WASHINGTON, April 29 The U.S. Department of Commerce said on Friday it had launched trade investigations into imports of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from a number of countries, including Brazil, China and Korea.
SAO PAULO, April 29 Brazilian grains company Fiagril Participações SA sold a controlling stake to China's Hunan Dakang Pasture Farming Co Ltd, a unit of Shanghai Pengxin Group Co, the Brazilian company said on Friday.
FRANKFURT/POTSDAM, April 29 More than 100,000 workers in the German metals and electrical industries staged walkouts across the country on Friday after labour union IG Metall rejected a wage offer for the 3.8 million employees it represents.
MOSCOW, April 29 Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, has signed a loan agreement with 16 international banks for $1.2 billion, the company said on Friday.
SHANGHAI/MANILA, April 29 China's Baosteel Group said on Friday that accusations by U.S. Steel Corp against the company, including that it had stolen commercial secrets, were groundless and vowed to protect its legal rights.
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, British telecoms operator Vodafone has picked Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA), Kotak Investment Banking and UBS as joint global coordinators of its Indian unit's IPO, people familiar with the matter said, kicking off its long-awaited listing plan.