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Britain delays decision on Huawei's role in 5G networks

Jul 22 2019

LONDON Britain on Monday postponed a decision on whether Huawei could participate in building next-generation 5G mobile networks until it had a clearer picture of the impact of U.S. measures taken against the Chinese company.

Slimmed-down WPP to net $3.1 billion selling Kantar stake to Bain

Jul 12 2019

WPP is selling a 60% stake in Kantar to private equity firm Bain Capital, valuing the data analytics business at about $4 billion and giving the British owner of agencies including Ogilvy and Wunderman Thompson funds to cut debt and rebuild.

Thomas Cook enlists China's Fosun to salvage oldest travel firm

Jul 12 2019

HONG KONG/LONDON Thomas Cook is negotiating a 750 million pound ($941 million) rescue that will give Fosun Tourism , its biggest investor, control of the indebted British group's package-tour business, in a blow to other shareholders. | Video

British Airways faces record $230 million fine over data theft

Jul 08 2019

LONDON British Airways-owner IAG is facing a record $230 million fine for the theft of data from 500,000 customers from its website last year under tough new data-protection rules policed by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). | Video

Vodafone launches 5G in Britain with unlimited data plans

Jul 03 2019

LONDON Vodafone switched on its 5G network in seven British cities on Wednesday, aiming to set itself apart in its home market from rival EE by offering unlimited data plans that include the high-speed service at no premium.

Serco to pay $24 million fine over electronic tagging scandal

Jul 03 2019

LONDON A division of Britain's Serco is close to securing a deal under which it will pay a 19.2 million pound ($24 million) fine that looks to draw a line under a long-running scandal over how it billed for electronic tagging contracts.

BBC says three women break into top-10 earners after pay row

Jul 02 2019

LONDON The BBC said three women - Claudia Winkleman, Vanessa Feltz and Zoe Ball - had joined the list of its top 10 paid stars, a change the publicly funded British broadcaster said demonstrated the progress it was making in closing its gender pay gap.

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