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PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Aug 21
2017年8月20日 / 晚上11点30分 / 1 个月前

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Aug 21

Aug 21 (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

- IVP, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley which has backed Snapchat, Twitter and Netflix, is understood to be in advanced talks to invest tens of millions of pounds in Transferwise. bit.ly/2ij4zrC

- O2 Chief Executive Mark Evans has told BT Group Plc and Three that a dispute about the airwaves could damage the economy and harm consumers. bit.ly/2ij4Nis

The Guardian

- Plans to hit rail commuters with the biggest fare rises in five years will force many key workers, including nurses and teaching assistants, to quit their jobs, the biggest public-sector union Unison warned on Saturday. bit.ly/2ihrSSF

- Silver Reel, the Swiss finance and production company behind films including the upcoming Breathe, Andy Serkis's directorial debut featuring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, is launching a 50-million-euro ($58.76-million) fund to make TV drama in Britain, taking advantage of the weakening of the pound since the Brexit vote. bit.ly/2ijrUcy

The Telegraph

- The Financial Times has reported a small profit for its first year under Japanese ownership, following its debt-fuelled 844 million pound ($1.09 billion) takeover by the publisher Nikkei. bit.ly/2iiLZA4

- Glennmont Partners, formerly BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners, said the institution-only refinancing of Sleaford Biomass Plant is the largest of its kind in the sector to date. bit.ly/2iiX3Nu

Sky News

- IVP, whose roll-call of deals includes Snapchat parent Snap, Twitter and Netflix, is close to a deal to invest tens of millions of pounds in TransferWise. bit.ly/2ihq785

- More than a third of parents dip into their savings to fund back-to-school costs of almost 175 pounds, according to Nationwide Current Accounts' annual survey. bit.ly/2iiQ3jG

$1 = 0.7770 pounds $1 = 0.8510 euros Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom; Editing by Sandra Maler

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