13 July 2007 07:00 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--These were the top stories at 06:00 GMT in the following European newspapers’ online versions on Friday. To go to the individual websites, click the links below:
Rio Tinto, the UK-listed mining group, said it was planning to make billions of dollars worth of disposals to help pay for Alcan, the Canadian aluminium group, which it agreed to buy in a friendly $44bn (€31.6bn) deal.
France turns up the pressure on EADS
Companies and markets
TPG asked back for Alitalia bid
The Italian government has re-opened contacts with TPG, the
Cherney appeals in Rusal case
Mikhail Cherney, a controversial founding father of the post-Soviet aluminium industry, is making an appeal in the London High Court claiming a 20% stake in Rusal, part of the Russian aluminium group United Company Rusal now gearing up for a full listing on the London Stock Exchange.
A firm Bush tells Congress not to dictate war policy
President George W Bush struck an aggressive new tone on Thursday in his clash with Congress over
A Chinese reformer betrays his cause, and pays
Zheng Xiaoyu was once ranked as one of the most powerful regulators in
Ventana spurns $3bn offer from Roche
Ventana Medical Systems, the
Mergers and buyouts curb Indian air fare war
Mergers and buyouts are ending the cut-throat airline competition in
Gazprom taps total for Shtokman
Gazprom on Thursday invited French energy major Total to help develop the Shtokman project, ending years of wrangling over whether foreign companies would take part in developing one of the world's largest and most difficult gas fields.
Furry thespians in danger of loosing stage
Yury Kuklachyov and his cats have played
Lawysayd he will defend Berezovsky
Rosneft will seek to fill pipe toAsia
Rosneft will almost completely fill
Lawless Danish settlement approaches date with fate
Thirty-six years after it was founded, the "Free State of Christiania" is now being forced to comply with
Following the tour de France in the shadow of doping
The Tour de France has begun, but does anybody really care? Cycling is suffering as fans and sponsors turn away in droves, disgusted by the sport's inability to solve its persistent doping problem.
Turkish tobacco exports could go up in smugglers’ smoke
Chinese are getting results on their ‘grand tobacco scheme’, which involves producing tobacco in
Kurdish leader pledges common sense over emotions
Pro-Kurdish groups wanted to attend the funerals of soldiers killed in the fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) but had not done so out of fear of anger and prejudices directed at them, said Aysel Tuğluk, former deputy leader of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP).
Business and finance
Prices jump 15% in Russian Olympic host city
Real estate prices in
Yay-Sat media distribution started selling the English-language versions of Beijing Review, China Today and China Pictorial in
Poles are among the happiest lovers in the world
Poles rank fourth in the world in terms of satisfaction with their sex lives, according to the latest Durex's Sexual Wellbeing Survey, which interviewed 26,000 respondents from 26 countries.
"CBA provocation" backfires against the PM
After it was revealed by the media that the corruption affair which led to the dismissal of Agriculture Minister Andrzej Lepper was from start to finish run by the officers of the Central Anti Corruption Bureau (CBA), opposition parties have demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński and the head of the CBA Mariusz Kamiński.
Business groups back SLD proposal to cut VAT
The Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) yesterday submitted a bill to reduce the basic VAT rate from 22% to 19%, drawing a favorable response from business circles.
FSO breaks into profit thanks to soaring sales
FSO turned a profit for the first time in six years in the 2006 fiscal year amid surging output and booming export sales, the company said.
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