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      WE‘RE GOING COLD ON TURKEY
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      Gerard Baker Just when Western countries need Ankara‘s friendly Muslim democracy, it is drifting away HOURS AFTER Tony Blair left Washington, after a surprisingly productive family visit in which indigent Africans pocketed almost as much American cash as did Cherie, President Bush entertained another visitor at t >>>


      WHAT IS THE POINT OF THE LIB DEMS? WELL, DON‘T BOTHER ASKING THE LEADER
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      Mary Ann Sieghart THE TORIES are in turmoil. Some of them think that is bad news. The Liberal Democrats are not in turmoil. Some of them think that is bad news too.

For there are times when a certain amount of turmoil is necessary to jolt a party out of complacency.

The Conservatives badly need to foc >>>


      BABYFACE, YOU‘VE GOT THE CUTEST LITTLE BABY FACE, THAT‘S WHY WE‘LL VOTE FOR SOMEONE IN YOUR PLACE
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      BY Mark Henderson Politicians with childlike features have an electoral handicap A BABY face can be the kiss of political death, according to research that could help to explain William Hagues failure to make an impact at the polls.

Psychologists in the United States have discovered that voters tend to judge p >>>


      CARE–HOME KILLER, 82, MENTALLY ILL FOR DECADES
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Andrew Norfolk A PSYCHOPATHIC woman used an ornamental iron to bludgeon to death a '3–year–old fellow resident at a care home for the elderly, a court was told yesterday.

May Thrower, 82, smashed the flat iron repeatedly into the face of Olive Garvie, fracturing her skull, breaking her nose, >>>


      DID YOU BONK BEFORE 1'75? PROVE IT
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Adam Sherwin, Media Reporter DR JOHNSON produced his dictionary 250 years ago.

The first complete Oxford English Dictionary was published in 1'28. In 1'83, it appears, it all went pear–shaped.

So much so that the OED, in conjunction with the BBC, is seeking to establish the first veri >>>


      DISCOVERY IS HARD CHEESE FOR KILLER MOSQUITOES
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent A FUNGUS similar to cheese mould could become a valuable weapon in the fight against malaria, scientists report today.

British research has revealed that a common fungus can reduce malarial transmission by '8 per cent in the laboratory, by killing the mosquitoes tha >>>


      LITTLE MARGIN FOR ERROR WITH SO MUCH DEBT
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Robert Cole, Deputy Business Editor IT MIGHT all turn out just fine, financially. But then again it might not.

And because Malcolm Glazer has borrowed such a large amount of money to fund the purchase of Manchester United, and is locking himself into such punishing rates of interest, there is precious littl >>>


      MINISTER FLEES WITH FAMILY AFTER HOME RAID BY ANARCHISTS
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Roger Boyes DENMARKS cosy idyll of bicycling monarchs and accessible politicians was shattered yesterday by the torching of the Immigration Ministers car.

Flames spread from the garage of Rikke Hvilshj, the Minister, and engulfed the roof of her home but no one was hurt. Anarchists opposed to Denmarks tough >>>


      MOTEL OWNER BITES BACK AS SANDWICH WAR INTENSIFIES
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Daniel McGrory Family name is no help in fight over website name THE Earl of Sandwich may be able to boast a formidable list of battle honours behind the family name but he is struggling to defeat an American motel owner in a cyberwar.

He wants to use the Sandwich name on the internet, but a Cape Cod hoteli >>>


      MUGABE PLAYS THE GREAT LEADER AS HE BULLDOZES THOUSANDS OF HOMES
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      From Jan Raath in Harare THE President arrived for the state opening of parliament in a black Rolls–Royce, medals pinned to his chest. He inspected a guard of honour of mounted police lancers. He then delivered a 35–minute speech condemning lawlessness and demanding greater cohesion and unity from his count >>>


      NO EVIDENCE OF RAISED CANCER RISK AT NUCLEAR POWER SITES
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor CHILDREN living near the naval dockyard at Rosyth may have a slightly higher risk of cancer, a report suggests.

