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Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen targeted by Paris Saint-Germain as he enters final year of contract

Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen targeted by Paris Saint-Germain as he enters final year of contract

Sports
VERTON-GONE? Belgian a key figure in Spurs' backline but could be let go if he does not agree a new deal Paris Saint-Germain will target Jan Vertonghen this summer as the Tottenham centre-back mulls over signing a new deal with his current club. The Belgian, 31, has less than a year remaining on his current contract at White Hart Lane and could follow compatriot Toby Alderweireld in holding the club to ransom. Vertonghen joined Spurs from Ajax in 2012 and has made 242 appearances for the club The Times report key man Vertonghen has been offered a new deal but that French champions PSG are ready to pounce if he gets cold feet. Spurs are still yet to sign a player this summer and with just over two weeks left until the Premier League transfer w...
US media giant enters bidding war for Sky

US media giant enters bidding war for Sky

Business
Comcast has raised the prospect of a bidding war for Sky, the owner of Sky News, by announcing plans for a £22.1bn takeover offer.The US cable operator confirmed its interest in taking a majority stake as a 21st Century Fox deal to buy the 61% of Sky it does not already own remains held up by regulatory clearances.Comcast said its possible all-cash offer of £12.50 per Sky share represented a premium of 16% on the current Fox terms, which value Sky at £18.5bn.The announcement saw Sky's share price soar. It closed the day up 20.4% at £13.30.Comcast's interest further complicates the uncertainty over Sky's future ownership as Fox has agreed to sell its entertainment assets to Disney - including its 39% Sky stake - for $ 52bn (£37bn).Video:Murdoch: Fox 'returning to roots' Brian Roberts, chief
SBI enters into compromise deal with Anrak

SBI enters into compromise deal with Anrak

Finance
HYDERABAD: In yet another twist in the insolvency resolution chapter at Anrak Aluminium, the country's biggest lender State Bank of India has entered into a compromise deal with the company involving debt revamp and a haircut totalling more than two-thirds of the dues. As part of the debt recast, lenders agreed to settle for around Rs 1,300 crore, compared to the original claim of more than Rs 4,000 crore. After the settlement was reached, Anrak Aluminium promoters made the initial payment of around Rs 150 crore, three people aware of the development said. SBI is learnt to have sealed this compromise deal at a joint lenders' meeting held recently but didn't update the banking regulator RBI while moving the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) at its directive. Last week, followin...
Rocket launch rescheduled after aircraft enters restricted space

Rocket launch rescheduled after aircraft enters restricted space

Science
Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Orbital OTK rescheduled Saturday's Antares rocket launch after another aircraft flew into restricted airspace near NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.The rocket was expected to carry the Cygnus aircraft into orbit and deliver 7,400 pounds of supplies, equipment and science experiments to the International Space Station.Within 2 minutes of the scheduled launch time of 7:37 a.m., Orbital OTK scrapped the launch saying a "small aircraft" was flying at about 500 feet some 6 miles offshore."We were working no issues until an aircraft flew into restricted airspace," the aerospace company said on Twitter. "We are currently de-tanking and will be ready to go tomorrow morning."Orbital OTK rescheduled the launch for 7:14 a.m. Sunday.Should skies remain clear, it was predicte...
Piramal Finance enters into housing finance segment

Piramal Finance enters into housing finance segment

Finance
MUMBAI:Financial services company, Piramal Finance today announced entry into retail housing finance business through its wholly owned subsidiary, Piramal Housing Finance. The housing finance company will offer home loans as well as loans against property and construction finance for small developers. "Given the size, scale and market relevance of the wholesale lending business, it was a natural progression to assess opportunities within the retail lending space," Piramal Finance and Piramal Housing Finance managing director, Khushru Jijina said. The company will initially focus on a product roll out across all major metro cities, and thereafter, seek to establish a pan-India presence, including tier 2-3 towns and cities. The retail construction finance arm will focus on local develo...