An unnamed third party has provided the New Zealand Commerce Commission with a potential alternative to allowing the sale of Fairfax NZ to NZME.
Australian competition regulator the ACCC has focussed on local and Brisbane suburban competition in its decision to allow News Corp to take over APN's regional newspapers in the country.
News Corp Australia has bought Sky News proprietor Australian News Channel from partners including Murdoch-controlled UK satellite company Sky PLC.
SCMP chief executive Robin Hu is 'handing over the baton' after just four-and-a-half years at the head of the English-language daily.
If you ever thought anyone - Morry Schwartz, perhaps - might challenge the influence of News and the Courier-Mail in Queensland, forget it.
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