The FT leads this morning with news that the Japanese government and coalition agreed an emergency ec...
The FT also notes that Autonomy, on Thursday, became the first high-profile European software company to warn it would not meet market expectations because the slowdown in US demand for information technology had now spread to Europe.
The Times says the fund managers hoping for a last-minute scramble to boost their sales of individual savings accounts (Isas) were disappointed yesterday when the rush failed to happen. Some companies said sales were 50 per cent down, but others are believed to have suffered even steeper falls.
The Times also writes that Prudential maintained it would not alter terms of its all-share offer for American General.
The outlook for international bond markets during the first quarter, says the Times, deteriorated to the worst level since the height of the Russian debt crisis, Moody's Investors Service reported yesterday.
The Times writes the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has urged consumers to ensure that investment plans are properly authorised, after it took legal action against a commercial mortgage scheme. The regulator obtained a High Court judgement against the operators of Premier Property Plan, an unauthorised collective investment scheme.
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