PRESS DIGEST-Financial Times - Feb 17

Feb 17 (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

France warns of bitter UK-EU negotiations after Brexit https://on.ft.com/2vCuUbd

Minister plays down reports BBC licence fee to be axed https://on.ft.com/2u3Y8iV

Intu in talks to restore executive stock awards https://on.ft.com/2SxlZ3X

Overview

France's foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has warned that the United Kingdom and the European Union face bitter negotiations over their future relationship in the coming months as they scramble to bridge divisions over the degree to which Britain will have to play by Brussels rules.

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has dismissed reports that suggested the UK government was seeking to replace the BBC's licence fee funding model with a Netflix-style subscription service.

UK shopping centre landlord Intu is looking to increase potential payouts for top executives, despite a plunge in its share price and a looming emergency fundraising, according to a person familiar with the discussions. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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