What the Sunday Papers Said
Monday 18 November 2013
Independent on Sunday: Firms fight for Iraq investment opportunity
Executives from Eversheds, Foster Wheeler and BT will embark this week on the biggest British trade mission to Iraq for a decade. UK Trade & Investment wants to boost trade with the oil-rich nation, as British companies failed to win many lucrative contracts in Iraq even after its heavy involvement in deposing Saddam Hussein. Experts estimate that Iraq needs $1 trillion (£620bn) of investment.
The Mail on Sunday: Energy firms ‘too profitable’ says Davey
Energy firms could be “too profitable”, the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has told the paper. At the same time he indicated he expected the Government to keep the most controversial of its green levies, known as the carbon price floor, despite the review of climate taxes now under way in Whitehall. David Cameron has promised to “roll back” green levies on home energy bills.
The Sunday Times: Saga owners eye stock market float
Saga, the over-fifties travel agent and insurer, is set to press the button on a bumper stock market float. Saga’s owners last week interviewed 10 investment banks who are jockeying to handle the share sale. Renowned for its 2.7 million loyal customers, the company is expected to be valued as high as £3bn. The float, which will follow a rash of recent listings, looks set to rank among the largest market debuts of 2014.
The Daily Telegraph: BCC calls for two-year business rates freeze
George Osborne should freeze business rates for two years and overhaul the “iniquitous” and “broken” tax system, one of Britain’s leading business groups has demanded. The British Chambers of Commerce has urged the Chancellor to use his Autumn Statement to “abandon” increasing business rates until 2015 in a move that it says would boost the economy by helping sales and exports.
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
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- 2 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 3 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 4 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream
'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
The bubble bursts for Sodastream
Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook should be 'banned' from country after coming out as gay
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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