PRESS DIGEST- British Business – Dec 16

Dec 16 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* Online food delivery group Just Eat Plc has
announced plans to buy its rivals Hungryhouse in Britain and
SkipTheDishes in Canada, for a total of about 300 million pounds
($372.54 million). (* Lloyd’s of London said it had begun finalising plans to
set up a new EU-based subsidiary and was looking at five
European cities as homes, with Dublin, Frankfurt and Paris
understood to be on its shortlist. ( Guardian

* The Dutch company Heineken NV and the investment
firm Patron Capital have won a 400 million pounds ($496.72
million) battle to take over Punch Taverns Plc, which
has more than 3,000 pubs across UK. (* British Communications Workers Union said the Post Office
had rejected its offer …