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      THE GAZA PULLOUT÷ STEP–BY–STEP
      The Times, 12-08-2005
      By Stephen Farrell for Times Online The crucial days for Israeli settlers in the Gaza Strip August 14÷ Settlers have been asked to leave the Gaza Strip by midnight on August 14/15. The army sent letters warning "continued stay in the Gaza Strip will be considered illegal."

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      TOP TEN ARTICLES ONLINE ÷THURSDAY AUGUST 11
      The Times, 12-08-2005
      1. Day four÷ over–by–over commentary 2. Affair gets general sacked and divorced on same day 3. Muslims unite! A new Reformation will bring your faith into the modern era 4. ‘Al–Qaeda cleric‘ among ten detained for deportation 5. Women told to stay in as rapists cruise for victims 6. >>>


      ALL EYES ON PM AS HE HEADS TO DIYARBAKÝR
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      DOMESTIC AGENDA
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      ERDOÐAN‘S STANCE ELICITS MIXED RESPONSE
      12-08-2005
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      MAYORS OF SOUTHEAST PLEASED WITH ERDOÐAN&#8217;S MESSAGE
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      TWO SUSPECTED PKK MEMBERS CAPTURED IN ÝZMIR
      12-08-2005
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      YATAÐAN ASKED TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND REMAIN PATIENT
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      BAYER RAISES 2005 FORECASTS AS Q2 PROFIT CLIMBS
      12-08-2005
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      CB DEFENDS INFLATION FOCUS
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      CENTRAL BANK DEFENDS NON–INTERFERENCE IN RATES
      12-08-2005
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      EUROPE LOST GERMAN ECONOMIC SPARK IN 2ND QUARTER
      12-08-2005
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      FINANCELINE
      12-08-2005
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      FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT WARNS AGAINST CURRENCY OPEN POSITIONS
      12-08-2005
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      FORD OTOSAN BREAKS SALES RECORD IN JULY
      12-08-2005
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      LAFARGE AND CHINA
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      MAN Q2 OPERATING PROFIT UP ONE–THIRD, GIVES NEW TARGETS
      12-08-2005
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      REPORT SHOWS FOREIGNERS RAISING TURKISH EQUITY STAKE
      12-08-2005
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      THY PLACES ORDER WITH BOEING FOR NEXT–GENERATION 737S
      12-08-2005
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      YAHOO GIVES $1 BILLION, CHINA OPERATIONS FOR ALIBABA STAKE
      12-08-2005
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      ‘WOMEN OF BEYZA‘ STARTS SHOOTING
      12-08-2005
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      PTT ISSUES COMMEMORATIVE POSTCARDS FOR UNIVERSIADE
      12-08-2005
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      SEZEN AKSU SUPPORTS KARDELEN PROJECT
      12-08-2005
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      THESPIAN NEJAT UYGUR CELEBRATES 78TH BIRTHDAY ON STAGE
      12-08-2005
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      WHY ÝZMIR?÷ AN ARMCHAIR TOUR OF THE CITY
      12-08-2005
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      BRITAIN TO DEPORT 10 FOREIGNERS SEEN AS THREAT
      12-08-2005
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      EU, ALLIES DEMAND IRAN RESUME NUKE FREEZE
      12-08-2005
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      IRAQ SHIITES DEMAND AUTONOMY AS DEADLINE NEARS
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      IRAQ SHIITES HAMMER HOME AUTONOMY DEMANDS
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      JEWISH SETTLERS DISMANTLING HOMES BEFORE PULLOUT
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      LEBANON DETAINS UK–BASED MUSLIM CLERIC BAKRI
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      NEWSLINE
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      PAKISTAN TESTS ITS FIRST CRUISE MISSILE
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      SADDAM COULD BE EXECUTED IF CONVICTED
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      SKIRTS MAY BE DOOMED AS BRITISH SCHOOLGIRLS SWING TO TROUSERS
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      SOUTH KOREA BACKS CIVILIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM FOR NORTH
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      TWO MONTHS LATER, MICHAEL JACKSON JURY BICKERS ON
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      DEFICIT FEARS SEE DOLLAR LOSE SHINE
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 The dollar continued its recent slide yesterday as the market refocused on the long–term structural problems of the US ahead of today‘s trade data.

The greenback‘s rally from $1.345 against the euro in March to an early July high of $1.188 was largely driven by ex >>>


      GREYSTAR BANKS ON COLOMBIA PROJECT
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Greystar Resources, the Aim–listed exploration group, said yesterday that it hoped to complete a feasibility study on its Angostura gold and silver deposit in Colombia by early next year.

