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  • MUNICH, Germany, Aug 5- Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has offered to make a $100 million payment to end his trial on bribery charges, a district court in Munich said on Tuesday, with state prosecutors saying they would accept his offer. Judge Peter Noll asked Ecclestone if he could make the $100 million payment within a week.

  • MUNICH Aug 5- Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has offered to make a $100 million euro payment to end a trial on bribery charges, a district court in Munich said on Tuesday. The state prosecutors told the court they would agree to accept his offer.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Global oil trading house Arcadia and two well-known traders will pay $13 million and face an unusual three-year limit on trading physical U.S. benchmark crude to settle a landmark lawsuit over manipulating oil prices in 2008.. In 2011, the CFTC alleged that Arcadia, a global oil trading firm owned by Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen, its U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Global oil trading house Arcadia and two well-known traders will pay $13 million and face three-year limits on trading benchmark U.S. crude to settle a landmark lawsuit over manipulating oil prices in 2008.. In 2011, CFTC alleged that Arcadia, a global oil trading firm owned by Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen, its U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Three oil trading firms and two traders agreed to pay $13 million to settle a U.S. regulator's lawsuit accusing them of manipulating oil markets in 2008 as prices were soaring, leading to more than $50 million of illegal profit.

  • China urged to reveal payments on natural resources Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 4- China should publicly disclose what it pays African governments for extracting oil, gas and minerals as a way to level the playing field for companies worldwide and help countries get a fair deal for their natural resource wealth, billionaire investor George Soros said on Monday.

  • BOSTON, Aug 4- Billionaire investor William Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings has risen 27.2 percent this year, according to an investor in the fund, after extending its gains modestly last month when many hedge fund managers suffered losses.

  • *Offer now valued at A $5.20 a share vs A $4.70 rejected in May. SYDNEY, Aug 4- Australia's Treasury Wine Estates is opening its books to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts& Co LP after the private equity giant hiked its takeover offer to $3.15 billion, raising the prospect of a bidding war for the world's No.2 winemaker.

  • Wealth managers enlist spy tools to map portfolios Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Karen White, left, president and chief operating officer of Addepar, a wealth management company, and its chief executive, Eric Poirier, at company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., July 16, 2014.

    Tech firm Addepar, founded by former CIA contractors, weighs relationships among holdings to test whether a portfolio is about to crash.

  • *Offer now valued at A $5.20 a share vs A $4.70 rejected in May. SYDNEY, Aug 4- Australia's Treasury Wine Estates is opening its books to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts& Co LP after the private equity giant hiked its takeover offer to $3.15 billion, raising the prospect of a bidding war for the world's No.2 winemaker.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- French telecoms firm Iliad will be hard-pressed to meet its goal of generating $2 billion in additional annual operating profit at T-Mobile US Inc by cutting costs and slashing prices if its takeover bid is accepted, analysts said.

  • TOKYO, Aug 4- If Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder and CEO of SoftBank Corp needs a fresh strategy to fend off a surprise French counterbid for a prized U.S. telecoms target, he could do worse than ask budding entrepreneurs at the SoftBank Academia.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 4 P.M. EDT Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Wall Street firms led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc are close to buying a stake in chat and instant messaging startup Perzo Inc in pursuit of an alternative to a similar application from Bloomberg LP, sources familiar with Goldman's plans say.

  • Aug 1- Botox maker Allergan Inc on Friday accused rival Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and billionaire investor William Ackman of violating securities laws by using insider information as they prepared a takeover bid for the drug company.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- Aereo Inc, the video streaming company that suspended service after the U.S. Supreme Court found it violated copyrights of television broadcasters, urged a federal judge to let it operate like a cable system, saying it likely would not otherwise survive.

  • PARIS, Aug 1- For all the surprise that has greeted French telecom group Iliad's bid for T-Mobile US, there is one thing a procession of broadband and mobile firms have learnt in recent years: don't underestimate Xaviel Niel.

  • Slot machine maker Scientific Games Corp will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc in a $3.27 billion deal, the latest in a consolidating U.S. gaming industry. The deal, which was put together in just over three weeks, will strengthen Scientific Games' casino management systems and table gaming products as well as help it expand in Australasia.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- Aereo Inc, the video streaming company that suspended service after the U.S. Supreme Court found it violated copyrights of television broadcasters, has urged a federal judge to let it operate like a cable system, saying it likely would not otherwise survive.

  • *Iliad bid $15 bln for 56.6 pct of T-Mobile US at $33/ share. PARIS/ FRANKFURT, Aug 1- Telecoms group Iliad has lined up BNP Paribas and HSBC to finance its bid for T-Mobile US, people familiar with the matter said, as it pursues a deal that could overturn expectations of industry consolidation in both the United States and France.

  • *Iliad lines up deal financing with BNP, HSBC- sources. *Iliad bid $15 bln for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US at $33/ share. PARIS, Aug 1- French telecoms company Iliad has lined up financing for its $15 billion bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US from BNP Paribas and HSBC, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.