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"Good Morning Britain" presenter Alex Beresford slammed Morgan's "absolutely diabolical behavior" as Morgan walked off.
Britain's monarchy kept its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry sparked a crisis by alleging that a family member made a racist remark about the colour of their son's skin and that she was alienated to the point of contemplating suicide. The family, led by Queen Elizabeth, 94, was grappling with how to respond to Oprah Winfrey's TV interview, in which Harry also said that his father, heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, had let him down. "Worst Royal Crisis in 85 Years," read the front page of the Daily Mirror newspaper, while the Daily Mail's cover asked "What Have They Done?" and The Sun columnist Trevor Kavanagh questioned if the interview meant the end for the royals.
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(Bloomberg) -- Vodafone Group Plc is looking to raise as much as 2.58 billion euros ($3.1 billion) from an initial public offering of its European mobile-phone towers unit in Frankfurt, in what will be one of the region’s biggest stock market listings this year.The U.K. telecommunication giant plans to sell 88.9 million shares in the unit at 22.50 euros to 29 euros apiece, according to a statement Tuesday. At the top of the price range, Vantage would be the biggest European IPO since InPost SA’s in January.Two investment funds, Digital Colony and RRJ, agreed to buy 500 million euros and 450 million euros of stock, respectively, in the offering, which will run through March 17. The new stock will start trading on March 18. The IPO values Vantage at as much as 14.7 billion euros. Proceeds will go toward paying down the parent company’s debt pile, Vodafone has said.Vodafone shares were little changed in early London trading. Vodafone and other European carriers, hit by increasing competition, regulations and the Covid-19 pandemic, are looking to squeeze value from their mast and fiber assets. The push to roll out fifth-generation networks is also driving demand for more tower capacity, fueling a wave of consolidation and restructuring.And for yield-hungry investors, these assets promise steady returns as tower companies typically sign long-term contracts, linked to inflation, for the space they rent out to mobile operators. Vantage plans to pay out 60% of recurring free cash flow annually in dividends, and intends to distribute 280 million euros in July for this financial year, the company said last month.Still, mobile carriers looking to rent capacity from Vantage are direct competitors of the tower company’s majority shareholder and main customer across geographies: Vodafone. Independent European mast operators like Cellnex Telecom SA don’t have this drawback.At the high end of the price range, the IPO would raise 2.58 billion euros. Vodafone has the option to sell another 22.2 million shares, while the underwriters can sell another 13.3 million shares to cover possible over-allotments. If all of those shares were sold at the top of the range, the offering would raise 3.6 billion euros.Vantage’s blockbuster offering will put Germany’s IPO market on track for its best year since 2018, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. And a slew of other offerings are being considered, ranging from units being carved out of large conglomerates such as Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG to much potential listings from younger companies.Language app Babbel and ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE-owned dating platform ParshipMeet are eyeing IPOs, Bloomberg News reported last month. Listings for open-source software developer SUSE, online eyewear retailer Mister Spex, cybersecurity provider Utimaco GmbH, prosthetic limb maker Ottobock SE & Co. and e-commerce site About You GmbH are also said to be in the works.(Updates with Vodafone shares in fourth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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Grifols (MCE: GRF, MCE: GRF.P; NASDAQ: GRFS), a global healthcare company with a proven track record of more than 100 years dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide, today announced the closing of its agreement with GigaGen Inc. to acquire its remaining 56% share capital for USD 80 million.
