May 3 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* Avocet Mining shares suspended after accounts delay on.ft.com/2oVCWIa
* Trump and Putin discuss moves towards Syria peace on.ft.com/2oVw3qf
* Brussels hoists gross Brexit 'bill' to 100 bln euros on.ft.com/2oVxLb9
* KKR blocks new business from Barclays after Staley spat on.ft.com/2oVC5Hg
- Gold miner Avocet Mining’s shares have been suspended after it failed to meet a deadline to publish its annual accounts. It’s biggest shareholder is Elliott Associates.
- Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump talked paths towards Syria’s peace, in a second interaction between both the presidents since Trump took office in January.
- EU has raised the opening demand for Britain’s Brexit bill to be a payment of up to 100 billion euros ($109.32 billion). EU negotiators revised initial calculations to maximise the liabilities Britain is asked to cover.
- KKR blocked Barclays from winning new mandates at the U.S. private equity group in protest on how the bank’s CEO Jes Staley took his brother-in-law’s dispute over a failed Brazilian deal.
$1 = 0.9147 euros Compiled by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler