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Advertising & Media 16 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Murdoch solves empire succession by selling the empire

NEW YORK: For decades, investors, analysts, busybodies, columnists and gossips have loved to chew over the ultimate media-dynasty question: When Rupert Murdoch was at long last forced to step down – whether for age, coup or scandal – which of his children would assume the throne of his vast empire? James or Lachlan or Elisabeth? Now we know the answer.

Corporate News 27 Feb 2018 | 10:56 PM

Comcast's US$31bil Sky bid crashes Murdoch and Disney show

LONDON: U.S. cable giant Comcast Corp has offered US$31 billion for Sky Plc, threatening a plan hatched by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc and Walt Disney Co to seize control of Europe's biggest pay-TV group

World 12 Jan 2016 | 5:05 AM

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch to marry Jerry Hall

London (AFP) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch will marry actress and former supermodel Jerry Hall, the couple announced in British newspaper The Times on Tuesday, after a four-month romance.

Business 29 Jun 2013 | 8:02 AM

Murdoch splits empire into two firms

NEW YORK: Rupert Murdoch split his corporate empire into two parts under a long-promised plan to "unlock value" by separating high-flying entertainment operations from struggling publishing activities.

Auto 04 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Report: Some Tesla directors proposed James Murdoch to succeed Musk as chairman

NEW YORK CITY: Some Tesla directors have proposed that James Murdoch, fellow board member at the electric carmaker and chief executive officer of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, succeed Elon Musk as its chairman, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing people involved in the board’s discussions.

Business 29 May 2013 | 2:38 PM

Murdoch tries to convince Wall Street there is money to be made in newspapers

NEW YORK: Rupert Murdoch tried to convince Wall Street on Tuesday that there is still money to be made in newspapers, reminding investors that he had defied skeptics over the past 60 years to build one of the world's biggest media empires.

Business 29 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Pearson denies report Murdoch to buy Financial Times

HONG KONG: British publisher Pearson has denied a report that media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Abu Dhabi’s state media group are in talks to acquire the Financial Times Group for about US$1.2bil.

Economy 18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Murdoch tells G20 to take a back seat for growth

SYDNEY: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has criticised excessive financial regulation as stymieing free markets and urged Group of 20 (G20) governments to “take a back seat” to allow businesses to drive economic growth.

World 04 Mar 2016 | 2:03 PM

Rupert Murdoch marries Jerry Hall in London

London: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch married model Jerry Hall in London Friday after the couple announced their engagement in January, a spokesman for the family confirmed.

World 03 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Rupert Murdoch returning to run New York Post

Murdoch, 74, previously held the title of publisher for 10 years until 1986 and retakes the position as the tabloid newspaper's circulation is rising, hitting about 678,000 copies a day by the end of March.