P529 Teletext 529 Nov 6 21:00:00    ———————————— FRIDAY ——————————  TIMES Industry is piling on pressure for another cut in base rates, claiming the half-point cut leaves the co3t of borrowing at levels that are too high. FT Royal & Sun Alliance warned it would cut jobs and withdraw from certain areas of business after a fall in profits and high underwriting louses. TELEGRAPH LucasVarity has been attempting to cope with boardroom differences over its plan to move its headquarters from Britain to America. ——————————————————————————————————1/2—— Share index 510 Company index 520 I.T.JOBS? - CONTRACT OR PERMANENT see p631 World Pound Shares Family Finance
P529 Teletext 529 Nov 6 21:00:00    ———————————— FRIDAY ——————————  GUARDIAN Banks and building societies moved to cut their mortgage rates after an unexpected 0.5% cut in base rates by the Bank of England. INDEPENDENT Prudential is lining up a £36bn merger with Halifax, creating a giant that would dominate the life, pensions and mortgages market. MAIL Boots's half-year to September profits before tax and exceptionals slipped £2m to £251m, but the lack of any shocks sent shares soaring. ——————————————————————————————————2/2—— Share index 510 Company index 520 I.T.JOBS? - CONTRACT OR PERMANENT see p631 World Pound Shares Family Finance