And in the real world... Fiat/Vauxhall, Bosch, GM, income tax and more

LONDON - Today's round-up of the biggest business stories.

World news... round-up
World news... round-up

The Italian car group Fiat is in talks to take over General Motors Europe, which includes the UK-based Vauxhall and Germany's Opel.
Source: The Guardian

Chancellor Alastair Darling’s 50p income tax rate has sparked concern that it will discourage entrepreneurs and drive talent from the City.
Source: FT

Bosch warned that it fcould make a loss this year for the first time since 1945, as its sales fell 25 per cent in the first quarter.
Source: The Guardian

Regent Inns, the operator of Walkabout bars and Jongleurs comedy clubs, is considering the possibility of delisting in order to cut costs.
Source: The Times

Barclays' chief executive, John Varley, has said he believes the recession will last at least another year.
Source: The Independent