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UK delays Fox-Sky merger bid decision

The British government says a decision on 21 Century Fox's takeover bid for Sky will be announced "within weeks."
Media minister Karen Bradley said last month she was considering refering the deal for a lengthy investigation, saying it risked giving Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch too much influence over the news agenda.
On Thursday she said she had not received any new information or concessions from the parties involved and remained inclined to refer elements of the deal to British competition authorities.
"There was nothing in their representations that, at this stage, has led me to change my mind about the appropriateness of referral," Bradley told Parliament. "Unless new evidence from other representations changes my mind in coming weeks, the bid will therefore be referred for a Phase 2 review on at least one ground: media plurality."
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