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*BSkyB in talks to buy Fox's German and Italian units. LONDON/ MILAN/ FRANKFURT, July 18- BSkyB's plan to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Italy and Germany for perhaps as much as 10 billion euros is a bold bet on long-term growth at the expense of short-term profit, but the pioneering British media firm has pulled off such gambles before.
*BSkyB in talks to buy into Germany, Italy. LONDON, July 17- U.S.-based cable group Liberty Global has bought BSkyB's 6.4 percent stake in ITV, Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, boosting its shares on hopes of a wider bid.
*Earnings pin back Sandvik, SGS. EDINBURGH, July 17- European stocks fell on Thursday, with appetite for equities dented by new Western sanctions on Russia and a mixed earnings picture. Stocks with high exposure to Russia were among the top fallers after the European Union and the United States increased sanctions on the country.
*BSkyB in talks to buy into Germany, Italy. LONDON, July 17- John Malone's cable group Liberty Global has bought a 6.4 percent stake in ITV from BSkyB, lifting shares in Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster on hopes of a wider bid.
EDINBURGH, July 17- European stocks fell on Thursday, weighed down by mixed earnings reports after posting their best gains in three months in the previous session, while new Western sanctions on Russia also hit stocks exposed to the country.
LONDON, July 17- Britain's pay-TV group BSkyB has sold a 6.4 percent stake in free-to-air broadcaster ITV to cable group Liberty Global, raising cash ahead of a possible deal to expand in Europe. BSkyB, which is in talks to buy Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland to create a European pay-TV powerhouse, said it had sold the stake for 481 million pounds.
LONDON, July 17- Britain's pay-TV group BSkyB has sold a 6.4 percent stake in the country's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster ITV to cable group Liberty Global for 481 million pounds.
LOS ANGELES, July 1- Rupert Murdoch jets into Idaho's Sun Valley next week for the year's most exclusive tech and media industry gathering, armed with both the money and the appetite for a major deal.
NEW YORK, June 26- Investors can expect a surge in volume at the close of trading on Friday, when Russell Investments announces the annual rebalance of its series of indexes that will affect more than $5 trillion in assets.
LONDON, June 9- Nothing about the narrow cream-coloured lobby at 160 Aldersgate Street in the City of London financial district gives a hint of its role at the centre of the offshore oil industry. In 2012, Rowan, which has a market value of $4 billion, shifted its legal and tax base from the United States to Britain.
*Telefonica's German deal could be set similar conditions. BRUSSELS, May 28- Hong Kong- based Hutchison Whampoa got the approval of the European Union's competition authority on Wednesday for its $1 billion bid for Telefonica's Irish mobile business in a case that could set the regulatory tone for Telefonica's bigger pending German merger deal.
May 22- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported a 30 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong growth in subscriptions through European cable company partners such as Virgin Media and Ono.
May 22- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported a better-than-expected 30 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong growth in subscriptions through European cable company partners such as Virgin Media and Ono.
BRUSSELS, May 16- Hutchison Whampoa is set to gain regulatory clearance for its $1 billion bid for Telefonica's Irish business as soon as it signs a separate deal aimed at creating a fourth mobile operator in Ireland, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
May 8- John Malone's Liberty Global Plc and Discovery Communications Inc said they would jointly buy UK- based All3Media, producer of hit TV shows such as "Skins" and "Midsomer Murders", for about $300 million.
May 8- John Malone's Liberty Global Plc and Discovery Communications Inc said they would jointly buy UK- based TV production group All3Media for about $300 million. Discovery and Liberty Global said they would each contribute about 90 million pounds in cash to buy the company from its founders and funds owned by private equity firm Permira.
BRUSSELS, April 25- U.S. cable group Liberty Global's bid for Dutch peer Ziggo is likely to face lengthy scrutiny by European Union antitrust regulators because of the complex issues involved, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
LONDON, April 7- Private equity firm Cinven made a 1.5 billion euro capital gain on its investment in French cable operator Numericable, but said on Monday the era of such hugely profitable deals for its industry in the cable sector is ending.
*Spain's Ono in the sights of Vodafone, Liberty Global. Jan 28- Europe's booming cable sector is set for another round of deal-making as the private-equity owners of cable companies in Spain, Sweden and Norway head for the exit and giants like Vodafone and Liberty Global compete for targets.
FRANKFURT, Jan 28- German airline Lufthansa has contacted the former chief executive of Deutsche Telekom in its hunt for a new chief executive, German media reported, although sources said he was unlikely to topple the current favourite candidate.