March 5, 2019 / 1:43 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - March 5

March 5 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


Britain's attorney general makes last-ditch bid to end backstop impasse

Barrick chief says willing to talk with Newmont over Nevada

Interserve's biggest shareholder raises stake in fight for control

Volkswagen licenses electric chassis to rival start-up


Britain’s attorney general Geoffrey Cox has less than a week to strike a bargain with Brussels to keep Theresa May’s Brexit deal alive, as UK and EU officials admit there is still a big gap between the two sides.

Barrick Gold Corp’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Bristow said he’s willing to talk to rival Newmont Mining Corp about a deal to work together in Nevada but Barrick had to run the operations.

Interserve Plc’s biggest shareholder Coltrane Asset Management proposed to underwrite a 110 million stg ($144.90 million) rights issue that would reduce the company’s debt and plug any gaps in liquidity this year.

Volkswagen AG agreed to license its electric chassis to a German start-up e.Go in a new phase for the carmaker as it seeks to rapidly become the leader in battery-powered vehicles. ($1 = 0.7591 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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