Piers Morgan staged a walkout live on Good Morning Britain after the former CNN presenter was taken to task over remarks he made about Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. Morgan was challenged by co-star Alex Beresford after he spent Monday morning raging at Markle, prompting a complaint from mental health charity Mind, which raised […]
The front pages of Britain’s newspapers are dominated by the fallout from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. The two-hour interview, originally broadcast on CBS in the US, was aired on ITV1 on Monday evening, and contained a number of revelations about the Royal Family. Tuesday’s newspapers all focused on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and what their claims could mean for the monarchy. Read more: Poll shows Britons have little sympathy for Harry and Meghan On Monday, Harry said in a clip not aired in the original broadcast that racism in the UK was a “large part” of why he and Meghan left for the US, and that the British press, “specifically the tabloids”, was “bigoted”. Some of those newspapers hit back on Tuesday, with the Daily Mail asking of the couple in its front page headline: “What have they done?” The paper’s royal editor Rebecca English said the “bombshell” interview left Buckingham Palace “paralysed with ‘horror and dismay”. She wrote: “The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William were all locked in crisis talks over how to react to a string of incendiary accusations unleashed by Harry and wife Meghanl”. In the interview, Meghan revealed there were times when she “didn’t want to be alive any more” because of the pressures of life within the Royal Family. She said at one point an unnamed royal asked Harry “how dark” their son Archie’s skin might be. On Monday, Winfrey told CBS This Morning that Harry told her neither the Queen nor Prince Philip made the remark. Harry said he felt “let down” by his father the Prince of Wales, saying Charles stopped taking his calls after the couple’s decision to step back from royal duties. Harry also said he and his brother William “were on different paths”. The couple also revealed that they are expecting a baby girl. Although the Daily Telegraph led with US president Joe Biden saying Meghan had shown courage in speaking out, its columnist Allison Pearson said the interview was a “devastating insult” to the Queen. She wrote: “However loudly Harry and Meghan may have proclaimed their affection for the monarch there is no question that their interview was a devastating act of lèse-majesté. “The couple unleashed demons which could destabilise her beloved Commonwealth and threaten the future of the monarchy itself.” The front page in the Daily Express read: “So sad it has come to this”. Its columnist Stephen Pollard criticised the Sussexes for electing to air their grievances on “prime time TV”. Read more: Meghan says she's had worse press treatment than Kate He wrote: “Meghan and Harry took to the airwaves for a two-hour long interview in which they spoke about themselves, their feelings and their wishes to the exclusion of all else.” Referring to the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936, the Daily Mirror said it was the “worst royal crisis in 85 years”. A leading article in The Times said: “The implication that the monarchy is racist could hardly be more damaging to an institution that relies for its legitimacy on its claim to represent the whole of modern Britain. “The problem for the royal family is that there is little they could say by way of explanation or mitigation that would not risk making the situation worse.” Metro splashed with a picture of Harry, a pregnant Meghan and Archie with the headline, “Just the four of us now”.
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The European Parliament on Tuesday voted to lift the immunity of the former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, Carles Puigdemont, and two of his associates, a move that could pave the way for their extradition. In the decision on Puigdemont, 400 legislators voted for the waiver of immunity, 248 were against and 45 abstained. The measures to lift the immunity of his associates — former Catalan health minister Toni Comin and former regional education minister Clara Ponsati — were by largely similar margins.
German exports unexpectedly rose in January, buoyed by robust trade with China in a positive start to the year for manufacturers in Europe's largest economy. Seasonally adjusted exports increased 1.4% on the month after an upwardly revised increase of 0.4% in December, the Federal Statistics Office said on Tuesday. January's 1.4% increase in exports far surpassed even the most optimistic forecast.
Myanmar’s military-controlled government is seeking to suppress media coverage of protests against their seizure of power as journalists and ordinary citizens strive to inform people inside and outside of the country about what is happening. Authorities on Monday canceled licenses of five local media outlets that had been offering extensive coverage of the protests, attempting to fully roll back such freedoms a decade after the country began its faltering transition toward democracy. The government has detained dozens of journalists since the Feb. 1 coup, including Thein Zaw of The Associated Press.
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Wedding anniversaries for Elizabeth O'Connor Cole and her husband, Michael, usually involve a dinner reservation for two at a fancy restaurant. Perhaps most devastatingly impacted, she says, are death and dying, sitting at bedsides to comfort and attending funerals to mourn as the coronavirus has killed more than 2.3 million people around the world.
(Bloomberg) -- Public Power Corporation is planning to sell Europe’s first sustainability-linked high-yield bond this week, adding more weight to a fast-growing trend in the region’s loan market.The company will hold investor calls at 12:30 p.m. London time on Monday and conclude its meetings for a 500 million-euro ($594 million) planned bond sale on Wednesday. The new issue is expected to be rated B/BB- by S&P and Fitch.Sustainability-linked debt sales have taken off in Europe’s leveraged loan market in recent months. Those deals included so-called margin ratchets which will see those companies pay less if they hit specific goals, or more if they miss their targets. PPC’s new bond carries a penalty only however, with a higher coupon of 50 basis points if it fails to reduce its CO2 emissions by 40% by December 2022 from 2019.The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.European investors have seen a glut of leveraged loan debt this year with pricing tied to how the company performs against sustainability-linked targets. At least eight such deals have priced in 2021 so far, including Kloeckner Pentaplast, Flender GmbH and Asda Group Ltd, up from three in all of 2020. Still, some investors are griping about how easily borrowers can achieve their targets.Read more: Junk Firms Are Posing as Green Warriors to Reduce Debt CostsHSBC, Goldman Sachs and Citibank are global coordinators on the PPC deal.(Removes incorrect company name in second paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.