The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Some time in May or June next year - in all likelihood after the general election on May 7 - the Competition and Markets Authority will publish the initial findings of its investigation into the energy market. It is an indication of the task facing the authority that analysts are not remotely confident about predicting the outcome.
POLL: 71 PCT FIND ALEX SALMOND VICTORIOUS IN SECOND SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE DEBATE
Alex Salmond emerged as the clear winner of the second Scottish independence debate, besting Alistair Darling by a 71 percent to 29 percent margin, according to an instant Guardian/ICM poll of Scots who had watched the debate.
CO-OP MEMBERS WARNED MANAGEMENT SHAKEUP MAY NOT GO FAR ENOUGH
As members of the Co-Operative Group prepare to vote on sweeping changes to the way the troubled chain of supermarkets, chemists and funeral homes is managed, they have already been warned that the proposed shakeup may not go far enough.
BRITAIN DENIED KEY EU ROLE FOR NOT PICKING A WOMAN Jean-Claude Juncker expresses frustration that “despite my repeated requests,” most governments, including Britain, have put forward men for the most important positions in Europe.
ALEX SALMOND DECLARED VICTOR OF SECOND INDEPENDENCE TV DEBATE AFTER HEATED CLASH
Alex Salmond has been declared the victor of the second independence TV debate with Alistair Darling after the showdown descended into an angry shouting match.
Compiled by Karen Rebelo; Editing by Lisa Shumaker