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Friday Paper Round, part 3

All the rest of the news that may affect share prices.

* Blair seeks second UN resolution on Iraq

* The National Institution of Economic and Social Research says it expected the economy to grow by 2.2 % this year and by 2.4 % in 2004, lower than the chancellor has forecast

* The European Commission is planning laws that will ban ‘misleading’ food labels

* Barclays Bank warns on planned EU rules which, it says, will raise charges and restrict loans

* Sabena plans to step up legal action against companies associated with Swissair

* The biotechnology industry called on the Government to criminalise intimidation and threats by animal rights activists

* Companies oppose quarterly reports reporting to the FSA

* The US did not slip back into recession at the end of last year as was feared

* AstraZeneca is linked to US healthcare plan fraud

* Law & Bonar, plastic manufacturer, is to restrict executive ‘golden farewells’

* KMPG fired a pension scheme’s trustee after it asked for additional contributions

* US auto parts maker Federal-Mogul is to buy Honeywell’s Bendix brake pads

* Head of engineering group Alstom has warned he will advocate moving half its manufacturing to Europe if Britain doesn’t join the euro

* Wiggins Group shares rallied a little after director John Mackay took his maiden stake in the airport operator

* Terry Green of Scarlett Retail urged Allders shareholders to accept his offer

* The Co-Operative Insurance Society has called for Sir Angus Grossart, chairman of the Scottish Investment Trust, to stand down

* Struggling insurance firms were yesterday told to stop distress-selling shares after the FSA temporarily waived rules on solvency

* Troubled US-owned Tyco names Lord Ashcroft in a US legal wrangle

* The trial of Andrew Regan, the man at the centre of the Co-Op bribery case, has been set for July 14

* Select Appointments, owned by Vedior, bought 1.17 million shares in Fairplace Consulting.

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