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Sunday Papers: BA chief plots £300m acquisition fund - tips, comment and bids

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Sunday Papers: BA chief plots £300m acquisition fund - tips, comment and bids

The Sunday Telegraph

* BA chairman, Sir Martin Broughton, draws up plans to raise up to £300 million for new sporting acquisition fund.

* Labour is to push for tighter controls on media takeovers following the collapse of Rupert Murdoch's bid for BSkyB.

* King of Shaves, the independent British brand which launched in the founder's kitchen, has received a number of takeover approaches which value it at as much as £45 million.

Questor share tip

* Hold Amlin


* Britain's pension funds should invest closer to home.

* Ben Bernanke realised printing yet more money would look desperate.

* Social media and TV need not be enemies - the enduring power of television still eclipses the draw of digital but both have an important place in the advertiser's armoury.

* Time to celebrate the UK's wealth creators - Will King is becoming something of a poster boy for the entrepreneurial age.

* Sir John Rose, since leaving his post as chief executive of Rolls-Royce, has been busying himself with another issue high up the agenda of those concerned about the roller-coaster ride that has been the equity markets in August.

* Another week, and still no firm bid for Evolution Group, the asset management and broking company being stalked by Investec and Canaccord.

The Independent on Sunday

* Harrods-owner Qatar Investment Authority is on the verge of snapping up another British landmark as it is believed to have been made preferred bidder for Silverstone race track.


* Why Merkel can't admit to her voters that the euro is worth paying for.

* Only the departure of a particular man from a particular role at a particular company could have stolen the business headlines from stock market chaos, a surging gold price and the eurozone crisis.

The Observer


* Driven to consider more lucrative careers by their appallingly low bonuses, investment bankers are opting for a radical change of direction. No, not really.

* Finland's demands for collateral could leave Greek bailout in ruins - row over collateral for emergency loans to Athens reveals cracks in the eurozone.

Mail on Sunday

Midas share tips

* Buy Renishaw; hold Petrofa.


* Mervyn Davies appears to have caught a wave with his proposals for improving the representation of women in the boardroom. Six months after his initial report it is hard to talk to the chair of any big companies without hearing of the impending appointment of a female non-executive.

* What have investors in failed investment funds house Arch Cru done wrong to deserve their shoddy treatment at the hands of the regulator and those companies that failed abysmally in their duty to protect their interests?

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