Financial Times - June 17



June 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

- UK secures extra winter gas from Norway via Centrica-Equinor deal Link

- West End landlords Shaftesbury and Capco agree £5bn merger Link

- Beleaguered Credit Suisse to pay almost 10% rate on bonds Link

- Asos warns on profits as customers send back more purchases Link

Overview

- Britain's Centrica CNA.L has signed an agreement with Norway's Equinor EQNR.OL for additional gas supplies, it said on Thursday, helping bolster supply for the winter months.

- Shaftesbury SHB.L and Capital & Counties Properties CAPCC.L , agreed to merge on Thursday to create a 5 billion pound ($6.18 billion) estate with sites in tourist hotspots including Covent Garden, Carnaby Street and Soho that are battling to recover from the pandemic.

- Swiss lender Credit Suisse CSGN.S will pay 9.75% interest rates for its newest bonds as investors demand high compensation from scandal ridden bank.

- British online fashion retailer Asos ASOS.L warned on Thursday that it would miss profit forecasts after seeing a significant rise in product returns as inflationary pressure hit its customers.

($1 = 0.8097 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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