Andersen dealt Delta blow

The Delta blow follows hot on the heels of drug manufacturer Merck, its biggest client, and mortgage lender Freddie Mac. So far this year, some 30 clients have ditched the firm.

Delta has revealed it is moving its business to rival Big Five firm Deloitte & Touche. In 2000, Andersen earned £4.2m from the airline.

Industry insiders believe the firm may be forced to enter into a merger with a rival or even collapse.

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