April 14 The following are the top stories in
the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and
does not vouch for their accuracy.
* UK banks expected to ease loan growth in Q2 – Bank of
*'Golden age' for UK radio as number of listeners hits
record high on.ft.com/2oF1unx
*Royal Mail faces strike threat after pension scheme closure
*Facebook blames human error for publishing child porn on.ft.com/2oEXfbw
*UK retail banks are expected to ease the supply of
unsecured credit to British consumers in the middle of the year,
according to the Bank of England, which has issued caveats over
the state of the Britain's current borrowing boom.
*Radio listening in the UK is at a new high. Rajar, which
collects audience data for the UK radio industry, shows that 48
million adults listened to just over 1 billion hours of radio
each week in the last three months of 2016.
*Royal Mail Plc is facing the threat of workers'
strike after it decided to close its pension scheme, affecting
90,000 members. UK postal operator said on Thursday that its 7.4
billion pounds ($9.25 billion) pension scheme will close to
future accruals after March 2018.
*Facebook Inc held human error responsible for its
failure to remove dozens of child pornography images and videos
after they were flagged to the company.
($1 = 0.7999 pounds)
(Compiled by Bhanu Pratap in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra