September 24, 2018 / 12:44 AM / 3 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Sept 24

Sept 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Headlines

Comcast chief pledges to preserve Sky's independence on.ft.com/2DygI6S

Barrick and Randgold in talks on $18 billion tie-up on.ft.com/2QTNEcj

Oliver Hemsley leads consortium in Nex Exchange deal on.ft.com/2DACwyL

Overview

Sky Plc will operate independently after Comcast Corp completes its 30 billion pounds ($39.25 billion)takeover of the British media company, the U.S. cable group's chief executive has said after winning a drawn-out battle against rivals Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox.

Canada's Barrick Gold Corp is in talks to merge with its London-listed rival Randgold Resources in a $18 billion deal following a dismal year for the mining sector.

Founder of UK stockbroker Numis Securities Oliver Hemsley is leading a consortium to invest 10.5 million pounds ($13.74 million) into Nex Exchange in return for a controlling stake in the rival to London’s Aim. ($1 = 0.7643 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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