P529 Teletext 529 Oct30 21:01:10    ———————————— FRIDAY ——————————  TELEGRAPH A planned £50 reduction in water bills could be shortlived, it emerged as water firm prepared to fight plans that could slash profits by £1bn. INDEPENDENT Ionica, the wireless telephone company that was floated on the stock market just 15 months ago, called in the administrators. TIMES The Trade and Industry Secretary Peter Mandelson referred the £623m takeover of Manchester Utd by BSkyB to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. ——————————————————————————————————1/2—— Share index 510 Company index 520 I.T.JOBS? - CONTRACT OR PERMANENT see p631 World Pound Shares Family Finance
P529 Teletext 529 Oct30 21:01:10    ———————————— FRIDAY ——————————  FT The failure of Rank Group's video duplication business to capitalise on the huge demand for videos for the film Titanic prompted the resignation of Andrew Teare as chief executive. GUARDIAN Britain's 25 train operating companies face a collective fine of £500,000 because of the failure of the National Rail Enquiry Service. MAIL Pilkington chief executive Paolo Scaroni is sharpening his axe as he accelerates cost cuts. ——————————————————————————————————2/2—— Share index 510 Company index 520 I.T.JOBS? - CONTRACT OR PERMANENT see p631 World Pound Shares Family Finance