Welcome to another Sunday round-up. A day of difference in the UK with England nearly Qualified for Euro 2008 despite playing very badly and all the other home nations out, despite stirring efforts from Scotland and Northern Ireland. Life is just a bitch if your a caledonian, eh?
So, business wise, 10 of the most interesting stories today, with a focus on the Northern rock comments, I really like the hand wringing left pieces that show how little many on the left can understand the principles of capitalism:
Northern Rock Shambles - from The Guardian
Is it the Hedge funds fault? - from the telegraph (not really, by the way)
Government to be saved by high bids - from the Independent (let;s see what they say about the Government writing off the debt interest)
Rio Tinto take-away - The group may counter bid for BHP. Lots more mileage in this battle yet.
World Economic Outlook - Not a nice read, but informative nonetheless.
Easy money - $21 million bonus for new Merrill's Chief
Private Equity - New rules on disclosure try to head of regulation.
On the breadline? - ABF to sell bakery's as food inflation ruins the margins of the business.
S&N saga - The Nordic take-over approach is a long winded tale indeed.
Resolution at last - one deal is done, with Pearl beating Standard life to Resolution.