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           Tuesday, November 9, 2004, Vol. 5, No. 222

                            Headlines

C Z E C H   R E P U B L I C

UNION BANKA: Earns CZK1.1 Million from Artwork Sale


F R A N C E

ALCATEL: Investigating Bribery Charges in Costa Rica
BARBARA: Follows Sister Company to Bankruptcy Court
CAPGEMINI: Bags EUR1.6 Bln Contract from Schneider Electric


G E R M A N Y

DEHSA LEASING: Hamburg Court Appoints Administrator
DEUTSCHES ROTES: Claims Deadline Nears
DURR AG: Long-term Corporate Credit Rating on CreditWatch
ELEKTRO NIK: Munich Court Confirms Bankruptcy
E. MOBILE: Gives Creditors Two Weeks to File Claims

GUSTMANN UND JANSSEN: Creditors Claims Due Next Week
LOHKLINTER-BAUTEAM: Administrator Takes over Operations
SANITARE INSTALLATION: Creditors' Claims Due Next Week
SCHIMMELPFENNIG GMBH: Under Bankruptcy Administration
SCHLEI UND KAMPE: Creditors' Claims Due Later this Month
STEBA EINKAUF: Arnsberg Court Appoints Administrator


H U N G A R Y

MAGYAR HIRLAP: EFJ Asks Ringier to Give Daily a Chance


I T A L Y

CIRIO: To Meet Del Monte Pacific Bidders Third Week of November


N E T H E R L A N D S

KONINKLIJKE AHOLD: Completes ICA Stake Buyout
ROYAL SHELL: Sakhalin to Supply Gas to Japan
ROYAL SHELL: Transfers Caribbean Operations to Sol Group


P O L A N D

STER-PROJEKT: Continues to Bleed as 3Q Sales Head Further South


R U S S I A

EGGI: Undergoes Bankruptcy Supervision Procedure
EVROKOPIYA: Court Sets January 11 Hearing
KARPOVSKAYA: Insolvency Manager to Temporarily Oversee Business
KASPIYSKIY BAKERY: Creditors Have Until December to File Claims
KHALAKTYRKA: State-owned Airline Declared Insolvent

LOTOSHINSKOYE EXPERIMENTAL: Deadline for Proofs of Claims Nears
PTITSEVOD: Moscow Court Opens Bankruptcy Proceedings
SHAKHTINSKOYE MINE-BUILDING ENTERPRISE: Declared Insolvent
SMU ATOM-MASH: Gives Creditors Until December to File Claims
UK ROS-DON-UGOL: Appoints T. Ukrainskaya Insolvency Manager
YUKOS OIL: Swiss Authorities Face Probe Over Account Freeze
YUKOS OIL: Hold Talks with us or Face Suit, Menatep Tells Putin


U K R A I N E

AGROPROMSOYUZ LTD.: Under Bankruptcy Supervision
ARABAT LTD.: AR Krym Court Opens Bankruptcy Proceedings
ASTRA-SERVICE: Bankruptcy Supervision Begins
KODA: Insolvency Manager to Temporarily Oversee Business
KRASNOPEREKOPSK' FOOD: Court Hires Temporary Insolvency Manager
RODINA: Ordered to Undergo Bankruptcy Procedure
SUMIHIMPROM-DNIPRO: Calls on Creditors to Submit Proofs of Claim


U N I T E D   K I N G D O M

ACCOUNTANCY & MANAGEMENT: Hires PwC as Liquidator
ACREFIELD (MECHANICAL & PLUMBING): Calls in Joint Administrators
ALSOP ARCHITECTS: Barnsley Project Going Ahead
ALTSTADTBAU LIMITED: Sets General Meeting Next Month
AUNTIEFAY LIMITED: Members Opt to Wind up Company

BANKSIDE SERVICES: Calls in Joint Liquidators from PwC
BAYFAWN PROPERTIES: Hires R. S. Palmer as Liquidator
CAMPS CONTRACTORS: Ex-director Banned from Holding Office
CATERPILLAR TRADING: Owners Decide to Bring in Liquidator
C.D. UNDERWRITING: Hires Joint Liquidators from Mazars

C G R LEISURE: Calls First Liquidation Meeting
CHARLES WEISS: Names PricewaterhouseCoopers Liquidator
CHARTWELL KEIGHLEY: Liquidator to Present Report Next Month
CLEARVIEW WINDOWS: Insolvency Service Disqualifies Top Honcho
C.L.S PROMECH: Names Hamilton Insolvency Liquidator

COMMODORE UNDERWRITING: Hires Mazars as Liquidator
CPC SURREY: Appoints Joint Liquidators from KPMG
DAVE O'KEEFE & CO: Sets Creditors Meeting this Month
DUFFY PRINT: Bibby Factors Appoints Abbey Taylor Ltd. Receiver
E-MEDIA-C LIMITED: Dewscope Limited Appoints Receiver

F C SHEPHERD: Hires Knights & Company as Administrator
GBAT SECURITIES: Names Ernst & Young Liquidator
GB FEDERAL: In Administrative Receivership
GLENSHAW GLASS: Falls into Receivership
HONEYCOMB CONSULTANCY: Members General Meeting Set

INTERNATIONAL POWER: Closes Turbogas Acquisition in Portugal
INTERNATIONAL POWER: Results in Line with Expectations
MAVISBANK PROPERTIES: Creditors Appoint Baker Tilly Liquidator
MYTRAVEL GROUP: Bondholders Endorse Consensual Restructuring
P & F WOLVERHAMPTON: Names BDO Stoy Hayward Administrator

PICCOLO PIZZA: Creditors Meet to Appoint Liquidator
PIOLI LIMITED: Members General Meeting Set End of November
RFC NO.1: Sets General Meeting December
R & M PIOLI: Liquidator's Report Out End of November
SERVICE CENTRE: Directors Disqualified from Holding Exec Post
UNIMOTORS LIMITED: Final General Meeting Set December

* Large Companies with Insolvent Balance Sheets


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UNION BANKA: Earns CZK1.1 Million from Artwork Sale
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Bankrupt Union Banka gained CZK1.117 million in proceeds from
the second sale of its artworks over the weekend, Czech News
Agency says.

The items sold in the auction included 30 paintings and two
sculptures.  Around 54 art items were offered for sale, auction
manager Bretislav Hodan said.  Bidders were mostly interested in
the paintings with high reserve prices, the reason why no one
purchased Union Banka's expensive sculptures.

CONTACT:  UNION BANKA a.s.
          Ul. 30 Dubna c. 35
          70200 Ostrava
          Phone: 596108111
          Fax: 596120134
          E-mail: union@union.cz
          Web site: http://www.union.cz


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ALCATEL: Investigating Bribery Charges in Costa Rica
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Beginning in early October, reports have been published,
primarily in the Costa Rican media, regarding payments alleged
to have been made by consultants on behalf of Alcatel de Costa
Rica to various state and local officials in Costa Rica, two
political parties in Costa Rica and representatives of ICE, the
state owned telephone company, in connection with the
procurement of one or more contracts for network equipment and
services from ICE.  Upon learning of these allegations, Alcatel
said it immediately commenced and is continuing an investigation
into this matter.

In Costa Rica and other countries, Alcatel said it retains
consultants to assist it with local operations and contracts.
The company's contracts with persons through whom it deals
locally strictly prohibits the provision of any pecuniary or
other advantage in contravention of applicable laws.

Alcatel revealed it has a strict Statement of Business Practice
that imposes the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct
on its employees.  The company said it rigorously enforces this
Statement of Business Practice across the entire company and,
when violations occur, it takes prompt and appropriate action
against the persons involved.

Alcatel has terminated the employment of the president of
Alcatel de Costa Rica and a vice president-Latin America of a
French subsidiary.  The company is also in the process of
pursuing criminal actions against the former president of
Alcatel de Costa Rica, the local consultants and the employee of
the French subsidiary based on the company's suspicion of its
complicity in an improper payment scheme and misappropriation of
funds.  The contracts with the local consultants were limited to
the specific projects involved and are no longer in effect or
are in the process of being terminated, and any payments due
under those contracts have been suspended.  Alcatel's internal
investigation is continuing.

Alcatel said it has contacted the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission and the United States Department of Justice
and informed them that Alcatel will cooperate fully in any
inquiry or investigation into these matters.  The SEC has
indicated that it will conduct an informal inquiry into the
allegations.  If the Department of Justice or the SEC determines
that violations of law have occurred, it could seek civil or, in
the case of the Department of Justice, criminal sanctions,
including monetary penalties against Alcatel.  Alcatel said
neither the Department of Justice nor the SEC has informed the
company of what action, if any, they will take.

Several investigations have been launched in Costa Rica
concerning this matter by both the Costa Rican Attorney General
and the Costa Rican National Congress.  The company said it is
unable to predict the outcome of these investigations and their
effect on its business.  If the Costa Rican authorities conclude
violations have occurred, Alcatel said it may be banned from
bidding on public contracts within Costa Rica for a certain
period and fines or penalties may be imposed on the company, in
an amount, which Alcatel is not able to determine at this time.

The company expects to generate approximately US$26 million in
revenue from Costa Rican contracts in 2004.  Based on the amount
of revenue received from these contracts, Alcatel does not
believe a loss of business in Costa Rica would have a material
adverse effect on the company as whole.  However, these events
may have a negative impact on the company's image in Latin
America.

CONTACT:  ALCATEL
          54, rue La Boetie
          75008 Paris, France
          Phone: +33 1 40 76 10 10
          Fax:   +33 1 40 76 14 05
          Web site: http://www.alcatel.com


BARBARA: Follows Sister Company to Bankruptcy Court
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Gueret commercial court has placed lingerie firm Barbara in
compulsory administration, Le Monde says.

The court ruled that the administration procedure for Barbara's
sister company La Palestel, which fell into administration in
July, should be extended to the lingerie group.  Barbara is a
dynamic family company engaged in lingerie business and is one
of the local leaders in the department store retail network, the
group claims in its Web site.  Barbara boasts of a five-percent
market share in France and an annual turnover of EUR52 million.
The company's products are distributed in more than 70 countries
and over 7,000 sales outlets.

CONTACT:  BARBARA
          18, Rue Roger Simon Barboux
          94117 Arcuiel Cedex
          Phone: 01 49 69 50 50
          E-mail: barbara@barbara.fr
          Web site: http://www.barbara.fr


CAPGEMINI: Bags EUR1.6 Bln Contract from Schneider Electric
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Capgemini signed a ten-year contract worth EUR1.6 billion with
Schneider Electric following exclusive negotiations begun on
June 9, 2004.

The contract will involve:

(a) The outsourcing of Schneider Electric's European IT systems
    through the transfer, as from January 2005, of around 800
    people to Capgemini sites in the countries concerned;

(b) The construction of a unique global IT system based on SAP
    solutions for Schneider Electric's four operational
    management structures (North America, Asia Pacific, Europe,
    Iberia & International)

Based on its knowledge of Schneider Electric's industries,
Capgemini will ensure a controlled evolution of the company's
applications systems, the continuity of current operations and
an optimization of cost management.  Capgemini's strong
commitment to the social welfare of employees -- the key to the
success of big outsourcing contracts -- and the mutual trust
enjoyed by the two groups guarantee a fruitful and long-lasting
relationship.

With this new success in transformational outsourcing, Capgemini
confirms its positioning as a global leader in this industry.

About the Capgemini Group

Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of Consulting,
Technology and Outsourcing services, reported 2003 global
revenues of EUR5.7 billion euros and employs approximately
60,000 people worldwide.

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Capgemini provides IT consulting and services, systems
integration, software development and outsourcing management.
The firm specializes in developing and implementing enterprise
systems for customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise
resource planning (ERP), and wireless networking systems.
Capgemini operates in more than 30 countries.  The company
booked EUR135 million in net loss in the first half of 2004.

CONTACT:  CAPGEMINI
          6-8, rue Duret
          75017 Paris, France
          Phone: +33-1-53-644444
          Fax: +33-1-53-644445
          Web site: http://www.capgemini.com/


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DEHSA LEASING: Hamburg Court Appoints Administrator
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The district court of Hamburg opened bankruptcy proceedings
against infrastructure firm DEHSA Leasing- und Handels-GmbH on
Oct. 13.  Consequently, all pending proceedings against the
company have been automatically stayed.  Creditors have until
Dec. 15, 2004 to register their claims with court-appointed
provisional administrator Michael W. Scholz.

Creditors and other interested parties are encouraged to attend
the meeting on Jan. 12, 2005, 10:35 a.m. at the district court
of Hamburg Insolvenzgericht, Weidestrasse 122d, 22083 Hamburg,
Saal 1, 2. Ebene (Zi. 2.18) at which time the administrator will
present his first report of the insolvency proceedings.  The
court will also verify the claims set out in the administrator's
report during this meeting, while creditors may constitute a
creditors committee and or opt to appoint a new insolvency
manager.

CONTACT:  DEHSA LEASING- UND HANDELS-GMBH
          Beim Ludmoorgraben 2, 22175 Hamburg
          Contact:
          Andreas Stockhusen, Manager
          Beim Ludmoorgraben 2, 22175
          Hamburg

          Michael W. Scholz, Insolvency Manager
          Welckerstrasse 8, 20354 Hamburg
          Phone: 228190


DEUTSCHES ROTES: Claims Deadline Nears
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The district court of Berlin-Charlottenburg opened bankruptcy
proceedings against Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Berlin Sud-West
Soziale Dienste GmbH on Oct. 11.  Consequently, all pending
proceedings against the company have been automatically stayed.
Creditors have until Jan. 7, 2005 to register their claims with
court-appointed provisional administrator Dr. Dirk Wittkowski.

