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Weekend catch-up

Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media*:

From The FT,
- Tesco drops Hovis lines over price increase
- Plans for 2 London City skyscrapers get greenlight
- BSkyB keeps focus as Murdoch prowls
- Hands takes the stand in EMI suit

From The Sunday Telegraph,
- Lloyds moves against Centre Point owner Targetfollow
- Bob Dudley: BP will be top for safety
- BG faces higher cost for giant liquefied natural gas plants
- North Sea cavern could double UK gas stockpiles
- Financial wizardry gives Ferrovial a lift
- Bollywood giant Eros appoints advisors for stake sale
- Greg Dyke to develop move for local TV
- Takeover Code changes: the right price is now only the start
- City fears new Bank of England powers will hit democracy
- Guy Hands: ‘The last thing I wanted was to poke Citi dragon’
- Vince Cable in push for ‘Cadbury law’
- Reckitt Benckiser shares fall as Finance Chief Colin Day quits

From The Sunday Times,
- Race to buy up cheap China
- Osborne to raise £20 billion with fresh privatisation drive
- Racing Green runs out of road
- China’s banks invade City
- New York property tycoon buys Burlington Arcade
- Bonus bonanza for new AIA chief
- Co-op puts £18 billion insurance arm on the block
- Britain’s growth slows sharply
- Web firm Mail.R u in £3 billion float
- Insurer Brit falls to £850 million takeover
- Bidders line up for Shell fields
- LVMH bags dream Hermès deal

From The Independent on Sunday,
- Lord Browne made chairman of Stanhope advisory board
- ITV close to deal that will shift shows to Salford
- Surprise Guest: Cameron to speak to CBI conference tomorrow
- Engineering giants vie for $11-billion UAE railway contract
- Tesco Bank to raise cash in City
- Incorrect information costs businesses £125 million a year
- American bid to avert global currency war rejected at G20
- Canadians join British Land to build the ‘Cheese Grater’
- Betfair makes market debut as punters say flotation is a winner
- Sky profit puts pressure on Murdoch to raise bid
- BA to reinstate staff travel perks
- L&G blunder forces early update
- Vodafone given 30 days to pay £1.6 billion Indian tax demand
- Ferrovial to sell chunk of BAA

From The Guardian,
- JC Flowers plans UK ‘supermutual
- Battered Blacks Leisure stakes its future on a takeover

From The Daily Express,
- Wall Street bonuses set to top £60 billion
- Barclays flutters lashes at sale
- German bid to revive rail links in north
- Unite stalwarts set to do battle for leadership
- Cypriot ‘New City’ may list in London
- Shell’s star rises on strong earnings growth

From The Scottish Herald,
- BSkyB profits and sales soar
- Gambling company Betfair valued at £1.4 billion on flotation
- Euro Hostel reveals plans for expansion

* Source: ETX Capital News, FT