In an examination of British nuclear sites, the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment found no evidence of an increased risk of cancers close to >>>


      NO HOLDS BARRED AS WARRING BROTHERS SHOCK SUMO WORLD
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Richard Lloyd Parry Star wrestler‘s sons trade insults and argue in the media over their father‘s funeral THERE have been few dynasties in any sport as glorious as that of the late Futagoyama. In his heyday in the 1'70s, he was one of the best–loved sumo wrestlers, admired as much for his looks >>>


      POTTER FAN WAKES UP TO A MYSTERY CALLER
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Jack Malvern, Arts Reporter AN AMERICAN fan of the Harry Potter books was recently awoken by a telephone call from J. K. Rowling inviting him to be one of the few people to interview her about her new book.

Emerson Spartz, an 18–year–old student from Indiana, was asleep at 'am when his telep >>>


      TICKET PRICES RISE, TRANSFER CASH IS LIMITED AND INCOME FORCED UP
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Ashling OConnor and Ingrid Mansell IN 2010 Manchester United fans will live in a world of higher ticket prices and US exhibition matches under a business plan designed to underpin Malcolm Glazers 7'0 million takeover of the Premiership club.

A document seen by The Times gives an unprecedented insight in >>>


      TICKET PRICES RISE, TRANSFER CASH IS LIMITED AND INCOME FORCED UP
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Ashling OConnor and Ingrid Mansell IN 2010 Manchester United fans will live in a world of higher ticket prices and US exhibition matches under a business plan designed to underpin Malcolm Glazers 7'0 million takeover of the Premiership club.

A document seen by The Times gives an unprecedented insight in >>>


      US THINKS BLAIR SHOULD LOWER PUBLIC HOPES
      The Times, 10-06-2005
      By Bronwen Maddox WILL Tony Blair win anything more from President Bush in the four weeks left before the Gleneagles summit? No. Nothing. Not on African aid or debt relief, where, this week in Washington, he got as much as he is going to get. And not an inch of movement on climate change; it is not even worth discussin >>>


      ‘NEAR–SHORING‘ BRINGS COMPANIES CLOSER TO HOME
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 More manufacturers in the US and western Europe are putting their investments closer to domestic operations, as part of an effort to simplify supply structures that reflects a disappointment with the profitability of Chinese ventures.

This trend towards so–called "near&nda >>>


      JPMORGAN GETS BULLISH ON DOLLAR
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 The dollar rallied towards multi–month highs as Alan Greenspan, the Federal Reserve chairman, delivered a relatively upbeat assessment of the state of the US economy and JPMorgan said the dollar had bottomed for the cycle.

Mr Greenspan said the economy was on a "reasonably >>>


      MOLSON COORS FACES SEC PROBE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Molson Coors is facing a probe by the Securities and Exchange Commission over the US$3.4bn merger that brought the two family–owned brewers together earlier this year.

The SEC has requested documents relating to the deal and to the company‘s disappointing first–quar >>>


      REPSOL PLAYS DOWN GROWING BOLIVIA CRISIS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Repsol YPF, the Spanish oil and gas group, yesterday sought to calm investors as Bolivia‘s worsening political crisis raised further doubts about its long–term plans in the country.

The company yesterday "expressed its solidarity" with the Bolivian people as it >>>


      RIOTS HALT BOLIVIAN CONGRESS EMERGENCY SESSION
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Bolivia‘s Congress yesterday was forced to abandon an emergency session to decide whether to accept President Carlos Mesa‘s resignation and vote on his successor.

The session in Sucre, 400km south–east of La Paz, the capital, had been called to get Congress‘s >>>


      TWIN CRISES THREATEN BRAZIL‘S REFORM AGENDA
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 1'÷00 This has not been a good week for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Plagued by a slowing economy and allegations of corruption within his own party, the Brazilian president is facing his most serious political crisis since taking office in 2003. The allegations threaten not only >>>


      CHINA HITS OUT AT NEW US TEXTILE QUOTA
      FT, 10-06-2005
      May 15 2005 20÷1' Beijing accused Washington of setting a precedent that would "severely jeopardise the multi–lateral trade system" and issued a veiled threat to take retaliatory action.

