October 18, 2019 / 12:20 AM / a month ago

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Oct 18

Oct 18 (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

Boris Johnson Brexit gambit hangs in balance on.ft.com/2BlUhhb

Saudi Aramco delays planned launch of long-awaited IPO on.ft.com/33IpFmf

BC Partners-backed cable group in talks to buy Bulgaria’s Vivacom on.ft.com/35SLVM6

Overview

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's hopes of leading Britain out of the EU on Oct. 31 were hanging in the balance after he secured unanimous backing from European Union leaders for a new Brexit deal but faced the threat that it could be rejected in the parliament within 48 hours.

Saudi Aramco has delayed the launch of its initial public offering, according to three people familiar with the matter, with one source saying the oil giant wants to wait until it could provide investors clarity on its third-quarter earnings.

Balkan telecoms and media company United Group B.V. is in discussions to acquire Bulgaria's leading telecoms operator Vivacom, according to people familiar with the situation.

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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