Five days before Christmas, ex-Deputy Prime Minister Rodrigo Rato was asked by a prosecutor probing the collapse of Bankia SA whether he’d done business with Jaime Castellanos, chairman of Lazard Ltd.’s Spanish unit.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt is likely to secure a second term this month, polls show, as voters reward his fiscal stewardship that has helped the country’s economy outperform within the European Union.
Thousands of Swedes demonstrated against the Swedish Democrats as Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt struggles to form a government that doesn’t have to rely on the anti-immigrant party after Sunday’s election.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt won a second term in office, though his four-party coalition will rule as a minority after the anti-immigration Swedish Democrats won seats in parliament for the first time.
Two years ago, before his trucking business failed for lack of freight to haul, Roman Dmytriv and his wife voted for Barack Obama . This fall, they say, they probably won’t bother casting ballots at all.
3M Co.’s Inge Thulin, named today to become chief executive officer Feb. 24, pledged to keep the strategy set by predecessor George Buckley of using research and development and emerging-market expansion to drive growth.