EU regulators to approve Fox takeover of Sky – sources

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its 11.7-billion-pound takeover of European pay-TV group Sky , two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Independence clause in Scottish city’s debt deal signals investor nerves

ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) – A promise in a bond issued by Aberdeen city stipulating that investors can demand their money back early if the country leaves Britain is the starkest sign yet of investor nervousness over the prospect of Scottish secession.

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FTSE set for third week of straight losses as miners drag

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index slipped on Friday as mining stocks dropped, in line with a broader risk-off move across markets after a U.S. cruise missile strike in Syria.

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Bank of England’s Carney calls for UK-EU bank rules pact after Brexit

LONDON, (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney called on Friday for Britain and the European Union to agree to recognise each others’ bank rules after Brexit, to avoid a damaging hit to financial services across Europe.

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UK industrial output shrinks unexpectedly in February, adding to signs of slowdown

LONDON – British industrial output fell unexpectedly in February and manufacturers struggled, according to official data on Friday that added to signs economic growth may have slowed as Britain prepares to leave the EU.

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On trial for bribery, Samsung boss lets lawyers do the talking

SEOUL (Reuters) – The third-generation leader of South Korea’s top conglomerate was mostly silent at his first court appearance in what has been called the “trial of the century,” as his lawyers laboured to portray him as an innocent bystander in a graft scandal.

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South African opposition, rights groups march against Zuma

PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Thousands marched in major South African cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma on Friday, demanding he quit after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency.

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