British Business - Nov 26

Nov 26 (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

- Flights from South Africa to England will be halted from Friday as ministers and scientists become 'deeply concerned' about a newly detected COVID-19 variant. Link

- The boss of Rio Tinto Plc RIO.L has made his first trip to Mongolia while in the top job to meet the country's prime minister, Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene, as Rio looks to relieve an impasse over the development of a huge copper mine. Link

The Guardian

- The energy regulator confirmed that Orbit Energy, which supplied 65,000 households, had shut down alongside Entice Energy, which had 5,400 customers. Link

- The Irish subsidiary of Alphabet Inc's GOOGL.O Google has agreed to pay 218 million euros ($244.51 million) in back taxes to the Irish government, according to company filings. Link

The Telegraph

- The founder of JD Wetherspoon JDW.L has launched an extraordinary attack on one of the pub chain's biggest shareholders, accusing Fidelity of damaging public companies with a 'box-ticking' approach to governance while breaking the rules itself. Link

- The founder of Huel is in line for a fortune worth hundreds of millions of pounds as the meal-replacement drinks maker gears up for a London listing that could value it at up to 1 billion pounds ($1.33 billion). Link

Sky News

- French fishermen will attempt to block the Channel Tunnel and the port of Calais on Friday in protest at the UK's failure to grant them more fishing licences since Brexit. Link

UK's Push Doctor is in talks with privately owned Square Health about a sale that could be implemented through a pre-pack administration, Sky News learns. Link

($1 = 0.8916 euros)

($1 = 0.7514 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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