<!--StartFragment--> <strong>FINANCIAL TIMES<br />CORUS CHIEF SCRAMBLES TO RESCUE FACTORY DEAL<br /></strong>Corus chief Kirby Adamsm who took over at the Anglo-Dutch steelmaker last month, faces both the worst fall in steel demand for 60 years and a battle to salvage an agreement to sell the group&rsquo;s Teesside plant to Marcegaglia. It has emerged that Marcegaglia is having second thoughts about a deal to buy the factory for $480m.<br /><br /><strong>NATIONWIDE BOSS SLAMS STATE LEVY<br /></strong>Nationwide, the UK&rsquo;s biggest building society, called the amount it will have to pay under the government&rsquo;s Financial Services Compensation Scheme &ldquo;daylight robbery of our members&rdquo;. The mutual said that its full-year results would include charges and provisions of more than &pound;250m for the government safety net, which pays out to consumers when banks fail.<br /><br /><strong>DEVELOPER TO ACT OVER CRITICISM FROM PRINCE CHARLES<br /></strong>The developer of a controversial residential development on the site of the former Chelsea Barracks in west London has opened the door to compromise on the scheme following criiticism from the Prince of Wales.<br /><br /><strong>ELECTRICITY USE FACES FIRST FALL SINCE 1945<br /></strong>Global electricity consumption will fall this year for the first time since 1945, according to a dramatic portrait of the effects of the slowdown in developed and emerging economies from the International Energy Agency.<br /><br />The watchdog for developed energy-consuming countries will on Sunday tell energy ministers from the leading eight economies that electricity demand will fall by 3.5 per cent in 2009.<br /><br /><strong>THE TIMES<br />PREMIUM BARS INVESTORS FACE WIPEOUT IN REUBEN PLAN<br /></strong>The billionaire Reuben brothers have put in a &pound;40m bid for Premium Bars &amp; Restaurants (PBR) that would cause the troubled operator of the Living Room and Prohibition chains to undergo a pre-pack administration, The Times has learnt. The Reubens, who hold a 32.5 per cent stake in the AIM-listed group, have offered to buy all but five of PBR&rsquo;s 48 outlets.<br /><br /><strong>MERGER OF SKY AND CHANNEL 4 ADVERTISING STAFF MOOTED<br /></strong>Channel 4 and BSkyB are in talks about merging their advertising sales teams in a deal that would produce multimillion-pound savings. Channel 4 believes that an agreement could form part of an alternative package of cost-cutting measures to help to support the broadcaster if its hoped-for tie-up with the BBC fails.<br /><br /><strong>The Daily Telegraph</strong><strong><br />APPLE&rsquo;S &lsquo;TABLET&rsquo; TO RIVAL AMAZON'S KINDLE<br /></strong>Apple is believed to be working on a new product to fill the gap between the iPod Touch and its smaller laptops that will take on Amazon&rsquo;s Kindle, which has taken a large share of the market for reading books and websites on the go. The product &ndash; which a leading technology analyst described as a &ldquo;tablet&rdquo; &ndash; is being developed and could be on sale as early as the first half of next year.<br /><br /><strong>COST OF CALLING MOBILES COULD FALL BY TWO-THIRDS<br /></strong>Calls to mobile phones from landlines could fall dramatically in price, under a radical proposals by BT. The company, backed by a coalition of charities, lobby groups, and the mobile phone company 3, wants so-called &ldquo;termination charges&rdquo; to be lowered or scrapped.<br /><br /><strong>WALL STREET JOURNAL<br />BANKUNITED SEIZED BY AMERICAN REGULATORS<br /></strong>Federal regulators seized the troubled Florida thrift BankUnited on Thursday, a failure the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation estimates will cost its insurance fund $4.9bn. BankUnited is the second costliest bank failure of the recent banking crisis, trumped only by IndyMac, which officials believe will cost the FDIC close to $11bn.<br /><br /><strong>VERSACE CEO EXPECTED TO RESIGN<br /></strong>Gianni Versace chief executive Giancarlo Di Risio is expected to resign, a person familiar with the matter said, after months of clashes with designer Donatella Versace over how to cut costs at the Italian fashion house amid the luxury-goods industry&rsquo;s worst downturn in years. Di Risio plans to tender his resignation in coming days, the source said. <!--EndFragment-->