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PRESS DIGEST- British Business - July 4
2017年7月3日 / 晚上11点34分 / 5 个月前

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - July 4

July 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

* American International Group Inc has ousted British company Aviva Plc to become the sole seller of life insurance for Royal Bank of Scotland. (

* The chief executive officer of AstraZeneca Plc sought to threaten and punish a key lieutenant by enforcing a 12-month notice period when his protege tried to defect to its rival GlaxoSmithKline Plc, according to court documents. (

The Guardian

* Carlsberg said it would buy Hackney-based London Fields Brewery, which has been up for sale since its founder was charged with tax fraud. (

* Bank of England's Threadneedle Street headquarters faces the first strike in its history after members of the Unite union voted for four days of industrial action in a dispute over pay. (

The Telegraph

* Four former Barclays Plc directors, including ex-Chief Executive Officer John Varley, have been released on bail after they made their first court appearance over the criminal charges for the actions they took during the financial crisis. (

* French state-owned utility EDF has reignited fears over its troubled new nuclear project at Hinkley Point C after admitting it will cost the company over 20 billion pounds ($25.88 billion) and could be delayed by almost two years to 2027. (

Sky News

* Greg Clark, the business secretary, will hold talks with the new boss of Vauxhall's parent company this week as it prepares to finalise a takeover by France's PSA Group that will create Europe's second-largest car maker. (

* More than half of UK firms do not think the government is prioritising their needs ahead of Brexit negotiations. (

*Concerns have been raised about confidence among UK firms as a report highlighted the biggest slowdown in new manufacturing orders for almost a year. The closely watched Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) for June showed output at a three-month low as the country went to the polls for the snap general election. (

The Independent

* British energy regulator Ofgem is considering extending a price cap on bills to more households across the United Kingdom in a bid to crack down on the most vulnerable customers being overcharged for gas and electricity. (

* Post Holdings Inc on Monday completed its takeover of British breakfast cereal brand Weetabix, giving it full control of one of the world's most popular breakfast foods. The company paid $1.7 billion to buy the brand from China-based Bright Food and private equity firm Baring Private Equity Asia. (

$1 = 0.7727 pounds Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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