PRESS DIGEST- British Business - November 27

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Nov 27 - The following are the top stories on the businesspages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified thesestories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Telegraph

RBS FACES POSSIBLE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

The Serious Fraud Office is considering a criminalinvestigation into allegations of wrongdoing at the Royal Bankof Scotland's global restructuring group, after claimsthe lender was forcing small companies out of business.

BT ACCUSED OF USING 'ACCOUNTING TRICKS' BY RIVAL TALKTALK

BT stands accused by rival TalkTalk of using"accounting tricks" to shift nearly 120 million pounds of costsonto customer broadband bills this year.

The Guardian

GATWICK BOSS CALLS FOR END TO AIRPORT EXPANSION DELAYS

The boss of Gatwick has called on the Airports Commission tonarrow down the possible new runways in the south-east to justtwo options in its interim report next month - and to put airfares and pollution at the heart of its thinking.

MARK CARNEY: RBS ALLEGATIONS 'DEEPLY TROUBLING AND EXTREMELYSERIOUS'

Mark Carney has described as "deeply troubling and extremelyserious" allegations that Royal Bank of Scotland hasbeen deliberately wrecking small businesses to make a profit.

The Times

AMEC LINING UP 5 BILLION POUND DEAL TO CAPTURE RIVAL

Amec is stalking its American rival Foster Wheeler with a view to potentially pulling off a deal to createa 5billion pound energy services group.

FRAUD INQUIRY THREAT LOOMS OVER ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND

Royal Bank of Scotland is facing the prospect of a criminalinvestigation into claims that it defrauded hundreds of smallcompanies by forcing them out of business.

Sky News

CABLE FACES SCRUTINY OVER 4 MILLION POUND ROYAL MAIL BONUS

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, will come underpressure on Wednesday to cancel a 4 million pound bonus fee forinvestment bankers as MPs step up their scrutiny of Royal Mail's controversial 3.3 billion pound privatisation.

PRIMARK OWNER ABF EYES 250 MILLION POUND TILDA RICE DEAL

The FTSE-100 group which owns Primark, the thriving clothingretailer, is examining a 250 million pound takeover bid forTilda, one of Britain's most popular food brands.

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