Shares in BHP Billiton Ltd. plunged after the Brazilian government said Friday it would sue the Anglo-Australian miner, its Brazilian partner Vale SA and their joint venture over a deadly dam failure earlier this month.
Norway and other state-run health systems drive hard bargains, and are willing to say no to costly therapy.
Vanadals attack some of the robots that have replaced human billboards holding signs directing people to roadside businesses, stealing wigs and body parts.
Oil companies that are seeing more of their energy production coming from natural gas are lining up behind carbon-tax proposals that could accelerate a move away from coal-fired power plants.
A handful of Silicon Valley-backed startups are looking to revolutionize lending in the developing world, where banks are scarce and many would-be borrowers have no credit history.
The bank employed friends and family members of executives at three-fourths of the major Chinese companies it took public in Hong Kong over a decade.
The new sedan that Volvo Car Corp. is set to unveil on Wednesday carries the Swedish company’s hopes of breaking into the small club of luxury car makers without breaking the bank.
Businesses appear reluctant to step up spending on the basic building blocks of the economy, such as machines, computers and new buildings.
Marking a milestone in China’s ascendancy as a global economic power, the International Monetary Fund added the Chinese yuan to its basket of elite reserve-lending currencies.