P529 Teletext 529 Oct 4 21:50:00      —————————————— FRIDAY —————  TIMES Gas consumers will have to wait an extra six months for a proposed average £28 cut in their annual bills, industry regulator Ofgas said. TELEGRAPH Ferry operators P&O and Stena Line join forces in £410m joint venture to cut costs and reduce overcapacity on the Dover-Calais cross-channel route. INDEPENDENT P&O chairman predicts big job cuts but no price rises on Channel routes after agreeing a £410m merger of its Dover-Calais routes with Stena. ——————————————————————————————————1/2—— Prices index 510 Companies index 520 POPULAR SHARES - LATEST PRICES p516 International CityNews Shares FTSE
P529 Teletext 529 Oct 4 21:50:12      —————————————— FRIDAY —————  FT Credit Lyonnais needs cash injection of more than £1bn from the French Government to make the group fit for privatisation by the start of 1998. GUARDIAN Gas industry regulator attacks British Gas as company faces its third Monopolies and Mergers Commission enquiry since privatisation in 1986. MAIL Electricity regulator Professor Stephen Littlechild opts to cut up to £1bn off customers bills over the next four years. ——————————————————————————————————2/2—— Prices index 510 Companies index 520 POPULAR SHARES - LATEST PRICES p516 International CityNews Shares FTSE