Creditors and other interested parties are encouraged to attend
the meeting on Nov. 25, 2004 at which time the administrator
will present his first report of the insolvency proceedings.
The court will verify the claims set out in the administrator's
report on Mar. 3, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at Charlottenburg
Amtsgerichtsplatz 1, 14057 Berlin, II. Stock Saal 218.

CONTACT:  DEUTSCHES ROTES KREUZ BERLIN SUD-WEST SOZIALE DIENSTE
          GGMBH
          Duppelstrasse 36,12163 Berlin

          Dr. Dirk Wittkowski, Insolvency Manager
          Kirchblick 11, 14129 Berlin


DURR AG: Long-term Corporate Credit Rating on CreditWatch
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services placed its 'BB-' long-term
corporate credit rating on Germany-based automotive production
equipment supplier Durr AG on CreditWatch with negative
implications following the company's earnings warning.  At the
same time, the 'B' subordinated debt rating on the company's
EUR200 million bond was also placed on CreditWatch with negative
implications.

"The CreditWatch placement reflects that Durr's results will be
significantly weaker than expected in 2004 and that it might not
be able to improve financial measures to the degree we had
expected for 2005," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Eve
Greb.

This follows the group's announcement on Nov. 5, 2004, that its
2004 earnings will be weaker than initially indicated due to
unforeseen expenses totaling EUR12 million to EUR14 million in
two of its business units.

The company stated that full-year earnings before taxes could be
as low as EUR8 million, compared with the previous expectation
of EUR18.7 million.  In addition, Standard & Poor's is concerned
about Durr's ability to remain adequately in compliance with
financial covenants.

In its review of the CreditWatch status, Standard & Poor's will
focus on:

(a) The level of potential divergences between the company's
    2005 budget -- when completed -- and Standard & Poor's
    expectations of its financial performance for 2005;

(b) Examination of whether Durr's financial profile is
    commensurate with the 'BB-' rating; and

(c) The company's liquidity and financial flexibility status, in
    particular with respect to compliance with financial
    covenants.

Standard & Poor's will meet with management in the near future
with a view to resolving the CreditWatch status.  "The ratings
could be maintained or lowered.  In the event of a downgrade,
this is likely to be limited to one notch," said Ms. Greb.

Ratings information is available to subscribers of
RatingsDirect, Standard & Poor's Web-based credit analysis
system, at http://www.ratingsdirect.com. It can also be found
at http://www.standardandpoors.com. Alternatively, call one of
the following Standard & Poor's numbers: London Ratings Desk
(44) 20-7176-7400; London Press Office Hotline (44) 20-7176-
3605; Paris (33) 1-4420-6708; Frankfurt (49) 69-33-999-225;
Stockholm (46) 8-440-5916; or Moscow (7) 095-783-4017.  Members
of the media may also contact the European Press Office via e-
mail: media_europe@standardandpoors.com.

CONTACT:  STANDARD AND POOR'S RATING SERVICES
          Group E-mail Addresses
          CorporateFinanceEurope@standardandpoors.com


ELEKTRO NIK: Munich Court Confirms Bankruptcy
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The district court of Munich opened bankruptcy proceedings
against Elektro NIK GmbH on Oct. 12.  Consequently, all pending
proceedings against the company have been automatically stayed.
Creditors have until Dec. 10, 2004 to register their claims with
court-appointed provisional administrator Manfred Barzen.

Creditors and other interested parties are encouraged to attend
the meeting on Jan. 13, 2005, 9:15 a.m. at Sitzungssaal 102 at
which time the administrator will present his first report of
the insolvency proceedings.  The court will also verify the
claims set out in the administrator's report during this
meeting, while creditors may constitute a creditors committee
and or opt to appoint a new insolvency manager.

CONTACT:  ELEKTRO NIK GMBH
          Meister-Mathis-Weg 7 in 80686 Munchen

          Manfred Barzen, Insolvency Manager
          Hilblestr. 7, 80636 Munchen
          Phone: 089/183690
          Fax: 089/184160


E. MOBILE: Gives Creditors Two Weeks to File Claims
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The district court of Gottingen opened bankruptcy proceedings
against E. Mobile Technologies GmbH on Oct. 1.  Consequently,
all pending proceedings against the company have been
automatically stayed.  Creditors have until Nov. 26, 2004 to
register their claims with court-appointed provisional
administrator Rudiger Berkhan.

Creditors and other interested parties are encouraged to attend
the meeting on Dec. 21, 2004, 9:15 a.m. at Saal B11,
Maschmuhlenweg 11, 37073 Gottingen at which time the
administrator will present his first report of the insolvency
proceedings.  The court will also verify the claims set out in
the administrator's report during this meeting, while creditors
may constitute a creditors committee and or opt to appoint a new
insolvency manager.

CONTACT:  E.MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
          Grimsehlstrasse 44, 37574 Einbeck
          Phone: +49 556192300
          Fax: +49 5561923099

          Rudiger Berkhan, Insolvency Manager
          Braunschweiger Strasse 15 a, 38723 Seesen
          Phone: 05381/93560
          Fax: 05381/935644


GUSTMANN UND JANSSEN: Creditors Claims Due Next Week
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The district court of Cologne opened bankruptcy proceedings
against Gustmann und Janssen GbR on Sept. 15.  Consequently, all
pending proceedings against the company have been automatically
stayed.  Creditors have until Nov. 16, 2004 to register their
claims with court-appointed provisional administrator Dr. Jorg
Nerlich.

Creditors and other interested parties are encouraged to attend
the meeting on Dec. 7, 2004, 11:00 a.m. at the district court of
Cologne Hauptstelle, Luxemburger Strasse 101, 50939 Koln,
Erdgeschoss, Saal 14 at which time the administrator will
present his first report of the insolvency proceedings.  The
court will also verify the claims set out in the administrator's
report during this meeting, while creditors may constitute a
creditors committee and or opt to appoint a new insolvency
manager.

CONTACT:  GUSTMANN UND JANSSEN GBR
          Durbuscher Str. 21, 53797 Lohmar

          Dr. Jorg Nerlich, Insolvency Manager
          Aachener Str. 563-565, 50933 Cologne
          Phone: 0221/ 940 80 30
          Fax: +492219408039


LOHKLINTER-BAUTEAM: Administrator Takes over Operations
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The district court of Neumunster opened bankruptcy proceedings
against Lohklinter-Bauteam GmbH & Co. KG on Oct 6.
Consequently, all pending proceedings against the company have
been automatically stayed.  Creditors have until Dec. 9, 2004 to
register their claims with court-appointed provisional
administrator Yvo Dengs.

Creditors and other interested parties are encouraged to attend
the meeting on Jan. 20, 2005, 9:40 a.m. at Raum B 031, im
Gerichtsgebaude Boostedter Strasse 26at which time the
administrator will present his first report of the insolvency
proceedings.  The court will also verify the claims set out in
the administrator's report during this meeting, while creditors
may constitute a creditors committee and or opt to appoint a new
insolvency manager.

CONTACT:  LOHKLINTER-BAUTEAM GMBH & CO. KG
          Lohklindter Weg 2, 24797 Breiholz
          Contact:
          Manfred Heinz Sloot, Manager

          Yvo Dengs, Insolvency Manager
          Palmaille 63, 22767 Hamburg


SANITARE INSTALLATION: Creditors' Claims Due Next Week
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The district court of Cologne opened bankruptcy proceedings
against Sanitare Installation und Heizungstechnik Wilhelm Ludwig
GmbH & Co. KG on Oct. 15.  Consequently, all pending proceedings
against the company have been automatically stayed.  Creditors
have until Nov. 15, 2004 to register their claims with court-
appointed provisional administrator Karl-Dieter Sommerfeld.

Creditors and other interested parties are encouraged to attend
the meeting on Dec. 15, 2004, 9:00 a.m. at the district court of
Cologne Hauptstelle, Luxemburger Strasse 101, 50939 Koln,
Erdgeschoss, Saal 14 at which time the administrator will
present his first report of the insolvency proceedings.  The
court will also verify the claims set out in the administrator's
report during this meeting, while creditors may constitute a
creditors committee and or opt to appoint a new insolvency
manager.

CONTACT:  SANITARE INSTALLATION UND HEIZUNGSTECHNIK WILHELM
          LUDWIG GMBH & CO. KG
          Vogelsanger Str. 210, 50825 Koln

          Karl-Dieter Sommerfeld, Insolvency Manager
          Hammerweg 3, 51766 Engelskirchen
          Phone: 02263/9039-0
          Fax: +492263903910


SCHIMMELPFENNIG GMBH: Under Bankruptcy Administration
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The district court of Neumunster opened bankruptcy proceedings
against Schimmelpfennig GmbH on Oct. 5.  Consequently, all
pending proceedings against the company have been automatically
stayed.  Creditors have until Dec. 31, 2004 to register their
claims with court-appointed provisional administrator Dirk
Meimberg.

Creditors and other interested parties are encouraged to attend
the meeting on Jan. 25, 2005, 10:30 a.m. at Raum B 031, im
Gerichtsgebaude Boostedter Strasse 26 at which time the
administrator will present his first report of the insolvency
proceedings.  The court will also verify the claims set out in
the administrator's report during this meeting, while creditors
may constitute a creditors committee and or opt to appoint a new
insolvency manager.

CONTACT:  SCHIMMELPFENNIG GMBH
          Kahlenkoppel 5, 24161 Altenholz

          Thorsten Laurinat
          Fritz-Lau-Strasse 13, 24159 Friedrichsort

          Sven Hoepner
          Ringstrasse 28, 24103 Kiel

          Dirk Meimberg, Insolvency Manager
          Sophienblatt 44-46, 24114 Kiel


SCHLEI UND KAMPE: Creditors' Claims Due Later this Month
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The district court of Monchengladbach opened bankruptcy
proceedings against Schlei und Kampe Bedachungen GmbH on Oct.
18.  Consequently, all pending proceedings against the company
have been automatically stayed.  Creditors have until Nov. 22,
2004 to register their claims with court-appointed provisional
administrator Thomas Schmitz.

Creditors and other interested parties are encouraged to attend
the meeting on Dec. 13, 2004, 10:15 a.m. at the district court
of Monchengladbach Hauptstelle, Hohenzollernstrasse 157, 41061
Monchengladbach, Erdgeschoss links, A 58 at which time the
administrator will present his first report of the insolvency
proceedings.  The court will also verify the claims set out in
the administrator's report during this meeting, while creditors
may constitute a creditors committee and or opt to appoint a new
insolvency manager.

CONTACT:  SCHLEI UND KAMPE BEDACHUNGEN GMBH
          Tiefenstrasse 1, 41748 Viersen
          Phone: 02162 / 35 87 87

          Contact:
          Holger Schlei, Manager
          Marienstrasse 15, 41061 Monchengladbach
          Frank Kampe, Manager
          Rohrbuschweg 17, 41751 Viersen

          Thomas Schmitz, Insolvency Manager
          Am Flohbusch 1, 47802 Krefeld
          Phone: 02151/96 53 50
          Fax: +492151965360


STEBA EINKAUF: Arnsberg Court Appoints Administrator
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The district court of Arnsberg opened bankruptcy proceedings
against Steba Einkauf- und Verwaltungs GmbH on Oct. 18.
Consequently, all pending proceedings against the company have
been automatically stayed.  Creditors have until Dec. 10, 2004
to register their claims with court-appointed provisional
administrator Dr. Axel Kampmann.

Creditors and other interested parties are encouraged to attend
the meeting on Jan. 20, 2005, 9:00 a.m. at the district court of
Arnsberg, Eichholzstrasse 4, 59821 Arnsberg, EG, 328 at which
time the administrator will present his first report of the
insolvency proceedings.  The court will also verify the claims
set out in the administrator's report during this meeting, while
creditors may constitute a creditors committee and or opt to
appoint a new insolvency manager.

CONTACT:  STEBA EINKAUF- UND VERWALTUNGS GMBH
          Frondenberger Str. 99 - 107, 58706 Menden
          Contact:
          Stefan Steinbach, Manager
          Frondenberger Str. 101, 58706 Menden

          Dr. Axel Kampmann, Insolvency Manager
          Bronnerstrasse 7, 44141 Dortmund
          Phone: 0231/5411-0
          Fax: 0231/5411-220


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MAGYAR HIRLAP: EFJ Asks Ringier to Give Daily a Chance
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The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has appealed to
Swiss-based Ringier AG not to close down nationwide daily
broadsheet Magyar Hirlap, Budapest Business Journal says.

In a statement Thursday, EFJ said folding up Magyar Hirlap would
be "a catastrophe for independent journalism in Hungary and its
region."

The federation said Ringier AG should instead give the daily a
breathing room.  EFJ General Secretary Aidan White stressed
Magyar Hirlap has been a "flagship of the free press in the
region."  Mr. White added the newspaper has "made a name for
itself with its high journalistic style and unbiased tone on
this overly politicized media market."

Ringier Publishing House Kft recently announced it would stop
the publication of Magyar Hirlap after failing to reach an
agreement with various potential investors and investment
groups.  Magyar Hirlap has incurred more than HUF1.5 billion in
losses since 2001.  Ringier AG said it would stop financing the
paper's loss-making operation.

