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PRESS DIGEST-British Business - Aug 10

Aug 10 (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
     - British Gas owner Centrica  CNA.L  has signed a 7 billion
pound ($8.45 billion) agreement to buy liquefied natural gas
(LNG) from U.S.-based Delfin Midstream to secure supplies in the
wake of the energy crisis caused by Russia's invasion of
Ukraine. https://bit.ly/3JXHjZD
    The Guardian
     - Under the British government's latest "reasonable worst
case scenario", officials believe the United Kingdom could
experience blackouts for several days in January if cold weather
combines with gas shortages to leave the country short of power.
     - The GMB union has submitted formal pay claims to Amazon
 AMZN.O  seeking a minimum of 15 pounds ($18.11) an hour for
workers at its UK warehouses as unofficial protests continue to
dog the online retailer. https://bit.ly/3JPG52j
    The Telegraph
     - Ferrovial  FER.MC , Heathrow's largest shareholder, is
understood to be in talks with advisers about a potential sale
of its stake in Britain's largest airport after it fiercely
opposed a decision by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to
reduce the cap on landing fees charged to passengers. https://bit.ly/3zI5XbW
     - Britain's postal service faces days of paralysis with
letters and prescription medicines undelivered after 115,000
Royal Mail workers announced they will strike in just over a
fortnight. The Communication Workers' Union on Tuesday said
members throughout the country will launch action on Aug. 26 and
31, as well as Sept. 8 and 9. https://bit.ly/3djtvwf
    Sky News
     - An eight-day strike at Felixstowe port will go ahead
after talks between bosses and unions broke down. More than
1,900 members of Unite will strike from Aug. 21 until Aug. 29,
unhappy with the 7% pay rise offered by Felixstowe Dock and
Railway Company following a 1.4% increase last year. https://bit.ly/3Pbi2vN
($1 = 0.8284 pounds)

 (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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