December 20, 2017 / 1:40 AM / 10 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Dec 20

Dec 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Headlines

Gibraltar becomes latest sticking point in Brexit talks on.ft.com/2BgKJGK

London Stock Exchange shareholders back chairman in EGM vote on.ft.com/2BhFpma

BT's 600 mln stg rural broadband offer rejected on.ft.com/2Bgakzt

Overview

The European Commission on Wednesday will adopt a four-page mandate to cover the second phase of Brexit negotiations, making clear that UK and Spain need to reach a bilateral agreement on Gibraltar if the overseas territory is to be covered by transition arrangements and not excluded from the single market on Brexit day.

London Stock Exchange Group Plc shareholders voted to back Chairman Donald Brydon in its corporate governance battle, defeating a push by activist hedge fund TCI to oust him.

The British government will on Wednesday reject an offer from BT Group Plc to connect 1.1 million rural homes to superfast broadband in favour of giving homeowners in remote areas the legal right to demand an upgrade. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom; Editing by Richard Chang)

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