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      CHINA INCREASES TAXES ON TEXTILE EXPORTS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      May 20 2005 14÷44 Exporters of 74 categories of textiles in China, including T–shirts, underwear and trousers, will face new duties on every item they ship overseas, starting June 1. Tariffs on most items will rise to Rmb1 and sometimes reach Rmb4, the ministry of finance said on its website. This compare >>>


      HOLES FOUND IN S KOREA‘S BOUNDARY WITH DMZ
      FT, 10-06-2005
      October 26 2004 10÷57 The discovery came as Colin Powell, the US secretary of state, wrapped up a four–day tour of North Korea‘s neighbours, having elicited pledges from Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul to continue pressing Pyongyang to resume diplomatic negotiations over its nuclear programme.

The >>>


      N KOREA BLAMES US FOR NUCLEAR TALKS STALEMATE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      October 27 2004 03÷00 Pyongyang yesterday tried to shift blame for the stalemate in talks over its nuclear programme to the US, as Colin Powell, secretary of state, again urged North Korea‘s neighbours to put pressure on the communist regime to return to the negotiating table.

North Korea was top >>>


      QUOTAS ON CHINESE TEXTILES ‘WOULD HURT‘ EU RETAILERS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      May 1' 2005 03÷00 If the European Union does reimpose quotas on Chinese textile imports, China‘s manufacturers will not be the only losers.

European consumers are likely to suffer, but so will European retailers and clothing importers that may employ more workers than garment producers but lo >>>


      S KOREA MADE NEAR BOMB–GRADE URANIUM– UN
      FT, 10-06-2005
      2004. 8.26pm The president of the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute in Taejon, South Korea –– a senior government scientist –– had authorised the experiments with the uranium and knew about the work with plutonium, a senior diplomat close to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) al >>>


      TAIWAN BULLET–TRAIN PROJECT FACES DERAILMENT
      FT, 10-06-2005
      April 3 2005 17÷2' Taiwan High Speed Rail, which is building and planning to operate a bullet–train link along the island‘s west coast, has missed another important financing deadline, raising concerns that the landmark T$462bn (US$14.7bn) project could be derailed just months from completion.>>>


      TAIWAN OPPOSITION MOVES TO MEND FENCE WITH CHINA
      FT, 10-06-2005
      6÷07 PM The visit led by Chiang Pin–kung, vice–chairman of the Nationalist Party or Kuomintang (KMT), comes two days after hundreds of thousands marched in Taiwan in protest over a Chinese anti–secession law which sanctions the use of force against the self–ruled island if it formally dec >>>


      TAIWANESE DEMOCRACY RISES ABOVE THE BICKERING
      FT, 10-06-2005
      April 1 2005 01÷44 Inflatable plastic clubs with "Peace" printed on them, a handmade cardboard sign bearing the warning "Chinese hooligans, watch out", and a dirty paper slip with the words "Are Taiwanese really not Chinese? You better go and test your DNA" are now displayed in Mr >>>


      ‘NEAR–SHORING‘ BRINGS COMPANIES CLOSER TO HOME
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 20÷06 More manufacturers in the US and western Europe are putting their investments closer to domestic operations, as part of an effort to simplify supply structures that reflects a disappointment with the profitability of Chinese ventures.

This trend towards so–called "near& >>>


      ‘NEAR–SHORING‘ BRINGS COMPANIES CLOSER TO HOME
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 20÷06 More manufacturers in the US and western Europe are putting their investments closer to domestic operations, as part of an effort to simplify supply structures that reflects a disappointment with the profitability of Chinese ventures.

This trend towards so–called "near& >>>


      BSKYB TO FACE NEW FIGHT FOR FOOTBALL TV RIGHTS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷00 British Sky Broadcasting is set to face stiff competition for coverage of Premier League football from Setanta Sports, after the Irish TV group offered a key job to one of the architects of BSkyB‘s successful sports strategy.

