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Global shares limp toward third week of gains, dollar hobbles

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares fell on Friday and the dollar slipped against major and heavyweight emerging market currencies, as nagging uncertainty about a U.S. tax cuts package dovetailed with

HS2 redundancy pay ‘shocking waste’ of taxpayer cash

Overpayments totalling £1.76m were made to 94 people, a committee of MPs says. BBC News – Business

Disney buying Fox film, TV units for $52 billion in digital push

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $ 52.4 billion in stock, giving

Bank sees boost from Brexit progress

The Bank of England says progress in Brexit talks is likely to boost household and business confidence. BBC News – Business

Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52 billion

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co on Thursday agreed to buy film, TV and international assets from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $ 52.4 billion as Disney seeks greater

Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion: source

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will value the latter at over $ 40 per share,

Debate over property tax ‘welcome’

Surveyors say changes to stamp duty levied on first-time buyers should spark a wider debate. BBC News – Business

Shares eye record high as Fed heads for 2017 hat-trick

LONDON (Reuters) – Global shares were within a whisker of a record high on Wednesday as markets traded on expectations of a third U.S. interest rate hike this year and

Disney set to seal $60bn 21st Century Fox takeover

A sale of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment assets could be confirmed as soon as Thursday, reports say. BBC News – Business

Bitcoin hits another record high in march toward $20,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Virtual currency bitcoin hit another all-time peak on Tuesday, two days after the launch of the first ever bitcoin futures on a U.S. exchange and ahead

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