What the Sunday Papers said
Monday 06 August 2012
The Independent on Sunday: Fresh problems at HMV as finance chief poised to quit
HMV's finance director is poised to quit just days after chief executive Simon Fox said he was leaving after a roller-coaster six years.
David Wolffe's departure is expected to be announced soon, presenting an immediate problem to the incoming chief executive Trevor Moore, the former boss at camera chain Jessops.
The Sunday Times: Brazilian bank eyes US arm of Royal Bank of Scotland
The Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco is plotting a bid for the American arm of Royal Bank of Scotland. Citizens, based in Rhode Island in the US, could fetch £10bn if RBS does decide to sell it.
Sources say it has been "inundated" with approaches.
The Mail on Sunday: BT ponders legal challenge to BSkyB judgment
BT might launch a legal challenge to a ruling to allow BSkyB to be the first company in Britain to broadcast Hollywood blockbusters on TV. The telecom and internet giant says the ruling by the Competition Commission leaves Sky in a "dominant monopoly position", giving it a "stranglehold" over that part of the market.
The Sunday Telegraph: Marks & Spencer may be takeover target
Marks & Spencer could be a bid target after seeing its shares half since late 2007.
Various institutions including Bank of America are pondering whether to provide finance for a takeover. The chief executive, Marc Bolland, is under pressure due to falling sales of women's clothes and supply chain mix-ups.
The shares opened this morning at 341.1p, valuing the company at £5.4 billion.
Emergency landing at Heathrow sparks further controversy over London airport capacity
Unrest may spread across Europe, warns Red Cross chief
French government seeks to ban extreme right-wing group
BNP and EDL accused of attempt to fuel racial hatred after Woolwich terror attack
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- 5 Lord of the Sings: Sir Christopher Lee, 91, to release heavy metal album
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