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  • *Sky says revenue and subscribers numbers growing. LONDON, Oct 12- Sky, the European pay TV group that Rupert Murdoch is trying to buy, said it made a strong start to its latest financial year, with like-for-like revenue up 5 percent and 160,000 new customers. Sky Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch was pleased with progress for the group, which offers broadband and fixed...

  • Ian Hurst, who ran agents inside the IRA in Northern Ireland in the 1980 s, sued Murdoch's News Group Newspapers after learning from a BBC news report in 2011 that his emails had been hacked. Hurst's lawyer, Jeremy Reed, said at the High Court in London that News Group acknowledged the agent's emails had been intercepted "routinely and intensively" over several...

  • In a hearing at London's High Court, Murdoch's News Group Newspapers admitted "vicarious liability" for the hacking of computers belonging to Ian Hurst, who worked for British military intelligence. Hurst had served in Northern Ireland and later wrote a book about his experiences, including details of Britain's top spy in the Irish Republican Army, Alfredo...

  • In a hearing at London's High Court, Murdoch's News Group Newspapers admitted "vicarious liability" for the hacking of computers belonging to Ian Hurst, who worked for British military intelligence. Hurst had served in Northern Ireland and later wrote a book about his experiences, including details of Britain's top spy in the Irish Republican Army, Alfredo...

  • **Morgan Stanley has agreed to buy commercial real estate credit platform Mesa West Capital LLC, the firm said. **Italy solved one of its remaining banking headaches on Friday as France's Credit Agricole agreed to take over three small ailing banks for 130 million euros. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its German building...

  • **Morgan Stanley has agreed to buy commercial real estate credit platform Mesa West Capital LLC, the firm said. **Italy solved one of its remaining banking headaches on Friday as France's Credit Agricole agreed to take over three small ailing banks for 130 million euros. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its German building...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Friday:. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its German building materials unit, to Binderholz GmbH, the private equity firm said. **Italy's biggest regional utility A2A said on Friday a court in Montenegro had annulled a decision to seize...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Friday:. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its German building materials unit, to Binderholz GmbH, the private equity firm said. **Italy's biggest regional utility A2A said on Friday a court in Montenegro had annulled a decision to seize...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1025 GMT on Friday:. **Invesco Ltd said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Guggenheim Investments' exchange-traded funds business, which includes $36.7 billion of assets under management as of Aug. 31. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1025 GMT on Friday:. **Invesco Ltd said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Guggenheim Investments' exchange-traded funds business, which includes $36.7 billion of assets under management as of Aug. 31. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its...

  • Britain's broadcasting regulator Ofcom ran a "fit and proper" test when it assessed whether the $15 billion deal to bring Sky under the full control of Murdoch's Fox should be reviewed on the grounds of broadcasting standards and media plurality. Despite Ofcom's recommendations, Britain's Culture Secretary Karen Bradley decided this month to refer the deal...

  • Sept 28- Shares of video streaming firm Roku Inc rose more than 67 percent in their market debut on Thursday, giving the U.S. Roku ended trading on the Nasdaq with a share price of $23.50, giving it a market capitalization of about $2.23 billion. The Los Gatos, California- based company has also shifted its business model from sales of its Roku box.

  • Sept 28- Shares of Roku Inc, a Fox-backed video streaming firm, rose as much as 16.6 percent in their market debut on Thursday, giving the U.S. At $16.33, Roku had a market capitalization of $1.55 billion. In six months ended June 30, Roku had around 15.1 million active accounts, with around 6.74 billion hours of content streamed, the company said in a filing with the U.S....

  • Sept 28- Fox-backed video streaming firm Roku Inc raised about $219 million in an initial public offering that was priced at the higher end of its expected price range, the company said. In six months ended June 30, Roku had around 15.1 million active accounts, with around 6.74 billion hours of content streamed, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities...

  • The richest sport in India just keeps getting richer

    No sport can compete with cricket in India. Despite controversies and scandals, the game continues to attract fans - and big money.

  • Cricket World Cup Fever Fans and Supporters watch India's World Cup match against Sri Lanka at a television shop in Mumbai in 2007/

    No sport can compete with cricket in India. Despite controversies and scandals, the game continues to attract fans — and big money.

  • *James Murdoch says should not be swayed by politics. CAMBRIDGE, England, Sept 14- Britain should judge Rupert Murdoch's bid for broadcaster Sky on facts and not politics or risk stifling inward investment after Brexit, his son and fellow executive James Murdoch said on Thursday. Appearing before an audience of media executives hours after the government...

  • *James Murdoch says should not be swayed by politics. CAMBRIDGE, England, Sept 14- Britain should judge Rupert Murdoch's bid for broadcaster Sky on facts and not politics or risk stifling inward investment after Brexit, his son and fellow executive James Murdoch said on Thursday. Appearing before an audience of media executives hours after the government...

  • CAMBRIDGE, England, Sept 14- A decision by the British government to approve Rupert Murdoch's bid for European pay-TV broadcaster Sky would show the country was open to inward investment as it approaches Brexit, his son James said on Thursday. James Murdoch, speaking at the RTS Conference in Cambridge, said a green light for the deal would show the world that...

  • LONDON, Sept 14- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will have to prove it can uphold broadcasting standards in Britain to secure its $15 billion takeover of broadcaster Sky following concerns over his Fox News operations. Britain's Culture and Media Secretary Karen Bradley on Thursday referred the bid to the Competition and Markets Authority...