March 1 The following are the top stories in the
Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does
not vouch for their accuracy.
Philip Green pays 363 mln stg into stricken BHS pension fund
Vodafone chief says Liberty deal is still 'attractive' on.ft.com/2m52kbG
Bank of England's Charlotte Hogg warns on Brexit 'challenge'
CBI head to challenge ministers on industrial strategy on.ft.com/2m52eRu
Billionaire British retailer Philip Green has paid 363
million pounds ($449.10 million) to pension schemes of the
now-collapsed department store chain BHS which he sold for one
pound to a serial bankrupt with no retail experience.
"Vodafone-Liberty Global is still an attractive combination,
especially if the EU wants the creation of a real Pan-European
player," Vodafone Group Plc Chief Executive Vittorio
Colao told reporters in Barcelona on Tuesday.
The Bank of England's newest deputy governor, Charlotte
Hogg, said that Brexit poses the "most significant challenge" to
monetary policymakers, and warned that UK consumer spending
could fall much more sharply than the BoE currently expects.
Prime Minster Theresa May's flagship industrial strategy
lacks "clear actions and milestones", the head of the
Confederation of British Industry will say on Wednesday,
challenging ministers to set out what exactly they plan to do.
($1 = 0.8083 pounds)
(Compiled by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra