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An insider’s look at where the market is headed under a new U.S. president and a changing world

Some investors bet Brazil has further room to fall


NEW YORK Some investors are betting the worst is yet to come for Brazil's stock market, even after a brutal selloff last week.

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Judge gives RBS a week to end investor suit or face trial

LONDON A judge has given Royal Bank of Scotland and thousands of investors until June 1 to agree a deal that would avert a trial over the bank's 12 billion pound cash call in 2008. | Video


India scraps foreign investment board in push for more FDI

NEW DELHI India on Wednesday scrapped a ministerial panel responsible for coordinating foreign investments, part of efforts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost funding of local industries from overseas.


Campbell Soup to invest in meal kit company Chef'd

Campbell Soup Co said it would partner with Chef'd and invest $10 million in the meal kit company as it steps up efforts to cater to changing consumer tastes toward fresher and healthier foods.


Big stock investors establish Greek foothold in patient bet

MILAN Big money managers have started buying cheap Greek stocks from banks to lotteries as clouds over talks between Athens and its international creditors gradually clear, anticipating big returns. A deal in May when Greece agreed to more austerity measures raised hopes of possible debt relief for a country that has endured economic hardship for years, resulting in the longest winning streak for the Athens bourse in more than two decades.


Vietnam plans to open 'outstanding' special economic zones

HANOI Vietnam plans to open three special economic zones that offer investors greater incentives and fewer restrictions than available to date in the country, the investment minister said.


Factbox: Food and drink makers' venture capital funds

LONDON Multinational packaged food and drink makers have been pouring millions of dollars into venture capital funds to invest in start-up companies offering healthier or more innovative products.


'Food revolution': megabrands turn to small start-ups for big ideas

LONDON Food and drink megabrands are seeing their sales chewed away by smaller, nimbler, cooler rivals. They can't beat them - so now they're joining them.


Saudi Aramco plans up to $30 billion investment in Motiva by 2023

HOUSTON Saudi Aramco [IPO-ARMO.SE] plans an investment of up to $30 billion in its U.S. subsidiary Motiva Enterprsies LLC [MOTIV.UL], the company said in an announcement at a business summit in Saudi Arabia.

CFA exam to add artificial intelligence, 'big data' questions

NEW YORK Students of investing will need to start cramming for a new subject: computer science.


Trial over RBS 2008 cash call faces further delay amid settlement talks

LONDON A trial in which Royal Bank of Scotland is accused by investors of misleading them over its 2008 fundraising is set to be delayed for a second day, as frantic settlement talks between the claimants and the bank continued in London on Tuesday.


Turkey puts 200 suspected military coup plotters on trial amid heavy security

ANKARA Turkey put on trial 200 suspects on Monday including senior military officers accused of plotting and orchestrating last year's failed coup, in a court case where prosecutors are calling for life sentences. | Video

U.S. accuses Massachusetts hedge fund manager of fraud

BOSTON A Massachusetts hedge fund manager has been arrested and accused of misappropriating millions of dollars from investors and engaging in a Ponzi-like scheme, U.S. authorities said.


Ahead of Exxon's annual meeting, climate activists gain ground

BOSTON Shareholder activists focused on climate issues are gaining traction in their push to have large energy companies and utilities take account of the impact rising global temperatures could have on their businesses.


Old machines show why Trump tax breaks may not spark new company spending

(This version of the May 18 story has been refiled to correct weight of Arconic press)


Ford to invest $350 million in Livonia transmission plant in Michigan

WASHINGTON Ford Motor Co said Friday it would invest $350 million to upgrade its Livonia transmission plant in Michigan as the company expands its lineup of powertrains.

Exclusive: China to lift curbs on foreign fund offshore investments

HONG KONG China will lift a two-year suspension on foreign funds raising money in the country to invest overseas as early as June, people familiar with the matter said, a sign that Beijing is getting less anxious about capital outflow pressures.


Foreign funds prepare for long slog to gain Iran foothold

LONDON In February 2016, Helga Kern boarded a plane to Iran, registered with the depository to trade stocks and within weeks opened a broker account and started buying shares, all with the aim of launching an Iran fund for Western investors.


Proxy firm ISS advises vote against Exxon exec pay plan

Influential proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recommended investors break with Exxon Mobil Corp on some closely watched questions due to be voted at the energy company's May 31 annual meeting.


Humbled by Valeant, Ackman goes back to basics

LAS VEGAS Bill Ackman said on Thursday he is poised to go on a great investment run after a humiliating bet forced his hedge fund firm to return to basics.