The Canadian group also said it had made losses of $5.8m (Â3.2m) in the first hal >>>


      MINING GROUPS STRUGGLE TO OPERATE IN PERU
      FT, 12-08-2005
      June 3 2005 1'÷00 Similar convoys carry toxic material through the town several times a day on the degraded highway that runs some 600km from Yanacocha, the world‘s most productive gold mine, to the port of Callao in Lima.

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      PERU‘S MINING AREAS HAUNTED BY THE SPECTRE OF VIOLENCE
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 11 2005 20÷42 President Alejandro Toledo and his Peruvian cabinet gathered for a gala lunch last month for a bout of back–slapping. The administration was celebrating an achievement÷ annual exports had doubled to more than $14bn since it took office in July 2001.

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      PERU TIRING OF BID TO SECURE FUJIMORI RETURN
      FT, 12-08-2005
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      SPECTRE OF RISING VIOLENCE HAUNTS PERUVIAN MINING
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 President Alejandro Toledo and his Peruvian cabinet gathered for a gala lunch last month for a bout of back–slapping. The administration was celebrating an achievement÷ annual exports had doubled to more than $14bn (òÂì11bn, ã8bn) since it took offic >>>


      CHINESE DETERMINE LENGTH OF MINERS‘ BOOM TIME
      FT, 12-08-2005
      November 27 2004 03÷00 When China booms, so do UK mining stocks. China‘s insatiable appetite for commodities this year has been the main reason that mining stocks have had another good year. Last year, the FTSE mining sector rose 34 per cent, while the FTSE 100 index rose 13.6 per cent – representin >>>


      CHINESE MINERS LEARN TO LIVE WITH DANGER
      FT, 12-08-2005
      December 20 2004 20÷17 It was business as usual in the world‘s deadliest mining industry on Monday.

Fourteen miners were killed in a coal mine gas blast in China‘s western province of Sichuan. Only three survived. The deaths in the county of Xingwen are the latest sorry addition to the appa >>>


      SOAP SHOWS CHINA‘S MIDDLE CLASS LIFE HAS CHANGED
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August ' 2005 11÷01 The producers love it when a foreign leader comes to pay homage. At this year‘s Fortune Forum in Beijing, a love–in for the world‘s corporate leaders, CCTV managed to get a shot of 30 chief executives lining up to be photographed shaking hands with Mr Wen – an ima >>>


      BA‘S EDDINGTON IS MELBOURNE BOUND
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 2 2005 03÷00 Sir Rod Eddington, British Airways chief executive, is to return to his family home in Melbourne, Australia to take up a new post in January as chairman of the Victorian Major Events Company, promoting events in Victoria.

He will step down from the airline in September after a five& >>>


      BA STRIKE PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON COMPENSATION RULES DISPUTE
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005
18÷43 Many of the airline passengers stranded on Friday because of the British Airways strike probably took a close look at a European Union advisory note, displayed at or near the check–in desk, summarising their improved rights under new EU passenger compensation rules.

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      BAA SAYS BOMBINGS HAVE REDUCED PASSENGERS
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷5' BAA, the UK airports group, said on Wednesday that the London bombings had reduced the number of passengers travelling through its London airports last month.

Several leading airlines operating in the London market had already indicated that forward bookings had fallen in the i >>>


      FAZIO ORDEAL SPURS REFORM IDEAS FROM BANK OF ITALY
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 17÷30 The Bank of Italy is preparing far–reaching proposals for internal reform after embarrassing disclosures about the behaviour of Antonio Fazio, the central bank‘s governor.

Among the possible reforms are a fixed term of office for the governor, who now serves an open&ndas >>>


      FT BRIEFING÷ IRAN‘S NUCLEAR PROGRAMME
      FT, 12-08-2005
      March 18 2005 16÷4' FT.com takes a look at the background to the disagreement.

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      GERMAN COURT FINDS EX–MINISTER GUILTY OF CORRUPTION
      FT, 12-08-2005
      (Reuters) A German former junior defence minister was found guilty of corruption on Friday after admitting receiving millions of euros from an arms dealer who supplied armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia.

The court in Augsburg sentenced Ludwig–Holger Pfahls, 62, to two years and three months in prison for >>>


      GERMAN STEELMAKERS SEE SIGNS OF RECOVERY
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 13÷00 ThyssenKrupp, the industrial conglomerate, and Salzgitter, the country‘s second–biggest steelmaker, both said conditions were returning to normal as production cuts started to bear fruit and high inventory levels were slowly reduced.

