PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Aug 18

Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:19pm EDT
 
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Aug 18 (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

Britain's North Sea oil industry is set for an autumn of discontent, as workers threaten to take strike action for the first time in a generation after thousands of job cuts triggered by plunging prices. Union organisers will begin counting votes Tuesday for a possible walkout by hundreds of helicopter pilots, who play a critical role ferrying workers and supplies to offshore rigs. (thetim.es/1JdeJef)

GVC Holdings faces a multimillion-dollar legal claim after a Canadian company accused it of reneging on a deal, owing to its involvement in the 1 billion-pounds ($1.56 billion)auction of Bwin.party. The Sportingbet owner, which is fighting 888 Holdings for control of Bwin, is being sued by 37 Entertainment, a sports and entertainment consultancy, over a joint venture to launch two websites aimed at Canadian punters. (thetim.es/1JdflQU)

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