming service Netflix has been accused of spying on its users after tweeting a "creepy" joke regarding their viewing habits.

No deal: Lloyds rejects Edmonds' £10m proposal

Sky News / UK

Noel Edmonds proposed settling a legal claim against Lloyds Banking Group for a small fraction of the £300m he originally sought in relation to a fraud involving Britain's biggest high street lender.

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Air fares help inflation reach near six-year high

Sky News / US News

The rate of inflation rose to a near six-year high of 3.1% in November - led by a hike in the cost of air travel and computer games.

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Westfield shopping centres sold in £18.5bn deal

Sky News / Business

Australian shopping centre giant Westfield is being bought by French property group Unibail-Rodamco in a $24.7bn (£18.5bn) deal.

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Not fare: Firms sell tickets for trains that will not run

Sky News / Business

Rail companies are allowing passengers to buy tickets for services that will not be running over the Christmas break, according to new research.

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Former Facebook exec's 'guilt' over site's creation

Sky News / Business

A former Facebook executive says he feels "tremendous guilt" over the creation of the social networking site.

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Govt scrambles to avoid defeat on Brexit bill

Sky News / Politics

The Government is scrambling to avoid a defeat on key Brexit legislation just hours before the Prime Minister travels to an EU summit on Thursday.

Monday, Dec 11

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Trump tax cuts attacked by Hammond

Sky News / Politics

Philip Hammond has risked a new row between Theresa May and Donald Trump by attacking the President's planned tax cuts.

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Apple snaps up song recognition app Shazam

Sky News / Business

Apple has confirmed it is snapping up UK-based song recognition app Shazam as it squares up to rival Spotify in the music streaming market.

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Four Seasons creditor ditches board demand

Sky News / Business

The major creditor to Britain's largest care home operator has ditched a demand for the company to appoint a majority of independent directors in a frantic bid to reach a compromise over a £26m interest payment due on Friday.

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Oil prices climb as pipeline shuts for repair

Sky News / Business

Oil prices have climbed to a new two-and-a-half year high after a major North Sea pipeline was closed for repairs.

SFO spared the chop under economic crime plan

Sky News / Business

The Serious Fraud Office has seemingly won a reprieve as the Government announced plans for a new economic crime centre.

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HSBC money laundering prosecution expires

Sky News / Business

HSBC has drawn a line under scandal that saw it fined $1.9bn (£1.4bn) in the US five years ago for failing to prevent Mexican drug cartels from laundering hundreds of millions of dollars.

Labour may move Bank of England to Birmingham

Sky News / Business

Parts of the Bank of England could be moved out of its historic base in London and relocated to Birmingham under Labour if it wins the next General Election.

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Chancellor to unveil series of UK-China deals

Sky News / Business

The chief executive of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) will join Philip Hammond on a trade mission to China this week aimed at demonstrating post-Brexit trade opportunities for Britain’s financial services sector, as well as delivering a…

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Saudi Arabia to finally lift cinema ban from 2018

Sky News / World

Saudi Arabians will be allowed to legally watch a film in a cinema next year for the first time in more than three decades.

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Bitcoin surges by 25% as futures trading begins

Sky News / Business

Bitcoin's price jumped 25% after it started trading on a major exchange for the first time.

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BAE Systems signs £5bn Typhoon deal with Qatar

Sky News / Business

BAE Systems, Britain's biggest defence contractor, has agreed a £5bn contract to supply 24 Typhoon fighter jets to Qatar.

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Ban pension cold-calling now, MPs demand

Sky News / Business

Pensions cold-calling must be banned next year to prevent people being "avoidably conned out of their life savings", MPs have warned.

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PM to hail Brexit 'optimism' as talks loom

Sky News / Politics

Theresa May will hail a "new sense of optimism" in the Brexit negotiations, as she updates MPs for the first time since striking a deal with Brussels.

Sunday, Dec 10

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Pensions lifeboat could sink Toys R Us revamp

Sky News / Business

The UK's pensions lifeboat is weighing whether to reject a restructuring proposal for Toys R Us's British operations amid questions about a big loan write-off and bonuses awarded to company bosses.

Saturday, Dec 9

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CQC hands Four Seasons debt crisis deadline

Sky News / Business

Health watchdogs have handed Britain's biggest care-home operator a 48-hour deadline to resolve a £26m interest payment that has become a focal point for doubts about the company's future.

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Aviva Investors to land City star Cumming

Sky News / Business

Sky News has learnt that David Cumming‎ is in advanced discussions about a senior role running the equities division of Aviva Investors, which manages assets worth more than £350bn.

Friday, Dec 8

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North Korea 'hacking soaring Bitcoin exchanges'

North Korea is seeking to profit from Bitcoin's surging value by hacking Bitcoin exchanges, security researchers have told Sky News.