Oct 29 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in theFinancial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and doesnot vouch for their accuracy.
OSBORNE TO LAUNCH ISLAMIC BOND PLAN
SWISS LAUNCH CRIMINAL PROBE INTO F1 BRIBERY SCANDAL
SPRAWLING G4S FACES QUESTIONS OVER CONTROL
DEUTSCHE BORSE GETS OFFER TO SETTLE IRAN CASE FOR $152 MLN
EADS plans to cull jobs and cut defence costs
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, isset to announce the country's plans to issue the first Islamicbond outside the Muslim world, hoping that the 200 million pound($322.62 million) bond will act as a catalyst for London tobecome a leading player in the sharia-compliant finance market.
Swiss prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation intoFormula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone for bribing aGerman banker to smooth the sale of a stake in the motor racingbusiness to private equity firm CVC in 2006.
G4S, the world's largest security services firm,denied allegations of its involvement in the abuse - includingelectric shock treatment and forced injections - of inmates atits Mangaung prison in South Africa.
Germany's Deutsche Boerse said it had received anoffer from the United States to settle a probe into the exchangeoperator's alleged breach of U.S. sanctions against Iran for$152 million.
European aerospace group EADS is planning to axejobs and cut costs in a bid to restructure its defence business,which has been languished due to Europe's long-term decline inmilitary spending.
- George Osborne