Oct 9 The following are the top stories in the
Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does
not vouch for their accuracy.
IMF drops criticism of Osborne austerity
US drone market comes under fire as it tries to take off
Alitalia crisis talks as cash-crunch looms
Prosecutors give SAC settlement ultimatum
Royal Mail brings back spirit of the '80s
UK press regulation decision delayed in attempt to reach
Obama declines to veto Samsung import ban
E-cigarettes exhale sigh of relief on EU regulation
The International Monetary Fund revised up UK growth
forecast more than any other leading economy and dropped its
criticism of the UK government's austerity program.
The U.S. unmanned aircraft industry which was hoping to
benefit from the domestic commercial sector is facing a backlash
as scores of U.S. states have privacy concerns ahead of 2015,
when the commercial airspace opens up for the drone
Alitalia, Italy's national airlines faces a cash
crunch with a major creditor threatening to cut off fuel, even
as the government attempted to keep the airline afloat.
Hedge fund SAC Capital was given until November by the U.S.
prosecutors to resolve criminal charges or risk paying more than
The privitisation of Royal Mail is set to become
one of the biggest state sell-offs since the British Telecom and
British Gas in the 1980s.
A regulatory framework for the British press was postponed
till the end of the month after parliament and industry seemed
set to fail at arriving at a compromise.
Several of Samsung smartphones are likely to be
stop being sold in U.S. after President Obama decided against
vetoing the ban, despite using a veto for lifting a similar ban
of Apple inc products earlier.
European Parliament declined to impose stringent regulations
on the electronic cigarette industry bringing relief to the
rapidly growing industry.