Brazil's development bank BNDES plans to sell up to 10 billion reais (US$ 2.6 billion) in stakes its investment holding company owns in local companies, a senior executive announced. Investment director Eliane Lustosa said the holding company BNDESPar has already sold 6 billion reais in stocks owned in Brazilian companies this year.
Pharmaceutical group Bayer has dismissed claims that an ingredient used in weed killers is carcinogenic. The German company, which owns agriculture giant Monsanto, says herbicides containing glyphosate are safe.
According to a recent study undertaken by a team of fisheries and social scientists from Dalhousie University, New York University, and National Geographic, fishing fleets operating outside of national waters contribute less than 3% to the world's seafood supply.
Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA is appealing a decision allowing Canadian miner Crystallex to take control of shares in U.S. subsidiary PDV Holdings as part of a 10 year dispute over the state takeover of Crystallex assets, a court filing shows.
Argentine ex president Cristina Fernandez has called on her followers not to accompany her when, this Monday, she gives testimony at the Court House before Judge Claudio Bonadío in relation to the so called “K notebooks”.
Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon on Sunday defended Boris Johnson amid controversy over the former British foreign secretary's comments that women who wear burqas look like “letterboxes” and “bank robbers.”
As part of the UK Government’s Prosperity Fund, the British Embassy in Brazil is commissioning a study to assess various options for the governance structure of an Energy Centre to inform and support the Prosperity Fund Energy Program.
A report issued by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Surrounding Areas warns of the serious impacts that salmon and trout farming would have on the Argentine coast if the initiatives being considered by the federal government and the province of Tierra del Fuego are approved.
Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will abandon the secret service-style protection used by his predecessor in favor of a security detail of 20 unarmed men and women, including lawyers, doctors and engineers.
The mobile channel has surpassed Internet banking for the first time in Brazil, according to statistics from the Brazilian Central Bank.