CONTACT:  RINGIER AG
          Dufourstrasse 23
          CH-8008 Zurich
          Phone: +41 1 259 60 51
          Fax: +41 1 259 86 35
          E-mail: info@ringier.ch


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CIRIO: To Meet Del Monte Pacific Bidders Third Week of November
---------------------------------------------------------------
Insolvent food group Cirio Finanziaria would meet with the
bidders for its canned good subsidiary Del Monte Pacific,
Financial Times says.

Cirio would hold talks with Philippine-based San Miguel
Corporation, Japan-based Sumitomo and U.S.-based Fresh Del Monte
and Heinz.  The four firms have expressed interest in acquiring
Cirio's 40% stake in Del Monte Pacific, which is valued at
around US$150 million to US$250 million.  The meeting would be
in the Philippines, where Del Monte Pacific manufactures its
products.

Cirio expects to receive final offers for its Del Monte stake on
the third week of November.  The Lorenzo family of the
Philippines holds a 21% stake in Del Monte Pacific, which
complicates the sale of the food group.  The Lorenzo family can
opt to match the offer in the auction to buy Cirio's stake.

Italian EnVent and French Calyon serve as financial advisers of
the sale.  The Singaporean government holds 10% of Del Monte
Pacific.  Listed in Singapore, the company has a market
capitalization of around US$425 million.

Del Monte Pacific booked US$200 million in turnover for 2003 but
saw a drop in its 2004 first-half revenues.  Shares increased as
much as 55.8% after news of a sale surfaced, outperforming the
14.2% increase in Singapore's benchmark Straits Times index.

Cirio has been selling its assets worldwide, including Cirio De
Rica to Conserve Italia for EUR168 million, and Del Monte Foods
to Fresh Del Monte for EUR275 million.  Del Monte Pacific is the
last asset the ailing food group intends to sell.

CONTACT:  CIRIO DEL MONTE ITALIA S.p.A.
          Legal Address:
          Via Augusto Valenziani,
          10 - 00187 Rome
          Phone: 06 421761
          Fax: 06 42176230

          Administrative Address:
          Strada Provinciale per Podenzano,
          10 - 29010 San Polo di Podenzano
          Phone: 0523 536123
          Fax: 0523 379257
          Web site: http://www.cirio.it


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KONINKLIJKE AHOLD: Completes ICA Stake Buyout
---------------------------------------------
Koninklijke Ahold on Friday closed the transaction relating to
the purchase of the 20% interest of Canica a.s. in the
Scandinavian joint venture ICA AB.  Simultaneously, the sale of
half of this stake to ICA Forbundet Invest AB, the other joint
venture partner, was completed.  On October 25, 2004, Ahold
announced that it had reached agreement on the purchase of
Canica's stake.

Furthermore, Ahold announced that, in line with the announcement
of October 25, 2004, ICA AB has paid an extraordinary dividend
of SEK5.5 billion (approximately EUR606 million).  This dividend
was paid to Ahold and ICA Forbundet in proportion to their final
stake in ICA AB, respectively 60% and 40%.

CONTACT:  KONINKLIJKE AHOLD
          P.O. Box 3050 1500 HB
          Zaandam Netherlands
          Phone: +31 (0)75 659 57 20
          Fax: +31 (0)75 659 83 02

          Corporate Communications
          Phone: +31.75.659.5720


ROYAL SHELL: Sakhalin to Supply Gas to Japan
--------------------------------------------
The Sakhalin II Project achieved another major marketing success
with the signing of a Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) for the
supply of 1.5 million tons per year [of gas] for 22 years to
Tokyo Electric Power Company -- Japan's largest power company.

In response to Tokyo Electric's requirements, this is the first
SPA with Free On Board terms to be concluded by Sakhalin Energy.
It follows an earlier Heads of Agreement (HoA) signed with Tokyo
Electric in May 2003 and completes the full terms and conditions
of LNG supply and purchase.

The finalization of the deal with Tokyo Electric reinforces the
successful partnership that is being forged between Russia and
Japan through the Sakhalin II Project.

Ian Craig, Chief Executive Officer, signed the SPA on behalf of
Sakhalin Energy with Tokyo Electric's President Katsumata at a
ceremony in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island.

"Russia is already a reliable and successful supplier of gas to
Western Europe.  We are very proud to be supporting the
development of Russia's energy policy and strengthening Russia's
position as a global energy supplier by tapping into the dynamic
markets of the Asia Pacific Region.  We look forward to the day
that Sakhalin Island and the Sakhalin II Project deliver the
first Russian gas supplies to the industries and people of
Japan," said Ian Craig.

"Sakhalin Energy continues to work closely and further develop
our relations with Tokyo Electric.  We are extremely grateful
for the commitment that Japan's largest power company has made
to Sakhalin LNG," added Mr. Craig.

Tokyo Electric's President Mr. Katsumata said: "We expect that
the introduction of LNG from the Sakhalin II Project will
contribute not only to the stable supply and diversification of
energy sources due to its abundant reserves and proximity to
Japan, but also to economical and flexible procurement for us."

Sakhalin's Governor, Ivan Malakhov, commented: "'Sakhalin' is
becoming well known in the oil and gas industry as a strategic
new energy supplier.  Agreements such as the one signed between
Tokyo Electric and Sakhalin Energy [on November 5] are playing a
very important role in confirming this."

LNG will be supplied to Tokyo Electric from Sakhalin Energy's
major new LNG plant, which is under construction at Prigorodnoye
on Aniva Bay on the southern tip of Sakhalin, just two and a
half day's sailing from Tokyo Bay in Japan.  It is the first LNG
plant to be built in Russia and will have a total capacity of
9.6 million tons per annum.

CONTACT:  ROYAL DUTCH/SHELL GROUP OF COMPANIES
          Carel van Bylandtlaan 30
          2596 HR The Hague, The Netherlands
          Phone: +31 70 377 9111
          Fax:   +31 70 377 3115
          Web site: http://www.shell.com


ROYAL SHELL: Transfers Caribbean Operations to Sol Group
--------------------------------------------------------
The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies and the Sol Group, a
petroleum affiliate of the Interamericana Trading Corp. (ITC),
signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement and a Trade Mark License
Agreement relating to the divestment of Shell's Oil Products
businesses in Barbados, St. Lucia, Netherlands Antilles, St.
Kitts & Nevis, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Grenada, St.
Vincent, Antigua, Dominica, Belize, Guyana and Suriname,
excluding the Aviation business.

The agreements relate to Shell's retail, commercial, local
marine and liquified petroleum gas (LPG) businesses and includes
a network of 111 retail service stations and 30 distribution
depots geographically spread across the region.  The sale is
subject to regulatory approval and completion is expected early
in 2005.

Sol will continue to use the Shell brand under a Trade Mark
License Agreement and act as the sole distributor of Shell's
fuels and lubricants in this region, thereby better serving
dealers and customers, and maintaining awareness of the Shell
brand in the region.  Furthermore, Sol will act as an agent and
partner on behalf of Shell Aviation facilitating further
development of aviation business opportunities in the region.

Sol and Shell Aviation will receive a secure supply of high
quality Shell products via Shell Western Supply and Trading
Limited (Shell West).  Shell West is the largest energy trader
in the Caribbean and will continue its operations from Barbados.

Shell Antilles & Guianas Limited Chairman, Nicholas Shorthose
said: "A long term alliance will be established with Sol that
brings together the best of Shell's products and standards with
Sol's regional focus and local decision making.  Our priority
now is to work with our staff, customers and other stakeholders
to ensure a smooth transition and jointly grow the business."

Mr. Shorthose added: "The transaction is consistent with our
strategy of proactive portfolio management, which aims at
creating maximum value to customers and shareholders, by
focusing our activities where we believe we can deliver better
value to both while improving the returns in the underlying
business."

Kyffin Simpson, Chairman of the Sol Group said: "Sol represents
a new approach to the oil business -- one that combines the
reach and regional relationships of ITC with Shell's world class
technical expertise and products.  We are delighted to be able
to focus on investment in the Caribbean, for the Caribbean and
intend to grow the business through close local partnerships
that can respond rapidly to customer needs."

                            *   *   *

Please refer to the Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year
ended December 31, 2003 (as amended) for a description of
certain important factors, risks and uncertainties that may
affect the Companies' businesses.  Neither of the Companies
undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any of
these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new
information, future events or otherwise.

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits oil
and gas companies, in their filings with the S.E.C., to disclose
only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual
production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and
legally producible under existing economic and operating
conditions.

CONTACT:  ROYAL DUTCH/SHELL GROUP OF COMPANIES
          Carel van Bylandtlaan 30
          2596 HR The Hague, The Netherlands
          Phone: +31 70 377 9111
          Fax:   +31 70 377 3115
          Web site: http://www.shell.com


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STER-PROJEKT: Continues to Bleed as 3Q Sales Head Further South
---------------------------------------------------------------
Ster-Projekt reported a net loss of more than PLN10 million for
the third quarter, as sales plunged to record low, Warsaw
Business Journal reports.  The result brought the company's
total loss to PLN20.3 million since the beginning of the year,
while sales for the period slipped to PLN38 million.

The firm encountered problems in 2003 after failing to
immediately sign a deal with TP S.A. for the construction of a
data processing center.  Things turned awry when it failed to
win more clients afterwards.  Even the acquisition of profitable
DRQ did not help improve its situation.

In September, the company's new management announced a
restructuring program that included job cuts and shakeup of the
organizational structure.  Piotr Smolski, Ster-Projekt's
president, hopes this could help the company post a PLN10
million profit in 2005.

CONTACT:  Ster-Projekt S.A.
          02-652 Warszawa, ul. Magazynowa 1
          Phone: (22) 60 77 200
          Fax: (22) 60 77 100
          E-mail: centrala@spsa.com.pl
          Web site: http://www.sterprojekt.com.pl


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EGGI: Undergoes Bankruptcy Supervision Procedure
------------------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad
region has commenced bankruptcy supervision procedure on open
joint stock company EGGI.  The case is docketed as A56-29355/04.
Mr. P. Zimin has been appointed temporary insolvency manager.
Creditors may submit their proofs of claim to 196657, Russia,
Saint-Petersburg, Kolpino, Zavodskoy Pr. 48, Apartment 62.  A
hearing will take place on December 14, 2004.

CONTACT:  EGGI
          191186, Russia, Saint Petersburg,
          Malaya Morskaya Str. 11

          Mr. P. Zimin
          Temporary Insolvency Manager
          196657, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Kolpino,
          Zavodskoy Pr. 48, Apartment 62


EVROKOPIYA: Court Sets January 11 Hearing
-----------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad
region has commenced bankruptcy supervision procedure on limited
liability company Evrokopiya.  The case is docketed as A56-
31051/04.  Mr. G. Khorkov has been appointed temporary
insolvency manager.  Creditors may submit their proofs of claim
to 195248, Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Bolshaya Porokhovskaya Str.
47.  A hearing will take place on January 11, 2005, 11:20 a.m.

CONTACT:  EVROKOPIYA
          Russia, Saint-Petersburg,
          Kosmonavtov Str. 42, p. 1011

          Mr. G. Khorkov
          Temporary Insolvency Manager
          195248, Russia, Saint-Petersburg,
          Bolshaya Porokhovskaya Str. 47


KARPOVSKAYA: Insolvency Manager to Temporarily Oversee Business
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Volgograd region has commenced
bankruptcy supervision procedure on close joint stock company
Karpovskaya.  The case is docketed as A12-21058/04s50.  Mr. V.
Bashmakov has been appointed temporary insolvency manager.
Creditors may submit their proofs of claim to 400131, Russia,
Volgograd, Mira Str. 19a, Room 238.  A hearing will take place
on December 27, 2004.

CONTACT:  KARPOVSKAYA
          Russia, Volgograd region,
          Gorodishenskiy region, Novyj Rogachik

          Mr. V. Bashmakov
          Temporary Insolvency Manager
          400131, Russia,
          Volgograd, Mira Str. 19a, Room 238


KASPIYSKIY BAKERY: Creditors Have Until December to File Claims
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Dagestan republic has commenced
bankruptcy proceedings against Kaspiyskiy Bakery (TIN
0545001958) after finding the state-owned enterprise insolvent.
The case is docketed as A15-468/04-7.  Mr. M. Magomedov has been
appointed insolvency manager.  Creditors have until December 1,
2004 to submit their proofs of claim to 367002, Russia, Dagestan
republic, Kaspiysk, Makhachkalinskaya Str. 98.

CONTACT:  KASPIYSKIY BAKERY
          367002, Russia, Dagestan republic,
          Kaspiysk, Makhachkalinskaya Str. 98

          Mr. M. Magomedov
          Insolvency Manager
          367002, Russia, Dagestan republic, Kaspiysk,
          Makhachkalinskaya Str. 98


KHALAKTYRKA: State-owned Airline Declared Insolvent
---------------------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Kamchatka region has commenced
bankruptcy proceedings against Khalaktyrka after finding the
state-owned airline insolvent.  The case is docketed as A24-
642/04-05.  Mr. M. Baranov has been appointed insolvency
manager.  Creditors have until December 1, 2004 to submit their
proofs of claim to 683011, Russia, Kamchatka region,
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Nevskogo Str. 1.

CONTACT:  KHALAKTYRKA
          Russia, Kamchatka region,
          Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Nevskogo Str. 1

          Mr. M. Baranov
          Insolvency Manager
          683011, Russia, Kamchatka region,
          Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Nevskogo Str. 1


LOTOSHINSKOYE EXPERIMENTAL: Deadline for Proofs of Claims Nears
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Moscow has commenced bankruptcy
proceedings against Lotoshinskoye Experimental Bio-technological
Enterprise after finding the open joint stock company (TIN
5071000214) insolvent.  The case is docketed as A41-K2-6120/04.
Mr. D. Tselikov has been appointed insolvency manager.
Creditors have until December 1, 2004 to submit their proofs of
claim to 100100, Russia, Moscow, Post User Box 251.

