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Badminton England chief Adrian Christy 'staggered' after UK Sport strip funding

Despite the most successful Olympic Games since 2004 for GB badminton, the decision presents a catastrophic impact on the sport and it will mean the cessation of all the funding that supports the performance and operations of our current squad of players".

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21st Century Fox in Talks to Buy UK's Sky

Fox advanced 3.7 per cent to $29.69 at 11:15 am in NY after rising as much as 6.2 per cent. Sky, which has formed an independent committee to consider terms of the proposal, said discussions were continuing. He had been CEO of Sky, then known as BSkyB, from 2003 to 2007 and chairman from 2007 to 2012. The bid has been long rumoured since James Murdoch returned as Sky chairman in January this year, an indication that the Murdoch empire might revive its ambition to fully take over the ...

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Trump picks Elaine Chao for transportation secretary

The choice is expected to be formally announced later today, according to the New York Times , which says its report is "confirmed by someone with direct knowledge of Mr. President-elect Donald Trump understands the urgency of this need and has called for infrastructure investment, and his team has drawn from "Building to Win" in outlining his vision for a path forward.

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Oil deal will mean petrol price rises

Earlier in the session, prices jumped as much as 5.2 per cent to US$54.53 a barrel, the highest level since July 27, 2015. A stable increase in oil prices which is one of the rewards that the deal will produce would most likely contribute positively to the stimulation of the economies of member countries including Nigeria who are presently undergoing challenges.

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Italy's Monte dei Paschi denies any ECB notice

Kathleen Brooks, the research director at City Index Direct, said: "Either markets are becoming immune to political risk, or they are taking the view that the Italian issue will be a slow-burner - even if the president can't form a government, he still has 70 days to try".

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FCA to extend mortgage rules to crowdfunding

Mr Bailey said the FCA planned to consult next year on new rules to address the problems it had found. 'Based on our findings to date, we believe it is necessary to strengthen investor protection in a number of areas. The FCA's current rules came into force in April 2014. This would also include tougher rules around how much information platforms must give to investors and what kinds of marketing or promotions they're allowed to run.


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