April 2 The following are the top stories in the
Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does
not vouch for their accuracy.
Schulte Roth & Zabel to advise European activist hedge funds
Telefónica to connect European Tesla cars to Internet
Shell turns to Asian suppliers in US shale race
Insurers accused of "bribing" patients to use NHS
UK's biggest coal miner on verge of collapse
US law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel has expanded to open a new
European practice in London to advice activist hedge funds as
its U.S. clients are beginning to examine positions in UK-based
In a move to expand its connected-car market, the Spanish
telecom giant, Telefonica will provide Internet
connectivity to all Tesla cars in Europe.
Royal Dutch Shell said it will lower its costs in
its U.S. shale gas business by switching to cheaper Chinese
machinery - a shift which could serve as a potential threat to
western industrial equipment makers.
Private hospitals and politicians allege insurance companies
such as Bupa "bribe" patients by offering cash payments to use
NHS services for procedures such as angioplasty.
Hargreaves Services Plc is in talks to invest in UK
Coal, Britain's largest coal miner, which is seeking a
10-million pound government fund to close two of its three pits
in Britain and sell-off of its surface mines if the bid by
(Compiled by Aashika Jain in Bangalore; Editing by Eric Walsh)