BBC News - Business 14 December 2017

Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52.4bn

The deal ends Rupert Murdoch's more than half century of media empire building.

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Bank sees boost from Brexit progress

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

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Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space

Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now.

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Teva Pharmaceuticals: Israeli drugmaker to cut 14,000 jobs

The Israeli drugmaker is struggling with $35bn debt from an acquisition and rising competition.

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The pig farmer taking on Tesco

Richard Baugh addresses concerns about supermarkets using "fake farm" brands

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ECB keeps eurozone interest rates unchanged

Focus now switches to the bank's economic forecasts for clues to future policy direction.

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Scottish income tax changes unveiled

Scotland introducing new income tax band of 21p in the pound for those earning over £24,000.

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Black Friday lifts UK retail sales in November

Deals on electrical household appliances boosted sales in November, official figures suggest.

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Niki Austrian airline failure strands many passengers

Some 5,000 passengers are stuck abroad after the Austrian airline opens insolvency proceedings.

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Stamp duty tax debate 'welcome'

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

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