Aug 9 The following are the top stories in the
Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does
not vouch for their accuracy.
Norway's oil fund plans to turn active
Mark Carney plays down scepticism over interest rate policy
Riverstone to float energy fund in London
Chinese bank takes early step towards IPO
MegaFon plans to gain edge with proposed $1.2bn Scartel
Rio Tinto scraps Pacific Aluminium unit sale
SFO reveals loss of data from BAE Systems case
Norway's $760 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's
largest, has appointed a corporate governance advisory board in
an attempt to be a more active investor.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney played down market
scepticism that the Monetary Policy Committee will fail to keep
interest rates on hold for another three years.
Energy-focused private equity firm Riverstone Holdings will
float a new energy vehicle - Riverstone Energy - on the London
China International Capital Corporation, one of China's top
investment banks, is planning to go public and has commissioned
an internal study to look into the possibility of listing,
according to people familiar with the matter.
Global miner Rio Tinto scrapped plans to
sell its loss-making Pacific Aluminium business in a sign of
tough market conditions facing the miner, which is trying to
offload underperforming assets during an industry downturn.
Russia's second-biggest mobile phone operator Megafon
is buying next-generation service provider Scartel for
$1.2 billion as it looks to extend its lead in the race to
provide high-speed internet.
Britain's Serious Fraud Office admitted to an "accidental
data loss" of 32,000 pages of data and 81 audio tapes linked to
a bribery investigation involving Britain's biggest defence
contractor, BAE Systems.