March 13 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in
the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and
does not vouch for their accuracy.
Vodafone to bring 2,100 call-centre jobs back to UK http://on.ft.com/2mgWksE
London drags down national rents for first time since 2010 http://on.ft.com/2mgWMXS
McVitie's digestives to be taken global in ambitious
Gulliver's departure from HSBC sets first test for new
Mobile operator Vodafone Group Plc will create 2,100
new customer service jobs across Britain in the next two years
as part of an investment drive to improve operations in its home
UK rents fell 0.6 percent in February, the first decline in
six years, driven by a sharp drop in the cost of new tenancies
in London and south-east England.
Chief executive of Yildiz-owned Pladis, Cem Karakas, said
McVitie's and Godiva were at the heart of the global expansion
plan by its Turkish owners to boost biscuit sales by 50 percent
in two years.
HSBC Holdings Plc tapped insurance veteran and AIA
Group Ltd boss Mark Tucker as chairman to replace
Douglas Flint. Among the first tasks for Tucker will be to
identify a successor to HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver,
who informed the HSBC board he will quit his post in 2018.
(Compiled by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru)