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December 14, 2017
Bidding war for Sky to be settled by rare auction

Bidding war for Sky to be settled by rare auction

The takeover battle for Sky plc, the owner of Sky News, will be decided in a three-round auction to conclude on Saturday evening, it was announced today.

Aston Martin sets £5.07bn float valuation

Aston Martin sets £5.07bn float valuation

Luxury carmaker Aston Martin is looking to raise up to £1.3bn when it floats on the London Stock Exchange next month, seeking a market valuation of up to £5.07bn.

Barclays online banking down with 'technical problems'

Barclays online banking down with 'technical problems'

Barclays customers have complained that the bank's online service is currently unavailable, causing them problems accessing their funds.

Wheel turns as Evans Cycles seeks rescue deal

Wheel turns as Evans Cycles seeks rescue deal

Evans Cycles, the century-old retailer, is trying to find a buyer within days as a toxic high street trading environment threatens to claim another prominent victim.

Equifax fined £500k over data breach

Equifax fined £500k over data breach

A credit reference agency that failed to protect the details of 15 million people in the UK during a cyber attack has been fined £500,000.

Guinness owner warns of £45m hit to profits

Guinness owner warns of £45m hit to profits

Drinks giant Diageo has warned that its annual operating profits are expected to fall short by £45m due to currency fluctuations in some markets.

Railways 'bursting at the seams', Grayling admits

Railways 'bursting at the seams', Grayling admits

The transport secretary has admitted that Britain's railways are "bursting at the seams" but said renationalisation is not the answer.

Leak reveals airport safety risks of 'no-deal' Brexit

Leak reveals airport safety risks of 'no-deal' Brexit

European airports have privately warned that a "no-deal" Brexit would cause "major disruption and heightened safety risks", Sky News has learned.

Shock as inflation jumps to six-month high

Shock as inflation jumps to six-month high

Inflation jumped unexpectedly to 2.7% in August, its highest level in six months, shocking economists that had expected a drop.

BAT chief Durante smoked out by share price fall

BAT chief Durante smoked out by share price fall

The chief executive of British American Tobacco (BAT) is preparing to step down in the wake of a sector-wide share price decline prompted by investor concern over slowing sales growth.