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 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 3 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
Ball pool for adults opens in London
Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
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