What The Sunday Papers Said
Monday 05 March 2012
The Independent on Sunday: BP to review dividend after Gulf spill deal
BP is set to accelerate the restoration of its famous dividend policy after announcing a $7.8bn settlement with 100,000 fishermen, clean-up workers and even casino owners over the Deepwater Horizon disaster. A spokesman said: "We would expect to have a progressive dividend policy, in line with the improving circumstances of the firm."
The Sunday Times: Glencore chief heads for a $109m payday
Ivan Glasenberg, the boss of Glencore, will this week rocket into the ranks of the world's top-earning executives when he pockets a $109m (£69m) dividend from the Swiss commodities trader. The firm is expected to report pre-tax profits of about £2.7 billion. The figures will be closely watched by the market as Glasenberg is trying to convince investors to back a controversial £55 billion merger with Xstrata.
The Mail on Sunday: Cable in new mission over threat to Vauxhall
Business Secretary Vince Cable has unexpectedly decided to fly to Geneva to plead with General Motors executives not to axe Vauxhall's giant plant in Ellesmere Port, where the Astra is built. He is expected to outline the financial benefits that the Government could deliver if the American car giant made a long-term commitment to the UK. GM's European losses last year mounted to £471 million.
The Sunday Telegraph: PM is urged to support Heathrow extension
Nearly 70 British business leaders and groups representing hundreds of others have demanded that the debate about building a third runway at Heathrow is reopened after the Government ruled out the option before the last general election. In an open letter, the business leaders said that the present limits on Heathrow expansion are a barrier to growth. The letter was also signed by union leaders and small businesses.
elephant appealThe first 23 lots have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
comedy'Fresh Meat' star sees off stiff competition from Alan Carr, David Mitchell, Graham Norton, Lee Mack and Sarah Millican to win top prize
Beatles rush out 'bootleg' album to defy EU copyright law
healthJames Bond's alcohol consumption puts him at 'high risk' of cirrhosis, tremors... and impotence
musicPolice chief rejects rappers' claims that his work is as dangerous as law enforcement or military service
tvSpoiler alert: Find out the result of a heated final show
Harvey Weinstein reveals his secret weapon on-set
Now that an oil trader's drinking has got him sacked, will we all have to make do with an afternoon latte?
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba get nods for Best Actor, which no black Brit has ever won
Geoffrey Macnab reviews The Desolation of Smaug - the meat in Peter Jackson's Hobbit sandwich
peopleWhat advice would David Cameron give to his younger self?
Mystery of Epping Forest 'big cat' is solved
French café starts charging extra to rude customers
Scientist create 'robotic sperm' to help with fertilisation and drug delivery
Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white
- 1 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 4 Physicists discover 'clearest evidence yet' that the Universe is a hologram
- 5 Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white
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