United News and Media this week sold its US trade publishing
division, Miller Freeman, to VNU for pounds 650 million. The division
publishes titles including Business Travel News, Sporting Goods Business
and National Jeweller. The European division of Miller Freeman has also
been put up for sale, and the company is reported to be in talks with
Anglo-Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier. United is holding on to its UK
division, renamed United Business Media last month. Its UK titles
include Estates Gazette, Travel Trade Gazette and Music Week.