March 12 The following are the top stories in
the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and
does not vouch for their accuracy.
Miliband knocks down early EU vote
State spends 63 mln pound buying homes as HS2 hits house
Carney vows to overhaul links with City
Fannie and Freddie shares plunge on Senate bill
Disney nears $500m deal to buy Maker Studios
Labour party leader Ed Miliband says he will not hold an
in-out referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union
in 2017 if his party comes to power and will focus on its
The British government has spent 63 million pounds buying up
106 homes blighted by the proposed HS2 high speed rail link
between London and Birmingham.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said he would overhaul
the central bank's dealings with the City and would create a new
deputy governor post to oversee markets and banking.
Shares of Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (Freddie Mac)
plunged on Tuesday after Senate leaders released a
bipartisan plan to unwind the U.S. mortgage finance companies,
but did not appear to provide an outlet for investors to share
in their profits.
Entertainment company Walt Disney is close to
acquiring online video producer Maker Studios in a deal worth
$500 million which could rise to as much as $900 million if
certain financial conditions are met, according to people
familiar with the situation.