Sept 6 The following are the top stories in the
Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does
not vouch for their accuracy.
Suntory in advanced talks to buy Ribena unit from GSK
Apple probes work conditions at Chinese factory
Usmanov's Mail.ru cashes in on Facebook recovery
Dixons pays to offload Pixmania
Ford says US car sales will rev back to pre-crisis levels
Watchdog launches Batista investigation
Japan's Suntory Beverage & Food is in advanced
talks to buy GlaxoSmithKline's Lucozade and Ribena
drinks for more than 1 billion pounds ($1.6 billion), three
people with knowledge of the discussions said.
Apple Inc is probing new allegations of poor
working conditions at Jabil Circuit's factory in Wuxi, China
after a New York-based campaign group, China Labor Watch, said
in a report that it found employees working more than a 60-hour
maximum working week and that they were forced to work overtime.
Russian internet firm Mail.Ru, partly owned by
billionaire Alisher Usmanov, has sold its remaining shares in
social network group Facebook Inc for $525 million.
Dixons Retail, Europe's second-biggest electrical
goods retailer, will pay a dowry of 69 million euros ($91
million) to Germany's Mutares to take its loss-making
online business Pixmania off its shoulders.
Ford Motor Co's president and chief executive, Alan
Mulally, predicted that car sales in the United States will
reach 17 million in the next few years, boosted by rising
employment and consumer confidence.
Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista and executives at his flagship
oil and gas company OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações SA
are facing a formal investigation by the country's
market regulator CVM as angry investors continue to threaten
lawsuits against the former billionaire over the near collapse
of the company.