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      GERMANY‘S ALLIANZ MAY BEAT FULL–YEAR PROFITS TARGET
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 10÷54 Allianz on Friday signalled it could beat its full–year profit target by up to 50 per cent, despite continued weakness at its troubled banking unit, particularly investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

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      JULIUS BAER CONTINUES TO EYE ACQUISITIONS
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 0'÷47 Julius Baer on Friday said it was still eyeing possible acquisition opportunities as the Swiss bank unveiled interim figures that showed a disappointing performance in private banking.

Net profits for the first six months of the year rose 15 per cent to SFr130m ($104m) while as >>>


      LEX÷ BRITISH AIRWAYS/BAA
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 18÷27 The London bombers failed to crush enthusiasm for travel. But good old British workers may yet do the trick. For the third summer running, British Airways has ground to a standstill at Heathrow after staff walked out.

The direct hit to BA is estimated at a manageable Â25m a d >>>


      SECURITAS LOSES AIRPORT CONTRACTS OVER TERROR LIABILITY
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 16÷14 Securitas fell sharply on Friday after the world‘s largest security services company revealed that lost airport safety contracts had squeezed its operating margin.

The Stockholm–based group said it lost the contracts to provide security services at several European airp >>>


      ANKARA UNDER GROWING PRESSURE FROM MILITARY TO FACE UP TO KURDISH REBELS
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 The Turkish governmentis turning its attention once again to its long fight with Kurdish militants, after devoting much of its energy during the past two years to the start of accession talks to the European Union.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey‘s prime minister, plans to visit >>>


      ANNAN WARNS OF UN REFORM DELAY
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General, warned that UN Security Council reform could well be delayed until the end of the year, after a world leaders‘ summit in September.

His comments reflect fears that Germany, Brazil, India and Japan‘s bid to win permanent council seat >>>


      BAVARIAN CHIEF‘S EAST GERMANY SLIP UNSETTLES MERKEL CAMPAIGN
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Edmund Stoiber, the second most important conservative leader in Germany, has uttered what is being taken as yet another denigration of east Germans, adding to a string of conservative missteps ahead of national elections next month.

In a speech that seems likely to undermine the c >>>


      REBOUND IN ITALY RENEWS EUROPEAN GROWTH HOPES
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Italy staged a strong rebound from recession during the second quarter, underpinning growing hopes that Europe as a whole will gather strength during the second half of the year.

The Italian economy, the eurozone‘s third–largest, beat expectations and posted a 0.7 per c >>>


      EGYPT APPROVES 10 ELECTION CANDIDATES
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Egypt‘s electoral commission has published a final list of 10 candidates authorised to stand in the country‘s first contested presidential elections on September 7. President Hosni Mubarak topped the list and is widely expected to win a fifth six–year term in office.
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      FT BRIEFING÷ IRAN‘S NUCLEAR PROGRAMME
      FT, 12-08-2005
      March 18 2005 16÷4' FT.com takes a look at the background to the disagreement.

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      Q&A÷ GAZA WITHDRAWAL
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 16÷13 The Israeli cabinet last year approved plans for the evacuation of all 1,500 Jewish settler families from the Gaza Strip and another 200 families from part of the northern West Bank from August 15. Ariel Sharon, Israeli prime minister, calls his plan "disengagement" from the Pales >>>


      C&W ISSUES ULTIMATUM OVER ENERGIS BID
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 16÷02 Cable & Wireless, the UK fixed–line telecommunications operator, has insisted it will not raise its offer price for Energis and will pull the bid for its smaller rival if it does not receive majority support from Energis debt holders by August 15.

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      DELL ADMITS STRATEGY ERROR AS SALES DISAPPOINT
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 11 2005 23÷56 Revenues at Dell fell short of expectations in the latest quarter as the US computer manufacturer admitted to rare errors in its handling of the fiercely competitive PC business.

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      DOLLAR EXTENDS SLIDE AHEAD OF TRADE DATA
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 11÷34 The US dollar extended its slide in European morning trade on Friday as the market continued to turn its focus to June trade data due later in the day.

The dollar‘s rally from $1.345 against the euro in March to a high of $1.188 in early July was largely driven by a focus on >>>


      EUROPE SET TO OPEN HIGHER
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 07÷23 European shares were expected to make a positive start on Friday after overnight gains on Wall Street and with the heavily–weighted oil sector boosted by soaring crude prices.

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      GERMAN STEELMAKERS SEE SIGNS OF RECOVERY
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 13÷00 ThyssenKrupp, the industrial conglomerate, and Salzgitter, the country‘s second–biggest steelmaker, both said conditions were returning to normal as production cuts started to bear fruit and high inventory levels were slowly reduced.