Trevor East, deputy managing director of Sky Spor >>>


      BSKYB TO FACE NEW FIGHT FOR FOOTBALL TV RIGHTS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷00 British Sky Broadcasting is set to face stiff competition for coverage of Premier League football from Setanta Sports, after the Irish TV group offered a key job to one of the architects of BSkyB‘s successful sports strategy.

Trevor East, deputy managing director of Sky Spor >>>


      BUSH PICKS FUNDRAISERS AS UK AND ITALY AMBASSADORS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 00÷34 President George W. Bush on Thursday nominated two large political fundraisers to serve as his top diplomats in the UK and Italy, Washington‘s closest European allies and loyal supporters of the war in Iraq.

Robert Tuttle, a California car dealer, was named ambassador to the UK >>>


      BUSH PICKS FUNDRAISERS AS UK AND ITALY AMBASSADORS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 00÷34 President George W. Bush on Thursday nominated two large political fundraisers to serve as his top diplomats in the UK and Italy, Washington‘s closest European allies and loyal supporters of the war in Iraq.

Robert Tuttle, a California car dealer, was named ambassador to the UK >>>


      HVB TO HAVE STRONG HAND ON BOARD AFTER MERGER
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷00 HVB on Thursday night appeared likely to get nearly half the boardroom seats of the combined group created by a takeover of the Munich–based bank by Italy‘s UniCredito.

As further details of a deal were settled ahead of its planned announcement on Sunday, people close t >>>


      HVB TO HAVE STRONG HAND ON BOARD AFTER MERGER
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷00 HVB on Thursday night appeared likely to get nearly half the boardroom seats of the combined group created by a takeover of the Munich–based bank by Italy‘s UniCredito.

As further details of a deal were settled ahead of its planned announcement on Sunday, people close t >>>


      NATO DEFENDS DEAL ON DARFUR AIRLIFT
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷0' Nato ministers on Thursday sought to defend an unwieldy deal over Sudan‘s stricken province of Darfur and to stress the alliance‘s relevance, despite new figures revealing that military expenditures continue to slip.

At a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels th >>>


      NATO DEFENDS DEAL ON DARFUR AIRLIFT
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷0' Nato ministers on Thursday sought to defend an unwieldy deal over Sudan‘s stricken province of Darfur and to stress the alliance‘s relevance, despite new figures revealing that military expenditures continue to slip.

At a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels th >>>


      OBSERVER – EUROPE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      21÷14 Zooropa shakes up Europa JosÃ
>>>


      OBSERVER – EUROPE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      21÷14 Zooropa shakes up Europa JosÃ
>>>


      PROSECUTORS CONSIDER MOVE ON LODI
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷03 Banca Popolare di Lodi to some of its customers as part of an investigation into whether market prices have been manipulated in the contested takeover for Banca Antonveneta.

The prosecutors have been investigating whether loans were made at below–market rates of interest and >>>


      PROSECUTORS CONSIDER MOVE ON LODI
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷03 Banca Popolare di Lodi to some of its customers as part of an investigation into whether market prices have been manipulated in the contested takeover for Banca Antonveneta.

The prosecutors have been investigating whether loans were made at below–market rates of interest and >>>


      RBC AND DEXIA LINK IN GLOBAL CUSTODY VENTURE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 18÷46 Royal Bank of Canada is to merge its global custody activities with those of Dexia, the Franco–Belgian bank, in a London–based joint venture, to create the world‘s ninth biggest custodian by assets under management.

The creation of RBC Dexia Investor Services, du >>>


      SPAIN WILL €?ACCEPT‘ CUTS IF BRITAIN TAKES SMALLER REBATE
      FT, 10-06-2005
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      SPAIN WILL €?ACCEPT‘ CUTS IF BRITAIN TAKES SMALLER REBATE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      Media & internet Property Retailing & leisure Telecoms Transport "By region" sub navigation US Europe UK UK smaller companies Asia–Pacific Middle East & Africa Americas "Markets" sub navigation Equities Currencies Capital markets Commodities Emerging markets Investor‘s notebo >>>


      UKRAINE TO PRESS AHEAD IN DRIVE TO JOIN EU
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 18÷54 East Europe EditorUkraine intends to stick with its plans to prepare for future membership of the European Union, despite growing public concern in western Europe about future enlargements.

