Aug 15 The following are the top stories in the
Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does
not vouch for their accuracy.
US files 'London whale' charges against ex-JPMorgan traders
German court blocks 3.2 bln euro Liberty Global cable deal
China widens probe into drug pricing and corruption
Carlos Slim's bid for KPN hit by Dutch stance
IAG places order with Airbus for Vueling expansion
Telefónica wins deal to provide smart meter technology in UK
Two former JPMorgan Chase traders face criminal
charges for allegedly falsifying the bank's books to hide its
multibillion dollar "London whale" trading losses.
A German court has blocked Liberty Global's
completed 3 billion euro ($4 billion) purchase of KabelBW,
putting in doubt latest attempts to consolidate the country's
Chinese authorities announced on Wednesday they would widen
their investigation into drug pricing and corruption in the
healthcare sector in the country.
An independent foundation that can block a takeover of
Dutch telecoms group KPN wants Mexican billionaire
Carlos Slim to set out his strategy for KPN or risk a poison
pill defence of his 7.2 billion euro bid.
International Airlines Group announced an order
with Airbus for 62 narrow-body passenger jets as it embarks on
an aggressive expansion plan for Vueling, its new budget
Spain's Telefonica SA emerged as the preferred
bidder for two smart metering contracts in the United Kingdom.