CONTACT:  LOTOSHINSKOYE EXPERIMENTAL
          BIO-TECHNOLOGICAL ENTERPRISE
          142930, Russia, Moscow region,
          Lotoshino, Tsentralnaya Str. 2

          Mr. D. Tselikov
          Insolvency Manager
          100100, Russia, Moscow, Post User Box 251


PTITSEVOD: Moscow Court Opens Bankruptcy Proceedings
----------------------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Moscow has commenced bankruptcy
proceedings against Ptitsevod (TIN 5019014119) after finding the
open joint stock company insolvent.  The case is docketed as
A41-K2-16160/04.  Mr. D. Orekhov has been appointed insolvency
manager.  Creditors may submit their proofs of claim to 101000,
Russia, Moscow, Post User Box 251.

CONTACT:  PTITSEVOD
          142930, Russia, Moscow region,
          Kashirskiy region, Bogatischevo

          Mr. D. Orekhov
          Insolvency Manager
          101000, Russia,
          Moscow, Post User Box 251


SHAKHTINSKOYE MINE-BUILDING ENTERPRISE: Declared Insolvent
----------------------------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Rostov region has commenced bankruptcy
proceedings against Shakhtinskoye Mine-building Enterprise (TIN
6155033450) after finding the limited liability company
insolvent.  The case is docketed as A53-3504/2004-S2-7.  Mr. N.
Stukalov has been appointed insolvency manager.

Creditors may submit their proofs of claim to 346720, Russia,
Rostov region, Aksay, Lenina Str. 30, Main Post Office, Post
User Box 113.  A hearing will take place on December 20, 2004,
2:30 p.m.

CONTACT:  SHAKHTINSKOYE MINE-BUILDING ENTERPRISE
          346513, Russia, Rostov region,
          Shakhty, Yunyj Spartak, 122

          Mr. N. Stukalov
          Insolvency Manager
          346720, Russia, Rostov region, Aksay,
          Lenina Str. 30, Main Post Office, Post User Box 113


SMU ATOM-MASH: Gives Creditors Until December to File Claims
------------------------------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Rostov region has commenced bankruptcy
proceedings against Smu Atom-Mash (TIN 6143013591) after finding
the limited liability company insolvent.  The case is docketed
as A53-7757/2004-S2-8.  Mr. S. Klenin has been appointed
insolvency manager.  Creditors have until December 1, 2004 to
submit their proofs of claim to 344019, Russia, Rostov-na-Donu,
Sholokhova Pr. 8a, Room 4.

CONTACT:  SMU ATOM-MASH
          347360, Russia, Rostov region,
          Volgodonsk, Lenina Str. 60

          Mr. S. Klenin
          Insolvency Manager
          344019, Russia, Rostov-na-Donu,
          Sholokhova Pr. 8a, Room 4


UK ROS-DON-UGOL: Appoints T. Ukrainskaya Insolvency Manager
-----------------------------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Rostov region has commenced bankruptcy
supervision procedure on open joint stock company Uk Ros-Don-
Ugol (TIN 6146003263).  The case is docketed as A53-10787/2004-
S2-24.  Ms. T. Ukrainskaya has been appointed temporary
insolvency manager.  Creditors may submit their proofs of claim
to 344082, Russia, Rostov-na-Donu, Oborony Str. 24, Office 504.

CONTACT:  UK ROS-DON-UGOL
          346312, Russia, Rostov region,
          Zverevo, Sovetskaya Str. 2

          Ms. T. Ukrainskaya
          Temporary Insolvency Manager
          344082, Russia, Rostov-na-Donu,
          Oborony Str. 24, Office 504


YUKOS OIL: Swiss Authorities Face Probe Over Account Freeze
-----------------------------------------------------------
The Swiss public prosecution service is under investigation for
possible breach of confidentiality in relation to its freeze
order against Yukos Oil's bank accounts.

Prosecutor Yves Maitre told Neue Zuercher Zeitung newspaper he
was appointed in August to begin a six-month investigation into
the conduct of the prosecution service.  The probe was initiated
at the request of Menatep holding company, Yukos' principal
creditor.  This was after Swiss magazine Hebdo published a
letter revealing that the prosecution service volunteered
information to Russian authorities about Yukos accounts.

According to the report, the letter revealed that the
prosecution service had provisionally frozen CHF6.2 billion
(US$5.3 billion, EUR4.1 billion) of Yukos money in five Swiss
banks.  This encouraged the Moscow prosecutor to formally asked
to block the accounts, which the prosecution service satisfied.

The prosecution service maintained it is just acting on
international money laundering laws.  But later Switzerland's
highest court, the Federal Tribunal, overruled the sequestration
of more than CHF4 billion.  By this time, the freeze order had
already done its damage, bringing Yukos on the brink of
bankruptcy.

Lawyers for Yukos accused the Swiss authorities of acting with
excessive zeal and of failing to properly investigate the
"insufficient" arguments presented by the Russian prosecutor.

CONTACT:  YUKOS OIL
          International Information Department
          Hugo Erikssen
          Phone: +7 095 540 6313
          E-mail: inter@yukos.ru

          Press Service:
          Alexander Shadrin
          Phone: +7 095 785-08-55
          E-mail: pr@yukos.ru

          Investor Relations Contact
          Alexander Gladyshev
          Phone: +7095 788 00 33
          E-mail: investors@yukos.ru


YUKOS OIL: Hold Talks with us or Face Suit, Menatep Tells Putin
---------------------------------------------------------------
Owner of troubled Yukos Oil, Menatep, has threatened to sue the
Russian government should officials refuse to start talks over
its massive tax bill, Europe Intelligence Wire says.

Holding firm Menatep, which owns over 60% of Yukos, sent a
letter to President Vladimir Putin, threatening to sue Russia in
international courts under an unapproved energy treaty that
protects energy investments.  Menatep spokesman Yuri Kotler said
the letter was an "insistent invitation to dialogue."  He added
the case would legally obliged Russia to attend a hearing.

Mr. Kotler further said, "It's a separate matter that Russia
could say that since it has not ratified the treaty it does not
recognize the action.  In that case, it is not clear what Russia
would do as it would be an important moment for its image."

Former Yukos chief Mikhail Khodokovsky, who is currently facing
fraud and tax evasion charges, and his associates control the
ailing oil giant through Menatep.  Yukos is facing bankruptcy
after the Tax Ministry billed the oil group around US$17.5
billion in new taxes and penalties recently.

CONTACT:  MENATEP
          4, Kolpachny Lane
          Moscow 101990
          Contact:
          Yuri Kotler
          Director of Communications
          Phone: (+7 095) 923 59 07
          Fax: (+7 095) 540 11 32
          E-mail: KotlerYY@yukos.ru

          YUKOS OIL
          International Information Department
          Hugo Erikssen
          Phone: +7 095 540 6313
          E-mail: inter@yukos.ru

          Press Service:
          Alexander Shadrin
          Phone: +7 095 785-08-55
          E-mail: pr@yukos.ru

          Investor Relations Contact
          Alexander Gladyshev
          Phone: +7095 788 00 33


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AGROPROMSOYUZ LTD.: Under Bankruptcy Supervision
------------------------------------------------
The Economic Court of Hmelnitskij region commenced bankruptcy
supervision procedure on LLC Agropromsoyuz Ltd. (code EDRPOU
31135538).  The case is docketed as 17/205-B.  Mr. Volodimir
Kustlivij (License Number AA 249949) has been appointed
temporary insolvency manager.

The company holds account numbers 26049141846271,
26004141846001 at Ukrinbank, Kamyanets-Podilskij branch, MFO
315397, and 26002325069002, 26003325069001, 26040325069008 at CB
Privatbank, Kamyanets-Podilskij branch, MFO 315405.

CONTACT:  AGROPROMSOYUZ LTD.
          32300, Ukraine, Hmelnitskij region,
          Kamyanets-Podilskij, Grushevskij Avenue, 29

          Mr. Volodimir Kustlivij
          Temporary Insolvency Manager
          32300, Ukraine, Hmelnitskij region,
          Kamyanets-Podilskij, Ogiyenko Str. 59/33

          ECONOMIC COURT OF HMELNITSKIJ REGION
          29000, Ukraine, Hmelnitskij region,
          Nezalezhnosti Square, 1


ARABAT LTD.: AR Krym Court Opens Bankruptcy Proceedings
-------------------------------------------------------
The Economic Court of AR Krym region launched bankruptcy
proceedings against Arabat Ltd. (code EDRPOU 24491327) on
September 23, 2004 after finding the limited liability company
insolvent.  The case is docketed as 2-20/4174-2004.  Arbitral
manager Mr. Zolotavin Oleksandr has been appointed
liquidator/insolvency manager.  The company holds account number
2600710005001 at JSB Kyivska Rus, MFO 384607.

Creditors may submit their proofs of claim to:

(a) ARABAT LTD.
    Ukraine, AR Krym region,
    Kirovske, Kirov Str. 15

(b) Mr. Zolotavin Oleksandr,
    Liquidator/Insolvency Manager
    95023, Ukraine, AR Krym region,
    Simferopol, L. Shevtsovoyi Str. 33

(c) THE ECONOMIC COURT OF AR KRYM REGION
    Ukraine, AR Krym region,
    Simferopol, Karl Marks Str. 18


ASTRA-SERVICE: Bankruptcy Supervision Begins
--------------------------------------------
The Economic Court of Kyiv region commenced bankruptcy
supervision procedure on LLC Astra-Service (code EDRPOU
32245067) on September 14, 2004.  Mr. N. Tishenko (License
Number AA 419210) has been appointed temporary insolvency
manager.

Creditors may submit their proofs of claim to:

(a) ASTRA-SERVICE
    Ukraine, Kyiv region,
    40-richya Zhovtnya Avenue, 21

(b) ECONOMIC COURT OF KYIV REGION
    01030, Ukraine, Kyiv region,
    B. Hmelnitskij Boulevard, 44-B


KODA: Insolvency Manager to Temporarily Oversee Business
--------------------------------------------------------
The Economic Court of Kyiv region commenced bankruptcy
supervision procedure on LLC Koda (code EDRPOU 32104579) on
September 14, 2004.  Mr. N. Tishenko (License Number AA 419210)
has been appointed temporary insolvency manager.

CONTACT:  KODA
          Ukraine, Kyiv region,
          40-Richya Zhovtnya Avenue,
          120, Body 1

          ECONOMIC COURT OF KYIV REGION
          01030, Ukraine, Kyiv region,
          B. Hmelnitskij Boulevard, 44-B


KRASNOPEREKOPSK' FOOD: Court Hires Temporary Insolvency Manager
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Economic Court of AR Krym region commenced bankruptcy
supervision procedure on State Enterprise Krasnoperekopsk' Food
Products Plant (code EDRPOU 00379011) on September 7, 2004
The case is docketed as 2-6/10171-2004.  Mr. Sergij Yushkevich
(License Number AA 783063) has been appointed temporary
insolvency manager.  The company holds account number
26002456113800 at JSCB Ukrsocbank, Simferopol branch, MFO
324010.

Creditors may submit their proofs of claim to:

(a) STATE ENTERPRISE KRASNOPEREKOPSK' FOOD PRODUCTS PLANT
    Ukraine, AR Krym region, Krasnoperekopsk, Frunze Str. 60

(b) THE ECONOMIC COURT OF AR KRYM REGION
    95000, Ukraine, AR Krym region,
    Simferopol, Karl Marks Str. 18


RODINA: Ordered to Undergo Bankruptcy Procedure
-----------------------------------------------
The Economic Court of Zaporizhya region has commenced bankruptcy
proceedings against Rodina (code EDRPOU 05402370) after finding
the open joint stock company insolvent.  The case is docketed as
25/162.  Mr. Yurij Zinchenko (License Number AA 779213) has been
appointed liquidator/insolvency manager.  The company holds
account number 26001301275337 at Dniprorudnij branch, MFO
313054.

Creditors may submit their proofs of claim to:

(a) RODINA
    71635, Ukraine, Zaporizhya region,
    Vasilevskij district,

(b) Mr. Yurij Zinchenko
    Liquidator/Insolvency Manager
    70200, Ukraine, Zaporizhya region,
    Gulyajpole, Spartakivska Str. 8

(c) ECONOMIC COURT OF ZAPORIZHYA REGION
    69001, Ukraine, Zaporizhya region,
    Shaumyana Str. 4


SUMIHIMPROM-DNIPRO: Calls on Creditors to Submit Proofs of Claim
----------------------------------------------------------------
The Economic Court of Dnipropetrovsk region commenced bankruptcy
supervision procedure on LLC Commercial House Sumihimprom-Dnipro
(code EDRPOU 32475870) on September 24, 2004.  The case is
docketed as B 24/140/04.  Arbitral manager Mr. Yevgen Shevtsov
(License Number AA 250313) has been appointed temporary
insolvency manager.  The company holds account number
26005306890201 at JSB Brokbiznesbank, Dnipropetrovsk branch,
MFO 305578.