Oleksander Zinchenko, the state secretary and President Viktor Yushchenko‘s chief of >>>


      UKRAINE TO PRESS AHEAD IN DRIVE TO JOIN EU
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 18÷54 East Europe EditorUkraine intends to stick with its plans to prepare for future membership of the European Union, despite growing public concern in western Europe about future enlargements.

Oleksander Zinchenko, the state secretary and President Viktor Yushchenko‘s chief of >>>


      CAUTIOUS WELCOME FOR FRENCH LABOUR REFORMS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 French entrepreneurs yesterday welcomed the government‘s efforts to cut the costs for smaller companies seeking to expand but warned that much more radical steps were needed to stimulate real growth.

In his first major political speech as prime minister on Wednesday, Dominique >>>


      EUROPE TOLD TO DO MORE TO COMBAT ANTI–SEMITISM
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 European nations are not doing enough to combat anti–Semitism and other hate crimes.

The warning came at the end of a two–day meeting of the 55–country Organisation for Security and Co–operation in Europe which heard that in spite of ministerial commitments to >>>


      GERMANY OPTIMISM DESPITE WEAK DATA
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Weak export figures yesterday pointed to a slowdown in German economic growth in the second quarter of this year, but did not dash hopes that the outlook for the eurozone‘s largest economy might soon brighten.

German exports fell unexpectedly by 0.4 per cent in April, after a 1 >>>


      LABOUR REFORM NEEDED ‘TO SUSTAIN COSTLY SWEDISH WELFARE SYSTEM‘
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Sweden cannot sustain its generous womb–to–tomb welfare system unless it encourages more people to work, the Organisation for Economic Co–operation and Development has warned.

"Sweden cannot afford to have one of the world‘s most generous welfare systems >>>


      SCHRöDER‘S FLIRTATION WITH BUSINESS FAILS TO PAY DIVIDENDS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Few German chancellors have surrounded themselves so conspicuously with business leaders as Gerhard Schröder. He is even known in some quarters as "the comrade of the bosses".

Equally, few within his left– of–centre Social Democratic party have historica >>>


      SPAIN WILL ALLOW DROP IN EU FUNDS IF UK TAKES REBATE CUT
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Spain is prepared to accept big cuts in the amount of money it receives from the European Union over the next seven years, but only if the UK also accepts a much smaller rebate from the 2007–2013 EU budget.

Spain‘s more conciliatory stance, signalled in an interview yeste >>>


      US RESUMES $10M IN AID TO SERBIA
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 The US yesterday announced the resumption of aid to Serbia as a reward for improved co–operation with the international war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Washington said that aid was being restored after the government persuaded 12 fugitives to surrender this year to the tribunal. The s >>>


      BAGHDAD PLANS CUTS IN CRUDE EXPORTS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 1'÷52 Iraq plans to cut its oil exports by 15 per cent in the second half as terrorism and lack of investment take their toll on infrastructure.

The new export figures imply an export volume of 1.45m barrels a day,or 250,000 b/d below the contracts offered in the first half.

>>>


      EU DELEGATION VISITS BAGHDAD
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 A European Union delegation yesterday paid the organisation‘s first high–level visit to Iraq since the 2003 US–led invasion, pledging to put aside their differences in order to assist the violence–ravaged country. The group included Javier Solana, foreign policy chief, >>>


      FOUR ACQUITTED OF KENYAN BOMBING
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 A Kenyan judge has acquitted four men charged with murder in connection with the suicide car bombing of an Israeli–owned hotel in 2002 that killed 15 people and was blamed on the al–Qaeda terrorist network. The attack on the Paradise Hotel on the Kenyan coast killed 12 Kenyans and >>>


      MOROCCAN STUDENT FACES DEPORTATION
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 German authorities moved to expel a former Moroccan student whose acquittal on claims he was an al–Qaeda member involved in the September 11 terrorist attacks was confirmed yesterday. A federal court ruled that the acquittal last year of Abdelghani Mzoudi was valid, underscoring the dif >>>


