May 3, 2017 / 12:08 AM / 6 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - May 3

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

* Trump and Putin discuss moves towards Syria peace

* Brussels hoists gross Brexit 'bill' to 100 bln euros

* KKR blocks new business from Barclays after Staley spat


- 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

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