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  • SAO PAULO/ SANTIAGO, Jan 28- Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, Latin American's largest bank by market value, and Chilean lender CorpBanca SA could announce a partnership as early as Wednesday, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

  • SAO PAULO/ SANTIAGO, Jan 28- Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, the largest Latin American bank by market value, and Chilean lender CorpBanca SA could announce a banking partnership as early as Wednesday, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

  • BERLIN, Jan 28- The World Bank's private-sector arm is investing up to 25 million euros in two online retailers, Lamoda in Russia and Dafiti in Latin America, the latest fundraising success for German venture capital firm Rocket Internet.

  • *Sentiment for nickel turning as Indonesia export ban lifts price. SYDNEY, Jan 28- Poseidon Nickel, the reincarnation of the company behind one of the most spectacular stock crashes in Australia, is in talks with investors to raise capital to help finance the development of a long-dormant nickel deposit as the outlook for the metal brightens.

  • Washington will confront the subject on Thursday at a Senate Energy Committee hearing entitled, "The opportunities and challenges associated with lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports."

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- Steven A. Cohen's ex-wife, who accused the billionaire hedge fund founder of hiding $5.5 million during their 1990 divorce, can pursue fraud claims against him but cannot go after him for racketeering, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 24- Bankrupt oil producer Ôleo e Gás Participações SA has delayed detailing its restructuring plan to creditors by about a week as it tries to secure up to $200 million in new funding, said two sources familiar with the situation on Friday. Ôleo e Gás, controlled by Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista whose business empire collapsed last year, and its creditors were discussing terms of a potential $200 million debtor-in-possession loan, said the sources.

  • *Marine Harvest sets sights on Chile and Norway. The Norwegian company, part of billionaire tycoon John Fredriksen's business empire, has already picked up a quarter of rival Grieg Seafood and has set its sights on further consolidation in Norway and Chile, Chief Executive Alf-Helge Aarskog told Reuters.

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 24- Bankrupt oil producer Ôleo e Gás Participações SA will delay presenting its restructuring plan to creditors, initially scheduled for Friday, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. Ôleo e Gás, formerly known as OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA, and creditors are discussing terms of a potential $200 million debtor-in-possession loan, said the sources, who declined to be identified because the talks are private.

  • Soros on crisis in Syria     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.

  • Voice for the world     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Nicholas Berggruen, Theworldpost.com, shares highlights from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on global initiatives for the global economy.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average recording its third consecutive day of losses, as risky assets sold off in wake of disappointing manufacturing data in China.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 23- Activist investor Carl Icahn picked up another $500 million of Apple Inc shares on Thursday, taking the billionaire's total investment in the iPhone maker to $3.6 billion.

  • Icahn buys another $500 million of Apple shares Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 3:21 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 23- Activist investor Carl Icahn picked up another $500 million of Apple Inc shares on Thursday, taking his total investment in the iPhone maker to $3.6 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- Goldman Sachs Group Inc must face a class-action lawsuit accusing it of defrauding investors to whom it sold $2 billion of risky debt linked to subprime mortgages that it was betting against before the 2008 financial crisis, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- Goldman Sachs Group Inc must face a class-action lawsuit accusing it of defrauding investors to whom it sold $2 billion of risky debt linked to subprime mortgages that it was betting against before the 2008 financial crisis, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

  • HANGZHOU/ BEIJING, Jan 23- Billionaire Lu Guanqiu, a former blacksmith's apprentice who built China's biggest auto parts company, says he has an edge over a rival bid for bankrupt U.S. plug-in hybrid car maker Fisker Automotive, and would welcome ties with Tesla Motors Inc, another U.S. electric car maker.

  • UPDATE 4-EBay dismisses Icahn proposal to spin off Paypal Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 7:48 PM ET

    Jan 22- Carl Icahn has taken a stake in eBay Inc and is proposing a spin-off of the its fast-growing PayPal division, but the e-commerce giant rebuffed the overture, setting the stage for a potential battle with the activist investor.

  • UPDATE 2-Icahn wants eBay to spin off Paypal; eBay balks Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    Jan 22- Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken a stake in Ebay Inc and is proposing a spin-off of the company's fast-growing PayPal division, but the e-commerce giant rebuffed the overture, setting the stage for a potential battle.

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 22- Germany's Hapag-Lloyd and Chilean shipper Vapores have agreed to a business tie-up that would create the world's fourth largest container-shipping company, the companies said on Wednesday. It said it will sign a pact with Hapag-Lloyd key shareholders: the city of Hamburg and businessman Klaus-Michael Kuehne.

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