Ex-Vivendi boss to stand trial

Former Vivendi boss Jean-Marie Messier, who notoriously declared himself &ldquo;master of the world&rdquo; at his peak, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of share manipulation.<br /><br />Messier has will stand trial in court in France over allegations he divulged misleading information and manipulated stock prices.<br /><br />The decision was made earlier this month by Judge Jean-Marie d&rsquo;Huy, who was looking into allegations that illegal trading pushed Vivendi to the brink of bankruptcy. Messier denies the charges.