July 19 The following are the top stories in the
Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does
not vouch for their accuracy.
Sheikh in Barclays rescue sells stake
Microsoft slides on Surface and PC sales hit
Google suffers amid ad pricing pressure
Murdoch complains to MPs over 'excessive' hacking inquiry
Vivendi spurned $8.5 bln Universal Music bid
Stansted airport owner to make case for second runway
Investigators urge Dreamliner transmitters be disabled
Hitachi wins 1.2 bln stg East Coast train deal
Bumi Plc stake sale plan edges closer to cutting Bakrie ties
The Abu Dhabi sheikh who threw lender Barclays a
lifeline at the height of the financial crisis through a 3.5
billion pound ($5.32 billion) capital injection has sold his
stake in the bank.
Microsoft's earnings and revenue in the latest
quarter were hit by slow personal computer sales and a $900
million charge resulting from poor demand for its Surface
Google Inc's earnings and revenue missed Wall
Street forecasts as prices for the company's ads came under
Rupert Murdoch has written to British lawmakers saying that
the police probe into phone hacking and other abuses committed
by journalists at News Corp's UK newspapers had "gone
on too long."
Japanese telecoms group SoftBank Corp had offered
to pay $8.5 billion to acquire Universal Music from Vivendi
about three months ago, but the French media and
entertainment group turned down the proposal.
Stansted owner Manchester Airports Group is expected to say
that the airport could be the most cost effective location for a
four-runway hub if an independent inquiry concludes that a new
hub is needed away from Heathrow.
British investigators have called for an emergency beacon to
be turned off on all Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to
avoid a repetition of the fire onboard an Ethiopian Airlines
plane parked at Heathrow.
Hitachi Rail Europe has been awarded a 1.2 billion pound
order by Britain's Department of Transport to build trains for
the UK's East Coast main line.
Bumi Plc has agreed to sell its 29.2 percent stake
in Jakarta-listed Bumi Resources to Indonesia's Bakrie
family for $501 million.