<strong>FINANCIAL TIMES</strong><br /><br /><strong>RSA CONSIDERING &lsquo;LARGER&rsquo; DEALS</strong><br />RSA, the general insurer, is looking at large acquisitions &ndash; potentially worth about &pound;600m &ndash; that might need to be supported with a rights issue, it has told investors and analysts. The company, which has a strong capital cushion and a stated strategy of pursuing smaller, bolt-on deals, said there were &ldquo;recently emerged opportunities that could be larger than &lsquo;bolt-on&rsquo; acquisitions&rdquo;, according to KBWanalysts.<br /><br /><strong>BID-RIGGERS FACE DOUBLE PENALTY</strong><br />The government is to ask councils to continue to offer work to construction companies found guilty of bid-rigging in an investigation due to finish as soon as next week. The five-year Office of Fair Trading probe into cover pricing claims to have uncovered evidence that thousands of contracts valued at a total of &pound;3bn were mis-bid between 2000 and 2006.<br /><br /><strong>CARILLION TO SELL ENVIROS</strong><br />Carillion is to dispose of Enviros, its environmental consulting division, in what is expected to be the last substantial divestment from its &pound;570m acquisition of Alfred McAlpine. The business, responsible for managing the clean-up of the Atomic Weapons Establishment&rsquo;s Cardiff site and building the Olympic rowing lake at Eton Dorney, is to be marketed to potential buyers by Rothschild.<br /><br /><strong>GE UPS SOLAR POWER PRODUCTION</strong><br />General Electric aims to ramp up production of solar power panels by early next year in a crucial step in the company&rsquo;s bid to transform its initial investments in the renewable energy field into a multibillion-dollar business. GE has started to build pilot production lines at its facility in Colorado, said John Krenicki, a vice-chairman and chief executive of GE Energy Infrastructure, which includes the renewable energy division.<br /><br /><strong>THE TIMES<br /><br />DUNCAN ABOUT TO LEAVE CHANNEL 4 AFTER DISPUTE</strong><br />The end of Andy Duncan&rsquo;s five-year reign as chief executive of Channel 4 is expected to be announced within days, ending a bloody and longrunning boardroom dispute at the broadcaster behind Big Brother. Mr Duncan&rsquo;s resignation and subsequent rapid departure was to be announced &ldquo;imminently&rdquo;, according to Channel 4 insiders last night.<br /><br /><strong>BBC WORLDWIDE COULD BE PART-PRIVATISED IN MAJOR SHAKE-UP</strong><br />The BBC&rsquo;s highly profitable commercial division, BBC Worldwide, could be part-privatised in a major review of the corporation&rsquo;s operations. The director general, Mark Thompson, said that the business could be listed on the stock market or a stake offered to a rival broadcaster at home or abroad.<br /><br /><strong>The Daily Telegraph</strong><br /><br /><strong>POSTAL STRIKES SET TO COST THE ECONOMY MORE THAN &pound;300M</strong><br />The postal strikes which have left millions of letters and parcels undelivered across large parts of the country are set to cost the economy more than &pound;300m, it is claimed. Lobby groups warned the government to &ldquo;get a grip&rdquo; on the dispute, which is threatening to escalate if 130,000 workers vote for a strike over the next few weeks.<br /><br /><strong>US CREDIT SHRINKS AT GREAT DEPRESSION RATE</strong><br />Both bank credit and the M3 money supply in the US have been contracting at rates comparable to the onset of the Great Depression since early summer, raising fears of a double-dip recession in 2010 and a slide into debt-deflation. International Monetary Research said US bank loans have fallen at an annual pace of almost 14 per cent in the three months to August. <br /><br /><strong>WALL STREET JOURNAL</strong><br /><br /><strong>CHRYSLER FACES A CHILLY AUTUMN</strong><br />Already mired in a tough year, USgiant carmaker Chrysler Group appears headed for more bad news. The firm&rsquo;s dealers are bracing for a steep drop in September sales due to the unusually lean inventories the company was left with after its bankruptcy reorganisation, and a long summer shutdown of its plants.<br /><br /><strong>INTEL ELEVATES THREE EXECUTIVES</strong><br />USMicroprocessor giant Intel yesterday announced a management shakeup that shifts greater power to three executive vice presidents, while it said two other well-known managers are leaving the big chip maker. The company said the moves will allow Paul Otellini, Intel&rsquo;s chief executive officer, to spend greater time focusing on corporate strategy and new initiatives to spur growth for the company.