      SADDAM TRIBUNAL STRUGGLES FOR CREDIBILITY
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 In the wind–blown desert near the Saudi border, an adolescent girl clutches a brightly coloured cloth bag to her chest. Her dried–out skeleton, still clothed in colourful Kurdish fabrics, lies among the remains of at least 1,500 people, mostly women and children, who US investigat >>>


      BSKYB TO FACE NEW FIGHT FOR FOOTBALL TV RIGHTS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷00 British Sky Broadcasting is set to face stiff competition for coverage of Premier League football from Setanta Sports, after the Irish TV group offered a key job to one of the architects of BSkyB‘s successful sports strategy.

Trevor East, deputy managing director of Sky Spor >>>


      BSKYB TO FACE NEW FIGHT FOR FOOTBALL TV RIGHTS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷00 British Sky Broadcasting is set to face stiff competition for coverage of Premier League football from Setanta Sports, after the Irish TV group offered a key job to one of the architects of BSkyB‘s successful sports strategy.

Trevor East, deputy managing director of Sky Spor >>>


      EUREX MOVE ON FOREX SIGNALS CLASH WITH CME
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷03 The move sets the stage for a battle between Eurex and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in one of the world‘s fastest–growing derivatives contracts.

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      EUROPEAN CHIPMAKERS LIFTED BY INTEL
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 08÷18 European stocks were lifted on Friday after Wall Street swung into positive territory, with chip stocks making the running after Intel of the US raised its revenue and profit margin forecasts.

In early trade, the FTSE Eurofirst 300 was up 0.4 per cent to 1,128.64, while Frankfurt&lsq >>>


      HVB TO HAVE STRONG HAND ON BOARD AFTER MERGER
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷00 HVB on Thursday night appeared likely to get nearly half the boardroom seats of the combined group created by a takeover of the Munich–based bank by Italy‘s UniCredito.

As further details of a deal were settled ahead of its planned announcement on Sunday, people close t >>>


      HVB TO HAVE STRONG HAND ON BOARD AFTER MERGER
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷00 HVB on Thursday night appeared likely to get nearly half the boardroom seats of the combined group created by a takeover of the Munich–based bank by Italy‘s UniCredito.

As further details of a deal were settled ahead of its planned announcement on Sunday, people close t >>>


      INTEL RAISES PREDICTION FOR SALES IN Q2
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷53 Intel, the world‘s largest semiconductor maker, on Thursday raised its second–quarter revenue expectations as it reported continuing strong demand for its notebook computer chips.

In a mid–quarter update after the New York market closed, Intel said its expected s >>>


      IT CHIEF PAYS $200M TO SETTLE CASE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 00÷00 The former head of a failed US software company has handed over $200m in unlawful profits made from selling stock in his company during the tech boom, the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday.

The payment, made to settle a civil fraud complaint brought by the SEC, amou >>>


      LOMBARD÷ ISSUES RAISED BY HEATH LAMBERT DEAL
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 20÷4' The PPF, set up to meet the pensions liabilities of failed companies through contributions from healthy ones, has evidently agreed to take a 10 per cent stake in Heath Lambert, which is in administration, while taking on its £210m pensions shortfall. The deal enables Heath Lambe >>>


      OBSERVER – EUROPE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      21÷14 Zooropa shakes up Europa JosÃ
>>>


      PROSECUTORS CONSIDER MOVE ON LODI
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷03 Banca Popolare di Lodi to some of its customers as part of an investigation into whether market prices have been manipulated in the contested takeover for Banca Antonveneta.

The prosecutors have been investigating whether loans were made at below–market rates of interest and >>>


      PROSECUTORS CONSIDER MOVE ON LODI
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷03 Banca Popolare di Lodi to some of its customers as part of an investigation into whether market prices have been manipulated in the contested takeover for Banca Antonveneta.

