The Financial Times leads with Prudential, the UK insurer, said on Wednesday its planned merger with ...
The FT also reports that the Japanese government has unexpectedly postponed until Friday an emergency package aimed at restoring the banks and the stock market back to health.
The Times says about 120,000 Abbey National customers have been left in the lurch after their April mortgage payments were deducted twice because of an administrative blunder.
Former senior figures at the Bank of England, says the Times, consolidated their dominance of the Financial Services Authority yesterday after Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, appointed two former Bank officials to the watchdog's board.
The Guardian says house prices rose sharply last month but the twin impact of stock market turbulence and the foot and mouth crisis are starting to take their toll on the property markets in London and some rural areas.
And finally, the Times reports that members of the electricity industry's pension schemes will learn today whether the House of Lords will order an injection of up to £2 billion into their funds.
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