P529 Teletext 529 Oct11 21:50:00      —————————————— FRIDAY ————————  TIMES More than 100 senior City executives are set to become millionaires after the investment banking arm of NatWest acquired JO Hambro Magan, the highly successful corporate finance boutique. INDEPENDENT VNU, the Dutch publishing group, has held informal talks with Reed-Elsevier over the future of Blenheim, the exhibitions company at the centre of a looming takeover battle. ——————————————————————————————————1/3—— Prices index 510 Companies index 520 POPULAR SHARES - LATEST PRICES p516 International CityNews Shares FTSE
P529 Teletext 529 Oct11 21:50:05      —————————————— FRIDAY ———————  TELEGRAPH NatWest Markets, the investment banking arm of National Westminster, pulled off a surprise deal when it announced plans to buy JO Hambro Magan, one of the City's leading corporate finance boutiques. GUARDIAN The Government's plans to hand over large parts of health, pensions and long-term care insurance to the private sector have been thrown into doubt following the resignation of the senior executive handling the issue for the insurance industry. ——————————————————————————————————2/3—— Prices index 510 Companies index 520 POPULAR SHARES - LATEST PRICES p516 International CityNews Shares FTSE
P529 Teletext 529 Oct11 21:51:11      —————————————— FRIDAY ———————  EXPRESS A slowdown in the growth rate of High Street sales last month took retailers by surprise, according to the CBI distributive trades survey. FT Virgin Express is squaring up for a battle with British Airways over the remnants of Air Liberte, the French regional carrier. MAIL An impatient institutional shareholder dumped a freezer load of shares ahead of Sainsbury's interim results on October 30. ——————————————————————————————————3/3—— Prices index 510 Companies index 520 POPULAR SHARES - LATEST PRICES p516 International CityNews Shares FTSE