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Monday, December 21, 2015
Connor Campbell - Market Analyst at Spreadex

Weekend Paper Roundup 21/12/2015

Financial Times
-Withdrawals storm batters US corporate bond market
- JPMorgan fined $307 million for misleading advice
- Blow for Shell’s van Beurden as some lose faith in BG marriage
- Aveva stock slides as time takes toll on Schneider deal
- Rolls-Royce restructure begins under gaze of MoD

The Wall Street Journal
- VW pares executive layers
- Greek’s port privatisation advances
- AstraZeneca to take stake in biotech Acerta
- Samsung bets big on drug making
- Drug executive Martin Shkreli arrested in US

The Guardian
- Netflix paid no corporation tax despite 4.5 million UK subscribers, report claims
- Warm December gives nervous UK retailers the Christmas shivers
- Brazil dam disaster: judge freezes assets of miners BHP and Vale
- Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley faces Findel board defeat
- UK buyers need to save up for 24 years to get on housing ladder

The Telegraph
- Bank of England hawk Martin Weale signals rate rises further away
- Oil crashes to 11-year low sending chills through equity market
- Randgold Resources pulls out of Ghana gold mine joint venture
- BG investor sells £100 million of shares
- Treasury hires RBS and Barclays to run state bank accounts

The Times
- Shire lures US rival with £8 billion cash promise
- Post Office strikes bank deal
- BHP Billiton prepares to slash £4 billion dividend
- Whitehall trade bosses ordered to reapply for jobs
- Yahoo activist woos founders

Daily Mail
- NBCUniversal eyes £11 billion bid for ITV
- Merger of AA and Saga fuels £1.7 billion payout for Charterhouse, Permira and CVC
- Jump in sales fuels hopes for higher growth figures in last quarter
- Damning report reveals ministers were deaf to ‘warning bells sound by UK steel industry’
- Compass chief executive’s pay soars to £1 million while his bonus escalates by 8%

The Independent
- Toshiba to cut 7000 jobs as it predicts a record $4.5 billion loss
- Apprenticeship levy will hit jobs, warns CBI chief
- Firms on collision course with pensions regulator over auto-enrolment
- GlaxoSmithKline spends $19 billion on US rival’s drugs to boost HIV battle
- Flood plan has ‘failed to protect the poorest’

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