Another week, another turbulent time in the Markets and for the Government. Instability should be our new watched word as this is how things are going to be for a long while yet.
Here is the usual selection of the ten best MSM stories on business this weekend:
Northern Rock saga - this deserves a couple links on its own, as has been the case for the last few weeks. Firstly, the Guardian suggests two of the bidders are making headway, The Telegraph has Warren Buffett looking to get in on the action. The Treasury must be desperate for a bid to get this lemon off its hands!
Takeover talk - This week is is the remnants of Rank that get the treatment...
Priced to go - The pound is set to fall along with interest rates. Nice when journalists can seemingly pick up on the very basics of economic theory.
Market manipulation - Many papers carry this story, about how Alistair Darling has managed to revive the small company float and M&A sector with his tax changes on capital gains. This will be a nice cover boost for this end of the market into early next year.
Rio Tinto - Still fighting the BHP Billiton takeover.
UK Commercial property sector - Lifeless and sadly always a leading indicator of the business environment to come.
Interview - with CEO of 3 UK, one of the most innovative and yet under performing companies in the UK this decade.
HSBC - Still strategic questions here for the management at Europe's biggest bank
MoD delay - Still no decision on future army equipment; no change here, eh?