What the Sunday Papers Said
Monday 09 December 2013
Independent on Sunday: Standard Chartered board split over rights issue
Standard Chartered’s board is divided over whether a rights issue is needed to strengthen its balance sheet after a tough year’s trading in emerging markets. The need for a cash call has been discussed privately between directors rather than at a formal board meeting.
Mail on Sunday: Fashion bosses consider fraud case against RBS
After allegations that Royal Bank of Scotland destroyed small firms for profit, former directors and shareholders of the failed fashion chain Peacocks are considering a complaint to the Serious Fraud Office. No national chain has yet begun a case against RBS.
Sunday Times: Diamond returns with plan to buy African bank
Bob Diamond, who resigned as chief executive of Barclays last year after the bank admitted rigging interest rates, is close to an audacious return to the City. The American has set up a cash shell, Atlas Mara, with the entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar, to buy a bank in Africa.
Sunday Telegraph: ‘Boris island’ scheme for airport may be ditched
Boris Johnson’s aviation adviser has admitted that proposals for a new hub airport in the Thames estuary are “at risk” of being ditched by Sir Howard Davies when he publishes a shortlist of options for additional runway capacity in the South-east.
Apple has been hit by complaints about the 1.1GB download
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour
Much-loved cartoon character returns - without Sir David Jason
Actress to appear in second series of the hugely popular crime drama
Matt Smith is set to join cast of the Jane Austen classic - with a twist
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 3 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 4 Scottish independence: Andy Murray backs Yes campaign in eleventh hour decision
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now
Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
Scottish independence referendum live: Latest news as Scotland decides Yes or No
Scottish independence: Final opinion polls show undecided voters could swing result either way
Scottish independence: Almost half of No voters have felt 'personally threatened' by the Yes campaign
Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
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