Canada’s main stock index was flat on Friday as gains in energy stocks were offset by broader caution around the economic impact of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. * At 9:35 a.m. ET (1435 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 5.08 points, or 0.03%, at 17,816.09. (ReportingRead More →

SAO PAULO — Brazilian cosmetics company Grupo Boticario is considering domestic and foreign acquisitions as industry competition intensifies, its chief executive said on Thursday. The company is a major rival to Brazil’s Natura & Co , which became the world’s fourth-largest beauty group after acquiring Avon Products last year. “ItRead More →

BARCELONA — Japanese wireless carrier NTT Docomo, Sony Corp and California-based chip giant Intel Corp pulled out of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on Monday because of the coronavirus outbreak. Amazon, South Korea’s LG Electronics, Swedish equipment maker Ericsson and U.S. chipmaker Nvidia have already withdrawn from MWC,Read More →