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Brazil blocks JBS deal, seeks asset freeze

Brasilia | Reuters — A Brazilian judge has blocked JBS SA’s planned sale of a South American unit while the attorney general’s office urged the company’s assets be frozen, in signs of fallout from a corruption probe involving the controlling shareholders of the world’s No. 1 meatpacker. Federal Judge Ricardo Leite blocked JBS’s US$300 million sale […] Read more

JBS CEO ordered to step aside in Brazil pension fund probe

Brasilia | Reuters — Brazilian police launched an investigation of fraud at state-run companies’ pension funds on Monday, as a judge ordered dozens of senior financiers and executives away from their firms, including the CEO of the world’s biggest beef exporter. Police carried out five arrests, more than two dozen interrogations and over 100 search […] Read more