What the Sunday Papers said
Monday 26 March 2012
Independent on Sunday: Co-op mulls sell-offs as profits slide
The Co-operative Group is considering plans to jettison some of its smaller businesses in the latest shake-up of the mutually owned business, which will post a sharp fall in annual profits this week. The move comes as fears grow over the group's bid to acquire 632 branches from Lloyds Banking Group. This is the latest headache for Co-op which has slashed jobs this year.
Sunday Times: BA eyes rescue deal for American Airlines
The company that owns British Airways is examining plans to buy a stake in American Airlines to stopthe carrier falling into the hands of a rival such asDelta. International Airlines Group (IAG) is close to appointing an adviser following a round of meetings with investment banks about the future of American Airlines, which is in bankruptcy protection.
Mail on Sunday: Wilkinson in the rac efor Robert Dyas
The discount chain Wilkinson has launched a bid for the high street ironmonger to electricals retailer Robert Dyas. The family-owned household goods specialist is one of four bidders left in the battle. It is facing competition from two other unknown trade buyers and one private equity firm. Robert Dyas is expected to fetch £25m – about the level of its debts. Wilkinson is owned by its founding family.
Sunday Telegraph: Pru leak: the FSA is 'ludicrous'
The Prudential is facing serious questions over its attitude towards the Financial Services Authority after a leaked email from one of the insurance company's executives described the regulator's policy as ludicrous. The email also said Prudential should up its lobbying efforts to change "ill-judged" regulations. The FSA is overseeing a probe into Prudential's failed bid for AIA.
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- 5 Man hospitalised with pneumonia after downing eggnog at office Christmas party
Antonio Martin shooting: Black teenager may have tried to ambush patrolman, says police officer's lawyer
Orphan kangaroos spend Christmas without their parents
Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
New route to Mars could make manned mission much cheaper and easier
Isis 'did not shoot down Jordan war plane' before capturing pilot, says US
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
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