Commodity Chemicals (TRBC)

As mining investors push caution, Glencore differs from rivals

As mining investors push caution, Glencore differs from rivals

Published 16/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File PhotoTORONTO/MELBOURNE [more…]

Polish former deputy treasury minister arrested in Ciech probe

Polish former deputy treasury minister arrested in Ciech probe

Published 12/02/2018

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s anti-corruption agency arrested six people, including a former deputy treasury minister, in an investigation into the previous government’s privatization of chemical [more…]

Swiss bank PKB broke money-laundering rules in Brazilian cases: FINMA

Swiss bank PKB broke money-laundering rules in Brazilian cases: FINMA

Published 02/02/2018

(This February 1 story has been refiled to fix typo in 13th paragraph) By John Revill and Michael Shields ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss private bank [more…]

Factbox: Prince Alwaleed`s international and domestic investments

Factbox: Prince Alwaleed`s international and domestic investments

Published 06/11/2017

Saudi Arabia embarked on an anti-corruption purge on Sunday involving the arrest of royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen. [more…]

European stocks on track for best month this year- Volkswagen tumbles

European stocks on track for best month this year- Volkswagen tumbles

Published 29/09/2017

European stocks, propelled by a weaker euro, were heading for their best monthly gains this year on Friday, but Volkswagen shares sank on further provisions for its diesel scandal settlements. [more…]

As short sellers target Chinese companies in Hong Kong, hostility mounts

As short sellers target Chinese companies in Hong Kong, hostility mounts

Published 07/08/2017

Short sellers are increasingly targeting Hong Kong-listed Chinese companies they allege have committed accounting tricks, market manipulation and fraud. And that’s despite mounting hostility faced by investors who bet against stocks. [more…]

Elliott Advisors makes fresh legal move against Akzo Nobel`s chairman

Elliott Advisors makes fresh legal move against Akzo Nobel`s chairman

Published 07/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: The sign of AkzoNobel is pictured at its headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos/ X02506/File Photo

Activist hedge fund Elliott Advisors has filed a second lawsuit in its attempt to oust the chairman of Dutch paints group Akzo Nobel (AKZO.AS) over his rejection of a 26.3 billion-euro ($30 billion) takeover proposal from U.S. group PPG Industries (PPG.N).

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Dominican Republic imprisons suspects in Odebrecht case pending trial

Dominican Republic imprisons suspects in Odebrecht case pending trial

Published 08/06/2017

Angel Rondon (R), Odebrecht's commercial representative in the Dominican Republic, looks on to the judge's ruling, following the hearing before Supreme Court Judge Francisco Ortega, for bribes paid by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to obtain public works contracts, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas

A judge in the Dominican Republic ordered several suspects awaiting trial in a bribery scandal engulfing Brazilian company Odebrecht to be sent to prison on Wednesday until their case is heard.

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Safe Sex: Chinese buy condom business as savvy youth spur demand

Safe Sex: Chinese buy condom business as savvy youth spur demand

Published 26/05/2017

FILE PHOTO: Boxes of Ansell condoms are displayed for sale at a local pharmacy in Sydney, Australia, May 16, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

April Zhang, a 21-year-old student from Shanghai, reflects the fast-shifting attitudes of China's younger generations toward sex. She's confident to talk about a topic once taboo here and is well educated about the risks.

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Brazil`s Temer calls $40 million Odebrecht bribe accusation `a lie`

Brazil`s Temer calls $40 million Odebrecht bribe accusation `a lie`

Published 14/04/2017

Brazil's president Michel Temer gestures during a meeting of the Pension Reform Commission at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazil's President Michel Temer denied on Thursday that he hosted a meeting in 2010 where an executive of engineering firm Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] was asked to arrange an illegal payment of $40 million to his political party.

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