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

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

ITN, the company responsible for News At Ten and Channel 4 News, could face going under unless it fails to close a black hole in its pension fund. Accountants at Deloitte have raised concerns over whether the broadcaster can survive in its current form due to a shortfall in its £320 million retirement scheme.  
Source: Daily Mail

The Royal Bank of Scotland has said that it plans to slash 9,000 jobs globally, at least half of them in Britain, on top of the 2,700 that have already been cut so far this year.
Source: The Guardian

Three top directors at Standard Life have seen their pay and bonuses cut, after the insurance company undershot its profits target. The chief executive, Sir Sandy Crombie, the financial director, David Nish, and the chief investment officer, Keith Skeoch, have all experienced a drop in pay.
Source: The Times

More than two-thirds of Brits have altered their leisure activities and spending plans as a result of the recession, a survey by Populus has said.
Source: The Times

Jaguar Land Rover has received a £340 million loan from the European Investment Bank to invest in the research and development of more fuel efficient cars at its Midlands and Merseyside factories.
Source: The Guardian

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