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.
- 1 PlayStation and Xbox hacked by Lizard Squad
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 Vagina canoe artist defends herself over ‘obscenity’ charges
PlayStation and Xbox hacked by Lizard Squad
Antonio Martin shooting: Black teenager may have tried to ambush patrolman, says police officer's lawyer
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
Boxing Day snowfall set to push even more bargain-hunters online for sales
The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
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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