Creditors may submit their proofs of claim to:

(a) SUMIHIMPROM-DNIPRO
    52005, Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk region,
    Dnipropetrovsk district,
    Yuvilejnij, Teplichna Str. 23

(b) Mr. Yevgen Shevtsov, Temporary Insolvency Manager
    49069, Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk region,
    a/b 3925

(c) ECONOMIC COURT OF DNIPROPETROVSK REGION
    49600, Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk region,
    Kujbishev Str. 1a


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ACCOUNTANCY & MANAGEMENT: Hires PwC as Liquidator
-------------------------------------------------
Name of companies:
Accountancy & Management Training Limited
Accountancy Tutors Limited
ATC (North West) Ltd.
A T Foulks Lynch Limited
Business Training For Accountants Limited
Financial Training (City Courses) Limited

At the extraordinary general meeting of these companies held on
27 October 2004, the special and ordinary resolutions to wind up
the companies were passed.  Richard Victor Yerburgh Setchim and
Jonathan Michael Sisson of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Plumtree
Court, London EC4A 4HT have been appointed joint liquidators of
the companies for the purpose of such windings-up.

CONTACT:  PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
          Plumtree Court
          London EC4A 4HT
          Phone: [44] (20) 7583 5000
          Fax:   [44] (20) 7822 4652
          Web site: http://www.pwc.com


ACREFIELD (MECHANICAL & PLUMBING): Calls in Joint Administrators
----------------------------------------------------------------
Colin Burke and Gary J. Corbett (IP Nos 8803, 9018) have been
appointed joint administrators for Acrefield (Mechanical &
Plumbing) Services Limited.  The appointment was made October
29, 2004.

The company offers plumbing services.  Its registered office is
located at the Third Floor, Coopers Building, Church Street,
Liverpool L1 3AG.

CONTACT:  MILNER BOARDMAN & PARTNERS
          Century House, Ashley Road,
          Hale, Cheshire WA15 9TG
          Phone: 0161 927 7788
          Fax: 0161 927 7733
          E-mail: info@milnerb.co.uk
          Web site: http://www.milnerboardman.co.uk


ALSOP ARCHITECTS: Barnsley Project Going Ahead
----------------------------------------------
The Barnsley council assures that the plan to make an
extraordinary giant halo over the town is going forward despite
the woes of Alsop Architects, Yorkshire Post Today reports.

The design, which is part of the Remaking Barnsley project, will
feature a halo that would tower over Barnsley on selected days
of the year and in the run-up to Christmas.  It is the highlight
of a vision to rebuild the town's market heritage with gateways
linking seven districts to the center and a wall that could
encircle some 50,000 inhabitants.  The future of the undertaking
was in doubt when Alsop Architects, its contractor, fell into
receivership.  But David Kennedy, the council's executive
director of development, assured the firm has already been
rescued.

"The company has been bought out and continues to trade under a
new name (Alsop and Partners) . . . The work they have done to
date is all complete other than the halo.  All the work on the
master plan and the vision is complete, we have got everything
we need and their business situation does not affect that," he
said.

He added Alsop and Partners would now be working on detailed
plans for the halo that will be visible for miles around.

Mr. Kennedy said: "It is a fairly ambitious and talked-about
project but the intention is still to have it on for Christmas
2005.  I am as confident as I can be that it will happen."

CONTACT:  ALSOP ARCHITECTS
          Phone: +44 (0) 20 7978 7878


ALTSTADTBAU LIMITED: Sets General Meeting Next Month
----------------------------------------------------
The general meeting of the Altstadtbau Limited will be on
December 9, 2004 commencing at 11:00 a.m.  It will be held at
Deloitte & Touche LLP, 66 Shoe Lane, London EC4A 3WA.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the account showing
how the winding-up has been conducted and the property of the
company disposed of, and to hear any explanation that may be
given by the liquidator.  Members who want to be represented at
the meeting may appoint proxies.  Proxy forms must be lodged
with Deloitte & Touche LLP, 66 Shoe Lane, London EC4A 3WA not
later than 12:00 noon, December 8, 2004.

CONTACT:  DELOITTE AND TOUCHE LLP
          Athene Place,
          66 Shoe Lane,
          London EC4A 3WA
          Phone: 00 44 (0) 207 936 3000
          Fax:   00 44 (0) 207 779 4001
          Web site: http://www.deloitte.com


AUNTIEFAY LIMITED: Members Opt to Wind up Company
-------------------------------------------------
At the extraordinary general meeting of the Auntiefay Limited
held on 26 October 2004, the special, ordinary and extraordinary

resolutions to wind up the company were passed.  Ashvinkumar
Meghji Karman Shah of KLSA, Klaco House, 28-30 St John's Square,
London EC1M 4DN has been appointed liquidator of the company for
the purpose of such winding-up.

CONTACT:  KLSA
          Klaco House,
          28-30 St John's Square, London EC1M 4DN


BANKSIDE SERVICES: Calls in Joint Liquidators from PwC
------------------------------------------------------
Name of companies:
Bankside Services Limited
Janson Green Holdings Limited
Limit (No.12) Limited
Limit (No.14) Limited
Limit (No.17) Limited
QBE Underwriting Agency Limited
Torch Holdings

At the extraordinary general meetings of these companies on
October 26, 2004, the special and ordinary resolutions to wind
up the companies were passed.  Richard Setchim and Jonathan
Sisson of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 12 Plumtree Court, London
EC4A 4HT have been appointed joint liquidators of these
companies for the purpose of such windings-up.

CONTACT:  PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
          Plumtree Court
          London EC4A 4HT
          Phone: [44] (20) 7583 5000
          Fax:   [44] (20) 7822 4652
          Web site: http://www.pwc.com


BAYFAWN PROPERTIES: Hires R. S. Palmer as Liquidator
----------------------------------------------------
At the extraordinary general meeting of the members of the
Bayfawn Properties Limited on October 22, 2004 held at Level 3,
Parnell House, 280 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1001, New
Zealand, the special resolution to wind up the company was
passed.  Robert Stephen Palmer has been appointed liquidator for
the purpose of such winding-up.


CAMPS CONTRACTORS: Ex-director Banned from Holding Office
---------------------------------------------------------
The director of a commercial landscape contracts business that
failed with total debts of around GBP174,000 has given an
Undertaking not to hold directorship or take any part in company
management for four years.

The Undertaking by Michael Leonard Camps, 57, of Upper Ferley,
Llangunllo, Knighton, Powys, was given in respect of his conduct
as a director of Camps Contractors Limited, which carried out
business from premises at 46 High Street, Presteigne, Powys.

Acceptance of the Undertaking on October 19, 2004 prevents
Michael Leonard Camps from being a director of a company or, in
any way, whether directly or indirectly, being concerned or
taking part in the promotion, formation or management of a
company for the above period.

Camps Contractors Limited was placed into liquidation on March
25, 2003 with estimated debts of GBP173,778 owed to creditors.

The Insolvency Service, on behalf of the Secretary of State for
Trade & Industry, has responsibility (under Section (6) of the
Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986) for the
investigation of the conduct of directors of failed companies
and for the disqualification of those who are considered to be
unfit to be involved in the management of companies in the
future.

Matters of unfit conduct, not disputed by Michael Leonard Camps,
were that:

(a) He failed to ensure CCL submitted statutory VAT returns or
    remitted monies to the Crown on time;

(b) He granted preferential treatment of CCL trade and expense
    creditors in that he paid them GBP108,663.10, where Crown
    departments were only paid GBP15,617.89 leaving a debt of
    GBP164,991.37.

CONTACT:  THE INSOLVENCY SERVICE
          21 Bloomsbury Street
          London, WC1B 3QW
          Web site: http://www.insolvency.gov.uk

          Disqualification Unit
          Phone: 020 7291 6807
                 020 7291 6832 (Vetting)
          E-mail: Disqualification.Unit@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk

          Criminal Allegations Team
          Phone: 020 7291 6841
          E-mail: criminal.allegations@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk


CATERPILLAR TRADING: Owners Decide to Bring in Liquidator
---------------------------------------------------------
At the extraordinary general meeting of the members of the
Caterpillar Trading Limited on October 27, 2004 held at the
offices of Sale Smith & Co., Carmella House, 3 & 4 Grove
Terrace, Walsall, West Midlands WS1 2NE, the extraordinary
resolution to wind up the company was passed.  Eileen T. F. Sale
of Sale Smith & Co., Carmella House, 3 & 4 Grove Terrace,
Walsall, West Midlands WS1 2NE has been appointed liquidator for
the purpose of such winding-up.

CONTACT:  SALE SMITH & CO.
          Carmella House, 3 & 4 Grove Terrace,
          Walsall, West Midlands WS1 2NE
          Phone: (01922) 624777
          Fax: (01922) 720528


C.D. UNDERWRITING: Hires Joint Liquidators from Mazars
------------------------------------------------------
Name of companies:
C.D. Underwriting Agencies Limited
Formadis Limited
J.D. Underwriting Agency Limited

At the extraordinary general meeting of these companies on
October 22, 2004 held at 24 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7NR, the
subjoined special resolutions to wind up these companies were
passed.  Beth Rees and Roderick John Weston of Mazars LLP, 24
Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7NR have been appointed joint
liquidators for the purpose of such windings-up.

CONTACT:  MAZARS
          24 Bevis Marks,
          London EC3A 7NR
          Phone: (44) 20 73 77 10 00
          Fax:   (44) 20 73 77 89 31
          Web site: http://www.mazars.com


C G R LEISURE: Calls First Liquidation Meeting
----------------------------------------------
            IN THE MATTER OF THE INSOLVENCY ACT 1986

                               and

             IN THE MATTER OF C G R Leisure Limited
                        (In Liquidation)

I, Graham C. Tough, Licensed Insolvency Practitioner hereby give
notice that by Interlocutor of the Sheriff at Glasgow Sheriff
Court dated October 18, 2004 I was appointed to act as Interim
Liquidator of C G R Leisure Limited.

The first meeting in this Liquidation, called in terms of
Section 138(4) of the Insolvency Act 1986 and in terms of Rule
4.1.2 of the Insolvency (Scotland) Rules 1986, will be held
within the offices of Martin Aitken & Co., Caledonia House, 89
Seaward Street, Glasgow G41 1HJ on November 29, 2004 at 10:00
a.m. for the purposes of choosing a Liquidator, appointing a
Liquidation Committee and considering other resolutions
specified in Rule 4.12(3) of the aforementioned Rules.

Creditors, whose claims are unsecured in whole or in part, are
entitled to vote or attend in person or by proxy, providing that
their claims and proxies have been submitted and accepted at the
meetings or lodged beforehand at the address below.

A resolution will be passed when a majority of those voting have
voted in favor of it.  For the purpose of formulating claims,
creditors should note that the date of commencement of the
liquidation is September 28, 2004.

Graham C. Tough, Interim Liquidator

CONTACT:  MARTIN AITKEN & CO
          Caledonia House
          89 Seaward Street
          Glasgow G41 1HJ
          Phone: 0141 332 0488
          Fax: 0141 272 0011
          E-mail: ca@maco.co.uk
          Web site: http://www.maco.co.uk


CHARLES WEISS: Names PricewaterhouseCoopers Liquidator
------------------------------------------------------
Name of companies:
Charles Weiss Partnership Limited
Crozier & Wyatt (Southern) Limited
Pearce Edmunds & Partners Limited
Somershire Limited
White Young-BCW Limited
White Young Consulting Engineers Limited
White Young Engineering Services Limited
White Young Prentice Royle Limited
White Young Project Engineering Limited
White Young Project Management Limited

At the extraordinary general meeting of these companies on
October 28, 2004, the special and ordinary resolutions to wind
up the companies were passed.  Tim Walsh and Jonathan Sisson of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Benson House, 33 Wellington Street,
Leeds LS1 4JP have been appointed joint liquidators of the
companies for the purpose of such windings-up.

CONTACT:  PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
          Benson House,
          33 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4JP
          Phone: [44] (113) 289 4000
          Fax:   [44] (113) 289 4460
          Web site: http://www.pwcglobal.com


CHARTWELL KEIGHLEY: Liquidator to Present Report Next Month
-----------------------------------------------------------
The general meeting of the members of Chartwell Keighley Limited
will be on December 14, 2004 commencing at 11:00 a.m.  It will
be held at Pelican House, 10 Currer Street, Bradford BD1 5BA.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the account showing
how the winding-up has been conducted and the property of the
company disposed of and to hear any explanation that may be
given by the liquidator.  Members who want to be represented at
the meeting may appoint proxies.  Proxy forms must be lodged
with Horwath Clark Whitehall, Pelican House, 10 Currer Street,
Bradford BD1 5BA not later than 12:00 noon, December 13, 2004.

CONTACT:  HORWATH CLARK WHITEHILL
          Pelican House,
          10 Currer Street, Bradford BD1 5BA
          Phone: 01274 732 522
          Fax: 01274 390 154
          Web site: http://www.horwathcw.com


CLEARVIEW WINDOWS: Insolvency Service Disqualifies Top Honcho
-------------------------------------------------------------
A director of a double-glazing sales and installation business
which failed with total debts estimated at around GBP103,000 has
given an Undertaking not to hold directorships or take any part
in company management for four years.

The Undertaking by Daniel Hedley Cockshott, 25, of Orchard
House, Gay Lane, Otley, West Yorkshire, was given in respect of
his conduct as a director of Clearview Windows (Otley) Limited
which carried out business from premises at 16 Bondgate, Otley.

Acceptance of the Undertaking on October 28, 2004 prevents
Daniel Hedley Cockshott from being a director of a company or,
in any way, whether directly or indirectly, being concerned in
or taking part in the promotion, formation or management of a
company for the above period.

