TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) - Asian shares held near nine-month highs on Monday as worries over the impact of Britain's Brexit vote eased, while the dollar was buoyed by a run of solid U.S.
Rank Group and 888 Holdings have formed a consortium that will pave the way for a wider bid for ailing bookmaker William Hill, as the companies are pushed together by a wave of consolidation rippling through the gambling industry.
Sainsbury's �1.4 billion takeover of Argos owner Home Retail Group has been approved by the competition regulator. The supermarket chain welcomed the decision by the Competition and Markets Authority on Friday to "unconditionally" clear the acquisition.
MPs from across the political divide have demanded an "urgent" decision on whether to expand Heathrow or Gatwick airport.
Northern companies are proving more resilient than the UK, as a whole, ahead of a period of post-Brexit uncertainty, a report has found.