LONDON, March 3 SUNDAY TIMES
BAE EYES GRANDEES AS NEW CHAIRMAN
BAE Systems is considering current Centrica
chairman Roger Carr and Rothschild Deputy Chairman John Rose as
candidates for the job to start in 2014.
BRITAIN'S BIGGEST COALMINE COULD CLOSE NEXT WEEK
Britain's largest coal mine Daw Mill could be shut down as
early as next week, putting 650 jobs at risk, after a fire raged
in the pit there for more than a week.
GERMANS SOFTEN ON BANKER BONUS CAP
Finance ministers of France and Germany are said to be
softening their stance on the bankers' bonus cap deal agreed on
Friday applying beyond the borders of the EU.
MANCHESTER AIRPORTS GROUP BIDDING FOR CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT
Manchester Airports Group is preparing a $2 billion joint
bid with Australian infrastructure investor Industry Funds
Management to buy Chicago Midway airport. The sale will be the
first privatisation of a large American airport.
SOUTH AFRICAN MINER THARISA PLOTS 200 MLN STG LONDON IPO
South African platinum miner Tharisa Minerals has hired
Macquarie and HSBC to lead a London share offering that could
value to company at 200 million pounds ($300.2 million).
AXMINSTER DIRECTOR IN TALKS TO SAVE FIRM FROM BANKRUPTCY
British carpet maker Axminster is in talks with turnaround
firm RCapital Partners to try to avoid having to appoint an
CENTRICA SEEKING INVESTORS FOR 2 BLN STG WIND FARM
Centrica has hired Credit Suisse and
Rothschild to find partners to shoulder the 2 billion pounds ($3
billion) construction cost of the Race Bank wind farm in the
North Sea. China Datang, the nation's second biggest utility, is
said to have already expressed interest.
BETFAIR WINS US ONLINE GAMBLING DEAL
Betfair has won a contract to take over
4NJbets.com, the only horse race betting website in New Jersey
offering "account wagering", where gamblers must deposit money
before being allowed to bet. The move is unrelated to the
state's decision last week to allow online gambling.
BRITISH DRINKS INDUSTRY ATTACKS 'UNFAIR' ALCOHOL PRICING
A report by the Scottish Whiskey Association said that
government plans to introduce a minimum price per unit of
alcohol would "unfairly" disadvantage European producers
importing alcohol to the UK and lead to other countries
introducing copycat trade barriers.