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      GERMANY‘S ALLIANZ MAY BEAT FULL–YEAR PROFITS TARGET
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 10÷54 Allianz on Friday signalled it could beat its full–year profit target by up to 50 per cent, despite continued weakness at its troubled banking unit, particularly investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

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      JULIUS BAER CONTINUES TO EYE ACQUISITIONS
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 0'÷47 Julius Baer on Friday said it was still eyeing possible acquisition opportunities as the Swiss bank unveiled interim figures that showed a disappointing performance in private banking.

Net profits for the first six months of the year rose 15 per cent to SFr130m ($104m) while as >>>


      MINING SECTOR BUOYS FTSE
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 08÷53 London stock markets were higher in early trade on Friday on a quiet day for corporate news but a busy day for those shares affected by a continuing rise in oil prices and the end of miners‘ strikes in South Africa.

The FTSE 100 rose 5.5 points, 0.1 per cent to 5,364.1 not lo >>>


      MTFG AND UFJ TO DELAY MERGER OF BANKING UNITS
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 12÷15 MTFG and UFJ said Friday the merger of their banking units will be delayed by three months from October 1 to January 1, although the more important merger of their holding companies and a range of other affiliated companies will proceed as planned.

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      NIKKEI STAYS FLAT AS GDP SHOWS MILD GROWTH
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 05÷08 Tokyo shares hardly moved on the back of a 0.3 per cent rise in second–quarter gross domestic product, and the small gains were curtailed by a rise in the yen that depressed exporters. The market had closed at a four–year high on Thursday.

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      ON EUROPE÷ UNITED WE STAND, SCEPTICS AND ALL
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 16÷58 In fact, it is 10 weeks since the votes in France and the Netherlands and the eurozone is still here. And it is actually doing quite well.

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      ON LONDON÷ TECH STILL SCARRED BY BUBBLE BURST
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 18÷34 Investors are lining up to back obscure mining or oil projects in exotic parts of the world with the barest whiff of an identifiable resource. But with a few exceptions, such as the recent float of poker site Partygaming, technology and the internet have been out in the cold.

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      PROXY FIRM BACKS WHIRLPOOL OFFER FOR MAYTAG
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 17÷25 Institutional Shareholder Services is recommending that Maytag investors vote against an agreed deal for the company to be taken over by Ripplewood Holdings, the private equity group, for $1.13bn, or $14 per share.

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      RSA TO STEP UP TALKS AIMED AT LEAVING US
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Andy Haste, chief executive, said RSA‘s next priority was to complete the sale of its non–standard auto insurance business – the last US unit still writing policies – which would reduce the number of regulators that the group dealt with from six to four.

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      SECURITAS LOSES AIRPORT CONTRACTS OVER TERROR LIABILITY
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 16÷14 Securitas fell sharply on Friday after the world‘s largest security services company revealed that lost airport safety contracts had squeezed its operating margin.

The Stockholm–based group said it lost the contracts to provide security services at several European airp >>>


      SHARES RISE AS COLLINS STEWART REPORTS BID APPROACHES
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 0'÷07 Collins Stewart Tullett rose 20 per cent in early trade on Friday after the financial services group said it had received a number of bid approaches that may lead to the takeover of the company.

The London–based company did not name any of its suitors in the brief stateme >>>


      THE LONG VIEW÷ A GUIDE TO AVOIDING POVERTY
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 17÷15 These biases have been analysed by an academic discipline called behavioural economics or behavioural finance. Its findings have been discussed in these columns before.

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      TREASURIES LIFTED BY STRONG AUCTION DEMAND
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 18÷22 What could have been a bad week for US Treasuries was rescued late on by strong demand for the last of three sales of new notes on Thursday.

After snubbing two of the Treasury‘s three big quarterly refunding auctions, institutional and foreign buyers turned out in droves for >>>


      WALL STREET LOWER AS OIL CONTINUES CLIMB
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 14÷03 US equities opened lower Friday as oil prices continue to climb above $66 per barrel and disappointing second quarter earnings from computer maker Dell were reported at the close of the session yesterday.

In early trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.2 per cent to 1 >>>


      ‘LOST‘ FINDS BIG AUDIENCE FOR EAGER CHANNEL 4
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Channel 4 scored the highest audience for a debut of a US show, with its new drama Lost, which is set to become the hit of the summer.

The drama series, which centres on a group of attractive survivors of an aircraft crash on a remote South Pacific island, saw 6.4m viewers at its p >>>


      AIRLINES ADOPT A SLIMMING REGIME
      FT, 12-08-2005
      July 2' 2005 03÷00 For many airline managers, improving the fuel efficiency of their fleets has become something of an art form.

