International investors are the most bullish they’ve been on the U.S. and Japanese markets in more than 3-1/2 years as both countries’ economies are seen as improving, according to the latest Bloomberg Global Poll.
In May 2008, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., one of the world’s largest privately held companies, sent Ludmila Egorova-Farines, its newly hired compliance officer and ethics manager, to investigate the management of a subsidiary in Arles in southern France. In less than a week, she discovered that the company had paid bribes to win contracts.
Cheniere Energy Inc. may wrap up financing and make a final investment decision in the next four to six weeks on whether to build third and fourth production units for its Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas export project.
U.S. Gulf Coast gasoline strengthened, rising from a two-week low, as Valero Energy Corp. and Flint Hills Resources LLC shut units or were conducting maintenance at refineries in Corpus Christi, Texas.