LONDON, March 6 - Britain's top share index retreated on Friday after posting its highest-ever close in the previous session, with a pullback in mining stocks weighing on the market.
* Poland says 8 EU member states opposed to 2019 start (Updates with comment from Poland's climate envoy)
* Growing frustration over lack of progress (Adds mediator comments)
ZURICH/PARIS, March 6 - A clause used by Saint-Gobain in its battle for chemicals company Sika has been declared valid by the Swiss takeover watchdog, but the regulator declined to rule on whether it can be used to take control without a full bid.
ASTANA, March 6 - Kazakhstan's veteran leader, widely expected to seek re-election in a snap poll next month, hinted on Friday he might yet decide to step down but keep the Central Asian nation under his control, citing Singapore's "founding father" as an example.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI - Having agreed this week to formally adopt inflation targeting as a guiding star for monetary policy, India's government and central bank remain at odds over how crucial decisions are made.