What the other papers say this morning - 12 August 2013


Air alliances rule out Heathrow move
The world’s biggest airlines have ruled out moving from Heathrow to another UK airport, bolstering the chances of a highly contentious third runway being built at Europe’s busiest hub. All three global airline alliances have said they want to stay, even though some options being considered by an independent inquiry into the hub’s overcrowded runways would require them to move to one of the smaller London airports.

Brazil reaches out to EU for trade deal
Brazil’s rising prosperity has led it to consider pushing for its own trade deal with the EU, after years of struggling to reach one alongside its neighbours. Latin America’s largest economy has been trying to forge an EU agreement since 1999, in conjunction with the four other members of Mercosur, the world’s fourth biggest trade bloc.

Ryanair pilots raise safety concerns
A survey of Ryanair pilots has found concerns about the low-cost carrier’s safety culture, and support for an inquiry by regulators.

Ryanair, Europe’s largest budget airline by revenue, declined to comment on the survey on Sunday, but said it had an “unblemished 29-year safety record”.


Small traders enjoy the good times as Britain becomes less tolerant
People with food intolerances are becoming big business in Britain, inspiring growing numbers of small companies to capitalise on surging demand.

Investors tell BHP to give up on potash mine
BHP Billiton is facing questions from investors over its strategy following the collapse of a global cartel governing prices for potash.

The Daily Telegraph

Frack the South, says Cameron
David Cameron is to insist that people living in the south of England must accept fracking, as he sets out his argument for the controversial way of extracting gas in his strongest terms yet.

Royal Mail sale faces setbacks
A government programme to support the £3bn Royal Mail privatisation is facing fresh setbacks after sub-postmasters stepped up their campaign against the sell-off by refusing to distribute information for the public on how they can buy shares in the business.


Novartis hit by scandal over Japanese drug studies
Swiss drug giant Novartis AG faces a mounting problem in Japan, its second-largest market, where researchers have retracted studies that touted the benefits of the company's most popular medicine.

Snowden's father gets Russian visa
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's father says he has secured a visa to visit his son in Russia.