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Staying intact at British Gas

British Gas will stop short of offering to break itself up this week in its submission to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission's investigation of the UK gas business. It is expected to propose a system of Chinese walls to keep its pipeline business separate from gas trading.

Air strike over

The six-day strike at USAir, the airline due to receive a dollars 750m injection from British Airways, ended when mechanics agreed to pay cuts.


Interims: Amer Grp, Aminex, Daks Simpson, Gates, North British Canadian Inv, Walker Greenbank.

Finals: Hidong Ests, Highland Dists, Lucas Inds, Lyles, Paramount, Tay Homes.

Quarterly analysis of bank advances (Jun-Aug).


Interims: Bodyshop, Channel Hldgs, FR Grp, Hughes (TJ), MGN.

Finals: Pochin's, Renown, St Ives, Sinclair (Will.) Hldgs.

Producer price index (Sep).


Interims: Berry Birch & Noble, Brown (N) Grp, Capital & Regional Props, Clinton Card, Delyn, Intereurope Technology, Serif, Waste Management Int (3Q).

Finals: Bracken Mines, Kinross Mines, Leslie Gold Mines, Thorntons, Unisel Gold Mines, Winkelhaak Mines.


Interims: Abbeycrest, BNB Resources, Barlows, Etam, Gleeson, Hi-Tec Sports, London American Ventures Tst, Radamec, Tudor, UDO Hldgs, Value & Income Tst.

Finals: Allied London Props, European Leisure, Lloyds Chemists, Maunders (J) Grp.

Labour market statistics, vehicle production (Sep prov).


Interims: Baris Hldgs, Brooks Service Grp, Hawtal Whiting, Hunting, Jakarta Fund (Cayman), Kymmene Corp, Nokia Grp, Tharsis.

Finals: Attwoods.

Public sector borrowing requirement (Sep), National Savings results (Sep).