Clearview Windows (Otley) Limited was placed into voluntary
liquidation on July 22, 2003 with estimated debts of GBP103,072
owed to its creditors.

The Insolvency Service, on behalf of the Secretary of State for
Trade & Industry, has responsibility (under Section (6) of the
Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986) for the
investigation of the conduct of directors of failed companies
and for the disqualification of those who are considered to be
unfit to be involved in the management of companies in the
future.

The matter of unfit conduct not disputed by Daniel Hedley
Cockshott was that he caused Clearview Windows (Otley) Limited
to trade to the detriment of the Inland Revenue in that whilst
paying other parties in priority to the Inland Revenue, which
received no payments whatsoever over that period and was left as
the largest unpaid creditor in the liquidation for a sum of
GBP87,549 in respect of unpaid PAYE income tax and NIC.

CONTACT:  THE INSOLVENCY SERVICE
          21 Bloomsbury Street
          London, WC1B 3QW
          Web site: http://www.insolvency.gov.uk

          Disqualification Unit
          Phone: 020 7291 6807
                 020 7291 6832 (Vetting)
          E-mail: Disqualification.Unit@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk

          Criminal Allegations Team
          Phone: 020 7291 6841
          E-mail: criminal.allegations@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk


C.L.S PROMECH: Names Hamilton Insolvency Liquidator
---------------------------------------------------
At the extraordinary general meeting of the C.L.S Promech
Limited on October 29, 2004 held at The Ashley Hotel, Carlton
Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, the extraordinary and ordinary
resolutions to wind up the company were passed.  A. Graham of
Hamilton Insolvency Practitioners Limited, Omega Court, 368
Cemetery Road, Sheffield S11 8FT has been appointed liquidator
of the company for the purpose of the voluntary winding-up.

CONTACT:  HAMILTON INSOLVENCY PRACTITIONERS LIMITED
          Omega Court,
          368 Cemetery Road, Sheffield S11 8FT


COMMODORE UNDERWRITING: Hires Mazars as Liquidator
--------------------------------------------------
At the extraordinary general meeting of the Commodore
Underwriting Agency Limited on October 22, 2004 held at 24 Bevis
Marks, London EC3A 7NR, the special resolutions to wind up the
company were passed.  Beth Rees and Roderick John Weston both of
Mazars LLP, 24 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7NR has been appointed
joint liquidators of the company for the purpose of the
voluntary winding-up.

CONTACT:  MAZARS
          24 Bevis Marks,
          London EC3A 7NR
          Phone: (44) 20 73 77 10 00
          Fax:   (44) 20 73 77 89 31
          Web site: http://www.mazars.com


CPC SURREY: Appoints Joint Liquidators from KPMG
------------------------------------------------
At the extraordinary general meeting of the CPC Surrey on
October 22, 2004 held at Walton Court, Station Avenue, Walton on
Thames, Surrey KT12 1UP, the special and ordinary resolutions to
wind up the company were passed.  Jeremy Simon Spratt and
Finbarr Thomas O'Connell of KPMG LLP, 8 Salisbury Square, London
EC4Y 8BB have been appointed joint liquidators for the purpose
of such winding-up.

CONTACT:  KPMG LLP
          PO Box 695, 8 Salisbury Square,
          London EC4Y 8BB
          Phone: (020) 7311 1000
          Fax:   (020) 7311 3311
          Web site: http://www.kpmg.co.uk


DAVE O'KEEFE & CO: Sets Creditors Meeting this Month
----------------------------------------------------
Name of companies:
Dave O'Keefe (Builders Merchants) Limited
Dave O'Keefe & Co Limited
Dave O'Keefe & Co (Plant Hire) Limited
W.R. Contracts Limited
W R Site Services Limited

The creditors of these companies will meet on November 25, 2004
commencing at 10:15 a.m.  It will be held at Hilton London
Paddington, 146 Praed Street, London W2 1EE.  Creditors who want
to be represented at the meeting may appoint proxies.


DUFFY PRINT: Bibby Factors Appoints Abbey Taylor Ltd. Receiver
--------------------------------------------------------------
Bibby Factors (Yorkshire) Limited called in Tracy Ann Taylor
(Office Holder No 008899) administrative receiver for Duffy
Print And Promotions Limited (Reg No 04512496, Trade
Classification: 10).  The application was filed October 27,
2004.  Previously named Edgar 183 Limited.  The company is in
the printing business.

CONTACT:  ABBEY TAYLOR LTD.
          Blades Enterprise Centre,
          John Street, Sheffield S2 4SU


E-MEDIA-C LIMITED: Dewscope Limited Appoints Receiver
-----------------------------------------------------
Dewscope Limited called in S. C. E. Mackellar and C. P. Holder
(Office Holder Nos 6883 and 9093) administrative receivers for
E-Media-C Limited (Reg No 03824773, Trade Classification: 46-
Other Services).  The application was filed October 29, 2004.
The company was previously named E-Media-C Plc.

CONTACT:  KROLL LIMITED
          5th Floor, Airedale House,
          77 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AP


F C SHEPHERD: Hires Knights & Company as Administrator
------------------------------------------------------
Barry Peter Knights (IP No 04425) has been appointed
administrator for F C Shepherd And Co Limited.  The appointment
was made October 28, 2004.

The company is engaged in general building and civil
engineering.  Its registered office is located at Alderney
Works, Tierney Road, Streatham Hill, London SW2 4QH.

CONTACT:  KNIGHTS & COMPANY
          Milford House, 43-55 Milford Street,
          Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2BP


GBAT SECURITIES: Names Ernst & Young Liquidator
-----------------------------------------------
At the extraordinary general meeting of the GBAT Securities Plc
on November 1, 2004 held at Gartmore House, 8 Fenchurch Place,
London EC3M 4PB, the special resolution to wind up the company
was passed.  Patrick Joseph Brazzill and Margaret Elizabeth
Mills, both of Ernst & Young LLP of 1 More London Place, London
SE1 2AF have been appointed joint liquidators with the power to
act jointly and severally for the purpose of such winding-up.

CONTACT:  ERNST & YOUNG LLP
          1 More London Place
          London SE1 2AF
          Phone: +44 [0] 20 7951 2000
          Fax:   +44 [0] 20 7951 1345
          Web site: http://www.ey.com


GB FEDERAL: In Administrative Receivership
------------------------------------------
The Bank of Scotland plc called in Fraser J. Gray and Adrian
Wolstenholme (Office Holder Nos 008905, 008995) joint
administrative receivers.  The company manufactures other
special purpose machine.

CONTACT:  KROLL LIMITED
          Afton House,
          26 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2PF


GLENSHAW GLASS: Falls into Receivership
---------------------------------------
Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Robert Horgos on Friday
place Glenshaw Glass under receivership, Pittsburgh Post reports
citing local union president Lou Brudnock.

In conjunction, the court removed John Ghaznavi as president.
Lender PNC Bank, which lodged the bankruptcy filing, appointed
Meridian Group to take over the operation and work with union to
save the plant.  A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.

Mr. Brudnock said: "[The Meridian Group] will be working with
the creditors and also potential investors who are looking to
purchase this plant.  We're hoping that in the next two or three
weeks, this can be accomplished."  According to him the bank has
agreed to extend financing until a buyer is found.

The collapse follows the failure of talks with union, and the
pullout of a potential investor who was apparently discouraged
after the plant was damaged by floods that followed Hurricane
Ivan in September.

Mr. Ghaznavi bought Glenshaw from Canadian Consumers Packing
Inc. in 1988.  It has been operating in the Glenshaw section of
Shaler since 1895.  It produces bottles for Iron City and
Yuengling beer as well as wine and whiskey bottles and other
glass containers.


HONEYCOMB CONSULTANCY: Members General Meeting Set
--------------------------------------------------
The general meeting of the members of Honeycomb Consultancy
Limited will be on December 10, 2004 commencing at 10:00 a.m.
It will be held at 60-62 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT2 6QZ.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the account showing
how the winding-up has been conducted and the property of the
company disposed of, and to hear any explanation that may be
given by the liquidator.  Members who want to be represented at
the meeting may appoint proxies.  Proxy forms must be lodged
with Marks Bloom, 60-62 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT2 6QZ not later than 12:00 noon, December 9, 2004.

CONTACT:  MARKS BLOOM
          60-62 Old London Road,
          Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 6QZ
          Phone: +44 (0) 20 85499951
          Fax:   +44 (0) 20 85496218
          Web site: http://www.marksbloom.co.uk


INTERNATIONAL POWER: Closes Turbogas Acquisition in Portugal
------------------------------------------------------------
International Power successfully completed on November 4, 2004
the acquisition of a 75% shareholding in the 990 MW Combined
Cycle Gas Turbine Turbogas power station in Portugal from RWE
Power AG.  As per the terms of the acquisition agreement, the
purchase price of EUR205 million (GBP137 million), announced on
20 July 2004, has been adjusted to a final cash payment upon
closing of EUR193 million (GBP129 million) to reflect cash
distributions to shareholders during 2004.

In addition, the Company has signed a sale and purchase
agreement for a further 5% interest in Turbogas for EUR13.6
million (GBP9 million) from Koch Transporttechnik.  This
acquisition is expected to complete by the end of February 2005.

We reported on 27 October 2004 that Energias De Portugal (EDP),
which currently owns 20% of Turbogas, waived its pre-emption
rights over the 75% shareholding that IPR has now acquired.  IPR
has also granted EDP an option to purchase a 20% interest in
Turbogas and 26.7% of Portugen (the Operations and Maintenance
company) for EUR55.7 million (GBP38.7 million) subject to a
price adjustment mechanism.  This option may be exercised either
during the period of nine months from November 4, or during a
term beginning on 1 January 2008 and ending on 31 December 2009.

Turbogas

Turbogas commenced operation in 1999 and was co-owned by RWE
(75%), EDP (20%) and Koch Transporttechnik (5%).  International
Power announced an agreement to acquire RWE's shareholding on 21
July 2004.

About International Power

International Power plc is a leading independent electricity
generating company with 11,210MW (net) in operation and 1,649MW
(net) under construction.

International Power has power plants in operation or under
construction in Australia, the United States of America, the
United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia,
Portugal, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand.

International Power was listed on the London Stock Exchange and
the New York Stock Exchange (as ADR's), on 2 October 2000.  The
ticker symbol on both stock exchanges is 'IPR'.

CONTACT:  INTERNATIONAL POWER
          Media Contact:
          Sara Richardson
          Phone: +44 (0)20 7320 8619

          Investor Contact:
          Aarti Singhal
          Phone: +44 (0)20 7320 8681


INTERNATIONAL POWER: Results in Line with Expectations
------------------------------------------------------
International Power (IPR) announces its results for the nine-
month period ended 30 September 2004 and reports on key
developments to date.

Sir Neville Simms, Chairman of International Power, said: "The
business has performed well operationally, and financially in
line with expectations, generating earnings per share of 6.3p
(on a post rights basis - 7.1p on a pre rights basis) for the
nine months ended 30 September.  The pricing environment across
our merchant markets remains largely unchanged with the
exception of the U.K. which is currently showing some
improvement."

"We have now completed the acquisition of Turbogas in Portugal
and the consent process for the EME acquisition is progressing
well.  The shareholder circular will be posted shortly and we
expect the transaction to be completed by the end of 2004," Sir
Neville added.

Highlights

(a) EPS guidance remains at the upper end of the range of 5.9p
    to 7.6p on a post-rights basis (7.0p to 9.0p on a pre-rights
    basis);

(b) EME acquisition on track for completion in December 2004;

(c) Turbogas acquisition completed;

(d) Rights Issue successfully completed;

(e) Preferred bidder status awarded for 1,025 MW power and water
    project in Qatar, Middle East;

(f) Full commercial operation commenced on program at
    Shuweihat S1, Abu Dhabi.

Financial summary         Quarter ended    Nine months ended 30
                           30 September        30 September
                          2004      2003     2004       2003
                          GBPm      GBPm     GBPm       GBPm

Profit on ordinary
activities before
interest and tax
Excluding exceptional
items                     56        71        206        209
Including exceptional
items                     56        78        221        224

Profit on ordinary
activities before
tax
Excluding exceptional
items                     29        38        116        126
Including exceptional
items                     22        45        109        141

Earnings per share
- Basic - on
post rights basis[*]
Excluding exceptional
items                    1.7p      1.9p       6.3p       6.4p
Including exceptional
items                    1.1p      2.2p       5.7p       7.5p

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[*] Historic figures adjusted for Theoretic ex-Rights price
factor of 1.12
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Earnings per share
- Basic - on
pre rights basis
Excluding exceptional
items                    1.9p      2.1p       7.1p       7.2p
Including exceptional
items                    1.4p      2.5p       6.5p       8.4p

Operating cash flow from
ordinary activities        65        82        196        213


                         North America

As expected, the North American business recorded a loss before
interest and tax, which amounted to GBP1 million (2003: Profit
GBP13 million), reflecting the low spark spreads in Texas and
New England.  The 2004 summer (June, July, August) spark spreads
remained low with no material change from the 2003 summer.  For
reference, the nine-month period to 30 September 2003 included
compensation payments from Alstom of GBP22 million, versus GBP5
million in the current nine-month period.  The contracted
assets, Hartwell and Oyster Creek, delivered a consistent
performance and generated a profit before interest and tax of
GBP11 million (2003: GBP12 million).

We continue to anticipate market recovery in both New England
and Texas in the period 2007 to 2009.