The prosecutors have been investigating whether loans were made at below–market rates of interest and >>>


      RESOLUTION, BRITANNIC AGREE TO ?1.8BN MERGER
      FT, 10-06-2005
      Media & internet Property Retailing & leisure Telecoms Transport By region Companies A–Z Markets Markets & funds data Lex Comment & analysis Technology Business life Your money Arts & Weekend In depth FT Reports Jobs & classifieds Site services In depth     UK election 2005Th >>>


      RIM HITS PATENT DEAL IMPASSE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 23÷48 Shares in Research in Motion fell sharply on Thursday after the Canada–based maker of BlackBerry mobile e–mail devices said it was going back to court after hitting an impasse in finalising a $450m patent dispute payment to NTP, US–based patent holding company.

R >>>


      TOKYO SHARES BUOYED BY GREENSPAN TESTIMONY
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 08÷01 Japanese stocks rose on Friday, as markets responded to Alan Greenspan‘s positive testimony on the US economy before the Congressional joint economic committee.

The tech–heavy Nikkei 225 rose 1.3 per cent to 11,304.23. The broader–based Topix increased by 0.' pe >>>


      WEEK IN ECONOMICS÷ EUROZONE SUFFERS NO VOTE HANGOVER
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 21÷04 The economic repercussions of the French and Dutch rejections of the European constitutional treaty continued to be felt in the eurozone. Equity investors seemed phlegmatic towards the referendum results – there is enough gloom coming from economic indicators without worrying about c >>>


      BBC IN ‘PEACE OFFER‘ TO UNIONS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Unions representing more than 10,000 BBC workers suspended the threat of further industrial action yesterday following a "peace offer" from management at the publicly funded broadcaster. The outline agreement averts a repeat of the damaging walkout last month when live programming a >>>


      BUSINESSES ‘IGNORING ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES‘
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Businesses are wasting more than £3bn a year in failing to put in place energy efficiency measures to control their use of electricity, water and materials.

The Environment Agency said yesterday that although businesses had helped to make rivers and bathing waters cleaner than >>>


      CALL FOR ACCESS TO DATA ON SAFETY OF DRUGS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Regulators should disclose all confidential safety data on painkillers after a new study suggested the widely used painkillers diclofenac and ibuprofen may trigger an increased risk of heart attacks, the British Medical Journal says today.

The analysis, based on research with more th >>>


      DARLING DEFENDS ROAD PRICING AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Alistair Darling, the transport secretary, defended national road–pricing plans against claims that they would harm the environment after making a key speech on the growing problem of traffic congestion yesterday.

Mr Darling was repeatedly asked how the government would ensure >>>


      DOUBTS ON FUNDING NHS ‘MONUMENTS‘
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Doubts over the future of the private finance initiative as the means of funding the biggest hospital building programme in the history of the National Health Service have been raised by a senior health department official.

Bob Ricketts, head of capacity planning, said the programme >>>


      FRENCH COULD USE BRITISH DESIGN FOR AIRCRAFT CARRIER
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 French procurement officials are considering whether to use the design of the Royal Navy‘s two new aircraft carriers as a basis for their planned replacement for the Charles de Gaulle carrier, a sign that a joint programme between the two countries is gaining steam.

Industry ex >>>


      LENDER SEEKS TO IMPROVE CONSUMER CREDIT LAW
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 One of the biggest lenders has called for further improvements to consumer credit legislation to help improve the transparency of financial products for consumers.

Nationwide, the biggest building society, said the consumer credit bill, which had its second reading in parliament yest >>>


      MINISTERS ALARMED BY ECJ TAX CASE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 21÷42 A legal challenge to the rules stopping UK–based multinationals from exploiting low tax rates in other European Union countries has emerged as an acute concern for Europe‘s finance ministers.

The case brought by Cadbury Schweppes, the confectionery company, will be exa >>>


      MORE BUSINESSES TACKLING LATE PAYMENTS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Businesses are getting better at tackling late payments, with a majority now operating formal credit management procedures, according to a survey by the Credit Management Research Centre at the University of Leeds.

The research, commissioned by the Better Payment Practice Group, a fo >>>


      MULTINATIONALS PERCEIVE GROWING UNCERTAINTY ABOUT TAX REGIME
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 3 2005 03÷00 When the finance billwas published last week, it re–ignited the debate about the risks facing Britain‘s reputation as an attractive tax regime for international companies.

