BELO HORIZONTE/ BRASILIA, Nov 27- With leaking windows, moldy walls and piles of paper where you might expect computers, the office of Brazil's National Department of Mineral Production speaks volumes about the regulation of the country's mining industry. Understaffed and underfunded because of long-delayed changes to Brazil's mining laws, the agency is now...» Read More
The European Union’s competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, delivered an unusually blunt rebuke to Microsoft on Tuesday by recommending that businesses and governments use software based on open standards.
Corrupt officials are raking off a sum equivalent to one third of Russia's annual budget, or $120 billion, a senior prosecutor was quoted as saying on Friday.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether American International Group overstated the value of contracts linked to subprime mortgages, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
South Korean regulators said on Thursday Intel had abused its dominant position in the local market and ordered the world's top semiconductor maker to pay a fine of about $26 million.
Three large credit rating firms are close to announcing a broad deal with the New York attorney general to reform some of their core business practices, The New York Times reports.
China Merchants Bank, the country's sixth-largest bank, has agreed to buy control of Wing Lung Bank in a deal that values the small Hong Kong lender at $4.66 billion, beating out Australia and New Zealand Banking Corp for the tie-up.
A cancer vaccine more than doubled the survival time of people with the most common and deadly type of brain tumor, U.S. researchers said.
China Telecom and its state parent will pay more than $14 billion to buy a wireless network owned by the China Unicom group, entering a lucrative mobile arena in the first deal reached under Beijing's sweeping overhaul of the world's largest telecoms industry.
A former Credit Suisse investment banker convicted of leaking inside information about pending mergers was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge Friday.
John F. Marshall spent decades teaching at business schools and watching his students parlay his lessons into fortunes on Wall Street. But when he and another professor reached for some of those riches themselves, events took a startling turn, the authorities say.
Bear Stearns plans to turn over documents to securities regulators showing that financial giants like Goldman Sachs Group, Citadel Investment Group and Paulson & Co cut their exposure to the securities firm before its collapse, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
China will issue three Licenses for high-speed third-generation mobile phone services and called for a merger of China Unicom and China Netcom, two of its four biggest telecoms providers, in a long-awaited industry revamp.
New data on Pfizer's Chantix drug to help stop smoking raises new concerns about serious side effects, especially for drivers, pilots and others operating heavy machinery, researchers said on Wednesday.
The White House said that President Bush would not veto a final bill from Congress that orders a halt to filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve while oil prices are very high.
Two cardiologists write in "The New England Journal of Medicine" that Johnson and Johnson's first-of-its kind TV commercial for a heart stent is aimed at "millions of people who are ill-equipped to make judgments" about the device.
One of the hedge fund industry's most successful asset managers is calling for more regulatory scrutiny of Wall Street.
JPMorgan, acquiring rival investment bank Bear Stearns amid one of the worst market slumps ever, so far has extended jobs to about 6,000 out of Bear's nearly 14,000 employees, a person familiar with the situation said on Monday.
New York Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo said it may make sense to discuss regulating certain segments of the credit derivatives market as if they were insurance products.
Merck, whose earnings have been hurt by patent expirations and declining sales of its Vytorin cholesterol fighter, said Monday it will eliminate another 1,200 members of its U.S. sales force as part of a restructuring begun in late 2005.
Federal prosecutors in New York have formed a task force together with other government agencies to examine the collapse of the market for risky home loans, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn said Monday.