November 14, 2018 / 1:27 AM / 7 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Nov 14

Nov 14 (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 new chief executive officer of Vodafone Group PLC has launched a review of its masts business and is targeting 1.2 billion euros ($1.36 billion) of cost savings as part of his strategy to revive the telecoms company.

- Outsourcing firm Interserve PLC rebuffed claims that it was teetering on the brink and could follow Carillion PLC into receivership unless it could raise fresh capital.

The Guardian

- Npower, one of the UK's big six energy firms, has lost half a million customer accounts in 2018 and said it will make a loss for the fourth consecutive year.

- Twelve leading UK Conservative MPs have written to the chief whip urging the government to bow to pressure to bring forward curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals.

The Telegraph

- Oracle has pledged to double its artificial intelligence team in Reading as part of a new investment in the UK.

- Privacy advocates have raised concerns about patients' data after Google said it would take control of its subsidiary DeepMind's healthcare division.

Sky News

- UK-based airline Flybe Group PLC is putting itself up for sale weeks after a savage profit warning triggered by currency volatility and higher fuel costs sent its shares plunging.

- British ministers have been summoned to Downing Street to go through the draft of a Brexit withdrawal agreement, as leave-supporting MPs reacted with fury to reported details of the text.

The Independent

- Susanna Dinnage, a senior executive at U.S. TV network Discovery Inc, has been named as the new Premier League chief executive, becoming the first woman to hold the position.

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