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Insights for July 2017

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Discussions are continuing regarding the deal whereby 21st Century Fox would buy the remaining shares in private broadcaster Sky (SKY:LN), a deal which would value the pay TV giant at GBP 18.5 billion. The American group has submitted a response to the U.K. government's suggestion to request a more in-depth competition review of the entertainment conglomerate's planned deal to take full control of Sky. Karen Bradley, the culture Secretary, who oversees the deal, is reportedly "minded to" refer Fox's £11.7bn Sky takeover to competition authorities over public interest concerns. (Read more)

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Other Insights on Related Shares: SKY.L
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Discussions are continuing regarding the deal whereby 21st Century Fox would buy the remaining shares in private broadcaster Sky (SKY:LN), a deal which would value the pay TV giant at GBP 18.5 billion. The American group has submitted a response to the U.K. government's suggestion to request a more in-depth competition review of the entertainment conglomerate's planned deal to take full control of Sky. Karen Bradley, the culture Secretary, who oversees the deal, is reportedly "minded to" refer Fox's £11.7bn Sky takeover to competition authorities over public interest concerns. (Read more)

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Posted by MaxMarioni on 9 July 2017, 7:18 PM

The declining share values of Oil Majors

Topics: Energy, Oil
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Does it still make sense to invest in an oil major? Energy companies have seen their influence on stock markets wane in recent years. In 2012, the S&P 500 value index in the US and the corresponding benchmark index for energy companies showed perfect correlation: now oil and gas companies are performing at half the level of the general market. And on the LSE, BP (BP:L), and Shell (RDSA:L), are not doing much better. (Read more)

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Following the inconclusive result of the 2017 general election which failed to give any party an outright majority in parliament, the Conservative party made a deal with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), to ensure their support for Theresa May's government. This resulted in the shelving of large parts of the Conservatives' manifesto, such as the abandonment of the pension triple lock, a cap on social care costs, and means-testing winter fuel payments, among other policies. (Read more)

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