And in the real world....Aer Lingus, Barclays, Microsoft, Google, Unilever, Birds Eye Iglo, Findus Group

LONDON - A round-up of today's top business stories from around the world.

In the real world...Campaign's round up of business news
In the real world...Campaign's round up of business news

Aer Lingus is to extend its compulsory redundancy programme after talks with trade unions on its rescue plan broke down.
Source: The Financial Times

Barclays is set to award its 22,000 investment bankers pay rises of up to 150pc in an effort to beat Government moves to clamp down on multi-million-pound bonuses.
Source: The Telegraph

Microsoft's top search technology executive on Wednesday all but dismissed the likelihood that the company would pay newspaper owners and other publishers for removing their content from Google.
Source: The Financial Times

Unilever is considering the sale of its Italian frozen food business in a deal worth up to €800m (£760m) that has attracted interest from Birds Eye Iglo and the Findus Group, its private equity owned rivals.
Source: The Financial Times

Google is in talks with British estate agents to launch an online property portal, which experts say could pose a serious threat to existing property websites and local newspapers.
Source: The Financial Times








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