May 3 The following are the top stories in the
Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does
not vouch for their accuracy.
Court hears of 'sweetheart' Goldman tax deal
Trio emerge as frontrunners to replace Vosser at Shell
Twitter fuels IPO talk with hiring of banker
Intel names 30-year veteran as new chief
Temasek to take $500 million stake in Markit
Cooksey quit Eurasian Natural Resources Corp after spat with
A court heard on Thursday that HM Revenue & Customs and
Goldman Sachs Group agreed to a "sweetheart" tax deal in
2010 -- waiving interest on up to 20 million pounds ($31.02
million)of offshore bonuses for the bank's staff -- partly to
spare UK Finance Minister George Osborne "major embarrassment".
In the wake of Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive
Peter Voser's resignation on Thursday, three senior executives
have been singled out to take his place at the helm.
Twitter Inc has appointed Cynthia Gaylor -- a Morgan Stanley
investment banker who has worked with Facebook,
LinkedIn and Zynga -- as its new head of
corporate development, encouraging rumours that it is poised for
an initial public offering.
Intel Corp, the world's largest chipmaker, chose
veteran insider Brian Krzanich as its new chief executive to
succeed Paul Otellini later this month.
Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is
preparing to buy a $500 million stake in British financial data
provider Markit, according to two people familiar with the
David Cooksey, Kazakh miner Eurasian Natural Resources
Corp's chairman during its London floatation, quit in
2009 following a spat with major shareholders, according to
people close to the matter.