Last week, on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Andre Esteves, the founder of the Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual, was taken into custody
in the framework of an extensive investigation of bribery. It is known that large Brazilian construction firms are involved into the scandal and another defendant is a state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA. (Petrobras).
Prosecutors say Estevez wanted to give a graft to the former director of Petrobras who is currently in custody in order to prevent him from cooperating with the investigation for corruption fraud in the oil company.
As a result, the bank’s shares began to plummet (after the arrest of Andre Esteves their value fell by a quarter); last Wednesday investors lost hundreds of millions of dollars just for a few hours. Now the question is how the scandal will affect the economy? BTG Pactual is the only Brazilian investment bank that is registered on the stock exchange. Corruption scandal, which involved BTG Pactual significantly influenced the stock prices and currencies and led to uncertainty which is unacceptable in the stock market. The story of the arrest of Andre Estevez fed fears of investors and dealt a blow to the reputation of the bank. The financial stability of the country is under attack.
The billionaire Andre Esteves is one of the most famous figures in the Brazilian financial system. He managed to turn the initially small company to one of the biggest and the famous private investment bank in Latin America. The current fraud scandal is only start, it could serve as the negative start for the economy of Brazil and its effects can reflect the global market.
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The low-cost airline Ryanair plans to expand in Ukraine if the open skies agreement with the EU is approved in the coming months. CEO Michael O’Leary stated this. O’Leary predicts the signing of an agreement between Ukraine and the EU by the end of 2021. “One of the markets I would single out is Ukraine. […]
Ukraine plans to privatize 737 state-owned enterprises during 2021-2023. The Ministry of Economy published the list of objects for sale. Although some companies will be able to sell only after the amendments to the legislation. In particular, such large enterprises as Centerenergo, the United Mining and Chemical Company, Turboatom, the Zaporizhia Titanium and Magnesium Plant, […]
Apple Inc, according to a lawsuit filed by Epic Games Inc., must allow mobile app developers to redirect users to alternative resources to pay for services in the App Store. The Wall Street Journal reported this. A 30% commission is now charged on each purchase. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers concluded that Apple’s practice was uncompetitive […]
The World Bank will provide Ukraine with a second tranche of $ 350 million, but subject to certain conditions. WB Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Anna Bjerde told Interfax-Ukraine what exactly is expected from Kyiv. “The prospects for the second tranche of the Economic Recovery Development Policy Loan depend on maintaining an adequate […]
September 13, 2021 — Stockholm, Sweden — Beetroot AB, the tech division of the Beetroot ecosystem, opens a new location in Mariupol, Ukraine. The company is currently accepting applications for over fifty software development vacancies in its international client projects. In Mariupol, Beetroot will focus on building teams of tech specialists to work on a […]
The American multinational corporation Google, fined in France for copyright infringement, has announced its intention to appeal the decision of the French regulatory authorities. This was announced on Wednesday, September 1, the chairman of the board of Google France Sebastien Missoff. “We do not agree with some legal nuances and consider the amount of the […]
Deputy Head of the Office of the President Yulia Svyridenko has joined the Supervisory Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine. This is stated in the Cabinet. She is elected to the council as a representative of the state for a term not exceeding one year. As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine by order №494-r […]Next
The Russian office of the Swedish cosmetics company Oriflame suffered a series of cyberattacks, after which passport scans of 1.3 million Russian customers entered the network. The publication reports that as a result, passport data were put up for sale on the hacking forum RaidForums. “Passport scans of not only Russians, but also clients of […]Next
NASA has suspended a contract with SpaceX to build a monthly landing module, which cost $ 2.89 billion. It is noted that the company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos Blue Origin and Dynetics have protested the decision to outsource the construction of the SpaceX module to the US Central Audit Office (GAO). SpaceX must now […]Next
Striving for sustainable growth, the Credit Agricole Group implements the Climate Strategy, which is a high-priority and an integral part of the Group’s Medium Term Plan 2022. Credit Agricole Bank fully supports the Group, and under the approved strategy, plans to reduce its direct carbon footprint by 10% during 2018–2022, and become one of TOP […]Next
Business assessments of economic growth in Ukraine have improved for the first time since the first quarter of 2020 – the index of business expectations of enterprises returned to a positive value of 108.4%. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of company executives conducted by the National Bank of Ukraine in the […]Next
One of the largest Ukrainian agricultural groups “Kernel”, will pay $ 2.4 million, according to the results of court proceedings, in which it was involved in the case of contamination of the Ukrainian sunflower oil delivered in the EU in April 2008. According to the company report, disclosed on its website on Friday, the court’s […]Next
LDaily prepared the short overview of latest news in the sphere of business and finance for last week for the readers. If you missed something, it would a good opportunity to correct it. 1. Epic with e-declarations came to an end, but not for all On October 30, 2016, at 24:00 the stage of the Ukrainian […]Next
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Gazprom is ready to supply 5.6 billion cubic meters of gas through the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline by the end of this year, the company said on Thursday, August 19. It is noted that in seven months Nord Stream supplied 33.7 billion cubic meters to Europe against 32.9 billion cubic meters a year earlier. Gazprom’s […]Next
As Yaroslav Levitskyi, Pro Agro Company analyst mentioned, in this season the India could be one of the three potential buyers of Ukrainian wheat. Now it the one of the biggest importer of Ukrainian sunflower oil and the pea. The main reason for it is a lacking volume and high local wheat price in India. […]Next
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