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      CBI FEARS COSTLY LEVY COULD HASTEN DEMISE OF THE FINAL SALARY PENSION SCHEME
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 The CBI has fired the opening salvo in what is likely to become a heated dispute this autumn among business, the government and the industry–funded insurance scheme set up to protect occupational pensions of employees whose companies go bust.

John Cridland, deputy director&nd >>>


      CONTEST LIKELY FOR REACTOR CLEAN–UP CONTRACTS
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Several domestic and overseas companies are expected to compete for nuclear clean–up contracts following the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority‘s recommendation that closing the ageing nuclear power stations, disposing of waste and cleaning sites will be contracted out.

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      ERNST & YOUNG IN HOLIDAY MOOD AS EQUITABLE CASE TAKES A BREAK
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 In the days since the High Court negligence action Equitable Life is bringing against Ernst & Young broke for the summer recess, optimistic attitudes at the accountancy firm seem to have hardened.

Nick Land, chairman of E&Y UK, makes no secret of his satisfaction with the w >>>


      EU POLLUTION PENALTY COULD ADD TO PRICE OF AIR TICKETS
      FT, 12-08-2005
      July 24 2005 22÷08 The European Commission wants to include airlines in its strategy to tackle climate change, putting them in the same category as power generators and oil refineries.

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      FORMER IRISH BANK CHIEF ON
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 The former chairman of Bank of Scotland‘s operations in Ireland, who is being investigated by Irish police in connection with alleged IRA money laundering activities, was yesterday charged with firearms offences.

A summons was served on Phil Flynn, a former vice– presid >>>


      FSA THREATENS LENDERS OVER NEW RULES
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Mortgage lenders and brokers were warned yesterday that they could face enforcement action after the City watchdog found that many companies were not complying with new rules designed to stamp out mis–selling.

Since October, companies have been required to supply customers wi >>>


      FT HOUSE PRICE INDEX
      FT, 12-08-2005
      12 2005 11÷15 The FTâ?s monthly House Price Index now offers the enhancement of mix–adjustment â» a development that takes our data another step closer to the perfect index.

The improved FT index is based on Land Registry data and is therefore the only measure in the country th >>>


      GETTING TO GRIPS WITH NUCLEAR INHERITANCE
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Sir Anthony Cleaver, the chairman of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, recognises he has one of the toughest jobs in the country.

In what can only be described as understatement, he said yesterday as he unveiled the NDA‘s draft strategy on cleaning up Britain‘s 20 >>>


      LORD BURNS RECOMMENDS Â?EFFECTIVE‘ BOARD FOR THE FA
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 18÷07 The governing body of England‘s most important sport could get an effective board of directors for the first time in its 142–year history if the conclusions of a structural review by Lord Burns, the prominent business figure, are implemented.

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      MICROSOFT WINS ROUND IN SOFTWARE TUSSLE
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Microsoft has won a round in its tussle with providers of "open source" software by agreeing to provide Central Scotland Police with its Windows operating system and Microsoft office products.

The victory is all the sweeter because five years ago Central, one of Scotland& >>>


      MINISTERS DISMISS DOUBTS OVER SHARED EQUITY PLANS
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Ministers have tried to shrug off concerns over their plans to use private sector funding to help more people buy their own home.

Doubts emerged about the future of its "shared equity" proposals, which would require mortgage lenders to subsidise the cost of a house, after >>>


      MOVE TO DEPORT FOREIGN TERROR SUSPECTS
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 The government has moved swiftly in its efforts to deport foreign terror suspects or those who encourage violence in the wake of the London bombings.

Six days after announcing new anti–terrorist measures in response to the July 7 and 21 attacks, 10 men were detained following >>>


      NEW HEADS FOR RED TAPE WATCHDOGS
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 The government has chosen a senior business executive with experience of running large multinationals and the chief executive from the small and medium–sized enterprise sector to head its two red tape watchdogs.

Rick Haythornthwaite, who was until last month chief executive o >>>


      PRIME CENTRAL LONDON PROPERTY PRICES BUCK TREND
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 18÷03 The price of homes in the most exclusive parts of central London have risen faster than the national average this year as the top end of the capital‘s property market emerged from four years of stagnation, writes Friederike Tiesenhausen Cave.

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      PUBLIC TRUST IN SAFE DISPOSAL IS PRIORITY
      FT, 12-08-2005
      August 12 2005 03÷00 Gaining public trust in the safety of cleaning up nuclear waste will be paramount to any discussion of building new nuclear plants.

In recent years, as improved nuclear reactor design makes the risk of accidents on the scale of Three–Mile Island and Chernobyl far less likely, >>>



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