Financial Times - March 31

March 31 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


- British Airways flights disrupted and cancelled at Heathrow after IT failure. Link

- Apollo drops plans to buy education group Pearson. Link

- UK unlikely to authorise big expansion of onshore wind farms. Link

- FCA extends crypto registration deadline for 12 firms in U-turn. Link


- British Airways ICAG.L suffered a technical issue with its IT systems at London's Heathrow airport on Wednesday, causing significant disruption and flight cancellations.

- Apollo has dropped plans to buy the UK education publisher Pearson PSON.L after the private equity group's 7 billion pound ($9.19 billion) takeover offer was rejected.

- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday signalled a big role for offshore wind farms in the government's new energy supply strategy, but played down the prospect of a significant expansion of land-based turbines.

- Britain's Financial Conduct Authority has extended a temporary licensing programme for cryptocurrency firms, risking the ire of UK lawmakers who strongly urged regulator to stick to the April 1 deadline.

($1 = 0.7614 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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