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NatWest survival prediction

National Westminster has boosted its chance of fending off takeover to more than 50 per cent, according to a City analyst.


Brokers Teather & Greenwood banker analysts Martin Cross says Natwest&#39s chances are stronger since it warned investors of the historical problems with complex mergers and strengthened its management.


Cross says: “We predict that Natwest will survive.”


But other analysts at Simon Samuels are claiming Royal Bank of Scotland will be victors over both Natwest and rival Bank of Scotland when the battle ends on February 14.

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