                             Europe

Profit before interest and tax in Europe increased to GBP65
million (2003:GBP50 million), mainly reflecting higher
profitability at EOP and some limited improvement in the U.K.
In the U.K., the recent significant increase in gas prices has
resulted in a strengthening of forward power prices.  This is
beneficial for our coal fired plant Rugeley, but spark spreads
for our gas fired Deeside plant remain low.

On November 4, we completed the acquisition of a 75%
shareholding in the 990 MW combined cycled gas turbine (CCGT)
Turbogas plant from RWE, following approval from the Portuguese
Competition Authority and Energias De Portugal's (EDP) waiver of
its pre-emption rights.  International Power has granted EDP an
option to purchase a 20% interest in Turbogas during the first
nine months following completion, or during a term beginning on
1 January 2008 and ending on 31 December 2009.  In addition, we
have signed an agreement to acquire a further 5% shareholding in
the plant from Koch Transporttechnik, and this is expected to
complete by February 2005.

                           Middle East

The Middle East business generated profit before interest and
tax of GBP21 million (2003: GBP20 million).  JV/Associates
earnings at GBP9 million were up (2003: GBP3 million) reflecting
earnings contribution from Umm Al Nar, which was acquired in
July 2003.  However, earnings from subsidiaries in 2003 included
a higher level of cost recoveries and success fees in relation
to development work in the region, together with some revenue in
the form of liquidated damages for commissioning Al Kamil.

In October, the 1,500 MW Shuweihat power and water plant started
full commercial operation and has since contributed to the
region's profitability.  Construction of the Umm Al Nar
expansion project and the Tihama cogeneration (Saudi Aramco)
plants is progressing on schedule.

International Power, together with partners Qatar Electricity &
Water Company and Chubu Electric, has been awarded preferred
bidder status for the 1,025 MW, 60 MIGD Ras Laffan B power and
water project by the Government of Qatar.  The plant's entire
power and water output will be sold under a long term Power and
Water Purchase Agreement (PWPA).  We will provide financial
information relating to the debt/equity structure of this
project on signing of the PWPA, which together with financial
close is expected by the end of 2004.

                           Australia

In Australia, profit before interest and tax for the nine months
ended 30 September was GBP80 million (2003: GBP78 million).
Hazelwood delivered a strong performance, attributable to high
plant availability and achieved contract prices that were higher
than the underlying market prices.  Pelican Point's earnings
were down due to lower spark spreads in South Australia.  The
SEAGas pipeline is now in operation and has contributed to
earnings from Q1 2004 as planned.

                              Asia

Performance in Asia was also broadly in-line with last year,
with profit before interest and tax for the nine months ended 30
September at GBP64 million (2003: GBP67 million).

Our assets in Pakistan (HUBCO and KAPCO) have performed well.
At KAPCO, of which we own 36%, our partner WAPDA intends to sell
down a 20% block of its 64% shareholding via an Initial Public
Offering (IPO).  This IPO of 20% of the plant's total equity has
been approved by all shareholders and is expected in the near
future.

                       Other Financial

The effective tax rate of the Group has reduced to 26% (2003:
32%) as a result of the confirmation of foreign tax holidays and
the resolution of a number of tax issues across the Group.

The translation effect of foreign exchange, comparing the nine
months to 30 September 2004 to the same period in the prior
year, has adversely affected profit after tax by GBP5 million
(EPS by 0.4p).

                         Balance sheet

A summarized balance sheet is set out below:

                      As at       As at        As at
                       30          30           31
                     September   September     December
                      2004        2003         2003
                      GBPm          GBPm           GBPm

Fixed assets
Intangibles and
tangibles             2,097       2,481        2,049
Investments             611         506          538

                      2,708       2,987        2,587
Net current liabilities (91)        (17)         (90)
Provisions and creditors
> one year             (241)       (279)        (243)
Net debt               (481)       (791)        (692)

Net assets            1,895       1,900        1,562

Shareholders' funds -
equity                1,849       1,865        1,523
Minority interests -
equity                   46          35           39

Total Equity          1,895       1,900        1,562

Gearing                  25%         42%          44%
Debt capitalization      20%         29%          31%

Net assets have increased by GBP333 million since 31 December
2003.  The proceeds from the rights issue in August 2004
increased reserves by GBP286 million.  The profit for the period
of GBP72 million was offset by foreign exchange losses of GBP32
million on the net investment in foreign entities.  Minority
interest has increased by GBP7 million as a result of the sale
of a shareholding at Al Kamil in the Middle East.

The successful restructuring of the ANP non-recourse debt
results in GBP477 million being classified as a long-term
liability at 30 September 2004.

Cash Flow

Cash Flow - Nine months ended 30 September

                          Nine       Nine      Year
                         months     months     ended
                         ended      ended    31 Dec
                        30 Sept    30 Sept      2003
                          2004       2003

                        GBPm         GBPm        GBPm


Operating profit/(loss)  93           92        (279)

Impairment of plant -
exceptional               -            -         404
Release of guarantee on
sale of Elcogas
- exceptional           (11)           -           -

                         82          92          125

Depreciation and
amortization             62          81          109
Movement in working
capital and
provisions               (3)        (30)         (50)
Dividends from JV's,
associates and
investments              55          70          101

Operating cash flow     196         213          285

Capital expenditure
- maintenance           (39)        (40)         (64)
Interest and tax        (86)        (76)         (96)

Free cash flow           71          97          125

Refinancing costs -
exceptional             (22)          -           (4)

Capital expenditure -
growth                 (125)        (48)         (57)
Compensation for
long-term performance
shortfalls               16           -           56
Acquisitions
and disposals           (50)         21           26
Proceeds from
share issue             286           -            -
Share buyback             -          (6)         (13)
Foreign exchange
and other movements      35         (43)         (13)

Decrease in net debt    211          21          120

Opening net debt       (692)       (812)        (812)

Closing net debt       (481)       (791)        (692)

Free cash flow of GBP71 million was generated in the nine months
to 30 September 2004.  Growth capital expenditure of GBP125
million comprises spend on Tihama Power, the Canunda wind farm,
the Westfield mine development at Hazelwood in Australia and the
completion of the new build program at ANP in the U.S.

The Rights Issue in contemplation of Turbogas and the EME
acquisition in July this year was completed in September with a
91.2% take up.

            Edison Mission Energy Acquisition Update

Good progress has been made towards obtaining the necessary
consents for the major assets, namely Loy Yang B, Paiton, First
Hydro, ISAB and EcoElectrica, all of which are required for the
acquisition to complete.

The consent process for the remaining assets, namely CBK,
Derwent, Doga, Italian Wind, Kwinana, Spanish Hydro, Tri Energy
and Valley Power is also progressing well, although a number of
consents remain outstanding.  If consents are not obtained for
any of these assets prior to completion, then there will be an
adjustment to the purchase price payable at completion.  Based
on progress to date, the maximum adjustment is expected to be
approximately US$300 million (GBP167 million) out of the net
purchase price of US$2.2 billion (GBP1.2 billion) for the entire
portfolio.

In particular, there have been difficulties in obtaining certain
consents for CBK and Tri Energy, although work continues in
seeking to receive these by completion.  If these consents are
not received, the Company intends to seek agreement with EME to
keep these assets under contract beyond completion, so that work
can continue in seeking to obtain the relevant consents.

Clear and specific integration plans are well advanced at both
regional and asset level, to ensure that each asset is quickly
and effectively transitioned into IPR's existing regional
structure.

The shareholder circular seeking approval for the acquisition
will be posted shortly and the transaction is expected to
complete in December this year.

                            Dividend

The Board confirms its intention to propose a dividend of 2.5p
per ordinary share at the time of the full year results for
2004.

                            Outlook

During 2004 to date, the business has performed in line with
expectations and we confirm our earnings per share guidance for
2004 at the upper end of the range of 5.9p to 7.6p (on a post-
Rights basis).

A full copy of this press release is available free of charge at
http://bankrupt.com/misc/results.htm.

CONTACT:  INTERNATIONAL POWER
          Media Contact:
          Sara Richardson
          Phone: +44 (0) 20 7320 8619

          Investor Contact:
          Aarti Singhal
          Phone: +44 (0) 20 7320 8681


MAVISBANK PROPERTIES: Creditors Appoint Baker Tilly Liquidator
--------------------------------------------------------------
            IN THE MATTER OF THE INSOLVENCY ACT 1986

                               and

          IN THE MATTER OF Mavisbank Properties Limited
                        (In Liquidation)

I, George Stewart Paton, Insolvency Practitioner, Baker Tilly,
Breckenridge House, 274 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EH
hereby give notice pursuant to Rule 4.19 of the Insolvency
(Scotland) Rules 1986 that I was appointed Liquidator of
Mavisbank Properties Limited by resolution of the First Meeting
of Creditors held on October 15, 2004.  A liquidation committee
was not established.

Accordingly, I hereby give notice that I do not intend to summon
a further meeting for the purpose of establishing a Liquidation
Committee unless one-tenth in value of the creditors require me
to do so in terms of Section 142(3) of the Insolvency Act 1986.

George Stewart Paton, Liquidator
October 28, 2004

CONTACT:  BAKER TILLY
          Breckenridge House
          274 Sauchiehall Street
          Glasgow G2 3EH
          Phone: 0141 307 5000
          Fax: 0141 307 5005
          E-mail: david.gwilliam@bakertilly.co.uk
          Web site: http://www.bakertilly.co.uk


MYTRAVEL GROUP: Bondholders Endorse Consensual Restructuring
------------------------------------------------------------
The ad hoc convertible bondholder committee of holders of
MyTravel Group plc's GBP216 million 7% Convertible Bonds due
2007, represented by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and
Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin (Europe) Limited, has authorized
this statement on the Committee's behalf:

"During the course of 2003, convertible bondholders were asked
to support MyTravel through its then liquidity crisis by
extending the maturity of the convertible bonds by three years
from January 2004 to January 2007.  Convertible bondholders gave
that consent in order to allow the company to carry on its
operational turnaround and disposals program, which at that
stage was not well advanced.

The Committee does wish, as far as is practicable, to support
the company in concluding its operational turnaround and
proposed balance sheet restructuring, although the convertible
bondholders also wish to share equitably in any upside arising
from the proposed debt to equity swap.  The Committee comprises
well-known institutional, and long-term, investors in the
company's business that have been supportive of the company and
its management teams over many years.  Committee members owe
fiduciary responsibilities to their fund investors, many of whom
are pension funds, or private individuals.

The Committee is disappointed that it was not consulted on the
restructuring proposal and does not believe that the company's
current 8% proposal (which falls to 2% if the company proceeds
down its ongoing scheme of arrangement court route) is treating
convertible bondholders equitably.

The Committee's preference is to seek a consensual restructuring
with the company.  It believes that negotiations with the
company and other stakeholders are best conducted in private,
and not through the press, or in the courts.  The Committee
therefore propose to make no further press comments at this
stage while those discussions, and court proceedings, are
ongoing."

CONTACT:  CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LLP
          Catriona Watt
          Phone: 020 7170 8756
          E-Mail: catriona.watt@cwt-uk.com


P & F WOLVERHAMPTON: Names BDO Stoy Hayward Administrator
---------------------------------------------------------
Dermot Justin Power and Anthony Peter Supperstone (IP Nos
6006/01, 2703/01) have been appointed joint administrators for P
& F Wolverhampton Limited.  The appointment was made October 27,
2004.  The company is engaged in steel fabrication.

CONTACT:  BDO STOY HAYWARD LLP
          Commercial Buildings,
          11-15 Cross Street, Manchester M2 1BD
          Phone: 0161 817 3700
          Fax:   0161 817 3711
          E-mail: manchester@bdo.co.uk
          Web site: http://www.bdo.co.uk


PICCOLO PIZZA: Creditors Meet to Appoint Liquidator
---------------------------------------------------
            IN THE MATTER OF THE INSOLVENCY ACT 1986

                               and

             IN THE MATTER OF Piccolo Pizza Limited
                        (In Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that by Interlocutor of the Court of
Session on October 5, 2004 I, Neil A. Armour, CA, KPMG, 37 Albyn
Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1JB was appointed Interim Liquidator of
Piccolo Pizza Limited having its registered office at 26
Holyrood Crescent, Glasgow, G20 6HL

Pursuant to Section 138(3) of the Insolvency Act 1986 and Rule
4.12 of the Insolvency (Scotland) Rules 1986, the First Meeting
of Creditors will be held at KPMG Offices, 37 Albyn Place,
Aberdeen, AB10 1JB on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 2:30 p.m.
for the purposes of choosing a person to be Liquidator of the
Company, determining whether to establish a Liquidation
Committee and considering any other Resolution specified in Rule
4.12(3).

Creditors claims should be made up to August 12, 2004.

A Creditor is entitled to vote only if a claim has been
submitted to the Interim Liquidator and his claim has been
accepted for voting purposes in whole or in part.  Proxies may
be lodged at or before the Meeting at the offices of the Interim
Liquidator.  A resolution of the meeting is passed if a majority
of those voting vote in favor of it.

The provision of Rules 4.15-4.17 and of Part 7 of the Insolvency
(Scotland) Rules 1986 apply.

