Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) says its deal with EU regulators and the UK government could include “divestments not initially contemplated” as radical shake-up of the UK bank sector looms in the coming days.
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And here’s some picks from the papers (some external links may require subscriptions):
* Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and General Electric Co (GE.N) are closer to a deal to give Comcast a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal and a formal announcement may be made in the coming week, the New York Times says, citing people briefed on the talks.
* German retailer Metro (MEOG.DE) is losing interest in acquiring the stores of Karstadt, the department store unit of insolvent Arcandor (AROG.DE), Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, a German newspaper says.
* British real estate developer Quintain Estates and Development (QED.L) says it is considering raising equity, after a report it will raise up to 180 million pounds ($298 million) of fresh funds from the Sunday Times.
* Lebanon may launch a public sale of 25 percent of national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) after the world economy improves and a new government backs the plan, the central bank governor told a television.