Elliott launches legal action against BEA

US hedge fund hopes to pave way for trade sale of Hong Kong lender

Review — ‘Brazillionaires’, by Alex Cuadros

Kickbacks and state patronage have been inherent in business

Corporate Diary: Tech back in focus

Quarterly earnings due for IBM, Amazon and Microsoft

Uruguay defeats Philip Morris lawsuit

Tobacco group was suing country for strict rules on smoking

Codelco looks to private capital in slump

Chile’s national copper champion considers drastic measures in face of low prices

EU trade deal bows to parliaments’ power

Brussels cedes ratification of pact with Canada to member states

Brazilian corruption probe spreads to JBS

Nationwide operation includes raid on one of meatpacker’s owners

Week in Review

Week in Review: July 2

Ikea recall, Goldman in BHS spotlight, Europe banks fail US stress tests

M&A hit by Brexit and Trump uncertainty

Advisers say companies have pressed ‘pause’ button on deals

Week in Review

Week in Review, June 25

Twilio’s IPO ends tech drought, Musk targets SolarCity, BHS, Oi and asset managers featured

Oi’s fall a new chapter in Brazil soap opera

Death of fourth-largest mobile operator in a country gripped by recession raises prospect of shake-up

Corn shortage deepens Brazil’s woes

Jump in exports due to weaker currency and drought leads to supply shortfall

Oi bankruptcy spotlights Brazil’s debt woes

Telecoms group’s shares suspended after move to freeze payments

Oi in Brazil’s biggest bankruptcy filing

Telecoms operator weighed down by $19bn of debt

Food brands look overseas for acquisitions

Companies from developing nations seek prestige names to swallow

China seeks to renegotiate Venezuela debt

Beijing’s envoys seek assurances from opposition on debt in case president falls

Brazil’s Temer rejects bribe claims

Successor to impeached leader Rousseff dogged by graft probe

LinkedIn, Microsoft swap business cards

This is data ownership but not as we knew it

Brands push into personalised packaging

Consumer goods companies seek to emulate Coca-Cola’s ‘Share A Coke’ campaign

Oil majors find virtue in integration

Slump in crude prices highlights benefits in owning upstream and downstream businesses

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