<strong>THE SUNDAYS<br />The Sunday Telegraph<br />BAE HIRES PINOCHET LAWYER FOR SFO FIGHT</strong><br />BAE Systems has instructed General Pinochet&rsquo;s former QC to handle its defence if the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is successful in persuading the Attorney General to proceed with a fraud prosecution against the arms manufacturer. <br /><br /><strong>GOVERNMENT PLANS FAST-TRACK NUCLEAR EXPANSION<br /></strong>The government is set to hand an expanded role to Britain&rsquo;s nuclear industry and suggest more sites for new reactors as it unveils controversial guidelines for fast-tracking major energy projects through the planning process. Ed Miliband, the Energy Secretary, will tomorrow reveal his blueprint for the future energy industry in a series of &ldquo;national policy statements&rdquo;.<br /><strong><br />THE SUNDAY TIMES<br />TRINITY MIRROR CLOSES FINAL PENSION SCHEMES<br /></strong>Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror is joining the list of companies closing their final-salary pension schemes to existing members. The owner of the Daily Mirror and numerous regional titles is entering a two-month consultation with staff after concluding it can no longer afford to support the scheme.<br /><br /><strong>BONDST RINGSUPRECORD<br /></strong>Shop rents on London&rsquo;s Bond Street, home to the world&rsquo;s glitziest brands, are poised to defy the credit crunch and smash through &pound;900 per square foot &ndash; a record in Britain. Retail sources said that luxury conglomerates, thought to include LVMH and Richemont, owner of Cartier, were believed to be eyeing part of a prime unit available at 169 New Bond Street.<br /><br /><strong>TODAY<br />FINANCIAL TIMES<br />FINANCE MINISTERS&rsquo; ALARM OVER EU DEBT<br /></strong>The EU&rsquo;s public debt could rise by 2014 to 100 per cent of GDP &ndash; a year&rsquo;s economic output &ndash; unless governments restore fiscal discipline, EU finance ministers will be told.<br /><br /><strong>LSE SET TO ALLOW &lsquo;HIDDEN&rsquo; ORDERS<br /></strong>The London Stock Exchange is for the first time set to allow traders to place &ldquo;hidden orders&rdquo; on the exchange in a move likely to fuel controversy over &ldquo;dark pools&rdquo; and market transparency. Hidden orders are large orders &ndash; for example of 20,000 share in a particular stock &ndash; placed on a trading venue but where only a fraction of the whole order is displayed. When that fraction &ndash; for example 5,000 shares &ndash; finds a match, the next fraction of the order is immediately displayed.<br /><br /><strong>The Daily Telegraph<br />LLOYDS PLEDGES HELP TO 300,000 BUSINESS START-UPS<br /></strong>Lloyds Banking Group is promising to help 300,000 new businesses get off the ground in the next three years and match rivals on charges and fees.<br />The commitment, in the shape of a new &ldquo;2012 SME charter&rdquo;, is aimed at both meeting complaints from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) about the difficulties of raising finance, and fulfilling pledges to the government to make a bigger effort to ease constraints and provide more support to ease the recovery from recession.<br /><br /><strong>RICHER SOUNDS WARNS OF SQUEEZE ON MARGINS<br /></strong>Richer Sounds, the hi-fi and television retailer owned by entrepreneur Julian Richer, has warned that &ldquo;difficult trading conditions&rdquo; have put pressure on its margins over recent months. <br /><br /><strong>THE TIMES<br />BROKERS UNITE OVER CLAIMS OF BANKS BULLYING THEIR CLIENTS<br /></strong>Three of the City&rsquo;s leading stockbrokers have written to Lord Myners, the City Minister, accusing Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group of &ldquo;corporate bullying&rdquo; by forcing companies that owe money to the banks to use their investment banking services.<br /><br /><strong>USWITCH LOOKS CHEAP BY COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS PRICE AS SALE APPROACHES<br /></strong>USwitch, the price comparison website, is close to a sale, but the price tag is thought to be less than half the &pound;210m that its owner paid for it three years ago. Scripps Networks Interactive, the American group that owns uSwitch, is understood to have entered exclusive talks with a buyer. An announcement is expected before Christmas.&nbsp;