April 15 The following are the top stories in
the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and
does not vouch for their accuracy.
Ukraine raises rates as West discusses more sanctions
Telefonica acts to soothe antitrust fears
Glencore Xstrata buys Chad-focused oil and gas group Caracal
Matteo Renzi forces sweeping change at state companies
G4S under fire for new chief's pay
Google swoops on dronemaker Titan
Ukraine's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate
for the first time in eight months in an effort to shore up its
currency and rein in inflation as its political crisis deepens.
Spanish telecoms provider Telefonica SA is offering
to lease some spectrum to a German competitor in a bid to secure
EU antitrust approval for its proposed takeover of KPN's
E-Plus unit in Germany.
Glencore Xstrata Plc has offered $1.3 billion to
buy Chad-focused oil company Caracal Energy
underscoring its ambition to expand upstream in the oil sector.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposed new managers
for state-backed companies such as oil major Eni and
defence group Finmeccanica in a shake-up that tests
Renzi's pledge to break with old-style cronyism.
Security company G4S is facing criticism from
shareholders for announcing a big pay rise for its new chief
executive, despite a recent scandal involving the overcharging
of UK taxpayers for tagging offenders.
Google has bought dronemaker Titan Aerospace in an
attempt to provide Internet access to more parts of the world.
(Compiled by Karen Rebelo in Bangalore; Editing by Ken Wills)