Oct 13 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* Royal Mail wins court battle as judge rules strike is illegal on.ft.com/2yJuBvq
* HSBC picks insider John Flint as chief executive on.ft.com/2yHqjVI
* Ministers haggle over 2,000 new staff as Brexit tests civil service on.ft.com/2yHqKiO
* Lloyds Banking Group buys Zurich's UK pensions and savings unit on.ft.com/2yIcmqa
- Royal Mail Plc on Thursday won an injunction to block next week’s two-day postal strike as the London’s High Court ruled it as ‘unlawful’.
- HSBC Holdings Plc on Thursday named John Flint, head of the bank’s retail and wealth management arm, as its next chief executive.
- UK’s Cabinet Office is planning to hire another 2,000 staff to deal specifically with Brexit. It has already hired more than 1,500 staff since the EU referendum in June 2016.
- Lloyds Banking Group Plc on Thursday said it struck a deal to acquire 19 billion pounds ($25.21 billion) of Zurich UK’s pensions and savings assets. ($1 = 0.7538 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)