Lufthansa grounds flights to Venezuela

German airline cites economic woes and currency controls

Bayer courts environmental bogeyman

Monsanto is despised by green movement for its status as the world’s largest maker of GM seeds

Online trade: what Brussels has in mind

How European Commission intends to create single digital market

WhatsApp Brazil ban sparks sector fears

Judicial moves to ban messaging service threaten tech’s growth

Bayer bets big with $62bn Monsanto offer

Some investors fear group will have to raise bid ahead of tough regulatory scrutiny

New Petrobras head bans political posts

Naming of Pedro Parente at Brazil group hailed as market-friendly

Bribe probe highlights Rolls’ challenge

Technological brilliance at Britain’s engineering champion has fostered managerial mediocrity

Bolivia bucks the commodities downturn

A diversified economy, solid fundamentals and now lithium promise a bright future

Chile’s salmon sector hit by algae bloom

Latest blow to industry lines up a 10% fall in global supplies

Vale and BHP rocked by $44bn dam lawsuit

Lawyers question whether Brazil’s claim will succeed

Construction groups hit by Gulf slowdown

Building companies exposed to spending cuts in Middle East

BHP and Vale: the unarbitragables

Things look different, depending on your hemisphere

Down Under data light up cigarettes debate

Measure meets health objectives and deters young from taking up smoking, says review

AB InBev profits disappoint due to Brazil

Brewer still on track to close SABMiller deal this year

Petrobras sells more than $1.3bn in assets

Scandal-hit Brazil oil group offloads assets in Argentina and Chile

China Moly hunts more mine acquisitions

Chinese miner has $4bn war chest as it calls bottom of mining cycle

Venezuelans add beer to list of privations

The socialist government has starved the private sector

MSCI Peru ruling threatens Frontier index

Fears the move would drive foreign investment away from $67bn bourse

Santander/Brazil: not so nuts

The Spanish bank is making solid returns in a struggling economy

Credit Suisse poaches UBS wealth team in Mexico

Swiss bank boosts its relationship manager division as it targets emerging market entrepreneurs

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