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James Murdoch may soon ascend at Fox

Some key investors, including Saudi Prince Alwaleed, seem to be warming to the idea that he has the chops to run the media behemoth. That was not always the case.

Mr James Murdoch is seen as being less sentimental about certain assets than his dad and more enthusiastic about courting shareholders.


SAUDI Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is in no doubt that James Murdoch is ready to take a much bigger role at Twenty-First Century Fox, by far the largest part of the media empire that Mr Murdoch's father Rupert Murdoch built.

"James is a giant!" said Prince Alwaleed, a...

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