The chancellor‘s latest crackdown on tax avoidance, which has significant implications for mult >>>


      NEW RULES CRACK DOWN ON TAX HAVENS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      updated÷ June 4 2005 03÷00 Study a map of the globe and you could miss them entirely. But discreet tax havens such as Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, will become the focus of Inland Revenue tax avoidance legislation when the EU Savings Directive takes effect from next month.

Under the direc >>>


      OFCOM AWARDS ANALOGUE LICENCETO XFM
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Manchester, the home of iconic bands including New Order, The Smiths and The Stone Roses, is to get a new rock radio station as Ofcom, the media regulator, awarded its new analogue radio licence to Xfm yesterday.

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      PARTY OFF AS SWANS REMAINS AN UGLY DUCKLING
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 On Sunday, it will be 10 years to the day since Swan Hunter was saved, days before break–up, from extinction but there will be no festivities at the famous Tyneside shipbuilder.

"There‘s nothing to celebrate," says Jaap Kroese, the wealthy, self–made Dutch >>>


      RECORD ELECTRICITY PRICES HIT BUSINESSES
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Electricity prices reached a high on UK wholesale markets this week, heaping more costs on to businesses and households already struggling to pay soaring energy bills.

The "baseload" electricity contract for next winter closed at a record £51.80/MWh on Wednesday nigh >>>


      SLIGHT FALL IN CIVIL SERVICE NUMBERS
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 Civil service numbers have fallen marginally for the first time since 1''' as the government aims to cut more than 80,000 posts as part of its Gershon efficiency drive. The headline number of full–time equivalents is down to 532,'00 from 534,400, or about 1,500 posts bet >>>


      BUSH TAKES CONTROL OF PENSIONS REFORM
      FT, 10-06-2005
      January 11 2005 20÷1' But as Mr Bush adopted what he described as a leadership role in securing the votes to overhaul the Social Security system, his ability to shift entrenched opposition on Capitol Hill will depend as much on the administration‘s ability to persuade anxious, even staunchly opposed, >>>


      PBGC STEPS IN TO BAIL OUT UAL PENSION
      FT, 10-06-2005
      December 30 2004 1'÷50 The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), set up by the government to protect employee pensions, said it had been forced to take pre–emptive action to protect its own finances.

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      ‘NEAR–SHORING‘ BRINGS COMPANIES CLOSER TO HOME
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 20÷06 More manufacturers in the US and western Europe are putting their investments closer to domestic operations, as part of an effort to simplify supply structures that reflects a disappointment with the profitability of Chinese ventures.

This trend towards so–called "near& >>>


      ‘NEAR–SHORING‘ BRINGS COMPANIES CLOSER TO HOME
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 20÷06 More manufacturers in the US and western Europe are putting their investments closer to domestic operations, as part of an effort to simplify supply structures that reflects a disappointment with the profitability of Chinese ventures.

This trend towards so–called "near& >>>


      ADVISORS FACE PENALTIES OVER TAX AVOIDANCE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 22÷00 Officials are monitoring the penalty regimes used in the US and elsewhere, where advisers involved in flagrant tax abuses can be hit with huge penalties.

Other options described as "very interesting" by HMRC officials include increased penalties for errant taxpayers and >>>


      ALARM BELL FOR THE FIFTH REPUBLIC
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June ' 2005 20÷20 In the dying days of the Fourth Republic, General Charles de Gaulle condemned the regime as one of "mediocrity and chloroform" floating on the surface of France "like the scum on the sea". In 1'58 he swept it away and ushered in the Fifth Republic.

The rest >>>


      ALLIES UNDECIDED REGARDING N KOREA ISSUE
      FT, 10-06-2005
      June 10 2005 01÷31 There will be no time for any of the usual state fanfare when South Korean President Roh Moo–hyun drops into the White House today for a whirlwind summit with George W. Bush, his US counterpart.

The US–South Korea alliance, born in the Korean war out of a joint fear of th >>>



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