October 31, 2019 / 12:34 AM / a month ago

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Oct 31

Oct 31 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has called on firms to take a longer-term view when reporting on risks such as Brexit and climate change in their annual reports. bit.ly/333tkuH

Trade union leaders are demanding urgent talks with PSA , the French owner of Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port car plant, as it negotiates a potential merger with Fiat Chrysler worth almost $50 billion. bit.ly/2BTwRQ bit.ly/2BTwRQz

The Guardian

Twitter will ban all political advertising, the company's CEO has announced, in a move that will increase pressure on Facebook over its controversial stance to allow politicians to advertise false statements. bit.ly/348L48i

Facebook has agreed to pay a 500,000 pounds ($645,250.00) fine to the Information Commissioner's Office over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, ending more than a year of litigation between the UK regulator and social network. bit.ly/2NpgBfr

The Telegraph

Luxury jeweller Boodles is working with miner Hummingbird Resources and metal refiner Betts Metals to produce earrings, necklaces and bracelets using so-called 'single mine origin' gold. bit.ly/322g5cx

Boris Johnson has sparked speculation he could call a halt to fracking following years of protests over the controversial gas extraction technique. bit.ly/2qalzEE

Sky News

Inflexion Private Equity has teamed up with Soccerworld, a Scottish leisure group, to buy Goals Soccer Centres' assets. bit.ly/2WCEDbb

Liquidators of Thomas Cook have rebuffed an approach from rival TUI to acquire some of its intellectual property assets as they try to finalise a sale of the 178 year-old brand. bit.ly/326XpbO ($1 = 0.7749 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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