LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) -
RETAIL WOE DEEPENS AS BLOCKBUSTER COLLAPSES
DVD rental firm Blockbuster UK has gone into administration,
the third major retailer in less than a week.
BAA RECEIVES FINAL BIDS FOR STANSTED
A deal could be announced next week for Stansted Airport,
owned by Ferrovial's Heathrow (formerly BAA).
Australia's Macquarie is thought to have submitted
a bid and has been in talks with Canada's British Columbia
Investment Management Corp and other investors to bolster its
HIGH-POWERED DUO HAVE WORDS OF ADVICE
Well-connected bankers Simon Robertson and Simon Robey have
joined forces to offer a boutique advisory business for large
SHALE GAS 'NOT A GAME-CHANGER' FOR UK
BP warned that Europe would increasingly become
dependent on imported gas, and shale gas was unlikely to be a
"game-changer" for Britain.
SHARE DEALER SET TO BECOME REGULATOR'S BIGGEST SCALP
An equities dealer, accused of passing on confidential
information about share dealings to a broker, indicated that he
intended to plead guilty to a single count of insider dealing.
He would be the first person to be convicted under Operation
Tabernula, the biggest insider trading investigation the FSA has
TUI TRAVEL MARRIAGE PLAN RUNS INTO PARENT DIFFICULTY
TUI Travel revealed that it was in merger talks with
its German parent TUI AG, dashing hopes of a
premium-priced takeover of the British travel firm.