BREAKFAST DEALS: Star-crossed stations

Nine looks set to take a stand on 'reach rules' ahead of a possible Southern Cross tie-up, while Rio Tinto apparently gives Guinea an ultimatum.

This morning the battle of the media titans has moved to a new front, and it's threatening a possible $4 billion merger between Nine Entertainment and Southern Cross Media. Elsewhere, Ramsay Health Care is looking for partners in Malaysia, while Rio Tinto might be considering an exit from Guinea. And despite speculation to the contrary, the Australian Stock Exchange appears to have missed its opportunity in Singapore.

Nine Entertainment, Southern Cross Media

Nine Entertainment and Southern Cross Media are fighting to keep their widely-speculated $4 billion merger alive in the face of the government's fiercly opposed media reform propositions. 

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