British Business - Dec. 24

Dec 24 (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

- Meta Platforms Inc FB.O , the owner of Facebook, is appealing against a UK watchdog's ruling that it must sell the animated images platform Giphy. Link

The Guardian

- U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp INTC.O has apologised for telling its suppliers not to source products or labour from Xinjiang. Link

- British construction company Balfour Beatty plc BALF.L will pay $65 million in fines after pleading guilty to fraud committed against the U.S. military. Link

The Telegraph

- Selfridges, the upmarket department store chain, has been sold to a Thai conglomerate and an Austrian property group for just under 4 billion pounds ($5.36 billion). Link

- Flutter Entertainment plc FLTRF.I agreed to buy Italian group Sisal in a deal worth 1.6 billion pounds ($2.14 billion). Link

($1 = 0.7461 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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