Blair C. Nimmo,
For Neil A. Armour, Interim Liquidator
October 27, 2004

CONTACT:  KPMG
          37 Albyn Place
          Aberdeen AB10 1JB
          Phone: (01224) 591000
          Fax: (01224) 590909
          Web site: http://www.kpmg.co.uk


PIOLI LIMITED: Members General Meeting Set End of November
----------------------------------------------------------
The general meeting of the members of the Pioli Limited will be
on November 30, 2004 commencing at 10:30 a.m.  It will be held
at Moore Stephens Corporate Recovery, Beaufort House, 94-96
Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1PB.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the account showing
how the winding-up has been conducted and the property of the
company disposed of, and to hear any explanation that may be
given by the liquidator.  Members who want to be represented at
the meeting may appoint proxies.  Proxy forms must lodged with

CONTACT:  MOORE STEPHENS CORPORATE RECOVERY
          Beaufort House, 94-96 Newhall Street,
          Birmingham B3 1PB
          Phone: 0121 233 2557
          Web site: http://www.moorestephens.co.uk


RFC NO.1: Sets General Meeting December
---------------------------------------
The general meeting of the RFC No.1 Limited will be on December
9, 2004 commencing at 11:30 a.m.  It will be held at Deloitte &
Touche LLP, 66 Shoe Lane, London EC4A 3WA.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the account showing
how the winding-up has been conducted and the property of the
company disposed of, and to hear any explanation that may be
given by the liquidator.  Members who want to be represented at
the meeting may appoint proxies.  Proxy forms must be lodged
with Deloitte & Touche LLP, 66 Shoe Lane, London EC4A 3WA not
later than 12:00 noon, December 8, 2004.

CONTACT:  DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
          Athene Place, 66 Shoe Lane,
          London EC4A 3WA
          Phone: 00 44 (0) 207 936 3000
          Fax:   00 44 (0) 207 779 4001
          Web site: http://www.deloitte.com


R & M PIOLI: Liquidator's Report Out End of November
----------------------------------------------------
The general meeting of the members of R & M Pioli Properties
Limited will be on November 30, 2004 commencing at 10:30 a.m.
It will be held at Moore Stephens Corporate Recovery, Beaufort
House, 94-96 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1PB.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the account showing
how the winding-up has been conducted and the property of the
company disposed of, and to hear any explanation that may be
given by the liquidator.  Members who want to be represented at
the meeting may appoint proxies.  Proxy forms must be lodged
with  Moore Stephens Corporate Recovery, Beaufort House, 94-96
Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1PB not later than November 29,
2004.

CONTACT:  MOORE STEPHENS CORPORATE RECOVERY
          Beaufort House, 94-96 Newhall Street,
          Birmingham B3 1PB
          Phone: 0121 233 2557
          Web site: http://www.moorestephens.co.uk


SERVICE CENTRE: Directors Disqualified from Holding Exec Post
-------------------------------------------------------------
The directors of a vacuum cleaner repair business that failed
with total debts estimated at over GBP133,000 have each given
Undertakings not to hold directorships or take any part in
company management for four years.

The Undertakings by John Alexander Stewart and Julie Gail
Stewart of Buxton Road West, Disley, near Stockport, Cheshire,
were given in respect of their conduct as directors of The
Service Centre Limited that carried out business from premises
at 13 Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, in Stockport.

Acceptance of the Undertakings on October 12, 2004 prevents
either John or Julie Stewart from being directors of a company
or, in any way, whether directly or indirectly, being concerned
in or taking part in the promotion, formation or management of a
company for the above period.

The Service Centre Limited was placed into voluntary liquidation
on July 24, 2004 with an estimated deficiency to its creditors
of GBP133,568.

Matters of unfit conduct, not disputed by either John or Julie
Stewart were, that they:

(a) Caused or allowed the company to fail to deal properly with
    its taxation affairs;

(b) Caused or allowed the company to fail to pay monies due to
    the Crown Departments totaling GBP127,959 in respect of
    PAYE, NIC and VAT;

(c) Caused the company to pay to themselves remuneration and
    benefits totaling at least GBP143,644 at a time when it was
    failing to pay Crown Departments and was trading at a loss;
    and

(d) Failed to maintain, preserve and deliver up adequate
    accounting records.  As a result the liquidators have been
    hampered in their administration in that they have been
    unable to verify the company's trading performance and
    satisfy themselves that they are aware of all its assets and
    liabilities.

The Insolvency Service, on behalf of the Secretary of State for
Trade & Industry, has responsibility (under Section (6) of the
Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986) for the
investigation of the conduct of directors of failed companies
and for the disqualification of those who are considered to be
unfit to be involved in the management of companies in the
future.

CONTACT:  THE INSOLVENCY SERVICE
          21 Bloomsbury Street
          London, WC1B 3QW
          Web site: http://www.insolvency.gov.uk

          Disqualification Unit
          Phone: 020 7291 6807
                 020 7291 6832 (Vetting)
          E-mail: Disqualification.Unit@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk

          Criminal Allegations Team
          Phone: 020 7291 6841
          E-mail: criminal.allegations@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk


UNIMOTORS LIMITED: Final General Meeting Set December
-----------------------------------------------------
The final general meeting of the Unimotors Limited will be on
December 6, 2004 commencing at 10:00 a.m.  It will be held at
the offices of Elwell Watchorn & Saxton, Cumberland House, 35
Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6EE.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the account showing
how the winding-up has been conducted and the property of the
company disposed of, and to hear any explanation that may be
given by the liquidator.

CONTACT:  ELWELL WATCHORN & SAXTON
          Cumberland House, 35 Park Row
          Nottingham NG1 6EE
          Phone: (+44) 0115 988 6035
          Fax:   (+44) 0115 988 6135 815121
          E-mail: office@ews-insolvency.co.uk
          Web site: http://www.ews-insolvency.co.uk


* Large Companies with Insolvent Balance Sheets
-----------------------------------------------

                                Shareholders   Total    Working
                                   Equity      Assets   Capital
                        Ticker     (US$MM)    (US$MM)   (US$MM)
                        ------   -----------  -------   --------
AUSTRIA
-------
Libro A.G.                          (111)         174     (182)
Rhi A.G.                            (531)       1,471      129


BELGIUM
-------
Carestel N.V.             CSTL.BR     (3)         178      (68)
City Hotels               CITY.BR     (7)         210      (15)
Real Software             REAL.BR   (202)         176      (17)
Sabena S.A.                          (86)       2,215     (297)


CZECH REPUBLIC
--------------
Ceskomoravska Kolben &
   Danek Praha Holding               (89)         192   (2,186)


DENMARK
-------
Elite Shipping                       (28)         101       19


FRANCE
------
Arbel                     PA.ARB     (50)         213      (47)
Banque Nationale
   de Paris Guyane        BNPG       (41)         352      N.A.
BSN Glasspack                       (101)       1,151      179
Bull S.A.                 BULP.PA   (912)         902      (38)
Compagnie Francaise de
   l'Afrique Occidentale             (65)         256       21
Compagnies de
   Machines Bull                    (139)         137       (6)
Charbo De France                  (3,872)       4,738   (2,868)
Euro Computer System                (110)         682      377
Grande Paroisse S.A.                (927)         629      330
Immob Hoteliere                      (68)         233       29
LVL Medical Group         LVLM.PA     (8)         149       (6)
Pneumatiques Kleber S.A.             (34)         480      139
SDR Centrest                        (132)         252      N.A.
SDR Picardie                        (135)         413      N.A.
Soderag                               (3)         404      N.A.
Sofal S.A.                          (305)       6,619      N.A.
Spie-Batignolles                     (16)       5,281       75
St Fiacre (FIN)                       (1)         111      (33)
Trouvay Cauvin                        (0)         134       10
Usines Chausson                      (23)         249       35


GERMANY
-------
Agor A.G.                 DOOG.BE     (8)         392     (126)
Dortmunder
   Actien-Brauerei        DABG       (13)         118      (29)
F.A. Guenther & Son A.G.  GUSG        (8)         111      N.A.
Glunz A.G.                GLUG        (0)         428      (17)
Kamps A.G.                KMPSF.PK   (93)       1,075      (61)
Kaufring A.G.             KAUG       (19)         151      (51)
Marbert A.G.              MTBG       (13)         144      (50)
Nordsee A.G.                          (8)         195      (31)
Primacom A.G.             PRIG      (106)       1,264      (50)
Rinol A.G.                RLIG       (25)         178      (53)
Schaltbau Hold            SLTG       (38)         150      (26)
Senator Entertainment
    A.G.                  SENGk.BE  (153)         126     (148)
Sinn Leffers A.G.         WHGG        (4)         454     (145)
Spar Handels- A.G.        SPAG      (442)       1,433     (234)
VBH Holding A.G.          VBHG       (54)         337      (80)


GREECE
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Delta Ice Cream                       (3)         183      (14)


ITALY
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Binda S.p.A.              BND        (11)         129      (20)
Cirio Finanziaria S.p.A.            (422)       1,583     (396)
Credito Fondiario
   e Industriale S.p.A.             (200)       4,218      N.A.
Finpart S.p.A.                       (31)         793     (248)
Gruppo Coin S.p.A.        GC        (111)         974      (97)
Lazio S.p.A.              LAZI       (57)         495     (330)
Olcese S.p.A.             OLCI.MI    (13)         180      (64)
Technodiffusione
   Italia S.p.A.          TDIFF.PK   (90)         152      (24)


LUXEMBOURG
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Millicom International
   Cellular S.A.          MICC       (59)       1,523        4
Oriflame Cosmetics S.A.   ORI.ST     (44)         378       97


NETHERLANDS
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Baan Company N.V.         BAAN        (8)         610       46
Numico N.V.               NUMC      (558)       2,030       83
United Pan-Euro Air       UPC     (5,266)       5,180   (8,730)


NORWAY
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Pan Fish ASA                         (24)         514      327
Petroleum-Geo Services    PGO        (32)       2,963   (5,250)


POLAND
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Gruppo Media
   Capital SGPS S.A.      GMPTF.PK   (21)         399      (85)
Mostostal Zabrze          MECOF.PK    (6)         227      366


RUSSIA
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Kamchatskenergo                     (107)         291    7,319
Zil Auto                             (88)         333  (10,769)


SPAIN
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Altos Hornos de
   Vizcaya S.A.                     (116)       1,283     (278)
Avanzit S.A.              AVZ.MC    (117)         457     (247)
Santana Motor S.A.                   (46)         223       41
Sniace S.A.                          (11)         136      (34)


SWITZERLAND
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Kaba Holding A.G.         KABZN      (19)         569      372
Swisslog Holding-R        SLOG       (98)         354      151


UNITED KINGDOM
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Abbott Mead Vickers                   (2)         168      (16)
Alldays Plc                         (120)         252     (202)
Amey Plc                             (49)         932      (47)
Bonded Coach
   Holiday Group Plc                  (6)         188      (44)
Blenheim Group                      (153)         198      (34)
Booker Plc                BKRUY      (60)       1,298       (8)
Bradstock Group           BDK         (2)         269        5
Brent Walker Group        BWL     (1,774)         867   (1,157)
British Energy Plc        BGY     (5,342)       3,438      229
British Nuclear
   Fuels Plc                      (4,248)      40,326     (977)
Center Parcs (UK)
    Group Plc             CQY        (77)         423     (227)
Compass Group             CPG       (668)       2,972     (298)
Costain Group             COST       (65)         396       (4)
Dawson Holdings           DWN.L      (29)         142      (29)
Dignity Plc               DTY.L     (148)         485      (89)
Easynet Group             ESY.L      (45)         323       38
Electrical and Music
   Industries Group       EMI     (1,318)       3,472     (293)
Euromoney Institutional
   Investor Plc           ERM.L     (122)         167       (2)
Gallaher Group            GLH       (492)       6,304      116
Gartland Whalley                     (11)         145       (8)
Global Green Tech Group             (156)         408      (18)
Heath Lambert
   Fenchurch Group Plc               (10)       4,109      (10)
HMV Group Plc             HMV       (130)         997      (56)
Intertek Testing Services ITRK       (64)         508       77
Invensys PLC                        (559)       5,885      882
IPC Media Ltd.                      (685)         254       16
Jarvis Plc                JRVS.L     (26)       1,176     (182)
Lambert Fenchurch Group               (1)       1,827        3
Lattice Group                     (1,290)      12,410   (1,228)
Leeds United              LDSUF.PK   (73)         144      (29)
M 2003 Plc                        (2,204)       7,205     (756)
Manchester City                      (17)         154      (21)
Misys Plc                 MSY       (334)         934       44
Mytravel Group            MT.L    (1,118)       2,551     (533)
Orange Plc                ORNGF     (594)       2,902        7
PD Ports Plc              PDP.L     (282)         361        0
Premier Foods Plc         PFD.L     (565)       1,105       34
Probus Estates Plc        PBE.L      (28)         113      (35)
Regus Plc                 RGU.L      (46)         367      (60)
Rentokil Initial Plc      RTO     (1,092)       3,245      (68)
Saatchi & Saatchi         SSI       (119)         705      (41)
Seton Healthcare                     (11)         157        0
SFI Group                           (108)         178     (162)
Telewest
   Communications Plc     TLWT    (3,702)       7,581   (5,361)
Virgin Mobile
   Holdings Plc           VMOB.L    (101)         278      (80)

Each Tuesday edition of the TCR-Europe contains a list of
companies with insolvent balance sheets based on the latest
publicly available balance sheet available to our editors at the
time of publication.  At first glance, this list may look like
the definitive compilation of stocks that are ideal to sell
short.  Don't be fooled.  Assets, for example, reported at
historical cost net of depreciation may understate the true
value of a firm's assets.  A company may establish reserves on
its balance sheet for liabilities that may never materialize.
The prices at which equity securities trade in public market are
determined by more than a balance sheet solvency test.


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